Nambucca Heads


Beautiful waterside escape

Nambucca Heads is one of Australia's most beautiful camping destinations. With a meandering river, spectacular beaches and an inviting climate, the area on the mid North Coast of NSW is perfect for a waterside holiday and great for fishing, boating, surfing and walking.

  • Nambucca Heads V-wall
  • Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour area

About Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is a beautiful coastal holiday town on the mid North Coast of NSW. On a headland at the mouth of the gorgeous Nambucca River, the area is naturally beautiful with its meandering river, white sandy beaches and national park wilderness.

The name Nambucca is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘entrance to waters’, and you can discover the tranquil waterway with Nambucca River Cruises. The area is known for its gorgeous weather, and riverside cafes and restaurants offer delicious food and charming views.

Kayaking, Nambucca River

Plenty of waterfront accommodation is available to suit a range of budgets, from luxury resorts to beautiful caravan and camping sites. Perfect for intimate weekend escapes, Nambucca Heads also has cosy bed and breakfast guesthouses, quality hotels and day spas for rejuvenation.

Relax on beaches and stroll along the V-Wall Outdoor Gallery, part of the town’s vibrant creative arts scene. Or enjoy kayaking, canoeing and waterskiing on the river. Golfers will be delighted with the Island Golf Club, where you play an 18-hole course on Stuart Island in the river estuary.

From Sydney or Brisbane, the drive along the Legendary Pacific Coast is about 5 h 30 min. You can also travel by train from Sydney or Brisbane to Nambucca Heads. There are flights to Coffs Harbour Airport, where you can rent a car for the 40 minutes’ drive south.

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators - QantasLinkTigerair and Virgin Australia  - servicing the region.

  1. Dunggir National Park

    Dunggir National Park

    Dunggir National Park is a small reserve with some big draws: scenic driving routes, quiet picnic spots, a stellar lookout, and bushwalking for serious hiking.Dunggir is the Gumbaynggirr word for ‘koala,’...

  2. Kosekai lookout

    Kosekai lookout

    Dunggir National Park is blessed with a rugged terrain of steep rainforest ravines and ridges of soaring eucalyptus trees. Kosekai lookout is one of the best places to appreciate the raw beauty of the place. Perched...

  3. Nambucca Heads Beach

    Nambucca Heads Beach

    Nambucca Heads is the accommodation and entertainment hub of the Nambucca Valley region and neighbouring beach communities, with beaches well suited for beginner surfers.Mostly small, forgiving...

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