town in New South Wales, Australia

Kempsey is a town on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales.


Kempsey is a service town on the Macleay River. It is a significant station on the railway line between Sydney and Brisbane.

Get inEdit

By train, the twice daily Sydney, Brisbane, and the once daily Grafton XPT services stop here.

By bus, the coaches plying the Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane stop here.

By car, along the Pacific Highway around 400km north from Sydney. The longest road bridge in Australia bypasses the town.

By plane, Port Macquarie Airport is around 45 minutes drive south, and has regular flights to Sydney and car hire. Kempsey has its own airport available for charter flights and general aviation.

Get aroundEdit


  • Hat Head National Park. Camping. Fantastic beaches, bushwalking.





  • The Macleay, 61 Smith Street. Bistro. The Flaming Steer. Surprisingly diverse menu for a country pub.



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