COFFS HARBOUR & NAMBUCCA HEADS
Our surgeries are based at Nambucca Heads and Coffs Harbour on New South Wale's
Below is just a brief description of our local area.
Nambucca Heads is essentially a coastal holiday and retirement centre in a
subtropical climate which is popular with those inclined to such activities as
fishing, walking, boating, swimming, surfing and sunbathing on the lengthy local
beaches. The town is located on a ridge which runs out to a headland at the
mouth of the Nambucca River, 26 metres above sea-level and 512 km north-east of
Sydney. Just inside the estuary is Stuart Island which contains an Aboriginal
burial site. It is now home to an 18-hole golf course connected to the mainland
by a causeway.
The current population of Nambucca Heads is around 6000. The major local
industries include tourism, abattoirs, timber and primary industries such as
beef cattle, dairying, bananas, forestry, fishing, oyster farming and the retail
and service sectors. There is also a growing engineering and small manufacturing
Nambucca Heads River, looking South towards Yarrahappini and Scotts Head.
Coffs Harbour is a major coastal resort town, also noted for its banana
plantations and its fishing. It is beautifully located where the mountains
tumble down to the sea, 558 km north-east of Sydney and 3 metres above
Although bigger than most NSW coastal towns (its population is now over 65 000),
it is typically occupied by retirees seeking the warm north of the state and by
holiday-makers eager to enjoy themselves and spend some money.
The appearance of Coffs Harbour has not been enhanced by the emergence of
high-rise units which remind one of suburban Sydney rather than a holiday
resort. Nonetheless, it has a kind of glorious subtropical laziness attached to
it while at the same time wanting to be considered a thriving city.
Coffs Harbour Jetty, Muttonbird Island and Coffs Harbour Jetty Marina.
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