Introducing Nambucca Heads
Nambucca (nam-buk-a) Heads has a workaday centre atop a hill. But get towards the water and you’ll be rewarded with wide vistas of the coast. There’s a number of nature walks and plenty of beachy walking so you can get fit while you holiday.
The Nambucca (which means ‘many bends’) Valley was occupied by the Gumbainggir people until European timber-cutters arrived in the 1840s. There are still strong Aboriginal communities in Nambucca Heads and up the valley in Bowraville.
The town is just off the Pacific Hwy. Riverside Dr runs alongside the estuary of the Nambucca River, then climbs a steep hill to Bowra St, the main shopping street. A right turn onto Ridge St at the top of the hill leads to the bluffs and the beaches. Wellington Dr follows the river to the V-Wall.