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The Historic Coach House Inn

Location: 84 High Street Bowraville NSW 2449

The Historic Coach House is located in Bowraville, NSW, Australia.
We offer a range of services including:

  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Milk Bar
  • Formal Dining
  • Catering for up to 150 people



The Historic Coach House Bowraville can accommodate up to 22 people.

It has 11 rooms including:
- 6 Double Rooms
- 2 Single Rooms
- 2 Twin Rooms
- 1 Family Room (Sleeps 4)
The upper reaches of the Nambucca River was the home of the Gumbaynggir for many thousands of years before cedar getters arrived in the valley in1830.

By the late 1800's more than 30,000 bags of corn and 2 million super feet of timber was shipped annually from "Bowra" and by then the population was 110. The new settlers were basically subsistence farmers and their early income came from cedar and later corn and dairy.

The town of Bowra, as it was original named, grew out of the forest next to the river. The cedar and later hardwood logs were delivered by bullock to wharves in Bowraville and punted down river to Nambucca Heads.

This magnificent two story establishment was built in 1896 originally as a hotel and as quoted In 1899 the proprietor Robert Mc Dougall boasted the Royal Hotel offers accommodation equal to any on the coast with good tables, good wines, good stables and attentive grooms."

Establishments like this were originally built to board single men until they married and the wife demanded a "Home to live in."

It's a credit to the new owners and licensees from 2002 that that offer still stands today though it's now called "The Historic Coach House Inn."

The stables and memorabilia still exists around the courtyard, like the timber getters saws, horse gear and coach wheels---it's still here, a rare sight.

Although restored, almost all the original architectural features are still in evidence, like the lacework and the verandas. All that's gone are the people of yesteryear.

There are many stories that can be told around the open fire in the old dining room. And the presence of the pioneers still lingers.

Glenn and Michelle are the new pioneers in Bowraville keeping guard over your history so you can still enjoy, reminisce and wonder what it was like back then.

The accommodation varies from single to family rooms and four-poster beds and our chefs and bakers produce, daily, fine fare for the restaurant and bistro.

Sleep tight and comfy, take in the sights around town, travel the river, traverse the hills and swim the surf, it's all around.


  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Cafe/ Coffee Shop
  • Communal Lounge
  • Fridge
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Provided
  • Meals Available
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Toaster
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Conference Meeting Facilities
  • Gay Friendly
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Log Fire
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant Licenced
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Bath
  • Communal Facilities
  • Dining Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Late Check Out
  • Lounge
  • No Pets
  • Secure Parking
  • Television

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Room Configuration: 1 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 2

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Room Configuration: 1 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 1

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Room Configuration: 1 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 2

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Room Configuration: 1 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 2

Arrival Time: 1400
Departure Time: 10.00