Nature, Parks & Reserves

It’s time to get back to nature and discover the great outdoors.

From the coast to the hinterland, the Manning Valley offers 9 stunning National Parks, Reserves and State Forests that conceal some of our best kept secrets. There are so many bush tracks, mountains and lookouts that can be walked on, climbed up, cycled across or flown over.

Another must-do is pay a visit to our stunning waterfalls. The ever-cool Ellenborough, Waitui and Potoroo Falls are all unique and allow you to take a refreshing dip after exploring the area.

Farquhar Inlet and Camping Ground

Located at the southern entrance to the Manning River, Farquhar Inlet offers far more than just a top fishing spot.  There is plenty of calm water to enjoy all types of boating and watercraft activities.

Farquhar Inlet is also a camping ground which consists of 25 campsites set amongst shady trees with BBQ facilities and toilets available. Access to the park is by 4WD along the Manning Point beach (only on low tide) or by boat.  Access via Old Bar is only possible when the entrance is closed.

All vehicles require a beach permit issued from Greater Taree City Council,... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Farquhar Park Camping Ground, Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia

Saltwater National Park

Saltwater National Park adjoining Saltwater beach has special significance for the local Aboriginal community (Biripi). This National Park contains Aboriginal sites, which relate to Dreamtime beliefs and a section of the park has been declared an Aboriginal Place.

There is swimming and surfing at the ocean beach and canoeing in the tranquil waters of Khappinghat Creek. The lagoon nestled against the Reserve provides safe swimming for families.

The picnic area has gas BBQ’s, picnic tables, amenities and cold showers. Take a walk through the rainforest on the headland or explore the Five Islands walking track, which follows Khappinghat Creek in the Nature Reserve.... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:1300 072 757
Address:Saltwater Road, Saltwater, New South Wales, Australia