Nambucca Heads Travel Guide

  • Mosaic @ Nambucca Heads
    Mosaic @ Nambucca Heads
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    View from Rotary lookout
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    St. Agnes Catholic Church
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Nambucca Heads Things to Do


    Nambucca Heads main street is Bowra street, one I think you shouldn't miss!A little different to others you may have seen, as it begins with the beautiful mosaic mural by the Police Station. The mosaics and the sea-life theme continue on in the form of planter boxes. These look great! The electricity poles haven't been left plain, they have been...


    Shelly Beach is a pretty little beach that is popular with lots of different people, ranging from artists and photographers to general beach goers. There are covered picnic tables and Casuarina trees which give a good cover of shade. No wonder it's popular as it is sheltered from the wind and has good picnic facilities that include bbq's, toilets...


    The Gulmani boardwalk length is 3km long, finishing at the RSL Club car park. Which ever end your start from, either the information centre or RSL club, I would walk one direction and if possible, be picked up at the other end. The Boardwalk follows the road and the Nambucca river, past mangroves through a park, giving good views all the way along,...


    This Mosaic Mural has been here quite a while and is a favorite of mine! Located at the south end of the main street, this Mural is in-front of the Police Station. The Mural was done by Guy Crosley and is known as ‘Fish and Chips’. This work of art is really a geographical map of the area beginning in the serpentine deep sea where sharks, whales,...


    Located in the main shopping area, you will see a brown tourist sign pointing to the right to follow Ridge road that turns into Parkes Street, this leads to several look-outs. We followed this road along and found the Rotary Lookout, so this was our first stop. There were wonderful views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Nambucca River and in...


    From Rotary look-out, keep following Parkes Street till you see the signpost to Captain Cook Lookout. This is another one with magnificent views of the sweeping beach and Pacific Ocean to the mountains. It's an ideal place to watch migrating whales in season - July - November. There is a viewing platform with views to the south and onto the lagoon...


    If your heading north to Brisbane turn at the sign that says to Nambucca Heads, then as you round the corner, on the RH side is the entrance to the Tourist Information Centre. It comes upon you very quick, so if your aware, you can have the car indicator on, making it easier for you and others travelling behind.The centre has everything - free...

  • When I arrived here, there was a woman...

    She was a local because while I watched to see if she caught anything, a passing man called her by name and said....'any luck to-day?" which she replied.......'nah not even a nibble' .... shortly afterwards she packed up and moved to another location. I think she was afraid that I was going to take her photo. I would have asked first, but...

  • Have a look at the War Memorial

    Every little township has a place and a memorial to honour those who have died in the wars that Australians have been involved in.


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    I really enjoy a good meal of freshly cooked fish 'n chips. As it was lunch-time, we walked the main street to see what we could find. Nambucca Tasty Tucka was advertising Fish 'n chips & Hamburger from $5. There were table and chairs outside and inside - we were sold!Sitting at the outside table, we sat and ate our hamburger and fish 'n chips....

  • Fresh and convenient

    Busy, noisy, but good fresh food well cooked and presented well. I had chicken snitzel with chips and salad....I really enjoy this.

  • RSL Clubs - usually a good option

    I have not eaten at the Nambucca heads RSL recently, but passing through it looks to be in a good location with views out over the river.RSLs are usually a good option for travellers in NSW Country Towns mainly for the fact that they will usually be open until about 9pm!Make sure you dress with a collared shirt and covered shoes and you should have...


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    by balhannah Written Nov 16, 2013

    Urunga is another beachside town located approx. 25kms from Nambucca Heads. It's a pretty spot with the Kalang and Bellinger rivers joining and entering the ocean there.

    On the Pacific Highway, is building with a beehive entrance, this is the Honey Place. It is signposted and easy to spot and has off road free parking. At the Honey Place you can view a working colony of Honeybees from behind glass, and taste different flavours of honey.
    The stingless Australian Native bee is on show too.
    Afterwards, we had a look in the shop where there were shelves of different types of honey and a few souvenirs. The honey was expensive, so I didn't buy any.
    I noticed there was a Café advertising Devonshire teas, light meals, snacks and ice creams.

    The Honey Place Honey Place - Honey
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Nambucca Heads Local Customs


    I loved this! Walking along the main street of Nambucca Heads, I was mostly window shopping, just popping into an interesting shop now and then.I came across a window displaying womens fashion clothes and read a notice "PARK YOUR HUSBAND HERE!"In - front of the shop window was a table and chairs, plus reading material. What a great idea! The man is...

  • The futile wait

    The seagull, atop a pole at the popular fishing spot waiting in vain for the fish of the incoming tide a little downstream from the human's post.

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    Something we may have never seen!

    by unravelau Written May 11, 2006

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    I had no idea that this was a tallow wood log, nor that it had been dug up out of the earth near here having rested for many, many years. Instead of providing shade it had a shady underlife and is now on display.

    The river walk pauses at the car-park below the RSL for you to cast your eyes over its collection of treasures.....

    Shaded by one of its species - i.e. tree
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    Late October is a good time to visit the warmer areas of Australia to see tropical flowers.Nambucca Heads has a sub-tropical climate, which is what the tropical Hibiscus grow in. These are lovely huge blooms that cover a bush. I found the couple of beauties in my photo. There are lots of creepers that grow well in the climate, and nowhere else, the...


    I must say I was very impressed with the Nambucca Shire council and what they have done for tourism.. Along the walks and at the Look-outs, they have produced lovely signs full of information on what I was seeing in the Aboriginal language. It was quite interesting finding out the Aboriginal names and then what they are named in English. The...

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