Bent on Food95 Isabella Street, Wingham
Bent on Food is a multi award-winning specialty cafe and regional food store located on the NSW Mid North Coast in the heritage township of Wingham. The newest addition is a modern cookery school offering a wide variety of classes and tours.
Public Holiday: Please call to see if open ...... 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm Saturday, 9am to 3pm Sunday. Breakfast Menu 8am to 11:30am daily.
02 6557 0727
Clarendon Forest Retreat Horse Riding150 Coates Road, Possum Brush
At Clarendon they prize the horse riding for being fun, scenic and exciting. The trail horses are beautifully responsive and quiet. Imagine endless rainforest rides in the heart of Talawahl Nature Reserve. Gentle forest tracks for beginners and more challenging rides for the experienced.
Daily. Bookings are essential.
02 6554 3162
Endota Spa Diamond Beach and ForsterAustralis Diamond Beach Resort and Spa, 357 Diamond Beach Road, Diamond Beach
Endota Spa Diamond Beach at the Australis Resort and Endota Spa at Forster have four tantalising treatment rooms. At Endota Diamond Beach you can relax and enjoy the sea breeze in the secluded timber relaxation lounge. At Forster you can distance yourself from the busy main street and disappear into the private lounge for an antipasto platter and a glass of champagne.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Sunday is by appointment only.
02 6557 3801
Bent on Food Cookery School22 Bent Street, Wingham
Bent on Food Cookery School is all about the enjoyment of cooking, learning new skills, tips and chefs' secrets. Classes are held in a modern purpose-built, air-conditioned school and involves both demonstration and hands-on activities. Class sizes are small and participants usually work in small groups. Why not organise your friends and join a class together!
As per schedule on website
02 6553 4057
Coopernook Forest ParkForest Road, Moorland
A favourite amongst caravan and campervan travellers, Coopernook Forest Park within Coopernook State Forest offers a free stopover and rest area for those seeking respite from highway travel. Halfway between Taree and Kew and just off the Pacific highway, picnic facilities and toilet amenities are available within a peaceful eucalypt forest environment. The Park also features flat, grassy fields perfect for camping or spending the night. Forest drives, bushwalking and biking are also popular activities for those visiting this area.
1300 655 687
1300 655 687
Cundletown Heritage WalkCundletown township, Cundletown
This self-guided walk around Cundletown highlights a number of built and natural items of significance to the history of the village. The walk is approximately four kilometres. To visit all the items of interest allow about two hours. Take drinking water and wear comfortable shoes.
Heritage walk is open at all times. Manning Historical Society Museum Thursday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 1.30pm to 4pm or by appointment.
02 6553 9574
Ghinni Wines200 Pacific Highway, Ghinni Ghinni
Established in 2001 after dairy farming heritage, Ghinni Wines is a sincere farming family business. The winery produces quality fruit and vegetable liqueurs using fresh fruit primarily from the farm orchard and also other local growers including organic specialists. King mulberries are developing fast in the orchard to add even more fructose to the fruit driven liqueur flavours.
Open seven days 10am - 4pm
Greenhouse Cottage72 Clarkeson Street, Nabiac
Enjoy superb organic coffee, sweat treats and fresh made mouth-watering meals at the Greenhouse Cafe. Check out the exotic gallery, gifts and gardens. The café seats 60 people serving scrumptious breakfasts, delicious lunches, mouth watering desserts and the finest of Merlo Coffees.
Public Holiday: 7:30am - 4pm ...... 7:30am - 4:30pm
Honeycomb Valley Farm3736 Wallanbah Rd, enter via Tenants Rd, Nabiac
Just one minute off the Pacific Highway at Nabiac is a small family farm doing things just a little bit differently! See the biggest solar oven in Australia, walk through an inspiring five acre garden where every plant is useful. Learn about Australian native bees at Australia's first sanctuary for these amazing little creatures. Meet the friendly farm animals and enjoy herbal teas, a range of infused honey and buy goats milk soaps and other farm produce (including gingerbreads and jams) to take away.
