Macleay Valley Coast Video

2015 Macleay Valley Coast

Take a few minutes to watch this stunning footage of the Macleay Valley filmed by a drone! It includes some breathtaking aerials of South West Rocks, Hat Head, Crescent Head, Kempsey and the Hinterland.

South West Rocks
South West Rocks or The Rocks, as it is known to the locals, is one of Australia’s best diving and fishing spots on the North Coast of NSW. Attracting visitors from around the world, one of the most appealing attractions is this small coastal town has avoided high-rise development. Visitors to this laid back town are greeted with a friendly vibe with lots of holiday options. The Rocks is renowned for scuba diving in and around Fish Rock and the town has two dive centres providing year round diving, plus fishing charters for anglers to explore and venture out at sea.

Crescent Head
A short drive from the Pacific Highway just south of Kempsey, the coastal town of Crescent Head is considered to have some of Australia’s best beaches. The area takes in Killick Beach, Goolawah Beach, Delicate Beach and Barries Beach/Point Plomer.  For pristine coastal locations, this area of the Macleay is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family and especially for keen surfers.

Hat Head

Nestled within the dense, natural bushland of Hat Head National Park, the beachside village of Hat Head boasts a crystal clear creek that opens onto stunning beaches.

Kids will love swimming in the gentle waves, or take them snorkeling at high tide in the pristine waters of Korogoro Creek. Korogoro Creek can also be explored by surf ski, paddle board or kayak.

But, fishing is the main game in these here parts, and with the deep waters of the continental shelf only 11 miles offshore, you’re in with a good chance of catching the big one while you’re here. There’s access to a boat ramp and even a fish cleaning area to help you prepare your catch after a successful day.

Kempsey and Hinterland

Nestled on the banks of the Macleay River, Kempsey is the major service town of the Macleay Valley Coast. Kempsey is a blend of old world charm and a thriving regional river town, and famous as the birthplace of country music legend Slim Dusty and Akubra Hats, Australia’s iconic hat brand.


2014 Macleay Valley Coast Video


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Crescent Head

Kempsey and Gladstone

South West Rocks