Itineraries & Trails

Suggested itineraries - The Nambucca Valley

DAY 1

The morning

 Take to the water, either by boat, kayak, ski, surfboard or river cruise. Experience the Valley’s unspoilt and uncrowded family friendly beaches and the clean, tranquil waterways of the Nambucca River.

For lunch

Take in the view & the tastes of the Nambucca with lunch at the V-Wall Tavern, Nambucca Heads or go café style at the Nambucca Heads Boatshed. In Macksville the Bridge Café offers retro style booths & a vast menu. Or pack a seafood picnic after a stop at Davis’ Seafood in Nambucca Heads.

The afternoon

Stroll along the boardwalk at Nambucca Heads or the tranquil Nambucca River at Macksville.

Enjoy the Nyambaga Walking Trail or take in the vista from Captain Cook Lookout in Nambucca Heads. Perch yourself on one of the viewing platforms in Scotts Head or Valla Beach to check for whales frolicking close to the coastline from June to October.

For dinner

Enjoy the ambience and casual dining of the Star Hotel in Macksville or the Golden Sands Hotel in Nambucca Heads.

Stay the night

At one of the nine caravan parks within the Nambucca Valley each with their own character and style – riverside or beachside – the choice is yours.

 

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DAY 2

The morning

Paint your holiday memories on one of the many rocks along the V-Wall in Nambucca Heads. Immerse yourself in history and take a step back in time with a visit to – Bowraville Folk Museum, Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, Headland Museum or Mary Boulton Cottage.

For lunch

For a light lunch or an indulgent morning tea visit Bowraville’s Mad Hatters Café. For a traditional pub lunch try the Bowra Hotel, Bowraville.

The afternoon

Take a scenic drive and wonder at the magnificent flooded gums in The Pines Picnic Area on the way to Yarrahapinni Mountain Lookout or drive through stunning countryside and visit the iconic Pub With No Beer at Taylors Arm & then onto the verandah post town of Bowraville.

Ride the adrenaline pumping Jacks Ridge Cycle Track for some serious afternoon exercise. Enjoy a round of golf at one of three golf courses in the Valley including Australia’s only island golf club, Nambucca Island Golf Club.

 For dinner

After seriously good value? Dine at one of our clubs – Nambucca Heads Bowlo, Nambucca Heads RSL, the Island Golf Club, Bowraville & District Ex-Services Club, Macksville Country Club or Macksville Ex-Services Club.

Stay the night

In one of the many holiday houses, apartments, pubs or motels within the beachside villages and the quaint townships of the Nambucca Valley – catering for couples, families, small or large groups.

 

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