Public Holiday: 8.30am - 2.30pm (closed Christmas Day) ...... 8.30am - 2.30pm (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue). Closed Wed & Thu except during school holidays
Kings Creek Saddle Club84 Kings Creek Road, Krambach
Riding lessons for riders of all stages of development. Various types of private lessons are available - ridden, ground play, in the arena and along forest trails. Kings Creek Saddle Club covers the non-riding aspects of horses such as handling, natural behaviour and tack fitting which will help the rider develop a deeper understanding and form a firm bond with their horse. The three lovely school horses, 'Tallulah', 'Felicity' and 'Skeeter' were bred, started and educated by Carla and Spud.
Public Holiday: 9am to 5pm ...... 9am to 5pm Daily
Old Bar Tennis ClubOld Bar Reserve, Old Bar Road, Old Bar
The Old Bar Tennis Club is located in the Old Bar Reserve on the left off Old Bar Road in Old Bar. Approximately 400 metres from the town centre and 600 metres from the beach. The club offers social tennis, competition tennis, coaching, court hire, Club Championships and junior tennis activities.
9am - 9pm
02 6553 7940
Red Tail Wines15 Pinnacle Place, Marlee
Red Tail Wines at Marlee is a boutique family vineyard in the heart of the Manning Valley growing Semillon, Verdelho, Colombard, Merlot and Barbera wine grapes. Each year, their wines depict different characters as mother nature sees fit to provide.
Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm for wine tastings and sales.
Rio's Bar and Grill1 Commerce Street, Taree North
This great little restaurant is situated in the Best Western Taree Motor Inn. Rio's Bar and Grill serves an a la carte menu seven nights a week except for the last Friday and Saturday of the month when a sumptuous all you can eat Brazilian Barbecue is served. A rustic open fire pit is built behind the bar where the barbecue is cooked using premium quality meats, which are slowly roasted on long skewers (swords) over a flaming grill.
5.30pm till late
02 6552 3511
Rosies Cafe and Gallery48 Johns River Road, Johns River
Rosies Cafe and Gallery is in the heart of Johns River in the Manning Valley. Be surprised by the perfect coffee and delicious food. Relax with a glass of wine in the leafy courtyard or sample a crisp local Pilsner and Tapas in the bar and don't forget to visit the gallery and gift shop.
Public Holiday: 9am to 3pm ...... 9am to 3pm Daily
Skirmish Down UnderHalf Chain Road, Old Bar
Skirmish Down Under is a progressive and innovative paintball operation developed in South Australia in 1993 and now with an exciting new facility in Port Macquarie. They ensure their players have the best possible experience with a focus on fun, but with guidelines and procedures in place to provide a safe day's entertainment. Their perfect safety record is testament to this.
Morning session: 8.45am for 9am to 12pm. Afternoon session: 12.45 for 1pm to 4pm.
13 0082 2222
Tactical Paintball GamesPacific Highway, (Opposite Tom Cat Creek Rest Area), Moorland
Tactical Paintball Games is located in Moorlands, in the Three Brothers region of the Manning Valley, which is located on NSW Mid North Coast. This privately owned and operated attraction is on an all grassed area, built by Skirmish players and has a number of different playing fields. Each field was created with a theme in mind, so you can enjoy different scenarios and style of play.
0487 232 780
The Sicilian Restaurant139 Victoria Street, Taree
The Sicilian Restaurant, Taree's new Italian restaurant/cafe is located in the heart of the central business district. Serving up delicious Italian fare from it's kitchen, this cafe/restaurant is fast gaining a reputation as the place to be seen.
