Activities

There is just so much to see & do in the Manning Valley!

If getting back to nature is your thing, the Manning Valley offers 9 stunning National Parks and reserves, 45 kilometres of pristine coastline and the only double delta river system in Australia with two entrances to the ocean. This rugged natural environment was made for adventure with endless walking trails, mountain bike tracks, rapids, waterfalls, beaches, lookouts, fishing and more. Whether you're travelling by foot, bike, car or boat, you're sure to discover the hidden gems that lie within the Manning Valley.

The great outdoors might be our biggest draw-card, but our 26 seaside and hinterland towns a villages are equally impressive and waiting to welcome you. Each town comes with its own unique vibe and offerings, from cute cafes and farmer's markets to quirky festivals and vintage shops, we're certain you'll find something you love about each one.

The Manning Valley also features a wide variety of cultural and creative attractions. From quaint tea houses selling local crafts to galleries showcasing award-winning artists and entertainment venues, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

Coopernook State Forest

Coopernook State Forest is a beautiful corner of the Manning Valley. There is the Forest Park Camping and Picnic area within the Coopernook State Forest, which is a quiet open grass area, surrounded by tall gums, perfect for camping or spending the night. This spot is a free stopover and rest area for those seeking respite from highway travel, halfway between Taree and Kew and just off the Pacific Highway.

The forest is accessible by 2WD in good weather and the site is FREE and pet friendly. A good spot to pop out the tent or trailer and relax or explore the surrounding forest.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Disabled Access
  • Dump Point
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • National Parks / State Forest
  • Near Water
  • Pet Friendly 
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Powered Sites
  • RV Friendly
  • Unpowered Sites
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Website:http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/coopernook
Address:Coopernook State Forest, Forest Drive, Coopernook NSW

Bago Vineyards

Bago Vineyards produces chardonnay, verdelho, fortified wines, merlot and ports. Established 20+yrs.

Our vineyard cultivates a food and wine experience, stocking local cheeses and condiments – a cheese plate with a glass of wine under the pergola is essential when visiting the cellar door.

Enjoy Bago’s remarkable hedge maze, the largest in NSW.

Open 9:30 am daily, Cellar closes 5:00 pm

Maze entry closes 4:00 pm... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6585 7099
Website:http://www.bago.com.au/
Address:Milligans Road, Wauchope NSW 2446
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Bike tracks and skate parks

Our bike tracks and skate parks will get you and the family out enjoying our great weather!  You can get on the move at:

 

Bike tracks

Fotheringham Park to Andrews Reserve

A family oriented easy ride section of Taree for 5 km’s

See Bike Route 1 – Brochure

 

Brimbin Reserve

For a more adventurous ride of 15 km’s

See Bike Route 2 – Brochure

 

Skate parks

Harrington

Located at: Oxley Reserve,... continue reading.

Black Head Beach

Black Head beach is patrolled in summer months and is considered one of the Manning Valley’s best swimming beaches.

This award-winning beach features an ocean pool, excellent fishing, picnic and BBQ areas under shady Norfolk Island Pines.

Another highlight of this area is a littoral rainforest walk which encompasses striking coastal landforms as well as rare tracts of coastal rainforest. There are also two headlands with lookouts at Black Head and Red Head.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Black Head Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Black Head Bazaar

Black Head Bazaar is known as the best market in the Manning.  It is held on the 1st Sunday of each month from September to May in Wylie Breckenridge Park at Black Head.

This market has an extensive variety of stalls selling fresh farm picked fruit and vegetables, handmade clothing and jewellery, homemade cakes, slices and biscuits. Food and wonderful fresh roasted coffee are available.

The Black Head Bazaar is a community market organised and operated by Hallidays Point Landcare Group.

Please go to www.hallidayspointinfo.com and click the link near the bottom of the page for current information on the market (including cancellations).... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0468 312 452
Website:http://www.hallidayspointinfo.com/
Address:Wylie Breckenridge Park, Hallidays Point New South Wales 2430

Boat Ramps

Whether it’s river or ocean fishing that tickles your fancy, we’ve got plenty of boat ramps in the Manning Valley, so you’ll be out on the water in no time!

 

Andrews Reserve (Taree – end of Edinburgh Drive)

West End Ave (Taree)

Endeavour Place (Taree)

Cundletown (Kendall Reserve)

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve Picnic Area (end of Farquhar Street)

Tinonee (near Tinonee Park)

Croki (off Ferry Road)

Bohnock (Neville Weilly Bridge, Manning Point Road)

Old Bar (Mudbishops Point Reserve)

Harrington (off Beach Street)

Manning Point (Main Street)

Coopernook (near Hotel)... continue reading.

Boorganna Nature Reserve

Just 6km from Comboyne along Innes View Road lies Boorganna Nature Reserve. A real treasure trove, this rainforest remnant lies on volcanic soils surrounded by the cleared farmland of the Comboyne Plateau.

The Reserve is only an hour’s drive from Taree. Take your lunch and enjoy the restful mood of this unique place. Stroll down the 2.7k walking track from the picnic area and descend through the tranquil rainforest to Rawson Falls.... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Address:LOT 114 Innes View Rd, Innes View NSW 2429, Australia

Brimbin Nature Reserve

Brimbin Nature Reserve is located approximately 12km North West of Taree and an easy 20 minutes drive from town.

Brimbin Nature Reserve has important historic connections with Taree and Port Macquarie’s early settlement being situated on the original main road between the two centres in the days of horse-drawn transport. This area is also significant to the local Biripi people. The name “Brimbin” is an Aboriginal word derived from “Borembit” or stringybark, a tree species common in the reserve.

Brimbin is home to an endangered species of eucalypt, the narrow leaved redgum, Eucalyptus seeana, which occurs at its southern limit in the Taree area.... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
Address:Old Port Macquarie Road, off Cedar Party Road, Brimbin NSW 2430

Cattai Wetlands

Just off the Pacific Highway at Spring Hill Road lives the award-winning Cattai Wetlands, a beautiful coastal wetland and hidden gem of the Manning Valley.

