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Smithtown is a village 16 kilometres north east of Kempsey. Smithtown is on the western side of the Macleay River, Gladstone on the east side and travellers can join up with Tourist Drive 12 from Smithtown to go to either South West Rocks or south to Crescent Head.

You can step back in time and do a historic footpath walk around the township of Smithtown which was land previously leased in 1840 to Major Henry Oakes the first Commissioner for Crown Land on the Macleay. Smithtown is dotted with historic art deco buildings. Milo was developed and is made here at Nestl? in Smithtown.

Smithtown: Where To Go / Sightseeing

John Barton Photography

John Barton's photo gallery has limited edition photos for sale of the Mid North Coast, other areas of Australia and overseas. The photographs change regularly so that you have new subjects to look at in the gallery.

John's passion has always been taking pictures and based in Kempsey on the Mid North Coast, it enables him to freelance in commercial, landscape, aerial and wedding photography. John finds this work very rewarding and enjoys hearing satisfied feedback from his many clients.

5 North Street
Gladstone, NSW, 2440

Located 0.7K from Smithtown

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 7.4K from Smithtown

Macleay River Museum and Settlers Cottage

The Macleay River Museum is an award winning museum of applied local history with a Settlers Cottage and art show, housed in the cultural centre designed by world-renowned architect, Glen Murcutt. The museum is also the home of the Angus McNeil Glass Negative.

The museum showcases Aboriginal artefacts, colonial history from the 1830s, the cedar and timber industries, farm machinery and tools, river transport, period clothing, servicemen, historical publications and photos of Kempsey district.

The Research Department. There is an extensive collection of local history and family files in the library and record room. This service is available for anyone wishing to research local families, locations and topics.

Pacific Highway,
South Kempsey Park
Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 12.1K from Smithtown

Mesopotamia Lodge Deer Park

For a day to remember visit Mesopotamia Lodge Deer Park, set on 207 acres of undulating farmlands, enjoy delicious home cooked meals or morning/afternoon teas consisting of freshly cooked home made cakes. You can hand feed the friendly deer and view lots of lovely aviary birds and wild bird life

Catering for groups of people up to 80.

A visit to Mesopotamia Lodge Deer Park is also available on "A Day on the Macleay". Featuring Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park, Mesopotamia Lodge Deer Park, Dangars Creek Winery and Kaths Kreations. Bookings are essential.

192 Spooners Avenue
West Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 12.6K from Smithtown

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 12.8K from Smithtown

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 13.6K from Smithtown

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 13.8K from Smithtown

Smithtown: Events

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 grower's 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, and fun for the kids.

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

Event Dates
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec

Riverside Park,
Eden Street
Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Located 12.7K from Smithtown

Smithtown: 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 13.7K from Smithtown

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