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Nobby Head: THE GUIDE
REGION: Mid-North Coast, NSW.
ACCESSIBILITY: Private/hired car or bike.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime, Open 24hrs.
LOCATION: 390km or 4:15 From Sydney CBD* | 4.5km 0:07 from Port Macquarie center (Open in Google Maps)
WALKING DISTANCE: Approx 100-150m
TIME REQUIRED: 20 mins
TOURIST RATING: Tick it off the list 5/10
*Times are approximate and depend on traffic
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Nobby Head: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Jackie Te-Aroha.
Port Macquarie has a string of Beautiful shores including the 400m long doggo-friendly beach and its attached headland known as Nobby’s. Nobby’s Beach is accessible from the track leading in from Flynns Beach or from the skinny little parking area at the end of Kenny Drive. But be careful if your driving a larger RV because theres zero turning space down there and if your reversing skills aren’t up to par you have to do a 300 point turn to get it out.
With Nobby’s beach to your left, the big lump of greenery that stands 30 high before you is Nobby head. Although there’s not a huge amount of signage for this walk there is a well trodden dirt path that leads up to the top.
For the most part the surrounding trees are quite dense so you’ll feel deep in a rainforest. Every now and then the trees will open up and offer views down toward Shelly beach. The climb itself lasts for about 10 minutes so its definitely not a strenuous one, perfect if you have a full days itinerary planned.
At the top of the hill you’ll come to a rather unkept plateau with a memorial monument for a man by the name of Henry Gardiner who drowned in 1874 in a cave below trying to save the life of his friend; J W Hume. And if you look out to the right you’ll see an endless horizon of water which can be quite beautiful and intimidating at the same time.
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