Manning Valley

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Artisans on the Hill, Café, Craft Workshop and B&B

Artisans on the Hill is completely different. With a gallery displaying beautiful artisans work, cafe, craft workshops and bed and breakfast facilities, it is a complete package for a day visit or a few days relaxation. Just 15 minutes from Taree in the village of Mondrook and close to the historical town of  Wingham, Artisans on the Hill is a destination not to be missed in the Manning Valley. Unique, high quality craft and fun learning experiences are available for you to try and a variety of workshops available for everyone.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6553 1199
Address:Artisans on the Hill, Café, Craft Workshop and B&B, 702 Tinonee Road, Mondrook (Taree), NSW, 2430, Australia
Email:crafty@artisansonthehill.com.au
Website:www.artisansonthehill.com.au
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Bent on Food Cafe

Bent on Food – not just a cafe but a destination. Bent on Food is a multi-award winning cafe (within NSW and nationally) specialising in local produce with a great selection of condiments lining the walls. Come in and pick up a large variety of gourmet specialties made with local produce.  Enjoy breakfast and lunch 7 days and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.  Bent on Food has recently incorporated a cookery school specialising in cheesemaking and a variety of cooking classes are held on a regular basis. Make the trip to the historic township of Wingham in the Manning Valley for this unique destination, Bent on Food.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6557 0727
Address:Bent on Food, 95 Isabella Street, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia
Email:bentonfood3@bigpond.com
Website:www.bentonfood.com.au
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Crowdy Bay National Park

Beautiful beaches north and south of Diamond Head. Australian author Kylie Tennant spent time living and writing here and her hut has been restored. At low tide you can explore the coastline. There’s good fishing, birdwatching and fascinating headland walks with abundant wildlife. Local wildlife is frequently seen in the camping area at Diamond Head.  Car-based and caravan camping is available at Diamond Head, Indian Head, Kylies Beach and Crowdy Gap. Discover something new with our Discovery tours.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6588 5555
Address:Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Head Rd, Laurieton, NSW,
Email:SeaAcres@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/crowdy-bay-national-park
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Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Located 33km north east of Taree, the historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse is one of only five small lighthouses built on the NSW north coast. The panoramic views from the lighthouse are breathtaking. To the south you can see as far as Seal Rocks and to the north Port Macquarie. The whales migrate north to warmer waters during May – July and return during August – October to the rich southern feeding grounds in the Antarctic.  This is a perfect location for land-based whale watching.

Contact details

Phone:1800 182 773
Address:Crowdy Head, Crowdy Head, NSW,
Email:manningvic@gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Website:www.manningvalley.info
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Ellenborough Falls

Located only one hour’s drive north west from Taree on the Bulga Plateau at Elands, the legendary Ellenborough Falls is the second longest single drop waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere at 200 metres long. It is an unforgettable sight to witness the falls that come from the Ellenborough River.  There is a ten minute walk to the Knoll to photograph the Falls and a walk to the bottom with 641 steps back up!  There is 16km of gravel road from Bobin to Elands to reach the Falls through the lush tall timbers driving up to the Bulga Plateau.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6592 5444
Address:Ellenborough Falls Rd, Elands, NSW,
Email:manningvic@gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Website:www.manningvalley.info
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Honeycomb Valley Farm

At Honeycomb Valley Farm you can stretch your legs and your mind! This sustainable farm’s motto is “little farm, big picture”. Visit the unique farm-gate shop where you can buy fresh produce, raw honey, sun-baked treats, farm-made balms and goat’s milk soaps. Meet gorgeous farm animals, wander the fascinating ethnobotanical (useful plant) garden and see the biggest solar oven in Australia. Bus groups welcome and the new honey tasting bar is a must do for anyone who loves honey and sweet things!  There are several self contained cabins available for a unique farmstay.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6554 1460
Address:Honeycomb Valley Farm, Cnr Wallanbah Rd and Tenants Road, Nabiac, NSW,
Email:info@honeycombvalley.com.au
Website:www.honeycombvalley.com.au
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Tapin Tops National Park

High on the great escarpment, Tapin Tops National Park protects old growth forests and rainforests. Rowleys Lookout (1018 metres, a strenuous 45-minute walk from the car park) offers a sweeping view of Head and Shoulders Cliff.  Dingo Tops Forest Park, in the middle of the rainforest, has picnic facilities, forestry machinery relics and two walking trails. There’s another picnic area at Potoroo, and car-based camping at the intersection of Knodingbul Road and Dingo Tops Road (short walk from car park).

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6588 5555
Address:Tapin Tops National Park, Dingo Tops Road, Wherrol Flat, NSW,
Email:SeaAcres@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/tapin-tops-national-park
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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Wingham Brush is a beautiful subtropical lowland rainforest located on the edge of the township of Wingham, just 9km from Taree. There are some great photo opportunities including impressive fig tree buttresses, colonies of grey and red headed flying foxes and the elusive land mullet. Don’t miss sunset each day, when thousands of flying foxes fly out in search of food. You can witness this spectacular event from the banks of the Manning River.  The board walk within the Brush is wheelchair accessible.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6652 4097
Address:Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW, 2430, Australia
Email:hunter.region@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wingham-brush-nature-reserve
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Wingham Museum (Manning Valley Historical Society)

Home of the Bonnie Scottish Festival.  The historic museum opened in 1968 and was once part of Duff’s Store established in the 1870’s. The Museum now houses a fabulous, large collection of photographs and memorabilia that takes you back in time. See the township of Wingham in the 1800’s. We have archival research available, a gift shop and visitor information on the region. Open daily 10am to 4pm, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6553 5823
Address:Wingham Historical Society, 12 Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia
Email:mvhsmuseum@internode.on.net
Website:www.manninghistorical.org
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The Other Side ART CAFE

Contact details

Phone:02 6553 8890
Address:The Other Side ART CAFE, 12 Moto Road, Ghinni Ghinni, NSW, 2430, Australia
Email:wendiepatch@gmail.com
Website:www.the-other-side-gallery-teahouse.com.au
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