In 2019, the Nambucca Valley Train Carriages were built entirely from the ground up. The carriages are situated on the Mid North Coast of NSW, not far from Nambucca Heads.
The railway carriages provides a one-of-a-kind B&B experience in self-contained private holiday lodgings, overlooking the railway line and a scenic country landscape.
The two carriages are a replica of the Wisebech and Upwell Tramway carriage, built in 1888 by GER (Great Eastern Railways) in Stratford, England.
Each carriage has a Queen Bed, an ensuite bathroom, a kitchen, a small dining table, and a balcony. The ensuite bathroom has a large shower, and there is plenty of room. Guests are also welcome to use the pool in the private dwelling area.
Hosts, Dave and Diane, provide a complimentary continental breakfast of cereal, toast, jam, honey, juice, tea, and coffee. The balcony is perfect for sitting out and enjoying breakfast, and in the evening, sit and enjoy a drink.
There is a small electric cooktop, microwave, and electric BBQ on the balcony for those wishing to cook rather than dine out. Guests are requested to leave the kitchen and bathroom clean and wash and put away dishes. Also available is a fire pit fit to enjoy in the winter months and evenings.
The carriage is 200 metres away from the North Coast Railway line, visible from the balcony and windows, and you will hear the occasional train pass by. Other than the trains, the property is tranquil, scenic and has the occasional wallaby grazing near the carriages.
The 300 metre maintained gravel driveway has bitumen road access and lots of room to store a trailer or boat. When entering the drive, veer to the right as the left goes to the private dwelling.
Things to do near Nambucca Valley Train Carriages
There are plenty of things to do in the area; Nambucca Valley Train Carriages is a semi-rural location near Nambucca Heads in the Nambucca Valley, 5 km from Macksville.
The 9-acre property is a place to unwind and watch kangaroos and wallabies, bird watching or stroll down to the train tracks.
Nambucca Heads has river and foreshore boardwalks. The Breakwall (V wall) is adorned by budding artists (and some skilled artists) over the years, and these rocks tell some fascinating stories.
Nambucca comes from an Aboriginal word that means "entrance to waters."
Beautiful rainforests surround Nambucca, ideal for birdwatching, bushwalking, or seeking a peaceful spot to contemplate.
Beaches are about 15 minutes away, with superb surfing, snorkelling at Nambucca Heads' V Wall, ocean fishing, whale and dolphin watching, or walking along the pristine beaches.
Picnic tables and grills, as well as bathrooms, are available in the Shelly seaside reserve. Shelly Beach is a popular fishing spot with a boat launch at the southern end for boaters.
Beilbys Beach and Main Beach are two other famous beaches north of Shelly. Between October and Easter, Main Beach is patrolled during the summer school holidays and on weekends. Swimming Creek Beach is a dog-friendly beach.
The Nambucca River is about 10 minutes away for fishing and boating. Kayaking and paddle boarding are additional popular activities at Nambucca Heads, and boat rentals are available. Nambucca River Water Ski and Wake Sports also offer discounted rates for water skiing and wakeboarding.
The 8 km Jacks Ridge Mountain Bike Track offers a choice of cross-country and downhill trails for bikers.
There are numerous 4WD tracks in the Nambucca Valley, as well as excellent dirt bike paths.
Ensure to stop by the spectacular lookouts around the headlands, which offer views of the South West Rocks in the south, Coffs Harbour in the north, and the mountains in the west.
Coffs Harbour, about an hour north, has a significantly larger shopping district and other key attractions.
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