Drives

What better way to discover the hidden gems of the Manning Valley than by jumping in the car and taking a scenic road trip along our tourist drives.

With 26 towns and villages, 9 National Parks and reserves, 45km of coastline and 150km of navigable waterways, the only way to see it all is to buckle up and hit the road.

You’ll be able to explore at your own pace, stopping off at quaint rural and seaside villages as well as visiting National Parks, waterfalls, lookouts and more.

Tourist Drive 2

The Bucketts Way was established as early as 1840, making Tourist Drive 2 one of the oldest tourist drives and a great scenic alternative to the Pacific Highway. It is also the main access road to the World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops National Park.

Distance 149km
Taree • Tinonee • Krambach • Gloucester • Stroud • Raymond Terrace
Along the way: On one of the oldest tourist drives enjoy Tinonee Museum, Krambach Golf Course, Mograni Lookout and Barrington Tops National Park.

You will start the drive in the river town of Taree which is the major commercial centre of the Manning Valley boasting great shopping and restaurants.... continue reading.