Macksville is second of the ‘ville’ towns in this immediate region. Bowraville the other. Macksville is a pretty town nestled on the banks of the Nambucca River. Macksville is encounted when traveling between Coffs Harbour and Dempsey. Although a pretty town with some history the two hotels are the heritage story in this town.
In 2006 Australian Census Macksville had a population of 2,658, despite the sign at the entrance to the town claiming a population of 7000! This included 144 (6.7%) indigenous persons and 1,854 (86%) others born in Australia.
It is home to the famous Macksville Bridge and Star Hotel, located on River Street and overlooking the Nambucca River. The Macknivens Hotel likewise has much history to relate. Both pubs with so much history determine a longer visit.
The Nambucca Shire chambers are located in Macksville.