Cattai Wetlands provide a sanctuary for over 180 species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and regularly spotted Goanna’s. Make your way along one of the many walking tracks, go bird watching, take a picnic or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Cattai Wetlands is open to the public 7 days a week between 8 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Guided tours are also available by appointment – call MidCoast Council on 02 6592 5399.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6592 5399
Email:
Website:http://www.gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Address:Spring Hill Road, Coopernook, New South Wales, Australia

Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve

Coocumbac Island is a small island next to the Martin Bridge in the Manning River at Taree is the site of a major rainforest regeneration program.

It is an ideal place to see one of the few remaining areas of lowland subtropical rainforest that once covered extensive areas of the North Coast. The island is only accessible by water, so if you’re out in your boat, be sure to swing by and check it out.... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Address:The island is only accessible by water

Coorabakh National Park

Around 25 kilometres north of Taree take a drive through Coorabakh National Park.

Wander amongst giant Blackbutt forest over the shaded boardwalks of the Starrs Creek sub tropical rainforest. Amble down along a fresh creek to Newbys cave and if the day is warm you simply have to take yourself for a dip in the ever cool Waitui Falls. Some of the most amazing views over the Manning Valley and out to the coastline can be enjoyed here from Newbys, Flat Rock and Vincent’s lookouts.

Be sure to check out Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie,... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Coopernook Forest Drive, Coopernook NSW 2426

Crowdy Bay National Park

Crowdy Bay National Park (9,519 hectares) has long been admired for its rugged coastline cliffs, rockpools, beaches and forests, which are a haven for wildlife. At low tide, you can explore the rock formations and pools along the cliff-base walk.

There is great fishing, plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing and water activities and it is a particularly fruitful area for bird watching.

The park’s main topographical feature and highest point is Diamond Head, which rises abruptly to 113 metres. It takes its name from the quartz crystals that are found in the area.

There are a number of great,... continue reading.

Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Disabled Access
  • Dump Point
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • National Parks / State Forest
  • Near Water
  • Pet Friendly 
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Powered Sites
  • RV Friendly
  • Unpowered Sites
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Crowdy Head Road, Harrington, New South Wales, Australia

Crowdy Head Beach

The beautiful seaside village of Crowdy Head has both a north and a south beach.

On the northern side is a family friendly beach which is patrolled in summer months with a Surf Life Saving Club and kiosk. There are also some great picnic spots nearby and it’s not uncommon to spot dolphins playing in the waves.

Crowdy Head South Beach is a beautiful natural beach which is very popular with surfers chasing the ‘big’ waves. There are also picnic tables overlooking the ocean, so make sure you pack your lunch before you go!

Both beaches have 4WD access available,... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Crowdy Head, New South Wales, Australia

Cundletown Markets

Cundletown Markets are held on the second Sunday of the month at the Cundletown Community Garden on Main Street Cundletown. A friendly little market, where you can find treasures, plants, home made goods, coffee and more. Fresh produce is available straight from the garden too.

Come for a visit. There is often activities for the kids too.

New stallholders welcome.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0425 265 632
Email:
Address:43 Main Street, Cundletown, New South Wales, Australia
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Diamond Head & Kylie’s Beaches

Diamond Head and Kylie’s Beaches are located in Crowdy Bay National Park and are only a short walk from the many camping grounds located in the area.

These beaches boast great fishing, BBQ and picnic areas nearby and for the more adventurous, some great walking tracks. There is also 4WD access available at Kylies Beach, which is just south of Diamond Head.

If you’re on the look out for that perfect Kodak moment, the local kangaroo community can often be found on the sand in the early hours of the morning or right on sunset.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Diamond Head Beach, Diamond Head, New South Wales, Australia

Ellenborough Falls

From Wingham follow the Tourist Drive 8 signs to the legendary Ellenborough Falls at Elands.

At 200 metres, Ellenborough Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the Manning Valley’s biggest natural attractions. If you’re coming to the area, visiting this natural beauty is a must-do!

Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform at the top, or for the more adventurous, take the 641 timber steps to the bottom of the valley where you’ll get so close you’ll feel the spray and hear the roar of the falls.... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Ellenborough Falls Road, Elands NSW 2429

Farquhar Inlet and Camping Ground

Located at the southern entrance to the Manning River, Farquhar Inlet offers far more than just a top fishing spot.  There is plenty of calm water to enjoy all types of boating and watercraft activities.

Farquhar Inlet is also a camping ground which consists of 25 campsites set amongst shady trees with BBQ facilities and toilets available. Access to the park is by 4WD along the Manning Point beach (only on low tide) or by boat.  Access via Old Bar is only possible when the entrance is closed.

All vehicles require a beach permit issued from Greater Taree City Council,... continue reading.

Contact details
Website:http://www.stateparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Farquhar Park Camping Ground, Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia

Fishing

The Manning Valley is a fisherman’s paradise, with a place to drop a line or experience adventure fishing around every corner.

Fish our numerous, pristine freshwater streams for Australian Bass (perch) or our estuaries for quality flathead, bream and whiting.

Land based game fishermen, who love the thrill of the chase are invited to take advantage of our uncrowded beaches and headlands. Or those who prefer to pursue the big blue water species such as snapper, jewfish or marlin, we have numerous boat launching facilities throughout the region.

Pick up a license at the Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre or selected local outlets.... continue reading.

Ghinni Wines

Ghinni Wines produces quality fruit and vegetable liqueurs using fresh orchard fruit primarily from the farm orchard and also other local growers including organic specialists. Ghinni Wines also produce fruit and honey mead:  blueberry, orange, plum and lemon.

Our Vinyard cultivates king mulberries in the orchard which imbue more fructose to the fruit driven liqueur flavours.

Enjoy a mataro red made from Barossa fruit, hand picked form 50+ year vines.

The winery is located by the Manning River offering a beautiful outlook and is easily accessible via the Pacific Highway just north of Taree. ... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 8191 Open by appointment
Email:
Website:http://www.ghinniwines.com
Address:200 Pacific Highway, Ghinni Ghinni NSW 2430

Great Lakes Paddocks

Great Lakes Paddocks produces a range of wines including crisp, clean whites and easy drinking medium bodied reds.

Our Winery cultivates grass fed Angus beef, using ethical and sustainable farming practices.

Enjoy this family friendly destination with delicious wine, beef, local produce and music events. Call to confirm for music events in our stunning hinterland location.

