NABIAC

Nabiac is a very small town encounted when traveling the Taree to Newcastle (or vice versa) Hgy. Nabiac is now a by-pass town and the traveler must exit the freeway to visit. Nabiac has a few things going for it, not the least the Motorcycle Museum.

The reason for this quite strange name has not been identified but aspects of the town have heritage facets.

Nabiac is the central town of the Wallamba Valley. As is typical of small North Coast towns, it developed in the second half of the 19th century as a small river port (later called Bullocks Wharf on the eastern edge of the town) for the hardwood-cutting (mainly Australian red cedar) trade. Later as the valley was cleared, small-scale dairying and corn-growing became dominant. At first milk was mainly bought by the dairy at Dyers Crossing (about 6 km west of Nabiac

Nabiac was relatively isolated, but the relocation of the Pacific Highway at that time changed its nature, and it has steadily become more of a highway service town and tourist stopping point.

The poet Les Murray was born in Nabiac, although his family lived in nearby Bunyah. He travelled to school in Nabiac for his primary and early high school education.

As small as the town is Nabiac has full representation of the main congregational churches, The Anglican the oldest.

The xxxx Motorcycle Museum is a class act. Any interest in motor history determines a good look over. Allow time for this museum.

The Nabiac War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement.

The Nabiac Hotel has been set up as a highway watering hole of note. If the timing is right a coffee or refreshment are on offer.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course