Walks & Cycling

With 9 National Parks and Reserves, it not surprising that the Manning Valley has some great walks and cycling tracks to explore.

Here are a couple of our faves:

Newbys Creek & Cave Walk

A short five minute walk up the creek from Newbys Creek Road in Coorabakh National Park, you will discover the fascinating Newbys Cave. The cave has a large overhanging rock formation, making a natural shelter in the creek bed. The walk continues further upstream amongst lush ferns and sparkling creek waters. Allow 30 minutes.

Diamond Head Loop Track

The Diamond Head Loop Track offers scenic coastal views across Crowdy Bay National Park. Starting at the Diamond Head Camping Ground and continuing to Indian Head, the well-formed track will guide you through hills and forests with breathtaking lookouts. At the southern end of the walk you will get views of the captivating eroding cliff arches. 4.8km, allow 2 hours.

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.

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.