Stuarts Point was the port for vessels entering the Macleay River from the river’s old entrance. This silted over when a new entrance was forged by flood in 1893.
Now the riverside hamlet sits by calm waters, which are breeding grounds for fish and crabs. There is a boat ramp and mooring available, and an almost unlimited choice of beach, river or blue water fishing spots.
This peaceful river arm is also a playground for water sports enthusiasts and swimmers.
The River Walk: starting at the end of Ocean Street in Stuarts Point the walk follows the riverbank for two and a half kilometres through native bushland including paper-barks, mangroves, banksias and eucalyptus to beautiful swimming areas and fishing spots along the Macleay River.
Stuarts Point is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Kempsey in New South Wales, it is located approximately 378kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 16.803 square kilometres. Stuarts Point has a recorded population of 766 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Stuarts Point we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Stuarts Point and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.