Just a short walk away!
Nearby Attractions & Activities
Tourist Attractions & Local Favourites
River View Island Weddings & Functions
The River View Island is a unique venue just 9.3 k ( 11 min drive ) from Mandarin Motel – our Motel is the perfect place for family and friends to stay – offering guests a wide range of room styles that can be reserved for a few close fiends and family or larger groups can all stay together and reserve the whole Hotel! Our large rooms offer you a ‘home away from home’.
WEB SITE: https://riverviewisland.com.au/
Whale Watching: April - June & September - November
During the summer months you can enjoy the outdoor 50m pool under the sun, which is also heated for cooler weather. Designated for all year round seasons, the indoor pool is heated to 30° and has an entry ramp for easy access.
For your safety please take note: The sea along our coastline is open ocean – at times large waves and powerful surf can create dangerous currents. Ask at reception for a guide to the safe use of our beaches.
The Volkswagen Spectacular is held every two years (even years) in early August.
The Hot Rod Show and Shine is on in spring and the Ford Falcons shine early in November.
Rusty Iron Rally is held on the first weekend in September and draws crowds from far and wide to see a fantastic array of old vehicles and machinery.
The Macksville Show is one of the regions largest agricultural shows and is held in April.
Other events include the annual OZ Tag State Cup in February, Kennards Hire Rally Australia in November and Field day in November.
Eungai Buffalo Farm and Café
Overlooking beautiful rolling farmland and lush paddocks, this working farm produces a variety of delicious cheeses, gelato, yoghurt and other buffalo meat products.
Visitors can see a spectacular herd of buffalo up close or from the comfort of the all weather under cover deck and learn how they are cared for to produce a unique range of handcrafted gourmet dairy products.
Café Open limited hours – check site for info.
WEB SITE: http://eungaicreekbuffalo.com.au/
Mt. Yarrahapinni is a 15 minute drive south of Macksville and has breathtaking views of up to 60 kms from its summit. To the north on the famous Waterfall Way (turn off the Pacific Highway) is the Dorrigo National Park which is world heritage listed and as the name suggests has many waterfalls and lush subtropical rainforest tracks to explore.
Known as “The Verandah Post Town”, this peaceful hideaway is home to two excellent museums and the art deco Bowraville Theatre. Beautifully restored older buildings and historic Blue Nile Date Palms line the main street.
A free brochure outlining a self guided tour is available from reception.
Macksville Country Club
It’s just a few minutes to Macksville Country Club which features a unique 10 hole golf course with 18 alternating tees. The beautiful fairways, well maintained greens and abundant wildlife make for an enjoyable and interesting 18 holes. There are regular social and competition days with great prizes – local, regional and interstate travellers are all welcome for a game.
There are facilities to cater for weddings and other occasions where you want your guests to meet in an unique location.
Pub With No Beer
Step back in time and visit perhaps Australia’s most famous pub which inspired the song “The Pub With No Beer” by Slim Dusty. The pub is living history and is full of local memorabilia.
WEB SITE: https://www.pubwithnobeer.com.au/
The Nambucca River at Macksville is a great place to water ski and wakeboard, as the river is wide and has long straight stretches with an excellent boat ramp. Make a day of it with the family at Ski Nambucca Ski & Wake – Lessons and bookings. Ask about our Ski & Stay Packages!
WEB SITE: https://www.skinambucca.com.au/
Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Nambucca Valley on one of the many tourist drive routes in the area.
Our reception has free maps showing you where to go and what you can see along the way.
Enjoy fantastic views across the Nambucca River estuary and beyond.