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Taree

Located on the beautiful Manning River, Taree is the major commercial centre of the Manning Valley and is a great place to base yourself to explore the region.
Taree offers a great variety of shopping with modern undercover complexes, arcades, boutique gift and clothing shops, craft centres, antiques and speciality stores. While you’re out and about, be sure to grab a coffee or lunch at one of our many popular cafes and restaurants that are dotted around the town.

Our recreational facilities include numerous sporting fields, the Recreation Centre, racecourse, ten pin bowling, Manning Entertainment Centre, aquatic and leisure centre, and rowing and sailing clubs. For a relaxing day out, take a plunge in our modern Aquatic Centre with indoor and outdoor swimming or play some golf at one of our five excellent golf courses.

Pack a picnic and explore the riverside parks with their shady grassed areas, meandering paths and playgrounds that overlook the flowing water. For some adventure and excitement, grab your kayak, boat or Jet Ski and get out on the mighty Manning River itself. Another must-do is a visit to the beautiful Apex Lookout in Taree West.

Cattai Wetland

Just off the Pacific Highway at Spring Hill Road lives the award-winning Cattai Wetlands, a beautiful coastal wetland and hidden gem of the Manning Valley.

Cattai Wetlands provide a sanctuary for over 180 species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and regularly spotted Goanna’s. Make your way along one of the many walking tracks, go bird watching, take a picnic or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

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.

Crowdy Bay National Park

Crowdy Bay National Park (9,519 hectares) has long been admired for its rugged coastline cliffs, rockpools, beaches and forests, which are a haven for wildlife. At low tide, you can explore the rock formations and pools along the cliff-base walk.

There is great fishing, plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing and water activities and it is a particularly fruitful area for bird watching.

Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Just north of Harrington, the small fishing village of Crowdy Head retains evidence of its European settlement and history around the area with a strong maritime flavour.

A must do for all is a visit to the iconic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse perched high on the headland provides 360-degree views of the coast. Between May and August, keep your eye out for passing humpback whales. The lighthouse itself is picturesque and a great place for a photograph as well as being easily accessible on a sealed road.

Harrington Beach

Part of the Harrington Beach State Park, Harrington Beach has a family friendly swimming lagoon off the beach area with BBQ facilities and picnic tables.

This is a fabulous spot to take the little ones and the Harrington break wall is also close by for walking, fishing and taking in views of the ocean. Along the break wall you’ll also see the fish-cleaning tables, where the local pelicans like to hang out and fight for the leftovers from the fishermen’s catch of the day.

Pick up a permit from the local bait shop in Harrington as there is 4WD access available along this beach.



Manning Point Beach

Manning Point is both a riverside and seaside location, where the sea and the north arm of the Manning River meet at this idyllic point.

Located just 25 minutes drive east of Taree, Manning Point Beach is the perfect spot for families to visit. It features a river pool, BBQ and picnic facilities, a playground and you can even take your furry four legged friends for a walk! The fishing enthusiasts will also love this spot as there is a boat launch nearby and great fishing.

Over the years the lands of Farquhar Inlet and Manning Point have been the most successful breeding and fledgling sites in the State for the endangered shore bird the Little Tern.There is 4WD access for beach users, however, you are asked to be careful and to stay away from designated areas to avoid any damage to nesting sites.

Saltwater and Wallabi Point Beaches

Adjacent Saltwater and Wallabi Point beaches, just south of Old Bar, are perfect for surfing enthusiasts. These surfing meccas attract thousands of tourists every year who are in search the perfect wave.

These beaches are also great for families as there is a warm, shallow saltwater lagoon nestled against the picnic reserve, providing excellent swimming opportunities.

For those with a love of fishing you won’t be disappointed as there is a direct ocean boat launch in this area.

Diamond Head & Kylie’s Beaches

Diamond Head and Kylie’s Beaches are located in Crowdy Bay National Park and are only a short walk from the many camping grounds located in the area.

These beaches boast great fishing, BBQ and picnic areas nearby and for the more adventurous, some great walking tracks. There is also 4WD access available at Kylies Beach, which is just south of Diamond Head.

If you’re on the look out for that perfect Kodak moment, the local kangaroo community can often be found on the sand in the early hours of the morning or right on sunset.

Brushy Cutting Lookout

South of Wingham there are breathtaking views of the river and valleys from the Brushy Cutting Lookouts. 

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. Allow 10 minutes or one hour.

The Big Buzz Fun Park

Big Buzz is 25 acres of adventure and fun. A short drive south of Taree along the Lakes Way. The park features: a toboggan run, three open water slides, jumbo slide, toddlers slide, kamikaze slide, BMX and mountain bikes, speed karts, mountain boards, tricycles, shoot for the basket, half tennis court, swimming pool, beach volleyball, trampolines, swings, nine-hole chip and putt short course golf, kiosk and plenty of undercover seating.

Manning Entertainment Centre

The Manning Entertainment Centre presents the best performing arts and entertainment on the Mid North Coast.  We offer first class facilities for the performing arts, from school productions and amateur theatre to artists of national and international acclaim.  The Manning Entertainment Centre is a 505 seat theatre in Taree, New South Wales and serves the residents of the Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester and Camden Haven regions.

Nabiac Farmers Market

Nabiac Farmers Market is held on the last Saturday of each month except December.  This farmers market is the largest local produce market in the Manning Valley.  Here you can stock up on seedlings for your vegetable patch and meet your local growers and producers who make such a variety of gourmet goodies available for you.  Taste the organic coffee, new gluten free bakery with freshly baked biscuits and cakes, honey, goats milk beauty products, sourdough bread.  Please bring along your reusable bags and baskets or buy one of ours.

Water Skiing

It’s no secret that Australians love water skiing, with more than 1.3 million of us enjoying the sport!

The Manning River’s 150 kilometres of navigable waterways and array of boat launching facilities are perfect for punters to launch their boats and hit the water.