Arts & Culture

The Manning Valley features a wide variety of arts and cultural attractions to experience, many of which are located in breathtaking hinterland and seaside settings.

From history museums and quaint tea houses featuring local handicrafts, to galleries showcasing award-winning artists, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

For a true touch of culture during your stay, visit the Manning Regional Art Gallery. This small regional gallery is not to be underestimated as they are committed to bringing world class exhibitions to the region, including the Archibald Prize.

Another must-do is treating yourself to a night out at the Manning Entertainment Centre which holds some fabulous shows throughout the year.

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

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

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