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Bowraville

Known as the "verandah post town" on account of its characteristically-wide verandahs, Bowraville is the oldest town in the Nambucca Valley.

Settlement was led by cedar loggers and Bowraville's cavernous main street harks back to the 1840s when bullock teams needed the space to turn full circle.

The township got a new lease of life in the 1960s and 70s when it became the focus for city people seeking an alternative lifestyle.

Much of the district's heritage is captured in the Joseph and Eliza Folk Museum, while, downstream at nearby Macksville, the Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage includes period furniture, costumes and horse-drawn vehicles in its collection.

The Taylors Arms Hotel, made famous by Slim Dusty as The Pub With No Beer, is 26km west of Macksville. Locals really fancy the odd knees-up and the calendar is marked with regular community celebrations including the Back to Bowra Festival over the October long weekend and a Blues Festival in April.

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Bowraville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Nambucca River Golf Driving Range


The Nambucca River Tourist Park has the Nambucca Valley's only golf driving range. Located within the Nambucca River Tourist Park , the range is open to the public seven days a week 8am to 5.30pm (weather permitting).

There is a grass teeing ground and distance markers from 50 metres to 250 metres, easy access and an undercover seating area. A loyalty program is available for regular visitors.

No booking required.

Go to reception at park entry for all enquiries and for entry to the range. All children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult.




143 Nursery Road
Macksville, NSW, 2447

Located 11.2K from Bowraville

Nambucca Heads Beach


Nambucca Heads is the accommodation and entertainment hub of the Nambucca Valley region and neighbouring beach communities, with beaches well suited for beginner surfers.

Mostly small, forgiving waves can be had here, best when the sandbanks are set up along Main Beach and Swimming Creek.

Nambucca also has a picturesque river estuary, a joy for fisher folk and anyone with a fancy for kayaking or canoeing.




Nambucca Heads Beach
Nambucca Heads, NSW, 2448

Located 15.3K from Bowraville

Scotts Head Beach


At the southern end of Nambucca Shire, Scotts Head is an idyllic place for families to visit. The sands of Main Beach stretch for miles to the north making it the perfect place to enjoy a solitary walk, build a sandcastle, paddle in clear water or run across sand so clean it squeaks beneath your feet. While the gentle waves are perfect for young children, a variety of surf breaks make it a popular spot for all surfers. This beach is patrolled daily during summer holidays and at weekends from October to Easter.

A very well equipped recreation and camping reserve adjoins this beach - facilities are top quality. Featuring free gas barbecues, modern amenities blocks, plenty of fresh water, and picnic tables - some of these are undercover so that you can picnic even on rainy days.






Scotts Head Beach
Scotts Head, NSW, 2447

Located 17.5K from Bowraville

Bowraville: Events

Nambucca River Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Nambucca River Festival showcases the richness and diversity of the beautiful Nambucca Valley.

Macksville's River Street will be transformed into an entertainment precinct centred on the innovative River Stage where you can watch high energy water activities on the river (like the top class water ski show) and enjoy the great on stage entertainment available, all tightly scheduled into one continuous show and viewed from the same vantage point. All this close to stalls where you can taste the best of locally produced food and wines.

Saturday evening will again be a highlight - most of last years favourite colourful light-sculpture lanterns will be back (plus another five brand new ones) as will the beautiful fireworks over the river - spectacular! New this year is the addition of a band on the River Stage following the fireworks where you can dance the night away with a musical street party.


Event Dates
2015
      28th Nov
      29th Nov
2016
      28th Nov
      29th Nov


Nambucca River Festival
Macksville, NSW, 2447

Located 9.6K from Bowraville

Scotts Head Food, Wine, Music and Art Festival


The Scotts Head Festival is an annual event showcasing gourmet food, wine, boutique beers, music and art from the Nambucca Valley and across the region.

The next festival will be held in April 2016 at the beautiful coastal village of Scotts Head on the Mid North Coast of NSW.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Apr


Short Street
Scotts Head, NSW, 2447

Located 17.8K from Bowraville

Funkya@Unkya Markets


Funkya@Unkya is a grass roots bi-monthly community market for 'make it, bake it, sew it, grow it' producers and creatives held on the last Sunday of the even months. They also support the environmentally sustainable concept of 'reuse, recycle and re-invent' Funkya@Unkya is growing and gaining wide acclaim as a wonderfully enjoyable experience for all concerned.

Live music by local musicians headlines every market. Workshops, demonstrations, playground, home style food, large selection of local produce and products available plus quality recycled goods.

Held on the very last Sunday of February, April, June, August and October and on the second Sunday in December for the Christmas market.


Event Dates
2015
      26th Apr
      28th Jun
      30th Aug
      25th Oct
      13th Dec
2016
      28th Feb


Pacific Highway,
Corner of Eungai Creek Road
Eungai Creek, NSW, 2441

Located 19.7K from Bowraville

Bello Winter Music Festival


Image Credit: Kurt Peterson Photography

Bello Winter Music is the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend and shake off the winter blues. As well as the music, Bello Winter Music comes alive with street theatre, workshops, free events and walking tours.

Situated roughly half way between Brisbane and Sydney and 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour, Bellingen sits in a spectacular countryside on the banks of the Bellinger River. Small cottages line the river, and a host of bed and breakfast guesthouses can be found close to the town as well as eco huts and farmstay accommodation. Camping is also available at the nearby Bellingen Showgrounds for the duration of the festival, and bookings can be made through the festival office.

The Bellingen community is deeply involved in every aspect of the festival. It has been inspiring working with them to create a unique, authentic celebration of their town.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Jul
      8th Jul
      9th Jul
      10th Jul


Ford Street
Bellingen, NSW, 2454

Located 21.2K from Bowraville

Bellingen 25th Spring Plant Fair


Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm!

The 25th Bellingen Spring Plant Fair is on at the Bellingen Market Park. It features over 70 plant nursery stalls, with a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical, native, exotic or food-bearing plants, garden supplies, and plenty of expert horticultural advice available.

Workshops, activities with undercover seating, information stalls from local organisations, fine food, musicians, free entry, lots of bargains and the chance to win a barrow full of plants donated by the stallholders, make this a great day out for garden lovers.

The Spring Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.



Event Dates
2015
      12th Sep
2016
      12th Mar
      10th Sep


Corner Church and Park Streets
Bellingen, NSW, 2454

Located 21.3K from Bowraville

Bowraville: Travel Tips

Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre


The Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre provides a range of information for the tourist and traveller alike. Information on local and regional attractions, upcoming events, assistance with places to stay and other services as required. Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.




Corner Pacific Highway and Riverside Drive
Nambucca Heads, NSW, 2448

Located 13.1K from Bowraville

Urunga Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Urunga Visitor Information Centre and chat to the friendly staff for extensive information on Urunga and the Bellingen Shire.

Also available at the centre is an over-the-counter booking service for accommodation, coach and train travel.

The coastal town of Urunga is the gateway to superb beaches in the area, perfect for surfers, anglers and walkers.




Pacific Highway
Urunga, NSW, 2455

Located 20.9K from Bowraville

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