About the Macleay Valley Coast

The Macleay Valley Coast: where the country meets the sea

Discover a region filled with old fashioned country hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-tropical rainforest, mountain ranges, rocky river gorges, sprawling farmland and peaceful villages. A place where the Australian country spirit lives on – even amidst the bustle of the thriving holiday coast. A place filled with natural beauty, culture, heritage, and friendly locals.

Whether you’re coming to relax, get back to nature or get the adrenaline pumping, there’s always something fresh to discover on the Macleay Valley Coast.

Kempsey Shire

Kempsey Shire covers an area of 3,338 km2 and the town of Kempsey is the major service centre for the Macleay Valley Coast. It is strategically located mid-way between Brisbane and Sydney, as well as between the regional centres of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast.

The Mid North Coast

This region of 148,000 residents spans a large coastal geographic area from Great Lakes in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north, taking in the towns of Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Urunga and Bellingen. With its idyllic sub-tropical climate, abundance of natural assets and pockets of strong investment, the Mid North Coast is an extremely popular tourism and sea and tree-change destination.