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Collombatti is north west of Frederickton. There is a scenic drive called the Cedar Park Scenic Drive which goes through the area.

The Collombatti Scenic Drive is a mostly dirt road and best done in a four wheel drive vehicle.

Visit Cedar Park which has a picnic area, barbecue facilities and toilet amenities.

There is also a 600 metre easy rainforest walk. Collombatti Lookout has 360 degree views of the countryside.

Ngambaa National Park, Tamban State Forest and Collombatti State Forest are all in Collombatti.

Collombatti: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Collombatti Lookout


Collombatti Lookout offers 360 degrees views of the Macleay Valley Coast, on a clear day see from Mt Yarrahapinni to Crescent Head along the coast. There are also views of Kempsey to the south and Bellbrook's Andersons Sugarloaf Mountain to the west. Cedar Park Picnic Area is nearby on the Cedar Park Scenic Drive. The road is unsealed and four wheel drive is required, access is via Frederickton or Greenhill.




Collombatti Trig Road
Collombatti, NSW, 2440

Located 5.6K from Collombatti

Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park


Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park in Kempsey provides a unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginal culture and learn about traditional foods, all within a natural parkland setting.

Wander through the 2.75 hectare park at your own pace, or take an interactive guided tour to learn which of the many native trees, shrubs and plants are used by Aboriginal people for food and medicinal purposes.




58 Sea Street
Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 8.8K from Collombatti

Ngambaa Nature Reserve


Ngambaa Nature Reserve offers a retreat for animals and people alike, with areas of old-growth forest perfect for car touring, bushwalking, birdwatching, a family picnic and barbecue.

Of shared significance to the Aboriginal Dunghutti, Ngambaa and Gumbaynggirr People, Ngambaa Nature Reserve combines rich cultural heritage with a stunning rainforest environment. The coastal foothills are thick with old-growth grey gums, while red cedars sprout near tranquil creeks. There are broad dry open ridges and deep wet forests occupied by glossy black cockatoos. Indeed, the great diversity of trees makes Ngambaa a key habitat for flying animals, including the threatened powerful owl and yellow-bellied gliders.

Ngambaa may be remote, but its solitude will appeal to a certain type of traveller. Self-sufficient hikers will find much ground to chart, birdwatching enthusiasts will be in paradise, and those who enjoy car touring will appreciate the generous network of quiet roadways that thread through the area. There are places to cool down and unwind in the shade, and wood barbecues perfect for long lunches.

Keep your eyes peeled. With koalas and giant barred frogs living in the area, you never know what you might see in Ngambaa Nature Reserve.




Buds Crossing Road
Tamban, NSW, 2441

Located 10.5K from Collombatti

Kempsey Museum


Kempsey Museum features the history of the Macleay Valley from before white settlement to the present day, including a pioneer cottage furnished using historical items. Set in South Kempsey Park, next to Visitor Information Centre. Displays include aboriginal history, boot making, timber industry, military history, natural history, dairy industry, shipping, historical vehicles, Shorty Ranger and local country music, telecommunications, textiles, silverware, ceramics and glassware, and the Angus McNeil glass negative photography collection.

Bus groups welcome.




62 Lachlan Street
South Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 11.5K from Collombatti

Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery


The Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery (DNAAG) is an Aboriginal gallery housed in the annex of the Kempsey Visitor Information Centre, designed by internationally renowned architect Glen Murcutt.

The gallery is nestled in parkland on the south side of Kempsey in the Macleay Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW, and has been operational now for the past five years thanks to Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support.

The aim of the gallery is to showcase and market works of prominent, established and emerging Aboriginal artists of the Dunghutti region and Mid North Coast area. Throughout this region there is a diverse selection of storytelling through artwork. Works are constantly changing as per the Exhibition Program.

Products include paintings, weaving, baskets, bush foods, cards, wood and textiles available for purchase.




Kempsey Visitor Information Centre
Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 11.7K from Collombatti

Collombatti: Events

The Slim Dusty Country Music Festival


Join visitors from all over Australia for the iconic Slim Dusty Country Music Festival, held at the Kempsey Showground.
The event continues to grow in its 14th year and this year proudly presents the Slim Dusty Family Reunion's 10th Anniversary Concert on the Saturday evening with Joy McKean. Other artists in the weeks entertainment include Jeff Brown, Chris Cook, Paul Mcloud, Taylor Pfeiffer, Rob Breese and Amos Morris.
A must for all country music fans is the tour to Slim Dusty's boyhood home at Nulla Nulla on Wednesday, October 18. This is where Slim wrote "When the rain tumbles down in July" during the Macleay Valley Floods of 1945.
Alternatively you may like to do the Trial Bay Gaol Tour at South West Rocks.
Camping and canteen facilities are available.


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Thompson Street
West Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 8.8K from Collombatti

Slim Dusty Country Music Festival


Join visitors from all over Australia for the iconic Slim Dusty Country Music Festival, held at the Kempsey Showground.

The event continues to grow in its 14th year and this year proudly presents the Slim Dusty Family Reunion's 10th Anniversary Concert on the Saturday evening with Joy McKean. Other artists in the weeks entertainment include Jeff Brown, Chris Cook, Paul Mcloud, Taylor Pfeiffer, Rob Breese and Amos Morris.

A must for all country music fans is the tour to Slim Dusty's boyhood home at Nulla Nulla on Wednesday, 18th October. This is where Slim wrote "When the rain tumbles down in July" during the Macleay Valley Floods of 1945.
Alternatively you may like to do the Trial Bay Gaol Tour at South West Rocks.

Camping and canteen facilities are available.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Oct
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Thompson Street,
Kempsey Showground
West Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 8.8K from Collombatti

Kempsey Riverside Market


The Kempsey Riverside Market is held on the first Saturday of every month, from 8am to 1pm on the banks of the beautiful Macleay River.

This quality market features produce and products from Kempsey and surrounding districts, with an emphasis on quality, taste, and design. It is a place for people to browse, shop, and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be entertainment, local produce, delectable food, arts, craft and fun for the kids.

For more information please contact Kate on the phone number provided.


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Riverside Park,
Eden Street
Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 10.1K from Collombatti

ACO Virtual - Australian Chamber Orchestra's ground-breaking virtual experience


ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra's ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla. Imagine standing on stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra's virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti's Guarneri del Gesu violin up close.

Visitors can stand among the thirteen projections of the musicians, and using a touch screen device can choose how to hear and see the musicians play. Audiences from all over Australia have been blown away by the experience.

This is a great experience for young and old, and those who love music of any form will get an incredible understanding of the many aspects of how music is brought together in an orchestra. This is another fantastic travelling show brought to the Slim Dusty Centre by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, MOD productions and the Slim Dusty Foundation.


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Macleay Valley Way
South Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 13.3K from Collombatti

Collombatti: Travel Tips

Kempsey Visitor Information Centre


Val Melville Centre is located amongst the leafy green trees in South Kempsey Park on Lachlan Street, now known as Macleay Valley Way, south of Kempsey township. The Val Melville Centre was designed by award winning architect Glenn Murcutt, and houses the Visitor Information Centre, the Macleay River Historical Society Museum, and the Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery. Manned by friendly and informative staff, the centre also boasts a large range of souvenirs, and a tour and accommodation booking service.

Plenty of parking available for caravans and motor homes whilst visiting the centre.




Val Melville Centre,
South Kempsey Park,
Lachlan Street
South Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 11.6K from Collombatti

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