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Experience Nambucca Heads in holiday homes to rent

The historical town of Nambucca Heads has become a popular destination for travellers looking for holiday homes to rent and to enjoy Australia’s Mid North Coast in New South Wales. Brilliant geological features can be found here, as the entire town is settled atop a ridge overlooking the spot where the Nambucca River meets the Pacific Ocean. The history of the indigenous people is also prevalent here, considering that the name of Nambucca Heads itself comes from the word Ngambagabaga from the Gumbaynggirr tongue, which references the mythological story of a Ngamba giant.


Historical sites by Nambucca Heads holiday rentals

Nambucca Heads is full of fascinating history that travellers can explore near holiday homes. For a concise collection of the most important bits, you can visit the Headland Historical Museum. Here, you’ll find over 1000 photos and other exhibits depicting important historical facts that defined the area’s history and culture. You may also want to visit Captain Cook’s Lookout, a historic spot where you can take in breathtaking views of the water. It’s a favored location of bird and whale watchers alike. Additionally, you can visit the towering obelisk that serves as a memorial to fallen WWI soldiers.


Activities and attractions in and around Nambucca Heads

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Nambucca Heads a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Raleigh Winery (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Bellingen Golf Club (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Raleigh International Raceway (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • South West Rocks Country Club (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Nambucca Heads

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, February, January, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Nambucca Heads

Travellers love Nambucca Heads for its stunning river views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Nambucca Heads is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wellington Rock (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Bellingen Park (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Trial Bay Gaol (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Brighton Park (16.9 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Arakoon National Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)

Sandy beaches by your Nambucca Heads holiday rental

Being a coastal town, Nambucca Heads is home to several exciting beaches that the whole family can enjoy near holiday homes. The main beach in town is appropriately called Main Beach, and it’s patrolled during the summer holidays and weekends. Visitors there can enjoy both swimming and surfing. Shelly Beach, on the other hand, is known for its aesthetic beauty and fishing opportunities. You’ll even find facilities on site that you can use to clean your catch. Additionally, its orientation prevents bothersome southerly winds. Beilby’s Beach is better suited to travellers looking to play beach games, considering how wide its sandy shores are. It’s relatively uncrowded as well, so it’s the perfect location to construct the ultimate sandcastle.

How to get there

How to get to and around Nambucca Heads

The nearest airport is in Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS), located 23.7 mi (38.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ), which is 54.6 mi (87.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Nambucca Heads Station.

How to get around

Transport to your Nambucca Heads holiday rental

Getting to Nambucca heads is fairly easy, but it may take some time to reach the centre of town. If you’re flying in, the closest airport is Coffs Harbour, which is 47 km away. International travellers will have to touch down at Gold Coast Airport first, which is 343 km away. Extensive bus and taxi services are also available, since Nambucca Heads is located right near the Pacific Highway. Additionally, Nambucca Heads is home to a train station that was built in the 1920s that’s still open today. Operated by NSW TrainLink, this train makes connections to Grafton, Brisbane, Casino and Sydney.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Nambucca Heads?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 119 holiday rentals around Nambucca Heads. From 62 holiday houses to 31 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Nambucca Heads is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nambucca Heads?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Nambucca Heads. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Shelly Beach: 476 holiday rentals
  • Nambucca Heads Station: 486 holiday rentals
  • Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club: 471 holiday rentals
  • Wellington Rock: 469 holiday rentals
  • Headland Historical Museum: 483 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nambucca Heads listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nambucca Heads?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 62 Houses in Nambucca Heads. Our other popular types of Nambucca Heads holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 31 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 10 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 10 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nambucca Heads?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 14 holiday homes with pool available in Nambucca Heads. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.