Arts & Culture

The Manning Valley features a wide variety of arts and cultural attractions to experience, many of which are located in breathtaking hinterland and seaside settings.

From history museums and quaint tea houses featuring local handicrafts, to galleries showcasing award-winning artists, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

For a true touch of culture during your stay, visit the Manning Regional Art Gallery. This small regional gallery is not to be underestimated as they are committed to bringing world class exhibitions to the region, including the Archibald Prize.

Another must-do is treating yourself to a night out at the Manning Entertainment Centre which holds some fabulous shows throughout the year.

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.

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

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Phone:02 6592 5455
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Website:http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/
Address:12 Macquarie Street, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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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.

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

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.

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

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
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Phone:02 6553 1199
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Website:http://www.artisansonthehill.com.au
Address:702 Tinonee Road, Mondrook, NSW 2430

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…

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

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…

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

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.

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

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…

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

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…

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

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