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Nana Glen
New South Wales
Nana Glen is located in New South Wales
Nana Glen
Nana Glen
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,055 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2450
LGA(s) City of Coffs Harbour
State electorate(s) Coffs Harbour
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Nana Glen is a small village in New South Wales, Australia, located 25 km inland north-west of Coffs Harbour in the City of Coffs Harbour. It is located on the Orara Way and at the juncture of two main roads, one leading to Lower Bucca. The Orara Way (formerly known as Coramba Road) is the main thoroughfare through the township and is an alternative route between Grafton and Coffs Harbour. Nana Glen is situated between the township of Coramba and Glenreagh.The local Mayor is Alison Johnson MD.

The film actor Russell Crowe has a 320 hectare property in Nana Glen, where his parents live, which as a result has become famous in Australia.

Archie Hunter Park, which is on the Orara River, is a place for a picnic and a swim.


As far as local legend goes, Nana Glen is named after the aboriginal word for the now extinct species of two tailed lizard. This lizard features in much of the symbolism of the area and can be seen painted on the hall, signs around Nana Glen and as a main feature of the Nana Glen Primary School Logo.


Historically a popular area for logging red cedar and other hardwoods.


A railway station on the North Coast railway existed between 1922 and 1974.

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  • Community Hall
  • Pre-School
  • Primary School
  • 25m Swimming Pool
  • Cricket ground
  • Tennis Court

Sports, Recreation and Equestrian Centre

Purchased in 1930 by the local community the Sportsground was donated to Council in 1979 on the condition that it be dedicated as a sports and recreation ground for the Nana Glen community. At the time, the ground was in poor condition with no power, water or toilet facilities. A celebration of the town's centenary provided the impetus to clean up the grounds and indeed develop them further. In 1980, a Community Management Committee was formed for the Care and Control of this facility. Since this time, the Committee has overseen the improvements to the Sports Centre with the community, federal, state and local governments and user groups contributing over $2,000,000 for its development. These improvements include erecting an amenities block, extending the Kiosk and amenities, building a dam and providing underground water, and substantial ground improvements including building stockyards, covered yards, cross country jumps and ring fencing. The field has stables and jumps where the local pony club and various gymkhanas and polocrosse matches are held.

Annual Events

  • Carols by candlelight (December)


Nana Glen Public School is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales 25 km west of Coffs Harbour in the Orara Valley. The school is set within a playground, which is one of the largest in the area along with full size soccer field, basketball court, fixed playground equipment a 25m swimming pool on school grounds and a large covered play area. The schools motto is "STRIVE TO ACHIEVE".

Notable Residents

Nana Glen is the home town of popular SoundCloud rapper; LimoTheMan

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