An Aboriginal word which roughly translates to ‘entrance to water’, Nambucca Head takes its name from its location at the mouth of Nambucca River. Conveniently located midway between Brisbane and Sydney, Nambucca Heads is just 40 minutes south of Coffs Harbour. A relaxed seaside holiday destination, visitors can enjoy sparkling estuaries, coastal national parks, deserted beaches, astonishing rainforest and unexpected beauty at every turn. A holiday haven on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, Nambucca Heads is situated in the delightful Nambucca Valley where a diverse artistic culture sits side by side with rich local antiquity. Immerse yourself in charming local markets, a fascinating array of museums and the history of the river.
Come to Nambucca Heads and you may just want to stay forever, but unless you want to make a contribution to the local real estate agent the closest you’ll get is the home away from home that Nambucca Heads accommodation provides. Whether you’re just passing through or whiling away the days on a well-deserved extended stay, there’s a place to rest your head to suit all visitors and holiday styles. From bed and breakfasts, budget-friendly accommodation, self-catering options, caravan parks, hotels, motels, apartments, holiday homes, boutique stays and even houseboats, Nambucca Heads has accommodation options for whatever floats your boat. Book Hotels Now
Perhaps one of the biggest attractions of Nambucca Heads is the ability to kick back, relax and do not very much at all. However, if you’re looking to see the sights while you’re visiting, there’s plenty to see and do in the local area. The tranquil waterways are the perfect place to spot bottlenose dolphins on a river cruise while the beaches offer all the sun, sand and fun you can handle. The aptly named Shelly Beach is ideal for a picnic while the nearby Captain Cook Lookout is the best vantage point to spot humpback whales during their annual migration from May to November. Gaagal Wanggaan National Park is a playground for watersports including boating, swimming, fishing and kayaking.
Ideally located halfway between the cities of Sydney and Brisbane, getting to Nambucca Heads is a comfortable drive from both capitals and is only 40 minutes’ drive time from Coffs Harbour. Visitors from further afield can fly into Coffs Harbour Airport and take advantage of taxi, shuttle and ride sharing services for the short trip to Nambucca Heads. Direct flights to Coffs Harbour operate from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Tigerair and Fly Corporate. There are also train services available from Sydney.