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Nana Glen
New South Wales
Population 3,687 (2011 census)Includes nearby towns
Postcode(s) 2450
LGA(s) City of Coffs Harbour
State electorate(s) Coffs Harbour
Federal Division(s) Cowper

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. In the 2011 census, Nana Glen was reported in conjunction with the nearby towns of Coramba and Buccahad, with a combined population of 3,687 people.

The well-known 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 and (in Nana Glen).

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 in1979 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 then 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)
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