The Gallery Farm, Collombatti is located in the Macleay Valley's lush green hinterland of the New South Wales mid North Coast. The area's unspoilt natural environment is a haven for nature lovers and explorers and provides easy access to a diverse range of local attractions and adventures, welcoming towns and quaint villages all within an easy drive from the farm.
Collombatti Lookout offers 360 degrees views of the Macleay Valley Coast. Views span across to Crescent Head along the coast, Sugarloaf Mountain, Kempsey, Bellbrook and Mt Yarrahapinni.
Kempsey is a blend of old world charm and a thriving regional river town and well known as the birthplace of country music legend Slim Dusty and Akubra Hats. The town centre features
colonial architecture and a range of local restaurants, cafes, bistros and independent retail outlets including boutiques, homewares and vintage treasures. The Slim Dusty Centre is a tourism draw card and features 'The Australian Life in Song' Museum, conference centre, cafe and gift shop. The Bucket Brewery is well worth a visit, offering a cellar door locally-distilled beer tasting flight.
Bellbrook a charming heritage-listed historic town featuring the original timber buildings from the early 1900s along the wide main street. Slim Dusty's original childhood homestead is nearby and open to visitors.
Frederickton is the next village just north of Kempsey located on Macleay Valley Way. The contemporary Garden Bar and Restaurant offers waterfront dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other attractions include Fredo Pies - the croc pie is a specialty, and the Macleay River Hotel for bistro pub fare.
Gladstone is situated on the banks of the Macleay River. A 'creative community', on the Mid North Coast Arts Trail, the village features preserved historical buildings, art galleries, boutiques and cafes.
The stunning coastal attractions of Hat Head, Crescent Head, South West Rocks, Grassy Head and Point Plomer are all within an easy drive from Collombatti. With crystal-clear waters, perfect golden sandy beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, hidden coves and premier blue water fishing - the Macleay Valley Coast is home to many of Australia's most beautiful beaches.
Bucket Brewery - There is an outside area at the cellar door where you can bring your dog & enjoy some amazing craft beer. Also just behind Bucket Brewery is the railway bridge which you can walk across and get some amazing pictures up river and to the mountains.
The Garden Bar & Kitchen - You can take your dog here but do make a booking and let them know you are bringing a dog and they will seat you in an appropriate spot.
The West Kempsey Hotel - Sit on the deck with your dog in this classic old hotel & watch the people go by.
Willawarrin Hotel - This heritage listed pub has seating out the front that you can bring your dog & great value. We often come here for lunch and have the chicken schnitzel burger or hamburger plus a bottle of wine for around $40 for 2 people.
Bellbrook Hotel - Has a fantastic beer garden out the back, enjoy the magnificent views with your dog.
The Pub with no Beer - This famous pub has a nice grass area with tables out the front of the pub that you can take your dog, call before going here as sometimes they have events where dogs are not allowed.
The Riverview Hotel - Sit on the banks of the Macleay overlooking the river in their beer garden & dog friendly.
The Heritage Hotel of Gladstone - Has a great beer garden out the back plus open 7 days a week a great spot to come anytime with you pooch.
By The River Cafe - Great spot overlooking the river, it is BYO which you can get up at the pub walking distance, lovely grassed area and very relaxed & they usually have their dogs there.
Hot Myrtle Kitchen - Amazing restaurant and one of our favourites to go to, they have a designated area for dogs but make a booking to secure.
Eungai Buffalo Farm - You can take your dog here, either on the large deck or tables on the grass, this is a very popular spot we recommend making a booking.
Federal Hotel - Nice little beer garden out the back you can take your dog, this place has amazing food with an extensive menu, is popular a good idea to make a booking.
Raleigh Winery - Large deck overlooking the winery & the views, bring your dog here to enjoy good food & wine, I would make a booking so they can sit you appropriately with your dog.
Planning a holiday on the Macleay Valley Coast but don’t want to leave your furry mate behind? Of course you don’t, because neither would we. Take your best friend on your next holiday here with these pet friendly tips.
Below are the places that you can take your dog for a walk leash-free in the Macleay.