Open most days 10:00 am to 4:00 pm... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 4997 7255
Website:http://www.greatlakespaddocks.com.au/
Address:115 Herivels Road, Wootton, New South Wales, Australia
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Harrington Beach

Part of the Harrington Beach State Park, Harrington Beach has a family friendly swimming lagoon off the beach area with BBQ facilities and picnic tables.

 

This is a fabulous spot to take the little ones and the Harrington break wall is also close by for walking, fishing and taking in views of the ocean. Along the break wall you’ll also see the fish-cleaning tables, where the local pelicans like to hang out and fight for the leftovers from the fishermen’s catch of the day.

 

Pick up a permit from the local bait shop in Harrington as there is 4WD access available along this beach.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Harrington Beach State Park, Crowdy Street, Harrington, New South Wales, Australia

Harrington Beach State Park

Harrington Beach State Park is a 431-hectare site that stretches from Harrington to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head. It features a privately run Caravan Park, lighthouse and boat harbour.

A must do for all is a visit to the iconic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse perched high on the headland provides 360-degree views of the coast. Between May and August, keep your eye out for passing humpback whales. Make sure you pack the camera as there are great photo opportunities from this vantage point.

Harrington Beach State Park is a fisherman’s paradise with plenty of opportunities to pull in a great catch of the day at the protected boat harbour,... continue reading.

Contact details
Website:http://www.stateparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Harrington Beach State Park, Crowdy Street, Harrington, New South Wales, Australia

Johns River Community Market

Johns River Community Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month with additional markets held on a Monday of the long weekends at Easter, June and October & January.

A very popular market that has been in operation for in excess of 25 years and has a large range of stalls, old wares and homemade items. Excellent food is available for sale, including our legendary Devonshire Tea/Coffee, which is provided by the Trustees of the Johns River Community Hall. All proceeds from the sale of food items and stall holder rental is invested back into the Hall and Recreation reserve.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0417950525
Email:
Website:http://www.johnsriverhall.com.au
Address:Johns River Community Hall

Kite Surfing

For thrill-seeking travellers, kitesurfing is a popular and exciting activity to do in the Manning Valley.

One of the best kite surfers in the business, Ben Wilson, rated Old Bar Beach as one of the best spots in the world, only second to a secret spot in the United States.

With 4WD access to many of our beaches, you will find yourself with plenty of room to move along the water and backloop, backroll, front roll and nose slide – or practice some new tricks!... continue reading.

Krambach Markets

Krambach Markets are held in the old School of Arts Hall in Krambach on the 3rd Sunday of each month. For an authentic country market with a real local flair, this is the place to be.  You will find local stall holders selling country crafts, preserves, produce, plants, bric a brac, chocolates, lavender, cakes, woodwork, handmade soap, gingerbread, silk painting and much more.

Arrive early and enjoy delicious country made morning teas.

Open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:Helen Legg - 6559 1211
Address:Krambach Hall, Bucketts Way, Krambach New South Wales 2429

Lookouts

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If you love views and vistas, the Manning Valley has many inspiring lookouts that are great photo opportunities during your visit.

So make sure you pack you camera and get snap-happy when you visit the below lookouts:

Manning Entertainment Centre

The Manning Entertainment Centre presents the best performing arts and entertainment on the Mid North Coast.  We offer first class facilities for the performing arts, from school productions and amateur theatre to artists of national and international acclaim.  The Manning Entertainment Centre is a 505 seat theatre in Taree, New South Wales and serves the residents of the Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester and Camden Haven regions.

Tickets are available from the Manning Entertainment Centre Box Office between 10am and 1pm Tuesday to Friday, or at Stocklands Forster, Customer Care Desk, or by phone: 6592 5466 (dial option 1 to be transferred to our ticket agency) between 10am and 1pm Tuesday to Friday. ... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6592 5466
Email:
Website:http://mec.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/
Address:33 Manning River Drive, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Manning Mall

Manning Mall is your place for all your shopping needs, located on the corner of Albert and Manning Street in the CBD of Taree (opposite Taree Centre). Manning Mall is host to Coles, Target and a variety of specialty stores and eateries.

Free Parking is available in our above ground Car park. Designated parking areas for Mums with Prams, Disabled and Seniors are all available in the centre, adjacent to centre entrances.

See our Manning Mall Website for Trading Hours and Centre Services.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6551 6366
Email:
Website:http://www.manningmall.com.au
Address:Corner of Albert Street and Manning Street Taree NSW 2430

Manning Point Beach

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Manning Point is both a riverside and seaside location, where the sea and the north arm of the Manning River meet at this idyllic point.

Located just 25 minutes drive east of Taree, Manning Point Beach is the perfect spot for families to visit. It features a river pool, BBQ and picnic facilities, a playground and you can even take your furry four legged friends for a walk! The fishing enthusiasts will also love this spot as there is a boat launch nearby and great fishing.

Over the years the lands of Farquhar Inlet and Manning Point have been the most successful breeding and fledgling sites in the State for the endangered shore bird the Little Tern.There is 4WD access for beach users,... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Manning Point Beach, Manning Point, New South Wales, Australia

Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Manning Regional Art Gallery provides a range of cultural and artistic experiences to residents of the Manning Valley and visitors to the area.  Our exhibitions are drawn from local artists and national and international collections.  We also support budding artists with our Children’s Education Programs and Artists Skills Development Workshops.  Gallery staff are happy to give free guided tours of the exhibitions, by appointment.  Interested in looking for something interesting, beautiful, quirky or locally crafted?  Explore the Gallery Shop and discover our unique range of gifts, handmade items, cards, and books. You are sure to find something you’ll love.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6592 5455
Email:
Website:http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/
Address:12 Macquarie Street, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Marine Rescue Markets

Marine Rescue Markets at Harrington are held in John Oxley Reserve and are very popular with both visitors and the locals alike.  The market has a wide variety of stalls selling crafts, produce, clothing, plants, and much more. All proceeds from the Markets go towards financing our Marine Rescue Boats and operations.

Come and enjoy our excellent food, prepared by our friendly Marine Rescue Members, and enjoy a day out in Harrington!

See http://www.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/play/events/calendar/ for more information on exact dates.

