The mountainous hinterland region is the true surprise – and delight – of the Macleay Valley Coast. Within minutes of leaving the beach you can find yourself in the heart of the Australian bush with crystal clear creeks, rocky outcrops, towering eucalypts and the warmth of good old fashioned country hospitality.

One of Australia’s all-time country music greats, Slim Dusty, comes from these parts. Pay a visit to his homestead, near Bellbrook, where you’ll see for yourself the source of his inspiration.

The Upper Macleay River offers some of Australia’s best bass fishing, while lovers of the great outdoors also come here to camp, bushwalk, explore the restored timber towns and soak up the natural beauty.