Adventure

The Manning Valley was made for adventure.

With 45 kilometres of pristine coastline coupled with the mighty Manning River’s 150km of navigable waterways, some of our favourite pastimes include water skiing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and kite surfing.

Back inland, you’ll discover unique bush tracks, hills and lookouts that can be walked on, climbed up, cycled across or flown over. Don’t forget your camera as the lookouts in the Manning Valley are truly breathtaking.

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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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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
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Website:http://www.tacticalpaintballgames.com
Address:19716 Pacific Highway, Moorland, NSW, 2443, Australia

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