Open 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

 ... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6556 1564
Email:
Address:Beach St, Harrington NSW 2427 Australia

Mount George Markets

Mount George Markets are held in the upper Manning Valley on the 4th Saturday of the month (except December).  Here you will find our famous Mount George oranges and the freshest home grown produce and local cakes, slices, jams and preserves in the area.  Take a scenic drive out to our little part of the world and experience our community market, where you will also find vintage clothing and hand made crafts.

Open from 9:00 am... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0405 197 245
Email:
Address:Mount George Hall, Nowendoc Road, Mount George NSW 2424

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is fast becoming one of the most popular activities in the Manning Valley as our National Parks and State Forests are perfect for this type of adventure.

Get up close and personal with nature as you bike the coast or discover 40 kilometres of challenging mountain bike loop tracks, hidden deep within our forests.

What was once our local’s best kept secret, Kiwarrak State Forest is now known as having some of the best mountain bike trails in Australia, criss-crossing thousands of acres of untouched woodlands.

The Manning-Great Lakes Tip Riders and Manning Valley BMX are mountain bike clubs catering for riders who wish to ride socially as well as race.... continue reading.

Nabiac Farmers Market

Nabiac Farmers Market is held on the last Saturday of each month except December.  This farmers market is the largest local produce market in the Manning Valley.  Here you can stock up on seedlings for your vegetable patch and meet your local growers and producers who make such a variety of gourmet goodies available for you.  Taste the organic coffee, new gluten free bakery with freshly baked biscuits and cakes, honey, goats milk beauty products, sourdough bread.  Please bring along your reusable bags and baskets or buy one of ours.

Come and enjoy our vibrant rural village, amongst the wild fig trees. ... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:6550 2130 or 0434 253 266
Address:Nabiac Showground, Nabiac Sreet, NABIAC NSW 2312

Old Bar Beach

Old Bar Beach is the closest surfing beach to Taree and just a 10-minute drive from the Pacific Highway.

This location is perfect for fishing, boating and water sports for the whole family. The options are endless – pack a picnic and enjoy the BBQ facilities, take your furry friends for a walk along the beach, make tracks with the 4WD access or enjoy the fishing and surfing opportunities.

One of the best kite surfers in the business, Ben Wilson, rated Old Bar Beach as one of the best spots in the world, only second to a secret spot in the United States.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Old Bar Beach, Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia

Old Bar Markets

Old Bar Markets are held on the 4th Sunday of the month on the beach promenade in Old Bar. Old Bar Market offers a laid back atmosphere, fresh produce, bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, homemade products, home wares and lots more.

Open between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:6553 3314
Address:Old Bar Reserve, Old Bar Road, Old Bar New South Wales 2430

Op Shop Hop

Do our local Op Shop Hop and discover a treasure, delight in a bargain and connect with our community.  Wander the heart of Taree and then trip to towns and villages from the country to the coast.

Make it all about the shopping or make it part of the experience of each town or village . . . this is Manning Valley Op Shop Hop:

Harrington Anglican Op Shop

Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm and public holidays

1 Hedges St, Harrington

02 6556 1037

 

Old Bar Vinnies

Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm;... continue reading.

Rudi’s Farmers Markets

Rudi’s Markets is a brilliant farmers market that operates every Thursday in the grounds of Mentges Meats. Purchase fresh flowers, home grown fruit & vegetables, local honeys, jams and preserves, sauces and fresh brewed coffee. Stall holders include Comboyne Cheese and Yvettes Raw Kitchen.

Open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Lot 12 Kanangra Dr Taree)... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6552 6878
Email:
Website:http://www.mentgesmeats.com.au
Address:76 Kanangra Dr, Taree NSW 2430, Australia

Saltwater and Wallabi Point Beaches

Adjacent Saltwater and Wallabi Point beaches, just south of Old Bar, are perfect for surfing enthusiasts. These surfing meccas attract thousands of tourists every year who are in search the perfect wave.

These beaches are also great for families as there is a warm, shallow saltwater lagoon nestled against the picnic reserve, providing excellent swimming opportunities.

For those with a love of fishing you won’t be disappointed as there is a direct ocean boat launch in this area.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Saltwater Beach, Wallabi Point, New South Wales, Australia

Saltwater National Park

Saltwater National Park adjoining Saltwater beach has special significance for the local Aboriginal community (Biripi). This National Park contains Aboriginal sites, which relate to Dreamtime beliefs and a section of the park has been declared an Aboriginal Place.

There is swimming and surfing at the ocean beach and canoeing in the tranquil waters of Khappinghat Creek. The lagoon nestled against the Reserve provides safe swimming for families.

The picnic area has gas BBQ’s, picnic tables, amenities and cold showers. Take a walk through the rainforest on the headland or explore the Five Islands walking track, which follows Khappinghat Creek in the Nature Reserve.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:1300 072 757
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
Address:Saltwater Road, Saltwater, New South Wales, Australia

Tapin Tops National Park

Tapin Tops National Park (10,828 hectares) is located on Knodingbul Road, approximately 30kms north-west of Wingham.

The Tapin Tops Rest Area is a well developed picnic area, with amenities, gas BBQs, picnic shelters and some gorgeous shady camp spots. The park was once a forestry work camp and features an array of European deciduous trees that do well in this mountain environment. Most noticeable is the row of impressive Californian redwoods which were planted in the rich volcanic soil in the early 1960’s.

Two walks are available off the picnic area, an easy 15 minute rainforest walk featuring a variety of rainforest species like Red Cedar,... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Tapin Tops National Park, Dingo Forest, New South Wales, Australia

Taree Central

Taree Central is located in the centre of town, Taree Central is your place for all your shopping needs including Woolworths, Big W, and over 45 specialty stores and a food court. Taree Central is located on the corner of Albert Street and Manning Street in the CBD of Taree (opposite Manning Mall). Free Parking is available at Taree Central in our underground car park. Designated parking areas for Mums with Prams, Disabled and Seniors are all available in the centre, adjacent to centre entrances. See our Taree Central website... continue reading. for Trading Hours and Centre Services.
Contact details
Phone:02 6551 6366
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Website:http://www.tareecentral.com.au/
Address:Corner of Albert Street and Manning Street, Taree NSW 2430

The Hub Market

The Hub Market is held at the Taree Showground every 3rd Sunday of the month. This is the biggest market in Taree and surrounds, and has both outdoor and undercover areas.

