Nambucca Heads Mid North Coast NSW

Nambucca Heads on the Mid North Coast NSW is a laid-back coastal town at the mouth of the winding Nambucca River. This paradise is surrounded by Nature's finest including the uncrowded beaches to the sparkling estuary frequently visited by dolphins.

Nambucca Heads offers foreshore and river boardwalks. The Break Wall has been decorated over the years by budding artists (and some talented artists) and these rocks tell some interesting stories.

The name Nambucca is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘entrance to waters’.

Stunning rainforests surround Nambucca perfect for birdwatching, bushwalking or finding a quiet place to meditate. Gordon Park rainforest and nature paths is a pristine piece of original rainforest preserved despite urban and commercial development.

Shelly beachside reserve offers picnic tables and BBQ facilities, as well as toilets. Shelly Beach is a popular fishing beach and there is a boat ramp at the southern end for boaties.

Other popular beaches north of Shelly include Beilbys Beach and Main Beach. Main Beach is patrolled throughout the summer school holidays and at weekends between October and Easter. A dog-friendly beach is Swimming Creek Beach.

Make sure you visit the spectacular lookouts along the headlands – views to South West Rocks in the south; near to Coffs Harbour in the north and west along the river to the mountains.

Nambucca Heads offers cafes, galleries and boutique stores. As well as a Woolworths and service stations.

Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club is totally surrounded by water, this challenging 18-hole golf course is set on Stuart Island in the Nambucca River. Offering views to the ocean, abundant birdlife and excellent dining, it is a popular place to visit.

Accomodation is available via caravan parks, Airbnb, resorts, motels and short term holiday lettings.


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