Heritage in Macksville

On the banks of the beautiful Nambucca River, Macksville offers the perfect holiday spot for fishing and boating on sparkling waterways and enjoying wonderful natural attractions.

A bustling river port until 1953, Macksville’s heritage also includes the inviting Nambucca Hotel, which opened in 1915 and the heritage-listed railway station, built in 1919. For vivid insights into pioneering life, visit the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum. 

Relax in the riverside parks or on the verandah of the historic Star Hotel and spot bottlenose dolphins in the sparkling waters. Just west in Taylors Arm is the Pub with No Beer, made famous by country music singer Slim Dusty’s hit song with the same name. Just north in Bowraville is more heritage, from the verandahs on the main street to the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum.

Outdoor adventures

Explore the Yarriabini National Park on the Way Way Creek Road, a touring route that winds through tall subtropical rainforest. Mountain bike trails also wind through the wilderness. Relax at the tranquil Pines picnic area, near the rainforest walking track. A short drive away is spectacular Yarriabini lookout.

East of Macksville is Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park. Join Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council Cultural Eco Tours on a walking tour. The surfing and fishing beach is Warrell Creek, which meanders from Macksville past picturesque Scotts Head to merge with the river at Nambucca Heads.

Tourists learning the local knowledge of the Gumbaynggirr people on an Unkya Cultural Eco Tour at Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park, Scotts Head Whale watching and wildlife. Scotts Head is a wonderful vantage point for whale watching between May and November. 

Inland is the Dunggir National Park and the Kosekai lookout’s great views of the splendid Nambucca Valley, with many endangered species including koalas, yellow-bellied gliders and parma wallabies.

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WE HAVE FORMED AN ORGANIC FARM COLLECTIVE WITH OUR BESTIES! Yay!! Super excited to be announcing our new adventure... NORTH ARM FARMS. Kaycee & tom themandarinbend, Camilla & Bryce autarkyfarm, Alex & Kez harvest.owl will be working closely together this year to bring you the freshest, most delicious organic produce around!! Each farm will now be specialising in crops suited to their farm, scale and climate. From themandarinbend deep in The Valley growing mostly greens, autarkyfarm with their spacious river flats growing solanaece, pumpkins and beets, to harvest.owl on their frost free, sunny spot in Valla, growing summer crops all winter... we hope to bring you a huge and delicious range of produce year round! FEELS GOOD to be working together, sharing our skills, knowledge, seeds, tools, laughs and love!! Our online shop opens on the 28/4 - 2 weeks! Check us out northarmfarms_nambuccavalley and our website www.northarmfarms.com #nambuccavalley #bellingen #midnorthcoast #farmfriends #nambucca #bellingen #bello #macksville #bowraville #bowradise #valla #doinitright #farmsmarternotharder #organiccollective #farmingtogether ...

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Confession: we have been drinking a bit more #beer than usual here in the #cookislands (Delish!) I was on the beach thinking "man, could I go a cold beverage or what" and also thought, "should it really be beer?" I had been scouring the markets earlier in the day for the weird and wonderful, and stumbled across this! A #soursop! Id been keen to try one since I saw mydeliciousdiary's post on it. Ive recently discovered a newfound appreciation for the #custardapple thanks to friends in #macksville. I had a feeling that this would hit the spot in the same way #kombucha does! And it did! Both a terrific substitute (along with a good homemade #bonebroth in the winter months) for alcoholic beverages. Kombucha/soursop as substitute for beer and #chickenbonebroth for #redwine. I devoured a third of this beast in one sitting. Theyre different to our custard apples. Less of the cloying sweetness and more of the sour bite, but only a little. If I find some at the sydneymarkets they will definitely make an appearance in our boxes. And full of #nutritional goodness to boot!

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