For the Kids

Pack the car, the kids and come and enjoy your next family holiday in the Manning Valley.

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained outdoors with lots of beaches to choose from, waterfalls to visit, National Parks to explore, waterways to fish and parks to play in. For a big day out, we’ve also go the Big Buzz Fun Park which has waterslides, trampolines, putt putt golf and more.

For those rainy days, we’ve still got you covered with ten pin bowling, a movie cinema and our Manning Valley Libraries also have great school holiday programs.

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

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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.

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

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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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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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

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