Nambucca lies in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The main urban areas are Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Scotts Head and Valla. The first European settlers were 'Ticket of Leave' men released in 1840 on parole to work on the timber harvesting. The Nambucca river runs back some 47km to Bowraville and excellent for boating an other water sports. There are many parks and beaches in Nambucca.
Bowraville is about 20 minutes inland from Nambucca Heads. Home of the Frank Partridge VC War Museum housed in part of the old Nambucca Shire Council Chambers and the Eliza and Joseph Newman Folk Museum. Bowraville has a number of heritage buildings.
Dunggir National Park
Giant tallwoods and ancient burrawang cycads. West of Bowraville.
Macksville is the administrative hub of the Nambucca Valley. The Pioneer Cottage located in River Street is a tiny house of rough sawn timber typical of the houses people lived in in the late 1800's.
Ngamba Nature Reserve
The reserve protests old growth grey gum and spotted gum forests.
Scotts Head is just south east of Macksville with white sandy coastline and quiet secluded areas along the Warrell Creek Estruary.The main swimming beach is at the Southern end of Forster Beach.
Stuarts Point is a small coastal town on the banks of the Mackley estuary with sand dunes and beach. Grassy Head beach is a popular beach 6km north of Stuarts Point.
Urunga is at the junction of Kalang and Bellinger Rivers with clean surfing beaches. The Honey Place is a working beehive on the Pacific Highway.
V Wall Breakwater
A rock wall where you can paint your own postcards.
Valla beach is just north of Nambucca Heads and a popular holiday destination
Yarrianbin National Park
Dominated by Yarriabin Peak with coastal forests, 10km south east of Macksville.