Visit Bowraville



Nestled on the banks of the Nambucca River where the saltwater meets the fresh, lies the creative town of Bowraville. Whether you explore the mountainous hinterland, discover the delights of farm fresh produce or participate in the diverse cultural experiences in town, Bowraville is the perfect destination to reset busy, noisy lives.

The Gumbayniggrr have been in Bowraville for thousands of years. Gumbayniggrr history and culture is an integral part of town life. You can discover the many pieces of Indigenous art around town.


Bowraville is fortunate to be ringed by national parks, conservation areas and nature reserves. These parks and reserves offer both adventure and a balm for the soul. An endless vista of mountains forms a landscape in transition from the coast to the plateau – a true Instagrammer’s paradise. Take any number of scenic drives to experience rivers, vibrant farmland, dramatic landscapes, biodiverse eucalyptus forests and quaint villages.  

It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature, to slow down, pause and surround yourself with beauty. You can swim in creeks or throw in a line.  You can paddle the waterways in a kayak, ride mountain bikes through forest tracks, or dirt bikes in the bush. You can bushwalk or bird watch or sit around a campfire and write your story upon the night sky.

If you have a 4WD, plan a day trip on North Arm and Horseshoe Roads. Experience old growth forest at Leagues Scrub then move onto Killerkrankie Lookout for awe inspiring views of the escarpment and valley systems.  Take a picnic lunch, then wind back down to the valley floor to cool off in the creek at Little Wonder. Head back to town feeling full of peace and gratitude.


Bowraville’s High Street is a picturesque streetscape full of colonial and art deco era architecture with many significant civic buildings.

You can learn about local pioneer history at the Folk Museum. Further up the road the Frank Partridge Military Museum has one of the biggest collections of militaria outside of Canberra. You can attend the cinema or catch a show at the stunning Art Deco theatre, or experience fine art and fine food at the Phoenix Gallery and Cafe.

Enjoy the rustic charms of the public bar in the Bowraville Hotel, or seat the family in the terrace bistro. Grab a burger at the historic Coach House Inn or take a scenic trip to the legendary Pub with No Beer at Taylors Arm. Let your kids enjoy the adventure park or be a big kid yourself and have a skate.

Bowraville is the perfect place to be inspired by beauty, both the natural and the manmade. 

Come and fall in love with Bowraville.