Explore Nambucca

Beautiful Shelly Beach
Wonderful wetland wildlife
Walking trails
'River Meets the Sea'
Children's playground
Coastal walks
Picnic on the estuary

About Nambucca

Situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane

Nearest airport Coffs Harbour — 20 minutes drive

Nambucca Heads is one of the few best kept secrets as a holiday destination on the north coast of NSW in Australia and quickly gaining popularity. Located 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour airport Nambucca Heads is a breathtakingly beautiful coastal village where the river meets the sea and is home to the famous Shelly Beach that was voted in the top ten beaches in Australia

Nambucca village has a lot to boast about gaining popularity because of its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The village has everything you could want for in a holiday destination: great restaurants and cafes, boutique shops, a famous golf course surrounded by water; three clubs including Golf, RSL and Bowling clubs.

Our guests love to explore the beautiful headlands and beaches which provide a great place for spotting the majestic humpback whales. The beaches are clean and provide great fishing spots as well as by the river and rock fishing along the boardwalk. The inner harbor of the river is a popular sheltered spot for swimming paddle boarding kayaking or just lazing around.

Within 500 metres of Nambucca Beach House

  • Inner Harbor — swimming, canoeing, boating
  • V Wall — Walk along the river to the sea and see the artwork, by previous visitors to Nambucca, on the large boulders
  • Main village shopping centre — boutique clothing shops
  • Tennis Courts and children’s playground
  • Library and post office
  • Stringer Art Gallery — with local art work for sale
  • Mosaic sculpture — “River meets the sea”
  • Woolworth’s supermarket

Cafes

  • Wharf Street — on the river
  • The Boat Shed — on the river
  • Bookshop Cafe — nearby in the village
  • Traditionally Grounded — nearby in the village

Restaurants

  • Matildas Fresh Seafood
  • Lom Talay Thai
  • New River Edge Indian
  • V Wall Tavern — with ocean views

Explore the area

Shelly Beach — A very pretty beach and a favorite with artists. Protected and great for children (1 km from Nambucca Beach House)

Walking track to river entrance

Main Beach — Patrolled summer holidays and week-ends Windsurfing and board riding lessons available

Beilby Beach — Beach fishing and walking Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales as they sometimes swim close to the shore. Spring is the best time for humpbacks

Bellwood Park — Swimming off the pontoon, fishing and walking and a playground with exercise equipment.

River cruises — every Wednesday morning 9.30 to 11.30

Valley of the Mist — bush tucker and wetland canoe tour

Explore nearby National Parks — join a walking group

Water ski on the river

Motor boat, kayak, paddle board — hire at the Boat-shed Cafe

Explore old wares shops at nearby Macksville

Visit the museum at Bowraville and take in a movie at the old theatre

Take a drive to Eungai to the buffalo farm and cafe — sample the delicious cheese, gelato and other products.

Sample the local products: macadamia nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables

For more information contact Nambucca Tourism.