At the Hub Market you will discover pre-loved books, fresh produce, plants and seedlings, homemade jam and gingerbread, bric-a-brac and food stalls.

Open 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0429 192 149
Address:Taree Showground, Muldoon Street, Taree New South Wales 2430

Tinonee Museum

A visit to Tinonee is not complete without a trip to the Tinonee Museum located in Manchester Street, where you will find the town’s original ‘lock-up’ on display.

In the years when the rivers were the roads, Tinonee was the heart of the Manning River where majestic sailing ships were an everyday sight as Tinonee buzzed with commerce and industry. Around 1860-70 Tinonee had five hotels, a post office, flour mill, sugar mills, sawmills, three churches, blacksmith shop, broom factory, bakery, newspaper, office, hospital, school, bacon factory, brick kiln, butchery, bank and of course, Captain Gollan’s shipyard. These were the base of a thriving community!... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 1571
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Website:http://tinoneemuseum.org.au/
Address:32 Manchester Street, Tinonee NSW 2430

Villa d’Esta Vineyard

Villa d’Esta Vineyard Produces easy-drinking table wines made by traditional Hungarian winemaking techniques with maturing in oak barrels.

Our Winery Cultivates chardonnay, chasselas doré and chambourcin grapes and small plantings of pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz grapes.

Enjoy table grapes which mature Dec to late Feb, with fruit available for sale to the public.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6550 2236
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Website:http://www.villadesta.com.au
Address:2884 Wallanbah Road, Dyers Crossing NSW 2429

Wallambah Vale Wines

Wallambah Vale Wines produces a light crisp chardonnay, a unique fresh fruity rosé and a chambourcin red with a smoothly rounded pepper finish.

Our winery cultivates a boutique vineyard experience with all picking, blending and bottling done on the premises.

Enjoy cellar door wine tasting and sales. Coffee and light snacks in the beautiful shaded area overlooking the vines.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6559 1784
Address:2692 Wallanbah Road, Firefly, NSW, 2429, Australia

Water Skiing

It’s no secret that Australians love water skiing, with more than 1.3 million of us enjoying the sport!

The Manning River’s 150 kilometres of navigable waterways and array of boat launching facilities are perfect for punters to launch their boats and hit the water.

Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there is plenty of room to enjoy water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and more!... continue reading.

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Wingham Brush

For a nature reserve with a difference, head to Wingham Brush, located in the historical river town of Wingham.

This subtropical rainforest remnant is part of the last remaining 10 hectares of floodplain rainforest in NSW. It showcases giant Moreton Bay figs towering over a gently winding boardwalk, and is one of the largest permanent breeding populations of the endangered grey-headed flying fox.

If you get to the Brush on sunset, the sight of thousands of flying foxes heading out for the evening meal is just amazing.

There is also overnight camping available for self-contained vehicles at the entrance to the brush on Wingham Reserve.... continue reading.

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Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
Address:Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia

Wingham Community Market

Wingham Community Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in Skate Park in Dennes Street, Wingham. This popular community market offers fresh produce, homemade jams and preserves, handcrafted items and bric-a-brac.  Enjoy this relaxing market and experience the beautiful village of Wingham.

Open 8:00 am to 12:00 noon... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6550 7533
Address:Skate Park in Dennes Street, Wingham NSW 2429

Wingham Farmers Market

Wingham Farmers Market is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Wingham Showground.

Since 2003, the Wingham Farmers Market has been a great source of fresh food and products that are locally grown, baked or made sustainably.  Enjoy fresh produce, cakes, local olives, pickles and jams, flowers, goat milk soaps and more. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, supporting the local community.

If it’s grown, baked or made sustainably in the region, it’s welcome at Wingham Farmers Market.

Open 8:00 am to 12:00 noon... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:6550 7213
Website:http://www.winghamfarmersmarket.org.au
Address:Wingham Showground, Gloucester Road, Wingham New South Wales 2429

Club Taree

Club Taree is your complete entertainment destination. Catering for all interest groups Club Taree offers award winning catering through Dineon19 Restaurant, Cafe Connect and our extensive function department. Our modern, scenic and comfortable members lounge is the perfect place to catch up with friends, enjoy a get together or relax after dinner. Club Taree has a great range of member and guests services including a regularly scheduled courtesy bus. Club Taree offers a great range of regular entertainment options, and a scenic 21-hole golf course. We also have an 18 hole golf course.

Contact details
Phone:02 6539 4000
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Website:http://www.tareerslandgolf.com.au
Address:121 Wingham Road, Taree NSW 2430
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Manning Valley Libraries

Manning Valley Libraries includes five libraries across the Manning Valley at Taree, Wingham, Hallidays Point, Harrington and Old Bar.  Our libraries are the ‘community lounge room’ – so when you visit one of our libraries you can browse for a book or DVD, lounge around in our comfy chairs and read a magazine or use the wi-fi or a computer.  You can enjoy a wide range of regular and school holiday events and workshops.  We have an extensive local history and family history archive of documents, images and printed resources – so why not look up an ancestor while you are visiting.  We also have ‘print from anywhere’ facilities where you can print from your PC or mobile device to a library printer. Our libraries are open weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Taree Library is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

Contact details
Phone:02 6592 5290
Email:
Website:http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Address:242 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia

Wingham Beef Exports Pty Ltd

Wingham Beef Exports is a beef abattoir which is part of NH Foods Australia. Wingham Beef Exports beef all around the world.

Contact details
Phone:02 6591 1000 A/H 0418 481 788
Website:http://www.nh-foods.com.au/wingham-beef-exports/
Address:1295 Gloucester Road, Wingham, New South Wales, 2429, Australia

Club Harrington and Steve’s River Reflections

The Harrington Bowling Club was established in the late 1950s and is situated on the banks of the Manning River with spectacular views out to the Harrington Breakwall and the Pacific Ocean. The club offers Social events like Bingo, Trivia, Raffles, Members Badge Draws and Fundraising for Community as well as live music on most Friday and Saturday nights. Our family friendly restaurant, Steve’s River Reflections, serves modern Australian cuisine for lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Check out the menu and specials for great food at a great price. A La Carte menus & Platters for functions & parties are also available as well as a kids menu.

