The major service centre of the Macleay Valley Coast, Kempsey is an eclectic blend of old world charm and thriving regional river town. Where else can you visit a world renowned Glenn Murcutt designed building by day (our own Visitor Information Centre!) and then head to a wild, rocking rodeo by night?

Kempsey is Akubra country, home of the iconic Australian hat brand, and the country spirit permeates the town – despite the Pacific Ocean being only 15 minutes away.

Wander along the banks of the mighty Macleay River which runs through the city’s heart, dine at the award winning River Café at grand Netherby House, spend an afternoon seeking out your favourite vintage treasure in one of the antique and old wares stores, or discover our native foods in the Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park. Kempsey is full of rich experiences just waiting to be uncovered.