The Manning Valley Region is without a doubt, one of the best kept holiday secrets on the NSW North Coast. You’ll discover a myriad of natural wonders in this picturesque region with golden sandy beaches, spectacular mountain scenery, stunning waterfalls, national parks, nature reserves, river rainforest and plenty of optional activities for all ages and lifestyles.
The commercial and cultural centre of the Manning Valley is the River City of Taree situated on the banks of the beautiful Manning River. In the surrounding area many country towns and seaside villages offer the visitor a wide choice for short drives or day trips.
Surrounding areas include Wallabi Point, Manning Point, Tinonee, Wingham, Hallidays Point, Diamond Beach, Harrington, Crowdy Head, Moorland, Johns River and picturesque Hannam Vale.
The seaside haven of Old Bar beach is just five minutes drive away and has a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Old Bar shopping village includes Cafés/Restaurants, Takeaways, Bakery, Post Office, Liquor Store, Newsagent, Bilo Supermarket, Butchers, Hairdressers,Beauty Spas, Chemist & Medical Centre.
A short stroll away is Old Bar surf beach (which is a patrolled beach) as well as a swimming pool, park, children’s playground, & skate park, gas BBQs, undercover seating. There’s also tennis & squash courts for hire.
Club Old Bar – NSW Award winning Bowling Club is five minutes walk from the shopping village and includes TAB and ATM facilities plus Bistro and a Coffee shop for a light snack. The Club also caters for conferences and weddings. Enjoy great meal deals midweek at the Bistro as well as a $10 roast dinner on Sundays.
Old Bar Markets are on the 4th Sunday of month. Blackhead Bazaar on the 1st Sunday of the month from September to April.