Contact details
Phone:(02) 6556 1185
Website:http://www.clubharrington.com.au

Club Old Bar

Club Old Bar is proud to be “The Hub of the Community” by supporting all local sporting and community groups. We strive to provide an exceptionally satisfying, comfortable and safe place to meet.  Enjoy our bistro  and café style dining.  Our Courtesy bus operates 7 days a week, picking up from 5pm.  Club Old Bar is able to provide a venue accommodating up to 400 people for a variety of functions such as but not limited to Weddings, Birthdays, Business conferences and other special occasions. Let our professional team do all the work enabling you to relax and enjoy your exclusive function.  You are invited to browse our web site for information on Club Old Bar’s facilities, internal clubs, up-to-date events, promotions and lots more….

Contact details
Phone:6553 7224
Email:
Website:http://cluboldbar.com.au
Address:1 Bedford Street, Old Bar NSW 2430

Flow Bar

Flow Bar is a family friendly café/bar/live music venue located 100m from the beach in the gorgeous coastal village of Old Bar. A perfect place to soak in the sun, catch up with family and friends while enjoying a coffee, scrumptious breakfast, lazy lunch, sunset dinner or drinks on the deck. Chef designed a-la-carte and function menus inspired by quality and seasonal produce. The beverage and cocktail lists will surprise and delight you, with a focus on quality brands and fresh produce you can expect consistently good food, cocktails, coffee and fresh juices. A welcoming and vibrant café with a distinctive and stylish seaside vibe. On weekends, guests will be entertained by local and touring bands and musicians amid swaying trees, warm sunny breezes and starry summer evenings. Flow is also ideal for large celebrations, ticketed concerts and a must “go to” destination for Old Bar locals and visitors alike.

Contact details
Website:http://www.flowbar.com.au
Address:31 David Street, Old Bar, New South Wales, 2430 Australia

Honeycomb Valley Farm

Stretch your legs, mind, smile and taste buds at Honeycomb Valley Farm, an award-winning sustainable farm attraction, farm shop and farm stay. Enjoy browsing the Farm Gate Shop stacked full of artisan produce, taste seasonal varieties of honey and sip on a herbal tea. Or pay to enter the farm to enjoy a guided tour of the useful plant gardens, meet the furry, friendly farm menagerie, learn about solar cooking and test yourself on the oBEEstacle course! Discover all about Australia’s native bees as well as European honey bees and take in the beautiful valley views. Don’t want to leave? The fully hosted farm stay is a much loved holiday experience.  

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Online
  • Breakfast Available
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa Bath
  • Tea & Coffee
  • TV / DVD
  • Water Views
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Phone:02 6554 1460
Email:
Website:http://www.honeycombvalley.com.au
Address:3736 Wallanbah Road, Nabiac NSW 2312
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A list of Markets in the Manning Valley

A visit to the Manning Valley is not complete without a visit to one of the regions wonderful markets. If you are after something exotic, something handmade, a beautiful piece handcrafted by a local artisan or some of our magnificent local produce, you are sure to find it all here in the Valley! View the full list of markets in the Manning Valley here.

Artisans On The Hill

Artisans On The Hill Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the magnificent Manning Valley. Set on five acres overlooking the picturesque Manning River and luscious green dairy country, Artisans is ideally located only minutes from the village of Tinonee and the larger centres of Wingham and Taree. Whilst you are staying at Artisans Retreat peruse the unique craft gallery. Enrol in one of the various craft hands-on…

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Online
  • Breakfast Available
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa Bath
  • Tea & Coffee
  • TV / DVD
  • Water Views
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Phone:02 6553 1199
Email:
Website:http://www.artisansonthehill.com.au
Address:702 Tinonee Road, Mondrook, NSW 2430

Black Head Bowling Club

Located in the picturesque area of Hallidays Point, Black Head Bowling Club is situated on the headland at Black Head village with panoramic views overlooking the scenic coastline. Facilities at the Club include a TAB, pokies, Keno, cable television, sports bowling greens, fishing club and community centre. Visitors to the area are welcome to come and join with the locals for a game of bowls. The bistro is open seven…

Contact details
Phone:02 6559 2929
Website:http://www.blackheadbowlingclub.com.au/
Address:Main Street, Hallidays Point NSW 2430
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Bohnock Bait and Tackle

Bohnock Bait & Tackle for all your fishing needs. Boat hire, fishing tackle, fishing licences, vehicle beach permits, fresh seafood, Chanderly & we are also agents for Salt-Away and Lanotec products. Cruise or fish the Manning River aboard one of our Hire/Drive vessels. All of our vessels have full safety gear on board and you do not need a licence to operate these vessels, under a ten knot speed restriction.

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 7532
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Website:http://www.bohnockbait.com.au
Address:6 Channel Close, Bohnock NSW 2430

Bush Walks

The National Parks Association (NPA) is a non-government conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW.  Currently there are over 5000 members and 800 volunteers.  Non members are welcome to come along to up to 4 walks before they will need to pay a membership fee.  Walks in around the Manning Valley happen on a regular basis.

Crowdy Bay Charters

Crowdy Bay Charters operates off shore fishing charters from the Crowdy Head Boat Harbour which is located next door to the very popular Crowdy Head Beach on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Available charters include reef and bottom fishing, game fishing, coastal tours or whale watching. They are available to groups or individuals (maximum six per charter) and included all tackle and bait.

