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Top surf spots on the Macleay Valley Coast
With hundreds of kilometres of coastline, the Macleay Valley Coast is a popular destination for surfers. Join surfers from around the world who flock to the renowned Crescent Head Surfing Reserve, or venture further afield to discover your own secluded break.
Top 10 adventure activities on the Macleay Valley Coast
The Macleay Valley Coast offers world-class diving, fishing and golfing experiences, off-the-beaten-track bush walks and exciting mountain bike trails just waiting to be explored.
The best shopping in the Macleay Valley
Home to an eclectic community of artists, designers, collectors and craftspeople, the Macleay Valley Coast abounds with quaint boutiques brimming with one-of-a-kind finds. If you’re willing to put in the effort of shopping at the myriad boutiques dotted around the coast, expect to be richly rewarded.
12 Ways to experience the magic of Tourist Drive 12
Beginning at Crescent Head, Tourist Drive 12 follows the meandering Belmore River through lush farmland to South West Rocks, highlighting some of the Macleay Valley Coast’s best coastal attractions and scenery along the way.
24 Hours in South West Rocks
Boasting jaw-dropping beaches, world-class fishing and diving and a host of hiking trails, South West Rocks is a haven for nature-lovers. It’s also home to the Trial Bay Gaol, a unique attraction that draws visitors from all over the world. One day is simply not enough to explore the wonders of this sun-soaked village, but it’s a great place to begin.
10 Places to find local produce on the Macleay Valley Coast
The Macleay Valley Food Bowl is a fertile region with healthy alluvial soil that produces meat, chicken, avocadoes, nuts and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The rivers and waters surrounding the
11 Things to do on the Macleay Valley Coast with kids
Outdoor adventures, budget-friendly attractions and fabulous eateries make the Macleay Valley Coast the perfect destination for families. Here are 13 activities the whole family will love.
Out on the water in the Macleay Valley Coast
The Macleay Valley coastline’s turquoise waters beckon you to take a deeper look at what lies below the surface. South West Rocks offers world class scuba diving opportunities, spectacular beaches and several fishing charters that will keep you busily immersed in salt and sun for a holiday you’ll never forget.
3 Days in Crescent Head & the Hinterland
Spend three days making memories immersed in nature as you discover the best of the Macleay Valley Coast beaches and hinterland. Stay: At the Med in Crescent Head. Its central location means the village and beach are just a short stroll away. Great food, airy rooms and cabins and surf-themed murals by local street artist, Indo, are also a drawcard.
24 Hours in Gladstone
Nestled on the banks of the Macleay River, Gladstone is a charming little village brimming with creativity, history and culture. Listed as a ‘Creative Community’ on the Mid North Coast Arts Trail, the village is home to 19 preserved historical buildings and a host of art galleries, boutiques and cafes. Gladstone is known as the cultural heart of the Macleay Valley Coast.
24 Hours in the Macleay Valley Hinterland
The Macleay Valley hinterland is a wild and natural area with a rich indigenous, agricultural and musical history. Exploring this neck of the woods requires a bit of initiative and an adventurous spirit, so don your Akubra (or pick one up from the company’s factory headquarters in Kempsey) and get ready to be surprised.
Eat & Drink in Kempsey & the Macleay Valley Hinterland
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches on the Macleay Valley Coast. From crystal- clear creeks to uncrowded surf beaches, here are our picks for enjoying this spectacular coastline.
24 Hours in Crescent Head
Crescent Head is a village characterised by the rich surfing culture that runs deep in its veins. While it may be easy-going and shoes are optional, this surf-soaked town is anything but sleepy. Prepare to be happily surprised by its many tasty cafes, coastal-chic boutiques and, of course, the near-perfect waves the village is famous for.