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Top Choice Greek in Nambucca Heads

Taverna Six

Relax in the courtyard while an affable staff serves up generous helpings of mezze, herb-strewn salads, fresh seafood and local lamb. Fabulously authentic dishes utilise beautiful coastal produce along with some nic…
Landmark in Nambucca Heads


For decades residents and holidaymakers have decorated the rocks of Nambucca's breakwater with vivacious multicoloured artwork, and with notes to lovers, families and new-found friends. Visitors are encouraged to pa…
Viewpoint in Nambucca Heads

Captain Cook Lookout

Of the area's numerous viewpoints, Captain Cook Lookout, set on a high bluff, is the best to ponder the swathe of beaches, and to look for whales during the migration season. A road here leads down to the tide pools…
Cafe in Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Boatshed Cafe

Right on the river's edge, this low-key verandah cafe has a sublime view. Work off a plentiful burger lunch with a frolic in a kayak, on a paddleboard or in a tinny hired from next door.
Thai in Nambucca Heads

Lom Talay

This modest Thai restaurant has a great ambience. Locals and tourists dig into lime-scented curries loaded with veggies and hearty staples such as pad Thai. Summer nights are busy, so book ahead. BYO.
National Park in Nambucca Heads

Yarriabini National Park

The highlight of this lush, rainforest-filled park is the dramatic coastal view from the summit of Mt Yarriabini, which is accessible via scenic Way Way Creek Rd.
Cafe in Nambucca Heads

Bookshop Café

The verandah tables here are a great spot for breakfast. As the day progresses, cakes, slices, sandwiches and salads are on offer.
Beach in Nambucca Heads

Main Beach

Nambucca Heads' only patrolled beach has life guards on duty during the summer holidays, and on weekends from October to April.
Beach in Nambucca Heads

Shelly Beach

To reach the tide pools of pretty Shelly Beach, head down the road from Captain Cook Lookout.
Seafood in Nambucca Heads


This cute shack has old-fashioned beachfront character and serves up a menu of mostly seafood, including oysters. Locals rave about the cheesecake and pavlova desserts. BYO ($4 corkage).