Contact details
Phone:0428 655 701
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Address:9 Leopold Street, Crowdy Head New South Wales 2427

Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Museum

Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Museum features displays on the many industries and businesses in the area.  The major display relates to the dairy industry, which was one of the most important industries in the Manning Valley but is now slowly disappearing. People seeking to explore their family history of the lower Manning Valley visit the Cundletown Lower Manning Historical Society. Museum displays and photos show industry and business from…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 9574
Email:
Website:http://www.cundletownhistorical.com
Address:Cundletown Hall, Main Street, Cundletown NSW 2430

Golf Club Motor Inn Wingham

Just 10 minutes from Taree in the historic town of Wingham, you’ll find the Golf Club Motor Inn. The peace and quiet of our natural bush land setting ensures the perfect getaway. Soak up the glorious views over the pond and the golf course and relax and enjoy genuine country hospitality. With 27 well appointed ground floor units there is something for everyone.  Facilities include sparkling saltwater pool, BBQ gazebo, golf…

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Online
  • Breakfast Available
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa Bath
  • Tea & Coffee
  • TV / DVD
  • Water Views
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Phone:02 6553 0300
Email:
Website:http://www.golfclubmotorinn.com.au/
Address:32 Country Club Drive, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia

Heritage Walks

The self-guided heritage walks highlight a number of built and natural items of significance to the history of Cundletown, Tinonee, Taree and Wingham. The five walks vary from 1.7kms to 5kms. Don’t forget to take some drinking water and wear comfortable shoes. Taree Heritage Walk Cundletown Hertiage Walk Tinonee Heritage Walk Wingham Heritage Walk

Contact details
Website:http://www.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/build-and-develop/your-resource-centre/planning-for-the-future/heritage-and-history/self-guided-heritage-walks/

Manning Valley Historical Society and Museum

Manning Valley Historical Society Museum and archives is located in an historic building once used as a grocery and produce store, circa 1880, that overlooks Wingham town-square, or Central Park, that is surrounded on four sides by heritage or historic buildings. Visitors to the Museum are instantly captivated by the step back in time that demonstrates the differing lifestyles pioneers had and their tools/aids. On display are pioneer family portraits, old…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 5823
Email:
Website:http://www.manninghistorical.org
Address:12 Farquhar Street, Wingham NSW 2429

Mentges Master Meats

Come and taste! 40 different Continental Meat Products at Mentges Master Meats. All freshly hand made with local ingredients. Fresh Clean Lean. German quality and service with a smile! All products are suitable for celiac sufferers and diabetics, because they are all made without fillers, preservatives, gluten or added M.S.G, colours, flavours and are low in fat. Our care for your wellbeing is expressed in pure products, high quality and…

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Phone:02 6552 6878
Email:
Website:http://www.mentgesmeats.com.au/
Address:Lot 12 Kanangra Drive, Taree NSW 2430

Middle Brother National Park

This park was created to protect two of the largest coastal Blackbutt trees in NSW – Bird Tree and Benaroon. Bird Tree is 69 metres high, with a girth of 11 metres. Its age has been estimated at around 300 years old, meaning it predates the arrival of Captain Cook to Australia.

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Website:http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Address:Tv Road, Johns River, New South Wales, 2443, Australia

Not A Café

Not A Café is a retail outlet selling items made in the local region, including art, photography, books, toys, clothes, jewellery, wood work, metal work, crafts and more.  We are open from Thursday through to Sunday and most public holidays.

Contact details
Phone:0429 964 335 A/H 0429 964 395
Email:
Address:53 Isabella Street, Wingham, New South Wales, 2429, Australia

Old Bar Beach Festival

Old Bar Beach Festival is a volunteer run free community event bringing many, many tourists and visitors to the Manning Valley.  The festival is held on the Saturday and Sunday of the October long weekend at Old Bar Park.

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 3666
Email:
Address:1 Old Bar Rd, Old Bar NSW 2430, Australia
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Old Bar Walking Trail

There are various entry points the main ones being behind the Old Bar air strip and between Old Bar village and Mud Bishops Park.  There are 4km of scenic walking tracks and it is home to many bird species. Wallabies, koalas and echidnas have been sighted and during spring the wildflowers are abundant. Allow 1 hour.

Contact details
Address:Mudbishops Point Road, Old Bar NSW 2430

Raw Sugar Cafe

Conveniently located right in the heart of the CBD, the Raw Sugar Cafe is a coffee lover’s paradise. A social meeting place for locals and tourists alike, where they can relax and enjoy fantastic food. With a specials board that changes daily, it is one of Taree’s most popular eateries. Raw Sugar specialises in mod oz cuisine and has a variety of vegetarian dishes. Dine inside or outside in the…

Contact details
Phone:02 6550 0137
Email:
Address:214 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Rosies Cafe and Gallery

Rosies Cafe and Gallery is in the heart of Johns River in the Manning Valley. Be surprised by the perfect coffee and delicious food. Relax with a glass of wine in the leafy courtyard or sample a crisp local Pilsner and Tapas in the bar and don’t forget to visit the gallery and gift shop.

Contact details
Phone:02 6556 5405
Email:
Website:http://www.rosiescafe.com.au
Address:48 Johns River Road, Johns River NSW 2443

Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is a bar and entertainment venue situated in the middle of the Taree CBD. The surrounding beer garden has stunning river views and has a great atmosphere with friendly staff. Come in for a meal and stay a while!

Contact details
Phone:02 6552 1242
Email:
Address:202-204 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430 Australia
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Scenic drive A

Scenic Drive A is a lovely drive that allows you to explore Old Bar and Manning Point and everywhere in between.

Distance 61km
Time 46 minutes
Old Bar Manning Point

As it’s the closest seaside community, Old Bar has been a holiday favourite for families from Taree and the rest of the Manning for many decades.

Experience beautiful bush and beach along the Old Bar walking trail. There are various entry points, the main ones being behind the Old Bar air strip and between Old Bar village and Mud Bishop’s Reserve.... continue reading.

Scenic drive B

Enjoy this scenic drive that allows you to explore Tapin Tops National Park and experience the ever-cool Potoroo Falls.

Distance 60km
Time 2 hours 35 mins
Tapin Tops National Park • Potoroo Falls

Surrounded by ancient rainforests, Dingo Tops camping ground makes for a quiet, yet interesting, place to base yourself when exploring the Tapin Tops National Park.

This hidden gem of the Manning Valley is a sanctuary for threatened fauna species. It’s one of the few places you’ll see red-legged pademelons, greater gliders and koalas in abundance.... continue reading.

Scenic drive C

Scenic Drive C is a great day out exploring Harrington, Crowdy Bay National Park, Coorabakh National Park and Cattai Wetlands.

Distance 135km 
Harrington Crowdy Bay NP • Dooragan NP • Coorabakh NPCattai Wetlands

The tranquil seaside village of Harrington sits at the northern mouth of the Manning River, with great views of the area from Pilot Hill Lookout. Harrington’s traditional seaside lifestyle is where you can cast a line for that elusive catch of the day or stop in at one of the pubs,... continue reading.