Public Holiday: 8am till late public holidays ...... 8am till late seven days a week
Tinonee Orchid Nursery768 Tinonee Road, Tinonee
Tinonee Orchid Nursery is one of Australia's leading orchid nurseries, established since 1984. They specialise in the breeding and propagation of many genera of orchids, from native Australian orchids to most of the popular genera from many other countries around the world.
Public Holiday: By appointment. Closed Christmas Day. ...... Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday and Public Holidays are by appointment.
02 6553 1012
Manning Aquatic and Leisure Centre51 Manning River Drive, Taree
The Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre is located on Manning River Drive at Taree North. The centre offers learn to swim lessons from Austswim accredited instructors for children aged six months through to adults. Private lessons are also available for both children and adults. Squad level in both junior and adult squads are available.
Public Holiday: 10am to 4pm ...... April to September: 6am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday, October to March: 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday
02 6550 0500
Manning Regional Art Gallery12 Macquarie Street, Taree
The Manning Regional Art Gallery provides a range of cultural and artistic experiences to residents of Greater Taree and visitors to the Manning Valley area. The Gallery is committed to curating more than 12 exhibitions each year and is responsible for providing access to touring exhibitions otherwise unavailable to residents of the Manning and surrounds.
Public Holiday: Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. ...... Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm.
02 6592 5455
Artisans ...on the hill702 Tinonee Road, Mondrook
For something completely different, visit Artisans ...on the hill. Set on five magnificent acres overlooking luscious green dairy country, Artisans is ideally located only minutes from the village of Tinonee and the larger centres of Wingham and Taree in the Manning Valley - naturally!
Public Holiday: Closed Christmas Day. Open most other public holidays. ...... Open seven days from 10am to dusk in January. Open 10am to dusk Thursday to Monday from February to December. Inspection outside these hours is available by appointment.
02 6553 1199
Bean Bar1 Pulteney Street, Taree
This award-winning cafe, restaurant and bar exudes friendly local charm amidst natural coastal surrounds. Established in mid 2009, The Bean Bar has gained a solid loyal following, thanks largely to its prime location and relaxed, friendly coastal vibe. Relax on the alfresco deck overlooking the Manning River and enjoy the gentle breeze off the water. With plenty of fresh seafood, tapas and a la carte dishes to satisfy any craving, The Bean Bar's menu is diverse, international and fresh.
Breakfast and lunch: seven days a week, Dinner: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
02 6550 0022
Big Buzz Fun Park1733 The Lakes Way, Rainbow Flat
The Big Buzz Fun Park is 25 acres of adventure and fun. Just 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 (enclosed footwear required), speed karts (enclosed footwear required), 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 with free gas barbecues with shaded picnic area.
Public Holiday: Open Public Holidays 10am - 4pm ...... Every weekend and School Holidays 10am - 4pm
02 6553 6000
Black Head Bowling ClubMain Street, Hallidays Point
Located in the picturesque area of Hallidays Point, Black Head Bowling Club is situated on the headland at Black Head village with panoramic views overlooking the scenic coastline. Facilities at the Club include a TAB, pokies, Keno, cable television, sports bowling greens, fishing club and community centre.
10:30am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 12am Weekends; Bistro open daily for lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm, dinner 5:30pm to 8:30pm
02 6559 2923
Bohnock Bait and Tackle6 Channel Close, Bohnock
Ideally located on the banks of the beautiful Manning River, Bohnock Bait and Tackle specialise in fresh local seafood, bait and tackle, hire/drive vessels and Viking Kayaks. Explore the Manning River and enjoy the peace and tranquillity or try your luck at fishing from one of the vessels for hire. The small vessels accommodate up to four adults and the large vessels accommodate up to 10 adults. The kayaks which include singles and doubles can be hired hourly or for a full day.
From $16.00 to $260.00 (Hire costs)
02 6553 7532
Brimbin Nature ReserveOld Port Macquarie Road, Taree
Brimbin Nature Reserve is located just north of Taree on the Dawson River and Tommy Owens Creek, providing a tranquil waterside setting. This 50 hectare reserve has picnic and barbecue facilities and is ideal for gentle bushwalks, whilst providing opportunities for birdwatching and photography.
