Itineraries & Trails
Stop by Nabiac and visit the only known Bee Motel in Australia! If you are looking for an Australia farm experience you can’t go past Honeycomb Valley Farm, a small, award-winning family farm doing things a little bit differently. At this working family farm you can get up close and personal with farm animals and explore the gardens where every plant has a use. This farm uses sustainable farming techniques and has a lovely farmgate shop selling 100% natural products.
Visit the small village of Krambach and onto the town of Wingham. While you’re in Wingham stop and grab a bite to eat before you head onto the next adventure. Wingham is a historic town and home to a subtropical rainforest, where you’ll see Brush Turkey’s and thousands of flying foxes.
Explore the waterfalls and wineries along Tourism Drive 8. Ellenborough Falls is one of the largest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere. The drive to Ellenborough will take through the historical towns of both Marlee and Bobin. Stop by Red Tail Wines for a nibble and a sip.
Head back down to Taree and then onto the town of Harrington. Order a fresh seafood platter from Stones Oysters and have a picnic dinner at Crowdy Bay Lighthouse on the top of Pilot Hill, look closely and you might see whales.
Time to relax and watch the sunset over the Manning River, where the Valley meets the sea. Have a few drinks at either Harrington hotel, Harrington Bowls Club or Harrigan’s Irish Pub.
Stay the night
There are plenty of accommodation options for your overnight stay in Harrington including three well appointed caravan parks all situated either on the banks of the Manning River or in the town centre.Add to my itinerary
Head out early to Cattai Wetlands located off Spring Hill Road (just north of the Harrington turn off). Here you will find what is largely regarded as Manning Valley’s hidden gem, this 500 hectares of former distressed farming land has been lovingly rehabilitated and has walking trails, shaded picnic area and a boardwalk with viewing platform to spot some of the 170 identified birds species found in the wetlands.
Head further up the Highway and take the Johns River exit. Here at the base of Middle Brother Mountain you will find Rosies cafe, serving some of the best local produce in this quiet village since the highway bypassed the main road.
Take an afternoon drive up Middle Brother National Park which is accessible by car and you will find the Bird Tree which is an astonishing 300 years old and predated the arrival of Captain Cook. You can also catch glimpse of the Manning Valleys 45km coastline.
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