Activities

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.

Boorganna Nature Reserve

Just 6km from Comboyne along Innes View Road lies Boorganna Nature Reserve. A real treasure trove, this rainforest remnant lies on volcanic soils surrounded by the cleared farmland of the Comboyne Plateau.

The Reserve is only an hour’s drive from Taree. Take your lunch and enjoy the restful mood of this unique place. Stroll down the 2.7k walking track from the picnic area and descend through the tranquil rainforest to Rawson Falls.... continue reading.

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Website:http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Address:LOT 114 Innes View Rd, Innes View NSW 2429, Australia

Ellenborough Falls

From Wingham follow the Tourist Drive 8 signs to the legendary Ellenborough Falls at Elands.

At 200 metres, Ellenborough Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the Manning Valley’s biggest natural attractions. If you’re coming to the area, visiting this natural beauty is a must-do!

Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform at the top, or for the more adventurous, take the 641 timber steps to the bottom of the valley where you’ll get so close you’ll feel the spray and hear the roar of the falls.... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Ellenborough Falls Road, Elands NSW 2429

Lookouts

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If you love views and vistas, the Manning Valley has many inspiring lookouts that are great photo opportunities during your visit.

So make sure you pack you camera and get snap-happy when you visit the below lookouts:

Mount George Markets

Mount George Markets are held in the upper Manning Valley on the 4th Saturday of the month (except December).  Here you will find our famous Mount George oranges and the freshest home grown produce and local cakes, slices, jams and preserves in the area.  Take a scenic drive out to our little part of the world and experience our community market, where you will also find vintage clothing and hand made crafts.

Open from 9:00 am... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:0405 197 245
Email:
Address:Mount George Hall, Nowendoc Road, Mount George NSW 2424

Tapin Tops National Park

Tapin Tops National Park (10,828 hectares) is located on Knodingbul Road, approximately 30kms north-west of Wingham.

The Tapin Tops Rest Area is a well developed picnic area, with amenities, gas BBQs, picnic shelters and some gorgeous shady camp spots. The park was once a forestry work camp and features an array of European deciduous trees that do well in this mountain environment. Most noticeable is the row of impressive Californian redwoods which were planted in the rich volcanic soil in the early 1960’s.

Two walks are available off the picnic area, an easy 15 minute rainforest walk featuring a variety of rainforest species like Red Cedar,... continue reading.

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Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Address:Tapin Tops National Park, Dingo Forest, New South Wales, Australia

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Wingham Brush

For a nature reserve with a difference, head to Wingham Brush, located in the historical river town of Wingham.

This subtropical rainforest remnant is part of the last remaining 10 hectares of floodplain rainforest in NSW. It showcases giant Moreton Bay figs towering over a gently winding boardwalk, and is one of the largest permanent breeding populations of the endangered grey-headed flying fox.

If you get to the Brush on sunset, the sight of thousands of flying foxes heading out for the evening meal is just amazing.

There is also overnight camping available for self-contained vehicles at the entrance to the brush on Wingham Reserve.... continue reading.

Contact details
Email:
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
Address:Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia

Wingham Community Market

Wingham Community Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in Skate Park in Dennes Street, Wingham. This popular community market offers fresh produce, homemade jams and preserves, handcrafted items and bric-a-brac.  Enjoy this relaxing market and experience the beautiful village of Wingham.

Open 8:00 am to 12:00 noon... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:02 6550 7533
Address:Skate Park in Dennes Street, Wingham NSW 2429

Wingham Farmers Market

Wingham Farmers Market is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Wingham Showground.

Since 2003, the Wingham Farmers Market has been a great source of fresh food and products that are locally grown, baked or made sustainably.  Enjoy fresh produce, cakes, local olives, pickles and jams, flowers, goat milk soaps and more. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, supporting the local community.

If it’s grown, baked or made sustainably in the region, it’s welcome at Wingham Farmers Market.

Open 8:00 am to 12:00 noon... continue reading.

Contact details
Phone:6550 7213
Website:http://www.winghamfarmersmarket.org.au
Address:Wingham Showground, Gloucester Road, Wingham New South Wales 2429

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
Email:
Website:http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Address:242 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia

Golf Club Motor Inn Wingham

Just 10 minutes from Taree in the historic town of Wingham, you’ll find the Golf Club Motor Inn. The peace and quiet of our natural bush land setting ensures the perfect getaway. Soak up the glorious views over the pond and the golf course and relax and enjoy genuine country hospitality. With 27 well appointed ground floor units there is something for everyone.  Facilities include sparkling saltwater pool, BBQ gazebo, golf…

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Online
  • Breakfast Available
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa Bath
  • Tea & Coffee
  • TV / DVD
  • Water Views
  • Website
  • WiFi / Internet
Contact details
Phone:02 6553 0300
Email:
Website:http://www.golfclubmotorinn.com.au/
Address:32 Country Club Drive, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia

Manning Valley Historical Society and Museum

Manning Valley Historical Society Museum and archives is located in an historic building once used as a grocery and produce store, circa 1880, that overlooks Wingham town-square, or Central Park, that is surrounded on four sides by heritage or historic buildings. Visitors to the Museum are instantly captivated by the step back in time that demonstrates the differing lifestyles pioneers had and their tools/aids. On display are pioneer family portraits, old…

Contact details
Phone:02 6553 5823
Email:
Website:http://www.manninghistorical.org
Address:12 Farquhar Street, Wingham NSW 2429

Not A Café

Not A Café is a retail outlet selling items made in the local region, including art, photography, books, toys, clothes, jewellery, wood work, metal work, crafts and more.  We are open from Thursday through to Sunday and most public holidays.

Contact details
Phone:0429 964 335 A/H 0429 964 395
Email:
Address:53 Isabella Street, Wingham, New South Wales, 2429, Australia

Scenic drive B

Enjoy this scenic drive that allows you to explore Tapin Tops National Park and experience the ever-cool Potoroo Falls.

Distance 60km
Time 2 hours 35 mins
Tapin Tops National Park • Potoroo Falls

Surrounded by ancient rainforests, Dingo Tops camping ground makes for a quiet, yet interesting, place to base yourself when exploring the Tapin Tops National Park.

This hidden gem of the Manning Valley is a sanctuary for threatened fauna species. It’s one of the few places you’ll see red-legged pademelons, greater gliders and koalas in abundance.... continue reading.

Tourist Drive 8

Tourist Drive 8 is a beautiful drive that meanders through some of the most lush and fertile land on the Mid North Coast.

TareeWinghamBobinElands • Comboyne • Wauchope
Distance: 99km
Along the way: Bent On Food, Wingham Brush, Wingham Museum, Ellenborough Falls, Timbertown.

From Taree you will head to the historic township of Wingham where you’ll discover 10 ha of subtropical flood plain rainforest at Wingham Brush.... continue reading.

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a 3 day celebration of music, camping, market stalls of local and handcrafted goods, food and more! – held on the Mid-North Coast.  Previous line-ups have included James Reyne, Grace Knight and Rick Price performing on the Akoostik stages. A full list of attending artists can be found on the Akoostik Festival website. Camping is available for the entire festival at Wingham Showgrounds.

Contact details
Phone:0417 570 359
Email:
Website:http://www.akoostik.com.au/
Address:1292 Gloucester Road, Wingham, New South Wales, 2429, Australia