Open seven days.
1300 361 967
02 6552 4097
Club Old Bar1 Belford Street, Old Bar
Club Old Bar is proud to be "The Hub of the Community" by supporting all local sporting and community groups. The club strives to provide an exceptionally satisfying, comfortable and safe place to meet. The club has a daily courtesy bus, entertainment, ATM, TAB and Keno facilities, Sky Channel, gaming, intra club activities including Bingo, Tai Chi, Bridge, Raffles and Rock n Roll classes are available.
Bistro open seven days: lunch 12pm - 2pm and dinner from 6pm
02 6553 7224
Club Taree121 Wingham Road, Taree
Club Taree is located on the Wingham Road just north of the Taree central business district. There is ample parking for cars and coaches. The club also provides a shuttle bus service. Situated on the picturesque 21 hole Taree Golf Course, this venue is ideal for functions, especially weddings.
Club Taree is open seven days. The Ironbark Restaurant is open daily from 10am.
02 6539 4000
Coorabakh National ParkCoorabakh National Park, Moorland
Coorabakh National Park is best known for its impressive volcanic outcrops - Big Nellie, Little Nellie and Flat Nellie and the Lansdowne Escarpment. The scenic forest drive is a loop road and it is recommended to do this drive from north to south due to more favourable road grades. The drive includes numerous lookout spots, cliffs, picnic areas, mountain views and eucalyptus forests with some rainforests.
Accessible at all times, except during very wet periods or very high fire danger.
1300 361 967
02 6552 4097
Crowdy Bay National ParkDiamond Head Road, Crowdy Head
Crowdy Bay National Park offers an abundance of wildflowers, birds and animals, bushwalking, swimming and fishing in 8,022 hectares of coastal plains. There are long sweeping beaches north and south, extensive wetlands, rainforest pockets and coastal heath featuring beautiful wildflowers.
Accessible all times except very wet weather and bushfires
1300 361 967
02 6588 5555
Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society IncCundletown Hall, Main Street, Cundletown
People seeking to explore their family history of the lower Manning Valley visit the Cundletown Lower Manning Historical Society. Museum displays and photos show industry and business from early days with a large display on the Dairy Industry and related industries.
10am to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday
02 6553 9574
Harrington Beach State ParkHarrington Beach State Park, Harrington Road / Crowdy Street, Harrington
Harrington Beach State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's northern entrance. The 431 hectare site stretches from Harrington to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head. The foreshores of the coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation and tourism opportunities. The State Park also includes a small littoral rainforest that is accessible to the public.
Accessible at all times
Harrington Bowling Club50 Beach Street, Harrington
The Harrington Bowling Club was established in the late 1950s and is situated on the banks of the Manning River and has spectacular views from the entrance to the river to the Pacific Ocean. Besides being a lawn bowls club, they also host other social events like, bingo, trivia, raffles, members badge draws and fundraising community projects. All regular Club services and facilities are available including bars, gaming machines, TAB and keno.
Monday 10am to 10.30pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 9am - 11pm, Sunday 9am - 9pm
02 6556 1209
Honeycomb Valley3736 Wallanbah Road, Nabiac
Honeycomb Valley is an award-winning 90 acre farmstay three hours north of Sydney where individuals, families and small groups can have a great day out attending all sorts of interesting courses in sustainable living skills, from beekeeping to bread baking. You'll leave Honeycomb Valley Farm having had a great time, and you'll feel a whole lot more capable too!
From $12.00 to $600.00 (Activity/Tour costs)
02 6554 1460
Kite Muddies Kiteboarding LessonsHead Office, 31 David Street, Old Bar
Muddies Kiteboarding offers lessons that are conducted in a saltwater lagoon off a white sandy beach. The sand bottom lagoon depth ranges from ankle to overhead which is perfect for beginner to advanced kiting. Instructors are IKO (International Kiteboarders Organisation) qualified and follow the guidelines very closely when it comes to safety and instruction. A tried and tested teaching technique that will have you up and riding much faster than you can imagine.
