There are so many activities and things to see and do in the Manning Valley!

If getting back to nature is your thing, the Manning Valley offers 9 stunning National Parks and reserves, 45 kilometres of pristine coastline and the only double delta river system in Australia with two entrances to the ocean. This rugged natural environment was made for adventure with endless walking trails, mountain bike tracks, rapids, waterfalls, beaches, lookouts, fishing and more.

The great outdoors might be our biggest draw-card, but our 26 seaside and hinterland towns a villages are equally impressive and waiting to welcome you. Each town comes with its own unique vibe and offerings, from cute cafes and farmer's markets to quirky festivals and vintage shops, we're certain you'll find something you love about each one.

The Manning Valley also features a wide variety of cultural and creative attractions. From quaint tea houses selling local crafts to galleries showcasing award-winning artists and entertainment venues, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

Black Head Beach

Black Head beach is patrolled in summer months and is considered one of the Manning Valley’s best swimming beaches.

This award-winning beach features an ocean pool, excellent fishing, picnic and BBQ areas under shady Norfolk Island Pines.

Another highlight of this area is a littoral rainforest walk which encompasses striking coastal landforms as well as rare tracts of coastal rainforest. There are also two headlands with lookouts at Black Head and Red Head.... continue reading.

  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Black Head Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Black Head Bazaar

Black Head Bazaar is known as the best market in the Manning.  It is held on the 1st Sunday of each month from September to May in Wylie Breckenridge Park at Black Head.

This market has an extensive variety of stalls selling fresh farm picked fruit and vegetables, handmade clothing and jewellery, homemade cakes, slices and biscuits. Food and wonderful fresh roasted coffee are available.

The Black Head Bazaar is a community market organised and operated by Hallidays Point Landcare Group.

Please go to and click the link near the bottom of the page for current information on the market (including cancellations).... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0468 312 452
Address:Wylie Breckenridge Park, Hallidays Point New South Wales 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.

Contact details
Phone:02 6592 5290
Address:242 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia

The Big Buzz Fun Park

i – The Big Buzz Fun Park will be closed from 22nd July and will reopen on the 21st of September 2019. 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,…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 6000
Address:33 The Lakes Way, Rainbow Flat NSW 2430