Headland Historical Museum

Mid-North Coast

Above Main Beach, this little museum has local-history exhibits, including a collection of more than 1000 photos.

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Nearby Mid-North Coast attractions

1. Main Beach


Nambucca Heads' only patrolled beach has life guards on duty during the summer holidays, and on weekends from October to April. Dolphins can sometimes be…

2. Beilbys Beach

0.18 MILES

The secluded northern extension of Shelly Beach is wide and sandy, and good for surfing.

3. Shelly Beach


To reach the sheltered tide pools of pretty Shelly Beach, head down the road from Captain Cook Lookout.

4. Captain Cook Lookout

0.52 MILES

Of the area's numerous viewpoints, Captain Cook Lookout, set on a high bluff, is the best to ponder the array of beaches, and to look for whales during…

5. V-Wall


For decades residents and holidaymakers have decorated the rocks of Nambucca's breakwater with vivacious multicoloured artwork, and with notes to lovers,…

6. Yarriabini National Park

11.11 MILES

The highlight of this lush, rainforest-filled park is the dramatic coastal view from the lookout on the summit of Mt Yarriabini, which is accessible via a…

7. Bellingen Museum

14.55 MILES

Enthusiastic volunteers run this odd collection of local ephemera: old photos, cameras, clothes, tools etc.

8. Bellingen Island

14.94 MILES

This little semi-attached island on the Bellinger River (it's only completely cut off when the river is in flood) is home to a huge colony of grey-headed…