COME SEE Nobby Head, Port Macquarie, NSW. Australia.
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.
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.