With more than 150km of navigable waterways, the Manning River provides the perfect environment for boating, fishing, water sports and tranquil picnic spots.

It is the only double delta river system in Australia with two entrances to the ocean, one at Old Bar and the other at Harrington. It is not surprising that the Manning River is a recreational fishing haven, luring fishermen to the region from all over Australia.

By boat you can also discover the riverside towns of Taree, Tinonee, Harrington, Croki and Manning Point. It’s also not uncommon to see dolphins swimming by and splashing in the wake of your boat, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

For more about the history of the river, including the Manning River Trail, click here.

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.


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.