The name Naumbuuca comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘entrance to waters’ and Nambucca Heads is appropriately located at the mouth of the delightful Nambucca River. However, with a vibrant arts scene, peaceful beaches, lush rainforest, and beautiful national parks, this charming seaside destination has so much more to offer.
Explore the serene waters of the Nambucca River on a pleasant cruise, or by kayak or paddleboard. Discover the array of marine life that call the river home by snorkelling alongside them or reel in some fish from the riverbank. Look out for bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the estuary.
Find your zen at the pristine beaches, offering a variety of activities. Main Beach is the safest for swimming as it is patrolled during school holidays. To the south are Beilby’s Beach and Shelly Beach - these quieter beaches are perfect for relaxing walks. Wander up to the Captain Cook Lookout for stunning views of Shelly Beach and the turquoise ocean.
Discover the subtropical rainforest with a range of nature walks, featuring plenty of greenery and chirping birds. The rainforest is home to Warrell Creek, which is ideal for kayaking, and South Beach, which is popular amongst fishers and experienced surfers.
Immerse yourself in the exciting creative arts of the town at the V-Wall Outdoor Gallery, featuring unique work from professional and amateur artists, and the Stringer Art Gallery, showcasing local talent.
When the day is done, there are plenty of options for delicious cafes and restaurants, and waterfront accommodation to suit all budgets and travel styles.