The Nambucca Valley has a wondrous range of things to do from the active to the sedate including sporting, dining, and entertainment.
Possibly the only golf club in the world totally surrounded by water, the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole golf course set on Stuart Island in the Nambucca River. With its views to the ocean, abundant birdlife and exceptional cuisine, it is popular even with non-golfers! Located only 1 km from the village. There are other attractive golf courses at Macksville, Bowraville and Bonville.
The very active Nambucca Bowling Club is about 1 kms from the Village. There’s an excellent program of both social and competitive bowls.
Nambucca Valley Croquet Club Inc is a small friendly club catering for all ages and all levels of fitness, playing several days each work at the EJ Biffin Playing Fields (very close to the village). New members are always welcome and visitors are able to borrow equipment to trial the game.
It’s your choice – offshore, beach or estuary! The break wall at the river entrance is probably the most popular spot to fish off the rocks or simply hire a boat for a day on the river – Warrell Creek can be a fishing bonanza!
In addition to the village’s two outdoor pools, there is also a heated indoor swimming pool in town. There are multiple riverside swimming beaches (nearest is a 700-metre level walk) and there are multiple local surf beaches.
Events and Festivals
There’s something special happening almost every month within 45 minutes drive from your new home. Here are just a few examples. Macksville Show, Bellingen Markets, Volkswagen Spectacular, Coffs Harbour Food Fair, Nambucca Hotrod Show, Back to Bowra Weekend, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Macksville Quilt Exhibition, Nambucca Markets, Rusty Iron Rally, Agquip Show, Country Music Festival, and many other regular events.
Hot Rods Show and Shine
Motor enthusiasts of all ages flock to Nambucca Heads each October Long Weekend to feast their eyes on an amazing array of hot rods parked along the full length of Bowra Street. For an entire week, hundreds of gleaming machines liven the streets and roads of Nambucca culminating in the ‘show and shine’.
Shopping and Entertainment… Location, Location, Location
Faringdon Village occupies a very level site making walks to both the Nambucca Plaza and triple cinema complex next door a pleasure. The shopping centre offers an array of stores including IGA, pharmacy, butcher, sporting store, hairdresser, reject shop, health food store, cafe, liquor store, noodle bar, Pizza Hut and bakery. Some of the local clubs and taverns provide and advertise free and paid live entertainment.
Woolworths is located a short 2.5 kms from the village with the town centre and post office approximately 3 kms from the village.
Cafes, Restaurants and Clubs… Minutes Away
There is a good choice of cafes, coffee shops, bistros and fine dining restaurants in Nambucca Heads all within a few minutes’ drive from the village.
The licenced clubs (Nambucca Island Golf Club, Nambucca Heads RSL, Nambucca Bowls & Recreation Club, Nambucca Leagues Club) along with the taverns (V-Wall Tavern and Golden Sands Tavern) also offer excellent dining options.
The village is located right next door to a medical practice (bulk bill) with another two group practitioners in the town centre. The ambulance station is 5 minutes from the village, Macksville hospital is 10 minutes away and it is approximately 35 minutes to Coffs Harbour regional hospital. Physiotherapist, chiropractor, dentists and other specialists are located close to the town centre also.
The weekday bus service stop is conveniently located 100 metres from the village, the coach stop is 200 metres away (at the front of the plaza), it is 6 kms to the train station, 30 minutes to Coffs Harbour Airport and 6 hours by car to both Sydney and Brisbane. Taxis are readily available on call, with the RSL and Golf Club offering a courtesy bus pick up and drop off service to and from their club. Community Transport is also available.
The Men’s Shed
It’s a place where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Make or repair toys, small furniture and other items. Some for donations, some to sell! Retired men will find the shed a great social place. Men seeking new interests or skills will find it a relaxing place to try something new. More info here.