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Bowraville has a unique variety of quality cafes. A picturesque rural drive just 15 minutes from Nambucca Heads or Macksville brings you to Bowraville, where you can relax and enjoy good old fashioned country service, great coffee, tea, home-made cakes and food.   

Le Maroc, The Coachhouse, Murphy's Coffee Lounge, Bowra Takeaway, Bowraville Theatre Café, Ranaes Choclatique

All located in High Street. 


Historical Buildings

St James Anglican Church

St James Anglican ChurchSt James Anglican Church

Located at the northern end of the main street this striking wooden building was completed in 1899. It is a symbol of the town's total commitment to the use of timber. Corner of High and Young Streets, Bowraville.


Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Corpus Christi Catholic ChurchCorpus Christi Catholic Church


Located on the hill at 4 Carbin St near the Southern end of the town it is a grand building.


The Coach House Inn

The historic Coach House InnThe historic Coach House Inn

The Coach House Inn is in the oldest original building in Bowraville

'The Royal Hotel' (first Licence 1896)


Bowra Pub

Bowra PubBowra Pub

 The Bowra Hotel is the heart of Bowraville and right in the middle of town.


Bowraville Theatre

Bowraville TheatreBowraville Theatre

Bowraville Theatre is an historic building with up to date technology including a state-of-the-art digital movie projector.



The Bowraville Folk Museum

The Bowraville Folk Museum The Bowraville Folk Museum


 The Bowraville Folk Museum was officially opened on the 13th December 1970 by members of the Bowraville & District Historical Society as a Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Celebration project. The original building was a general store operated by Mr, W. Tuck and owned by Mr. J. Newman. the building was known as the 'Red House'.


Frank Partridge VC Military Museum

Military MuseumMilitary Museum

The museum has numerous galleries representing all of the services and covering all of the conflicts that Australia has been involved in. It also has a Heavy Equipment Display Area which features a Bofors Gun, Jeep, Blitz Wagon, 25pdr Field Gun, Mark 8 Torpedo, Vietnam War 'Mule' and other items. The museum also boasts one of the most comprehensive military reference libraries in the state


Scenic Drives

Virtually any road leading out of Bowraville takes the visitor through spectacular rural countryside. There are also many forest roads where it's possible to drive through rainforest with tree ferns, cedars, strangler figs, stag horns, kangaroo ferns, and many varieties of eucalypts.


National Parks 

Dunggir National Park Dunggir National Park

Dunggir National Park, located about 20km west of Bowraville, derives its name from the local Gumbaynggirr dialect and means ‘Koala'.

The park forms an eastern outlier for the Eastern Escarpment, and Bowra Sugarloaf is a prominent landscape feature within its boundaries.

Dunggir is one of a number of nature reserves in the Nambucca Valley, including Ngambaa, Juugawaarri, Ganay, Bowraville and Bollanolla, which offer outstanding views and picnic areas.


Kosekai LookoutKosekai Lookout

Kosekai lookout offers a scenic lookout over the expansive Nambucca Valley all the way to the coast, with picnic tables and good opportunities for birdwatching



Bowraville Tourist Information

 Tourist Information available at the following businesses and organisations in High St 

  • Bowra Post and Collectables
  • Frank Partridge VC Military Museum Inc.
  • Bowraville Community Technology Centre
  • Coach House Inn



  • BCU Credit Union 39 High St

  • Bowra Hotel 33 High St

  • Ex Services Club High St