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Nambucca Heads

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Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. It is located on a ridge, north of the estuary of the Nambucca River near the Pacific Highway,. Its 2011 population was 6,137, including 602 (9.7%) indigenous persons and 5,180 (83.3%) Australian-born persons in the Shire. The place name is derived from an aboriginal word meaning 'entrance to the waters'. It is a popular holiday and retirement destination.The town is located on the North Coast railway line, and is served by the three daily XPT services.HistoryNambucca Heads is the current and historical homeland of the Gumbaynggirr people. Gumbaingirr lands stretch from Pillar Valley, Tyndale, Grafton and Copmanhurst in the north, to Glen Innes, Guyra and Black Mountain to the west, and to Bowraville to the south. The Nambucca River separated the Gumbaynggirr from the Dunghutti Ngaku. The name Nambucca comes from an Aboriginal word, ngambugka, variously translated as "winding or crooked river", and as "entrance to the waters."
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Landmark
V-Wall
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Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Nambucca Heads Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Island Golf Club
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Captain Cook's Lookout
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Nambucca Heads

National Park
Parque Nacional de Dorrigo Dorrigo
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Duration: 8 hours
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Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse South West Rocks
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Trial Bay Gaol South West Rocks
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Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
The Boardwalk Urunga
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Duration: 2 hours

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