Destination guide

Scotts Head holiday homes to rent

Scotts Head is an ideal destination for travellers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives and relax in a quaint, secluded coastal village. You won’t find any skyscrapers or high-rises in Scotts Head, and that’s part of the charm. As you look for holiday homes to rent, what stands out about Scotts Head is the stretch of pristine beach that at times looks uninhabited. The beautiful surf of the Pacific Ocean also makes Scotts Head a coveted surfing destination. Due to the tranquil nature of Scotts Head, it’s a great destination for groups, couples and solo travellers alike.


Heritage sites near Scotts Head holiday homes

The background of Scotts Head is as colourful as the many mosaics and art pieces dotting the landscape. Early settlers logged cedar trees and later introduced dairying in the late 19th century. The 1920s saw an increase in produce farms that took advantage of the rich swampy soil. You can enjoy Scotts Head’s heritage at places like Forster Beach with its mosaic murals and tiled picnic tables that depict local wildlife and culture, or just a bit north at The V Wall in Nambucca Heads you’ll find thousands of painted rocks by local artists ranging from the silly to the sincere.


Sightseeing in and around Scotts Head

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Scotts Head has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • South West Rocks Country Club (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Raleigh Winery (17.2 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Bellingen Golf Club (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Scotts Head

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Scotts Head is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wellington Rock (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Trial Bay Gaol (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Brighton Park (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Arakoon National Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Little Bay Beach (13.6 mi / 22 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Scotts Head

Fly into Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS), the closest airport, located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ), which is 51 mi (82.1 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to and from Scotts Head holiday rentals

Part of Scotts Head’s charm is that it is rather secluded from major New South Wales cities, and that makes it essential to know your transport routes ahead of time. International travellers will likely be flying into Sydney, and from there you can take a day-trip bus up the beautiful Pacific Highway all the way to nearby Macksville. The picturesque route is also enjoyable to traverse just for the scenery. From Macksville you can use a car hire or a private transport service to take the scenic 4 km journey to Scotts Head. Given the multiple public parking lots in Scotts Head, a car hire might be your best bet. You can access the entire village of Scotts Head by foot.

Food & drink 

Sample delectable cuisine near Scotts Head holiday homes

Seafood is the name of the game in Scotts Head, with plenty of fresh daily catches offered. In fact, some think you can get the best fish and chips in New South Wales here. Nothing pairs better with fish and chips than a cold beer from a local brewery. There are also multiple wineries within a few dozen kilometres from Scotts Head. Despite the small size of Scotts Head, you’ll find many vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. Whether you are looking for tapas with friends or a beachside bistro, Scotts Head has the cuisine for you.

Essential info

Key information about your Scotts Head holiday accommodation

Before you explore all that Scotts Head has to offer, it’s good to know some essential facts about the village and surrounding region. Most of the local water is gathered from two natural springs that make it refreshing and safe to drink. Scotts Head is relatively distant from major metropolises, the closest ones being Melbourne to the north and Queensland and the capital of New South Wales, Sydney, farther to the south. A local chemist is available, and the nearest major hospital is about a 15-minute drive away. Like in other parts of Australia, you can access emergency services by dialling 000. Scotts Head offers over 10 km of beach, so bring your sunscreen. You may encounter a variety of reptiles, as Scotts Head owns the Guinness World Record for reptile variety – including some poisonous snakes – so stay alert.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Scotts Head?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 107 holiday rentals around Scotts Head. From 65 holiday houses to 17 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 Scotts Head is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Smoky Cape Lighthouse: 428 holiday rentals
  • The Honey Place: 366 holiday rentals
  • South West Rocks Country Club: 426 holiday rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach: 427 holiday rentals
  • Dorrigo National Park: 211 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scotts Head 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 Scotts Head?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 65 Houses in Scotts Head. Our other popular types of Scotts Head holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 17 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses
  • Guest houses: 2 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scotts Head?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Scotts Head. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.