Birds and paradise offer equal serenity for perfect retirement.
Birds and paradise offer equal serenity for perfect retirement.

Nambucca Valley well-equipped for retirement

MANY OF US have a favourite childhood holiday we went on.

There was plenty to do and the fun was non stop. The weather was great and you had plenty of friends around.

For some of you this very memory may be in the popular Nambucca Valley situated on the coast halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.

We see many grey nomads enjoying all the Valley has to offer but when it comes time to putting some roots down, the Nambucca Valley has the perfect balance of everything.

The Valley has the full spectrum of natural beauty. Starting from the 20km of pristine beaches, winding up the rivers and estuaries to the top of the mountains and rainforests with farmland all around. Shelly Beach in Nambucca Heads has just been voted in the Top 10 beaches of Australia.


There is a plethora of water activities from boating and fishing, waterskiing and kayaking as well as snorkelling, surfing and diving.

There are over a dozen boat ramps so you can take your pick from offshore mackerel and snapper to estuary flathead, bream and whiting. For the "colder" months there is even a heated pool to keep up your hydrotherapy.

Three golf courses, bowling clubs and tennis courts will keep you busy.

Then there are countless bush walks along the coast with view points to see humpbacks and dolphins as well as majestic views in national parks and state forests.

There are also cycleways along the river with well-serviced rest areas perfect for picnics.

For those looking to participate in local community groups, there are branches of the Lions, Rotary, Probus and CWA clubs to name a few.

The Valley is equipped with a soon to be expanded and upgraded hospital. This is within the Mid North Coast Local Health District and is supported by both Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour Base Hospitals.


The upgrade of the Pacific Highway will mean both Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie are only down the road.

This will leave little excuse for friends and family to visit with two major regional airports just over 30 minutes away.

The area can also be access by rail from Sydney.

Living options are endless from affordable caravan villages through to penthouses.

Retirement villages are aplenty with independent living options as well and full nursing home care.

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