Macksville, NSW

Macksville, the location of our next rally, is an attractive service town located on the banks of the Nambucca River 12 km south of Nambucca Heads (roughly half way between Sydney and Brisbane) and just 3 m above sea-level. It is a fishing and oyster-farming centre which services a productive area noted for its bananas and other tropical fruits, along with vegetables, grazing, dairying and timber. Today, Macksville is a place where people driving north and south along the Pacific Highway stop for a break either at the Star Hotel or in the delightful Lily Pond and Rotary Park.


Macksville, located on the banks of the Nambucca River in northern NSW, is 3 metres above sea level and 474 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway.
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Sport and Recreation

Macksville has a strong sporting history. Each November it holds NSW's oldest professional foot race, the 120m Macksville Gift. Macksville is known for its passion for rugby league and has been the home of Group 2 Rugby League club Macksville Sea Eagles since 1912.

Origin of the Name

There is something delightfully simple about the origin of the name. Two of the early settlers were Angus Mackay and Hugh McNally. They built the Star Hotel. Not surprisingly when a village was established it was called 'Mack's Village' and from there it was a short step to Macksville.


If you love sitting around a camp fire in a bush setting, cooking damper and hearty meals on the coals, and relaxing with friends in a friendly environment, then a Solos bush camp will certainly appeal.

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Bush camps are usually held between our two rallies, providing a more relaxed opportunity for Solos to get together. They typically run for 5-6 days in a rural setting, with minimum facilities. Vehicles need to be self-contained with enough capacity to cover the period of the camp.

A Camp Manager is appointed to organise each camp, promote it to members and take registrations. They gather information about resources in the area, local attractions and tours, and put together a program of activities that people might want to join but if you're happy to just sit around the fire that's fine too.


We are in a position now, to provide planning information – something that has never been achieved before. This will allow members to make plans for their travel well into the future.

These plans, however, are still subject to COVID-19 regulations, which may not allow us to bring these events to fruition. We must be prepared for adjustments to this schedule if necessary

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