Skydiving NSW Drop Zone

At Skydiving NSW Drop Zone you can experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. Tandem Skydive over the beautiful Manning Valley and NSW coast line.  After 15 minutes instruction, tandem skydive attached to a highly experienced instructor.  After the rush of up to 50 seconds of free-fall, reaching speeds of 200 kph, float down under a special parachute built for 2 for up to 5 minutes.  Bookings essential. Minimum age is 12 years.

Contact details
Phone:0418 730 741
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Address:Taree Airport, Lansdowne Road, Cundletown New South Wales 2430
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Stones Oysters Pty Ltd

Stones Oysters are specialists in oyster growing and processing in the Manning River and Wallis Lake. Our retail shop sells oysters, prawns and fish.  We are wholesalers of oysters to Sydney and Queensland.

Contact details
Phone:02 6556 3222
Email:
Address:479 Harrington Road, Coopernook NSW 2426

Tactical Paintball Games

Tactical Paintball Games is located in Moorland, in the Three Brothers. This privately owned and operated attraction is on an all grassed area, built by Skirmish players and has a number of different playing fields. Each field was created with a theme in mind, so you can enjoy different scenarios and style of play. Groups, social days and individuals catered for. Players must be over 16 to play.

Contact details
Phone:0487 232 780
Email:
Website:http://www.tacticalpaintballgames.com
Address:19716 Pacific Highway, Moorland, NSW, 2443, Australia

Taree Craft Centre

Taree Craft Centre is a community run craft outlet located in a lovely historical building.  We display and sell a diverse range of quality items handcrafted by their talented members.  An ideal place to shop for that perfect gift for any occasion. 2 large classrooms where regular craft classes are held as well as the Cottage Cafe serving home baked cheese cakes, scones, biscuits & quiches and good espresso coffee – eat…

Contact details
Phone:02 6551 5777
Email:
Website:http://www.tareecraftcentre.com.au
Address:77 Pulteney Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia

Taree Ten Pin Bowl

Everyone is welcome at Taree Ten Pin Bowl. Enjoy a great time with all the family or with a group of friends – lots of fun for all ages. Specialising in birthday parties for groups of eight or more. Glow Bowling is on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm. There are glow pins, glow balls, lucky spins, scratchies, coloured lights and music.  Bumper bowling lanes and shoe hire for every size.

Contact details
Phone:02 6552 4733
Email:
Address:55 Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430

The Big Buzz Fun Park

Big Buzz is 25 acres of adventure and fun. A short drive south of Taree along the Lakes Way. The park features: a toboggan run, three open water slides, jumbo slide, toddlers slide, kamikaze slide, BMX and mountain bikes, speed karts, mountain boards, tricycles, shoot for the basket, half tennis court, swimming pool, beach volleyball, trampolines, swings, nine-hole chip and putt short course golf, kiosk and plenty of undercover seating…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 6000
Email:
Website:http://www.bigbuzz.com.au
Address:33 The Lakes Way, Rainbow Flat NSW 2430

The Other Side Art Cafe

The Other Side Art Café on Moto Rd Ghinni Ghinni offers art, atmosphere and delicious food. Set on the banks of Ghinni Ghinni River this pet friendly cafe and working art studio is the perfect place to enjoy organic coffee and specialty teas with mouth watering cakes and delicious meals. The resident artists will discuss your next commission piece or you can just watch them at their work.  You can also enjoy an…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 8890 A/H 0439 496 848
Email:
Website:http://www.the-other-side-art-cafe.com.au
Address:12 Moto Road, Ghinni Ghinni NSW
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Tourist Drive 2

The Bucketts Way was established as early as 1840, making Tourist Drive 2 one of the oldest tourist drives and a great scenic alternative to the Pacific Highway. It is also the main access road to the World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops National Park.

Distance 149km
Taree • Tinonee • Krambach • Gloucester • Stroud • Raymond Terrace
Along the way: On one of the oldest tourist drives enjoy Tinonee Museum, Krambach Golf Course, Mograni Lookout and Barrington Tops National Park.

You will start the drive in the river town of Taree which is the major commercial centre of the Manning Valley boasting great shopping and restaurants.... continue reading.

Tourist Drive 6

 

Heading south from Taree along the Pacific Highway, you will reach the exit sign for Rainbow Flat to commence Tourist Drive 6.

Distance 85km
Rainbow Flat • Forster • Tuncurry • Pacific Palms • Seal Rocks
Along the way: Beaches: Hallidays Point, Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Beach.  Wallamba River, Wallis Lake, Smiths Lake, Myall Lakes, Sugar Loaf Point Lighthouse and The Grandis, the tallest tree in NSW in Myall Lakes National Park.

Just 10 minutes down the road you will find the turn off for the quaint seaside villages of Hallidays Point,... continue reading.

Tourist Drive 8

Tourist Drive 8 is a beautiful drive that meanders through some of the most lush and fertile land on the Mid North Coast.

TareeWinghamBobinElands • Comboyne • Wauchope
Distance: 99km
Along the way: Bent On Food, Wingham Brush, Wingham Museum, Ellenborough Falls, Timbertown.

From Taree you will head to the historic township of Wingham where you’ll discover 10 ha of subtropical flood plain rainforest at Wingham Brush.... continue reading.

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a 3 day celebration of music, camping, market stalls of local and handcrafted goods, food and more! – held on the Mid-North Coast.  Previous line-ups have included James Reyne, Grace Knight and Rick Price performing on the Akoostik stages. A full list of attending artists can be found on the Akoostik Festival website. Camping is available for the entire festival at Wingham Showgrounds.

Contact details
Phone:0417 570 359
Email:
Website:http://www.akoostik.com.au/
Address:1292 Gloucester Road, Wingham, New South Wales, 2429, Australia

YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre

The YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre works with the Greater Taree City Council and Wingham Pool, to connect people to their community by promoting a happy healthy lifestyle.  We provide high quality aquatic and recreation facilities and programs. These programs include a focus on family, healthy living, developing young people and those less fortunate while building opportunities for individuals, families and community groups to connect and feel welcome. The YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre  offers…

Contact details
Phone:(02) 6550 0500
Email:
Website:http://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/malc
Address:51 Manning River Drive, Taree, New South Wales, Australia