On site and nearby Recreation facilities


Golfing
Australia's only full island golf club is just one kilometre from your front door. Most of the course has magnificent river views. You can visit this club by clicking this link. There are other attractive golf courses at Macksville, Bowraville and Bonville.
Tai Chi
Tai Chi tuition and exercises are a twice weekly on-site occasion in Faringdon Village. Come along to the Community Centre to meet fellow residents and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this ancient art form.
Bowls
The very active Nambucca Bowling Club is about 1 kms from the Village. There's an excellent program of both social and competitive bowls.
Restaurants
There is a good choice of cafes, coffee shops, bistros and fine dining restaurants in Nambucca Heads at prices to suit every pocket. Of course, each of the licensed clubs also offers dining options. Some of the restaurants have websites offering menus and other information,
Artistic Activities
Consider joining the Nambucca Valley Arts Council. They have a regular program of concerts, outdoor fairs, writers group, singers group and sponsor other local artistic endeavours as well.
Fishing
River fishing is a mere five minute level walk from the Faringdon Village retirement complex. There are many other places to engage in fishing pursuits from beach, rocks, boat, jetty or river foreshore. The most commonly caught local species are bream, flathead, blackfish, mullet and whiting.
Movie Theatre
The Nambucca heads 3 screen Cinema Complex is located just three minutes walk from Faringdon Village. Absolutely ideal.
Licensed Clubs
The following four licensed clubs welcome new members and visitors. The annual fees are extremely modest compared to many city clubs. Nambucca Heads offers an RSL Club, Golf Club, Bowling Club and a Leagues Club.
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.
Tennis
If you are keen on tennis you will find a complex of four courts in Gordon Park just 1 kilometres scenic level walk from Faringdon Village. For more information just visit the club's website.
Swimming
Of course we have a magnificent residents' swimming pool right here in the Village complex. There's also a heated indoor swimming pool in town. In addition there are multiple riverside swimming beaches (nearest is 700 metres level walk) and there are multiple local surf beaches as well.
Bingo Group
Faringdon Village residents meet for bingo in our on-site Recreation Centre every week. This is a great place to meet some friends and have plenty of laughs.
Picnics
Nambucca Valley is blessed with so many lovely picnic reserves, most of which are beside a river or ocean beach. Given our spectacular scenery this is a big bonus. To view these wonderful facilities please click through to parks and picnic reserves.
Bridge Club
If you're keen on bridge then you'd die if you had to give it up. Fortunately our town has an extremely active bridge club who invite you to visit their website.
Service Clubs
Nambucca Heads is blessed with both Lions and Rotary, CWA and other service clubs.
Church Activities
Want to know more about the various local churches, what they look like, where they're located and what times services commence? No worries, you'll find it all by clicking this link.
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,  Australia Day Carnival,  Nambucca Markets,  Rusty Iron Rally,  Agquip Show,  Country Music Festival,  Breakfast in the Park  and many other regular events we've no doubt overlooked.
Museums and Galleries
The Headland Historical Museum is well worth a visit and we also recommend the huge collection of memorabilia at Bowraville Folk Museum. You should also visit the Stringer Gallery in the Nambucca Entertainment Centre to browse the paintings of gifted local painters.
Bushwalking Group
The Kyeewa walking group are an extremely active group of mainly middle aged and elderly hikers. Hikes occur twice weekly and have varying degrees of difficulty. Click to check the hiking program.
Squash Courts
Squash courts are located within the Nambucca Island Golf Club complex and visitors are welcome. Check details here.
Want More?
The above information and suggestions are not an exhaustive list of all recreational facilities in the Nambucca Valley. You'll discover many other outlets for your energies and talents after you become a resident of Faringdon Village.

 

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