Crescent Head is located towards the southern end of the magnificent Macleay Valley Coast, mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane. It’s famous Killick Beach will play host in May 2016 to the Annual Crescent Head Malibu Classic, so grab your longboard and wetsuit and make tracks to the mid North Coast. If surfing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied while you’re there as well.
The Malibu Classic
In it’s 27th year in 2016, this event is hosted by the Crescent Head Malibu Club and not only attracts surfers to the beach with it’s famous breaks, but also their families and other spectators. It will be held from 26th to 28th May 2016 and entry to the competition opens in February. It draws a pretty big crowd, so if you’re planning on going it’s a good idea to get a head start on your accommodation booking at any of the numerous holiday parks in the area. Remember to ask for a pensioner discount if you’re eligible!
If surfing isn’t your thing or the surf’s flat, you can explore the countryside on any of the three bitumen tourist drives through the region or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, investigate one of the many 4WD self-guided tours around. If you’re into country music, you can even wheel along to your favourite singer on Slim Dusty Way Drive.
Shop Till You Drop
There are plenty of regional markets on offer if you’d prefer to spend your time browsing for that special gift to send home to family members or friends to let them know you’re thinking of them (and that you’re having a wonderful time!). Of course, there are plenty of shops around too, if you’d prefer to combine your retail therapy with refreshments of either the liquid or solid variety.
The Crescent Head Malibu Classic is always a popular event for locals and tourists alike in this part of New South Wales and not just because of the waves and the surfing. It’s a great reason to get together and celebrate Australian culture at its best in one of the scenic regions of New South Wales.
With your trusty Goldstream RV to do your bidding, you can venture anywhere your heart desires to take full advantage of your location, regardless of what the surf’s like.