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Beaches in Nambucca Heads

If you are looking for a sunny beach holiday, the climate in Nambucca Heads is close to perfect, with highs of around 27°C in summer, and 18°C in winter. The beach itself is great for learning how to surf, as the waves are mostly small. And when the surf life savers are out, you can enjoy a dip in the ocean.

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About Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is a coastal holiday town set on a headland at the mouth of the Nambucca River, roughly 5 hours north of Sydney.

Nambucca Heads is one of Australia's most beautiful camping destinations. Named after an Aboriginal word that means 'entrance to the waters', Nambucca Heads is known for its gorgeous weather and relaxed atmosphere that can be felt from the moment you first glimpse the coastline. 

Quality waterfront accommodation options abound at Nambucca Heads, with everything from luxury resorts through to budget options for backpackers. If you're looking for an intimate weekend getaway, there are plenty of cosy bed and breakfast guesthouses to choose from, as well as four star hotels. There is also a golf course and a day spa making it easy to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit.

Meanwhile, caravan parks at Nambucca Heads provide family-friendly accommodation in a stunning natural setting. Guests can take in the expansive water views, waking up to breathtaking sunrises and enjoying the best of what the Australian natural environment has to offer.

During your stay, there are plenty of activities on offer at Nambucca Heads to keep you entertained. The area is perfect for anyone who loves fishing, and hikers will appreciate the meandering waterfront walks. There is also an assortment of restaurants and taverns around the Nambucca Heads area serving delicious meals and for art lovers, Nambucca Heads is a creative haven, with museums and markets selling locally-made arts and crafts.

The best way to see the Nambucca River is to take a river cruise, where you can enjoy a Devonshire morning tea or a barbeque lunch while taking in the sights. Another unique activity you can experience while staying in Nambucca Heads is a bush tucker tour – giving you a chance to sample some uniquely Australian delicacies.

Replete with natural beauty, Nambucca Heads is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to relax in a stunning waterside setting.

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Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Family at the 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.

Explore Nambucca Heads

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Dorrigo Skywalk with spectacular views, Dorrigo National Park, Coffs Coast. Image: Ian Spagnolo; Destination NSW
Dorrigo National Park by Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
Glorious Coffs Harbour jetty at sunrise, Coffs Coast. Image: Ian Spagnolo; Destination NSW
The Big Banana on the Coffs Coast, North Coast. Image credit: The Legendary Pacific Coast
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