Macleay Valley Coast
Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered. The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.
Start Date:20/02/2016 View more details
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.
Start Date:03/06/2017 View more details
South West Rocks Running Festival
The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long weekend Sunday. All proceeds go to local charities and community groups. The programme includes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre run, five kilometre Enticer Run, plus Junior events. Please visit the web site for more information. All marathon competitors are expected to reach the 32 kilometre mark (Rotary Park) by 10.30am and to finish by 12pm (midday), due to road closures. Road closures are from Spencerville Bridge to Hat Head turnaround. Competitors must run on the left hand side of the road at all times, and in town area must run on footpaths where available.
Start Date:11/06/2017 View more details
Arakoon bushcare group
The fragile coastal dune system of Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks and Kempsey, is under threat from invasive weeds such as bitou bush. Volunteer for two hours of weeding each week to help eradicate invasive weeds and restore native dune habitat. Volunteering with the Arakoon bushcare group is a productive and satisfying way to to help the local ... Visit website for more info Cost: Free
Start Date:12/07/2017 View more details
Head to Head Walk Run
The Head to Head Walk Run Event is a Healthy Communities activity held along Killick Beach, Crescent Head. The event is held by the Lions Club of Crescent Head to raise funds this year for Diabetes New South Wales. Teams, families and individuals of all ages have the chance to walk or run five, 10 or 20 kilometres, as an individual or a team of four. Please refer to the website for full program details.
Start Date:27/08/2017 View more details
Old Malibu Longboard Classic
Old Malibu Longboard Classic Competition is open to surfers aged 30 years of age and over. The venue is the Crescent Head Reserve. Live entertainment in the evenings at the Crescent Head Country Club from 7pm. Crescent Head is a popular spot for surfers from around Australia and the world as it is one of the longest point breaks in Australia.
Start Date:02/09/2017 View more details
The story of Milo: a Legendary Favourite
The Slim Dusty Centre is proud to announce the official launch on Friday November 17 of a new exhibition The story of Milo: a Legendary Favourite, opened by Melinda Pavey MP. Nestle and the Slim Dusty Centre brings the story of Milo to life. Invented and developed in the early 1930’s by Thomas Mayne, Milo was officially launched at the Royal Easter Show in 1934. The exhibition unravels an 80 year history of Milo, revealing the changing face of the factory at Smithtown situated on the Macleay River, the production and agricultural history and the marketing genius of how Milo is recognised by millions of people worldwide as an iconic Australian product and brand. The exhibition includes sporting and other memorabilia, photographs, technical equipment, packaging, posters, historical video footage and examples of Nestlé’s involvement and support of many community projects and their support of sport. Come along and enjoy a nostalgic journey, and “Go and go and go with Milo!”
Start Date:17/11/2017 View more details
2018 NSW Envirobank Surf Life Saving Country Championships
As one of the biggest events on the surf sports calendar, Kempsey Shire Council and South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club will together host the event. The NSW Envirobank Country Championships are open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor. The event showcases some of the state's best surf sports athletes who are determined to not only continue their preparation for the State and National titles, but also to help drive their club to supremacy in the Junior, Senior and Overall pointscores. The Championships is the only event on the surf sports calendar to feature a full range of events including surfboats, as well as all age groups from Under Eights through to Masters, within a two-day surf carnival. Come along and check out this great event.
Start Date:03/02/2018 View more details
Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Watch competitors swim 500 metres, cycle for 25 kilometres and run six kilometres around South West Rocks. Fore more information about Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon, please visit the website.
Start Date:11/02/2018 View more details
Crescent Head Malibu Classic
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Crescent Head Malibu Club presents the Crescent Head Malibu Classic at Killick Beach, Crescent Head. In the 1960s, longboarders surfing north along the coast found the home of one of the longest and most classic point breaks in the world. National parks, nature reserves and the Pacific Ocean border Crescent Head, and its cobblestone point is famous. Event organisers respectfully acknowledge the Dunghutti People as the traditional custodians of the Crescent Head region and welcome them, competitors, families, friends, kids, locals, mates, media, spectators and visitors to the annual Crescent Head Malibu Classic. Proceeds support local community groups.
Start Date:27/05/2018 View more details
Sculpture in the Gaol
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** For the duration of the event the historic grounds of Trial Bay Gaol will be transformed into a dramatic landscape filled with sculptures for this stunning exhibition. Why not also take the opportunity to read about the Gaol’s famous history and its hidden secrets whilst you're there. Awe in amazement at the cleverly crafted sculptures, produced by local school students and regional artists. Whilst you're there make sure to browse the delicious local food stalls, coffee, kids entertainment, local stalls and historical information.
Start Date:05/08/2018 View more details
Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club Toy Run
Every year the Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club conducts a Toy Run in December, collecting toys to make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in the Macleay Valley. More than 80 motorcycle riders travel from South West Rocks into Kempsey followed by vehicles to collect and transport the donated items that have been left at various points on the route. Santa, travelling in a sidecar, does a grand job greeting children along the way. All bike riders are welcome to join the run, with a 10am start at South West Rocks Country Club.