Old Bar and Manning Point
The vibrant seaside villages of Old Bar and Manning Point provide access to the Manning River and ocean, attracting visitors throughout the year seeking sun, surf and sand. If it's a coastal escape you're after, you've come to the right place as these picturesque villages will allow you to relax, unwind and soak up our laid-back surfing culture.
Old Bar Beach is the closest surfing beach to Taree and just a 10-minute drive from the Pacific Highway. This location is perfect for fishing, boating and water sports for the whole family. The Old Bar Beach Festival is also held each October long weekend, which attracts thousands of visitors to the region for two action-packed days of festivities.
Manning Point is both a riverside and seaside location and where the sea and the northern arm of the Manning River meet. Relax your days away in this picturesque village by swimming in the river pool or beach, launching your boat for a fish or pack a picnic and take in the views.