Kempsey is where the singer Slim Dusty was born and indeed where he died in 2003. The Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park provides and aboriginal cultural experience.
Kempsey is situated 428 km to the north of Sydney and it is situated in the Macleay River Valley. Kempsey is the centre of a progressing district of dairying, tourism, horticulture and light.
Attractions in the town
Wigay Aboriginal cultural park located on Sea Street takes a visitor to a tour on aboriginal culture, bush tucker, etc. Macleay River Historical Society Museum and Settlers Cottage is located on the Pacific Highway south of Kempsey. In the month of September one can experience Country Music Festival.
Attractions in the area
8 km to the North East blues festival is conducted in the month of January. At Gladstone 15 km to the North East Pumpkin festival is conducted during the month of April. Hand feeding of fish at Everglades Aquarium can be done. Trial Bay Goal was a public works prison until 1903 after which it was reopened to hold ‘enemy aliens’. Smoky Cape Lighthouse is not open to the public but has excellent view from the headland.