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Great Lakes Visitor Guide : NSW 2008
>- (]) o > 0) c c c ---E--- / ><: The Manning Valley is just over a half hour's drive from Forster and offers an abundance of nature-based experiences. Take a good look around: discover panoramic views from lookouts deep within spectacular national parks; stroll along forest walks beside some of New South Wales' largest trees; browse through local arts and craft galleries and specialty shops; tempt your tastebuds at the many fine restaurants, cafés and cosy tea rooms many of them featuring local produce on their menus. The beautiful and peaceful beach areas are all fabulous locations for lazy strolls, swimming, surfing and just having fun. The Manning Valley's hinterland region provides a cool diverse respite from coastal activities. Tapin Tops National Park features mountain scenery with tall eucalypt and subtropical rainforest. Within the park, Rowley's Rock Lookout has 360 0 views and the Dingo Tops Rest Area has a walking trail, picnic and car-based camping facilities. North of T aree, Coorabakh National Park is dominated by three remnant volcanic plugs: Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie. Newby's and Flat Rock lookouts provide spectacular valley views and at Big Nellie there is a viewing platform and picnic facilities. Ellenborough Falls, near Elands on Tourist Drive 8, is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere; view the falls from a number of locations and take the stairway walk to the bottom of the falls. \ The Manning River with recreational fishing haven status offers endless opportunities for fishing, boating and watersports with 350 kilometres of navigable waterways. Enjoy a river cruise, spectate or participate in the many river-based events or hire a boat and drop in a line. At historic Wing ham, nestled beside the Manning River, Wingham Brush Nature Reserve features a superb example of rare subtropical floodplain rainforest. The Brush is home to a large colony of Grey-Headed Flying Fox and ancient Moreton Bay Figs. There are walking trails, interpretive signage, barbeque and picnic facilities and a boat ramp. The Manning Valley has excellent surfing and swimming beaches and fishing spots. There are walking tracks around the coastal communities of Old Bar, Harrington, Hallidays Point, Manning Point and Saltwater. The quaint hinterland villages of Hannam Vale and Tinonee house cafés, craft shops and historic buildings. T aree has a first class shopping centre, many entertainment and sporting facilities, alfresco dining and peaceful riverside parks. ::J ro b.O I- o With so much to see and do in the Manning Valley, you will want to stay another day or two. Call in to the Manning Valley Visitors Centre to make sure you don't miss a thing. V1 Q) ..::L. ro +-' ro Q) I- b.O 3i 5: 5: Manning Valley Visitors Centre. 21 Manning River Dr, Taree NSW 2430 P. 1800 1 TAREE (1800 182 733) - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.manningvalley.info - Open 7 days (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) HALLIDAYS POINT · TAREE · OLD BAR · MANNING POINT · WINGHAM · HARRINGTON 36