I recently took a trip up to The Nambucca Valley Train Carriages, located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, not far from Nambucca Heads. The carriages were built totally from the ground up in 2019 and replicate the Wisebech and Upwell Tramway vehicle (1888) in Stratford, England, by Great Eastern Railways.
The train carriage offers a one-of-a-kind B&B experience in self-contained private holiday lodging with views of the railway line and the surrounding countryside. As soon as I pulled into the winding drive, I knew I was in for a treat after taking in the scenic route via South West Rocks. Dave, my host, came to welcome me and gave me some tips on what to do in the area.
A Queen Bed, an ensuite bathroom, a kitchen, a small dining table, and a balcony are all included in each carriage. There is plenty of space in the ensuite bathroom, which boasts a spacious shower. The pool in the private residence section is also available to guests.
Dave and Diane, the hosts, offer a complimentary continental breakfast that includes cereal, toast, jam, honey, juice, tea, and coffee. The balcony is ideal for sitting out and eating breakfast and sitting and enjoying a drink in the evening.
There is a small electric cooktop, microwave, and electric BBQ on the balcony for those who want to cook rather than eat out. Guests are requested to clean up after themselves, including the kitchen and bathroom, and wash and put away dishes.
The carriage is 200 metres from the North Coast Railway line, visible from the balcony and windows, and you can hear trains passing by. Aside from the trains, the site is peaceful, picturesque, with the occasional wallaby grazing near the carriages and the sound of birds and cows.
The 300-metre gravel driveway gives access to parking and plenty of area to park a trailer or boat. When entering the drive, take a right because the left leads to a private residence.
Nearby Attractions to Nambucca Valley Train Carriages
Nambucca Valley Train Carriages is a semi-rural spot in Nambucca Heads in the Nambucca Valley, 5 km from Macksville, with plenty of things to do.
The 9-acre property is a great spot to relax while viewing kangaroos and wallabies, bird watching, or taking a walk down to the railway tracks. I wandered on down to the tracks and spotted a wallaby on the way.
River and foreshore boardwalks may be found in Nambucca Heads. Over the years, the Breakwall has been embellished by aspiring painters (as well as some accomplished artists), and these rocks have fascinating stories to tell.
Nambucca is derived from an Aboriginal term that means “entrance to waters.”
Beautiful rainforests surround Nambucca, making it excellent for birdwatching, bushwalking, or simply finding a quiet place to reflect.
Beaches are only 15 minutes away, with excellent surfing, snorkelling at Nambucca Heads’ V Wall, ocean fishing, whale and dolphin viewing, and beach walking.
In the Shelly seaside reserve, there are picnic tables and grills, as well as facilities. Shelly Beach is a popular fishing site with a boat ramp for boaters at the southern end.
Two other well-known beaches north of Shelly are Beilbys Beach and Main Beach. Main Beach is patrolled during the summer school holidays and on weekends from October to Easter. The beach at Swimming Creek is dog-friendly.
Fishing and boating are available on the Nambucca River, which is only a 10-minute drive away. At Nambucca Heads, kayaking and paddle boarding are also popular pastimes, and boat rentals are available. Water skiing and wakeboarding are also available at a subsidised fee at Nambucca River Water Ski and Wake Sports.
Bikers can choose from cross-country and downhill tracks on the 8-kilometre Jacks Ridge Mountain Bike Track.
In the Nambucca Valley, there are various 4WD tracks as well as good dirt bike trails.
Make a point of stopping at the breathtaking lookouts surrounding the headlands, which provide views of the South West Rocks in the south, Coffs Harbour in the north, and the mountains in the west.
About an hour north, Coffs Harbour provides a much larger shopping sector and other major attractions.
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