Itineraries & Trails
Manning Point – Old Bar – Scenic Drive
Off the Pacific Highway at the southern entrance to Taree, take the drive east to Manning Point and the seaside village of Old Bar.
Manning Point is nestled behind one of the two river entrances from the ocean where peace and quiet is part of every day life. On the way at Bohnock, stop off and hire a boat to explore our waterways. Manning Point is a picturesque village located almost at the mouth of the Manning River as it sits on a narrow spit between the river and the sea. Look across and you will see the village of Harrington on the other side of the river. It is part of a landscape of islands and the many tributaries that form the Manning River delta, the largest in Australia.
In the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of Old Bar you have great access to both the Manning River and ocean. There are alfresco dining options, supermarkets and retail outlets. A heritage listed airstrip is unique to this coastal town which provides the perfect place for surfing, kite boarding lessons and swimming. Old Bar is also home to the Old Bar Beach Festival which is held each year on the October long weekend. Thousands of visitors come to town for the array of festivities over two full packed days.