Opened in February, 2017, Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads features views over the Nambucca River. Free breakfast, WiFi, Netflix, books, games and puzzles are available. All bedrooms at Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads have river views, balconies, air-conditioning, wide-screen TVs, bar fridges and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room has its own bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The property is 5 minutes' drive from the highway. It is 25 mi from Coffs Harbor. Sawtell is 20 mi from Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads, while South West Rocks is 17 mi from the property. Coffs Harbor Airport is 24 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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  • S
    Very cozy atmosphere and hosts, feels brand new but not in a way that lacks soul. There are some small knickknacks/art pieces for sale downstairs which were interesting to look through and added charm.
  • Katherine
    This really is such a gem of a spot in Nambucca! From check-in, to the immaculate cleanliness of the room and premises, to the over and above attention to detail by the owners on every level. Close to shops and beaches. Superb value for money....
  • Nadine
    lovely hosts and room/facilities - perfect for a night’s stay

Hosted by Sharon & Darrin Coleman

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Sharon & Darrin Coleman
Riverside Rest is a haven created with guest comfort in mind. Enjoy a freshly cooked or continental breakfast with fresh fruit, homemade bread and jam. Dinner is also available by arrangement. Riverside Rest is nestled in a quiet area with river views from just about every room. Opened Easter of 2017 with contemporary furnishings, light and airy rooms & modern spacious bathrooms it is a great place to relax & unwind from the stresses of every day life. All rooms are air-conditioned, have their own bathrooms, desk/table, wide screen, smart TVs with free Netflix, free You Tube & free WiFi. All bedrooms have access to a balcony with river views & outdoor settings. Please note: all bedrooms are upstairs. The Riverside Rest offers the privacy of a hotel with the comfort of a bed & breakfast. The common areas provide spacious lounge and dining rooms and a deck, all overlooking the river. There is also a library and games for guest enjoyment. Off street parking is provided. Come, stay, relax, we know you will be back.
The Nambucca River offers pristine crystal clear waters for guests to enjoy. Fishing, boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding. swimming, snorkelling, fun, fun, fun - in, on & around the water. The river is so clear & clean that you can see the fish and there is abundant wildlife & great bird watching. Dolphin watching is available all year and whale watching is from June to mid November. Nambucca Heads is a small town with some lovely ladies boutiques, some great cafes & restaurants, picture theatre, parks & recreation areas. The Riverside Rest is situated a short, level walk to the RSL, Bowling & Golf clubs. Golf packages are available. The breakwall offers an ever changing artwork, where locals & visitors adopt & paint rocks, some maintaining their artworks year after year. Kids are kept amused in the search for "Wally". As well as the river, Nambucca has some beautiful beaches including Shelly Beach which was voted in the top 10 beaches in Australia. Riverside Rest is a great base to explore the nearby towns of Macksville, Valla, Bellingen, Bowraville, Dorigo & Scotts Head. Local museums: Headland Museum, Frank Partridge Military, the Folk & the Mary Bolton Pioneer Cottage.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • River view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Snorkeling
  • Racquetball
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Private check-in/out
    • Executive lounge access
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos American Express Cash Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that this property is accessible by stairs only. It does not offer disabled access facilities.

    Please note that this property does not accept school graduate guests. The property apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

    Please inform Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

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    FAQs about Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads

    • Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads is 2,150 feet from the center of Nambucca Heads. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Bowling
      • Snorkeling
      • Tennis court
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Racquetball
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)

    • Room options at Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads include:

      • Double
      • Triple

    • Check-in at Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • The prices at Riverside Rest Nambucca Heads may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.