From $140.00 to $170.00 (Activity/Tour costs)
02 6557 4224
Little Darlings Doll Museum and Coffee ShopCorner of the Lakes Way and Failford Road, Failford, Rainbow Flat
For a spectacular display of dolls visit the Little Darlings Doll Museum and Coffee Shop at Failford. There are over 5,000 dolls and bears from the late 1800s to the modern day on display. The coffee shop seats up to 40 people, plus seating for 20 people outside in the "fairy museum".
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm or by appointment. During School Holidays Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.
02 6554 3131
Manning Point BeachManning Point Beach, Manning Point
Manning Point Beach commences on the southern side of the sandy 500 metre wide Manning River entrance. It extends south west, initially as a low sandy 2.5 kilometre long spit, then as a steep, coarse narrow beach for a total of 10 kilometres to the southern mouth of the river, called Farquhar Inlet.
Open all year round
Manning River Aero ClubTaree Aerodrome, Cundletown, Taree
Why not take a joy flight and take a pelican's eye view of the Manning Valley, enjoying a spectacular view of some the Mid North Coasts most beautiful coastline. Manning River Aero Club offers scenic flights of the Manning Valley. Enjoy spectacular views on a 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute scenic flight.
From $50.00 to $150.00 (Activity/Tour costs)
02 6553 9301
Manning Valley Historical Society and Museum12 Farquhar Street, Wingham
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.
Public Holiday: Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. ...... Museum Open daily 10am - 4pm. Archives Open on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.
02 6553 5823
Manning Valley River Cruises108 Factory Road, Mitchells Island
Cruise the beautiful Manning River on "Aboard the Island Explorer" while listening to informative commentary on history and facts. The Island Explorer offers a large under covered deck, carpeted and a forward viewing deck with superior stability. There are full rest room facilities and wheelchair access. Your comfort can be assured, as up to 50 passengers can be accommodated on seated lunch cruises. The minimum number for an exclusive booking is 20 passengers when picking up in Taree.
From $38.00 to $52.00 (Activity/Tour costs)
02 6553 2683
Mondrook Garden Cafe Gallery and Function Centre699 Tinonee Road, Mondrook, Tinonee
Mondrook Gardens is a relaxing and tranquil setting where you can stay as long as you like. Set on two acres of park like gardens with lots of bird life; paved walkways meander through cool shrubbery with seats in vantage points overlooking the water.
Public Holiday: 10am - 4pm ...... Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
02 6553 1423
Saltwater National ParkSaltwater Road, Saltwater
Saltwater National Park adjoining Saltwater Beach has special significance for the local Biripi (Aboriginal) community. This National Park is of major significant to the Aboriginal people and the elders have a strong connection to Dreamtime beliefs and a section of the park has been declared an Aboriginal Place.
Accessible at all times.
1300 361 967
02 6552 4097
Tapin Tops National ParkDingo Tops Road, Via Wingham, Wingham
Tapin Tops National Park is located on a spectacular section of the Great Eastern Escarpment high in the mountains, north west of Wingham. The park contains some great examples of sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforests, as well as old growth eucalypt forests, protecting a wide variety of native flora and fauna.
1300 361 967
02 6552 4097
Villa d Esta Vineyard2884 Wallanbah Road, Dyers Crossing
Villa d'Esta Vineyard is a small, family-owned vineyard. The vineyard is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, approximately 20 minutes south west of Taree and north west from Forster-Tuncurry. The vineyard was established in 1997, with both table and wine grapes being planted by family and friends wanting to experiment with winemaking. In the 10 years since then, plantings and production have steadily increased.
Open seven days from 10am to 4pm.
02 6550 2236
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