Port Macquarie, New South Wales


About Gladstone

Gladstone is a small precinct that sits on the eastern side of the Macleay River between Kempsey in New South Wales and the South West Rocks area.
Close to the Pacific Highway it gives locals and visitors easy access to the surrounding major towns up and down the east coast.
Kinchela Street winds close to the Macleay River and offers eateries to relax, wine and dine or a spot of shopping for something special.
It is home to the Old Lodge Gallery, showcasing works from the talented local artists, where you can find paintings, ceramics, woodworks, jewellery, artesian clothing and other beautiful gift ideas.
At the Historic Heritage Hotel, families can enjoy a bistro dining experience or simply sit in the beer garden or on the balcony setting to enjoy idyllic views of the river or enjoy live music on a weekend.
Alternatively The Riverbank Café offers up a modern Mediterranean influenced menu for breakfast and lunch or visitors can just pop in for a Devonshire Tea and home baked cakes.
This little heritage town is central to all holiday destinations and on the road to South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Hat Head and Grassy Head. The nearest of these being Hat Head National Park, a place of exceptional beauty. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy the beaches, sand dunes, rainforest and wetlands. It is an ideal spot for bushwalking, camping or a quiet picnic.
Smoky Cape Lighthouse Keepers cottage offers guided tours.