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THE MACLEAY VALLEY - TRULY NATURE'S WONDERLAND

Located mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane in the middle of New South Wales' Holiday Coast, you will find the picturesque Macleay Valley - an area of unspoiled mountain ranges, pristine beaches, and rich farming land, through which winds the Macleay River system.

Kempsey is the major urban centre in the valley, which services a population throughout the area of approximately 28,000. Originally established as a centre for the extensive timber, beef and dairy industries that once dominated the valley, Kempsey now supports an ever-growing residential population, in addition to diverse agricultural and industrial enterprises. The rich alluvial soil of the Lower Macleay Region has proven to be ideally suited to dairying, cropping, market gardening and tea tree plantations, and while beef cattle and forestry are still the mainstay enterprises in the hinterland, many landowners are now trying their hand at aquaculture, ostriches and rabbit farming. Such a diverse industry base coupled with a fantastic climate and a magnificent unspoiled coastline, combine to make the Macleay Valley an ideal place to live.

The town of Kempsey has an approximate population of 11,000, and offers all the services one would expect from a modern shopping and business centre. The Central Business District has a substantial and varied assortment of commercial and retail businesses, with three large supermarkets, specialist stores, business houses, and coffee shops and takeaway food outlets. Kempsey also has a strong industrial area with businesses such as Akubra, Nestle, Bond Bricks and H.F. Hand and Co, among the many enterprises which call this area home.

Educational and aged care facilities are well represented in the Valley, with three High Schools, (Kempsey High, Melville High and St. Pauls) several Primary Schools, (in addition to smaller schools in outlying areas such as Fredrickton, Willawarrin, Aldavilla and so on) and excellent preschools and day care centres. Macleay Valley House is the most recent addition to our aged care facilities, which also include Booroongen Djugun, Cedar Place, Fyson and Vincent Court. With the Pacific Highway and East Coast rail link passing through the township, along with the Aldavilla Airport, there is a variety of long distance travel options open to those who require them.

So there you have it! A fantastic climate, beautiful and convenient location, bustling business centre, and solid infrastructure all combine to make the Macleay Valley an ideal place to call home. It is little wonder, then, that this magnificent piece of Australia's Holiday Coast is known as Nature's Wonderland.