Nymboida Travel Guide

  • The Nymboida River below the hotel
    The Nymboida River below the hotel
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    Blue eyed honeyeater
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Nymboida Things to Do

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    by iandsmith Written Aug 31, 2010

    Strangely, I seem to recall hearing about this on the media but probably thinking I wouldn't see it in the near future.
    This appropiately titled attraction has an eclectic mix of local history (pic 3), Hollywood memorabilia (pics 2 &5,thank you Russell), boys' toys and some weird machinery (pic 4).
    Definitely worth taking some time out from your travels to tarry awhile. There's a small entry fee but it won't break your budget and it's nice to see something of this calibre out in rural Australia.
    Russell's chariot (pic 5) from the Gladiator movie is one of the highlights along with a set of matching pistols from his pirate movie.
    Far and away the largest, and arguably the most notable, exhibit is the Leviathan, a replica horse drawn coach said to be able to carry 100 passengers. Frankly, they must have been dreaming when they came up with that number but it is impressive nonetheless and the original one was the largest ever built for service in Australia. It used 22 horses to pull it along when fully laden.

    The Leviathan Matching pistols from the movies One of the local history exhibits This motorcycle is unique in the world Russell Crowe's chariot from Gladiator
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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    by iandsmith Written Aug 31, 2010

    I came here to see one of my nephews who now has acreage just a few kilometres out of town. I'm so glad I did because I'd recently joined a bird society and the area is full of bird life, including my nephew's backyard.
    So, for a day and a half I sought them out, parking adjacent to a bottle brush tree with my motorhome to get some of the shots, particularly the opening one.

    Blue eyed honeyeater Eastern spinebill doing humming bird impersonation Lorikeet feeding on grevillea Yellow faced honeyeater This bird is called a chuff
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    • Birdwatching
    • Photography

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    by unravelau Updated Nov 2, 2004

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    you will thoroughly enjoy the scenery as it goes from seaside vegetation to the hardier inland growths. This is Russell Crowe country .........in fact we have just past his main entrance -- he must not be in residence at the moment because the guard box was empty..........this is the countryside around his property.

    We originally intended just driving to Grafton to see the Jacarandah displays but we had talked a lot about going to see the platypus at this place. We decided on morning tea at Nymboida and lunch at Grafton.........precisely what we did.

    On the road to Nymboida
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    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel
    • Historical Travel

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Nymboida Restaurants

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    by unravelau Written Nov 2, 2004

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    It would be wonderful to dine in for dinner but we had a schedule to keep. The restaurant has that definite old world woody feel to it in fact it wouldn't surprise you to hear the coach pull up and the driver come in for a tub.

    Favorite Dish: We had coffee and carrot cake for morning tea and it was lovely.

    This photo was taken from under shelter (where we had our morning tea) and looking out west.

    A beautiful place for morning tea
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Water Sports

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Nymboida Transportation

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    by unravelau Written Nov 3, 2004

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    There are regular bus tours from surrounding towns to bring you to Nymboida. Coffs Harbour boast quite a few.

    Fleet helicopters offer another mode of transport to here too........

    www.fleethelicopters.com.au

    Includes a helipad
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Luxury Travel

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Nymboida Warnings and Dangers

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    by unravelau Written Nov 2, 2004

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    when either carrying your canoe down these stairways or just walking down for a closer look. The stairs are quite uneven ...i.e. spaces between not the same and the step sizes vary as well as the angle of the stairs can make it hazzardess for older people or people carrying babies, children or canoes.

    Looking toward the pumping station

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Nymboida Tourist Traps

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    by unravelau Written Nov 3, 2004

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    where you can't get away from getting away from it all......if you know what I mean. It is addictive. So once you have been, you must return again and again..........will I ever be satisfied.....will I ever have my fill? Be warned the Ozzie addiction is about to get you too.

    Unique Suggestions: Tell all of your friends so that they too can be captured.........you wont be imprisoned by yourself.

    Fun Alternatives: Try not to look at the view.

    Unforgettable
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Rafting
    • Arts and Culture

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Nymboida Off The Beaten Path

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    by unravelau Updated Nov 3, 2004

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    Grafton you will find the pumping station and the starting area for some of the white water rafting activities.

    Up until a short time ago Northpower (where Coffs residents get their electricity) were supplied through here.

    Before you can put your canoe in the water here you have to check into to power station.

    Googling the Nymboida River brings up quite a few sites with plenty of information on the how to's of white water rafting. Below is one.

    Gate one for canoe access to Nymboida
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    • Rafting
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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