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The Slim Dusty Centre

490 Macleay Valley Way | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
+61 2 6562 6533
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Centre dedicated to an Aussie legend

The Slim Dusty Centre in South Kempsey is an iconic building. It has bush style landscaped gardens... read more

Reviewed yesterday
coralhill
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Great tribute to a legend! You don’t need to love country music to appreciate Slim Dusty’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Slim Dusty Centre, in Slim's hometown of kempsey, is a multi purpose cultural facility. The Museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family's own extensive archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all over the world. Visually rich, astonshingly varied, the display provides a look into Slim's first steps into show business. The early years of adventures with Joy, family and their mates, touring the towns and villages of Australia's Outback showcasing Old Purple with Slim and Joy's last touring caravan. Be sure to try our specially formulated "Homewood" blend of cofee and delcious treats from Dusty's Dinner Camp Cafe open daily 9.30am - 3pm.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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490 Macleay Valley Way | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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+61 2 6562 6533
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Reviewed yesterday

The Slim Dusty Centre in South Kempsey is an iconic building. It has bush style landscaped gardens and the most unique architecturally designed building. Upon entry a Slim Dusty track "g'day, g'day" welcomes you to the centre. A cafe and shop are in the front...More

Thank coralhill
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tribute to a legend! You don’t need to love country music to appreciate Slim Dusty’s contribution to Australian culture. Real character and part of our way of life.

Thank bronwynevans
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very thankful this place is finished and staffed with wonderful people. The lady at the reception really guided us well and was full of additional info to help us wth our tour. Do plan on spending at least 2 hours here ... perhaps even more.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Slim Dusty Centre as, on our first visit, we decided we didn't have enough time to go through the exhibition part as we arrived a little late in the day. We did however purchase a paver whilst there...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having a pleasant stay at Crescent Head we spotted the Slim Dusty Centre on our way there and thought it would be worth a look well what a credit to all involved. The staff we’re excellent and the exhibition excellent some quite emotional sections in...More

Thank BradandSteph M
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The centre is a credit to those who worked to get it together. It was my second visit this time I took dad .. On my first visit I met a lady also visiting with her mum. Her dad played the fiddle for slim and...More

Thank karenjarosz
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

A number of great elements - my favourite being the two ‘This is Your Life Episodes’ (c. 1974 and 1997). There was also an interesting museum and many gold albums. The summary timeline on the wall gave good clear information. An interesting thing to do...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

As a country fan I had to visit and I was glad I did! This was a fitting tribute to an absolute legend! The staff were also very friendly and helpful and I really enjoyed my stop here!

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Kempsey is a handy stopover between Brisbane and Sydney. wether travelling north or south you need to take a Kempsey exit as this town is now bypassed .Macleay Valley Way is the old Pacific Highway Kempsey South. There is secure parking for caravans and RVs....More

Thank johnaQ7413RT
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Not a country music fan but found this place to be well worth the visit. An interesting look at a time and institution in Australias past. Clean, convenient, friendly.

Thank Donna S
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Maree E
February 20, 2017|
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Response from singscrap_10 | Reviewed this property |
You might look up places around Newcastle, which is about 2 and a bit hours from Sydney. Another option if you like wineries could be to stop at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley and is a lovely place to explore. I'm not sure... More
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Just head north on the Pacific Highway until you reach the Kempsey exit which takes you along the Macleay Valley Way into Kempsey. You pass the Slim Dusty Centre along the way. You can't miss it.
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