Kempsey is a large rural town on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Situated just 15km inland from the ocean, the town has a growing local economy based on tourism, farming and service industries.
Originally inhabited by the Dunghutti people, Aboriginal heritage and culture are very much a part of modern Kempsey, with the museum hosting a display of aboriginal artefacts and an extensive file on local aboriginal studies.
Local facilities include shopping centres, restaurants, bars, museums and sporting venues, and local area info can be found at the Visitor Info Centre. The town is a convenient stopover point.
The area surrounding the historic town of Kempsey combines some of the best beaches in the world with a hinterland that is both accessible and virtually untouched.