...fully self-contained, beautifully renovated federation home in Wingham, sleeping up to 8 guests
The Wingham Brush : The National Parks & Wildlife protected Wingham Brush is a unique patch of subtropical rainforest complete with boardwalks under the giant fig trees to view the great trees and buttresses, the bush turkeys, and is a significant roosting site to the massive grey-headed flying fox colony. You can view the daily bat departure at the Manning River picnic site (or the front verandah) at sunset as they set off to feed each evening.
Wingham Museum : The Manning Valley Historical Museum is located alongside the town square at Wingham in Farquhar Street. The Museum, open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm, houses one of the most extensive collections of historical memorabillia on the NSW north coast.
Town Square : Of which the town of Wingham was initially built around, with heritage buildings fringing the park and the site of many of the local events and festivals. Home also of the Big Log and the ex-fighter jet opposite the RSL club!
River fun : Water activities on the river including Bass fishing, boating, skiing and swimming at the Wingham Brush where there is a boat ramp and picnic area. Fishing licences can be obtained from the Tobacco Station in Isabella Street.
Ellenborough Falls : The second longest single drop waterfall in the southern hemisphere which is a scenic drive through the timbered country northwest of Wingham and linking Taree to Port Macquarie via a series of natural attractions. At the falls you can walk to the Knoll for great photo opportunities or if you’re keen, walk down to the bottom of the valley but there are 641 steps to get back up again! You can drive from Wingham to the falls in 45 minutes but there is 15km of unsealed road from Bobin to the falls so drive carefully.
Tinonee : was one of the earliest settlements in the Manning and the Tinonee Museum offers a look back in time. The picturesque park overlooks the Manning River and this stretch of water is the focus of water skiing activities on the Manning River.
Gloucester & Barrington Tops : Gloucester is in the valley junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington Rivers, under a range of monolithic hills called The Bucketts. The Barrington Tops is a glorious spot with waterfalls and lush bush. In winter the landscape transforms with crisp white snowfalls, and in summer the beech forests provides respite from the heat and the temperatures are some ten degrees cooler than the rest of the valley. Adventurers can explore The Tops by hiking, mountain bike, trail bike, motorcross or 4WD.
Cooking School : Bent on Food offers Cheese making & cookery classes at their purpose built cooking school (located just around the corner from Manning House). Check the website for events and to make bookings.
Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival : The Bonnie Scottish Heritage Festival is held annually in Wingham in June and celebrates the rich Scottish heritage of the Wingham area. Festival highlights include; Welcome to the Festival Chieftains at Masonic night (Lodge Cowper). Braveheart Poets Breakfast, Country Womens Association shortbread baking competition, judging of shop window displays, bowls and golf competitions and single malt whisky night (Wingham Services Club). You can even hire yourself a kilt from Billinghams in Isabella Street.
Beef Week : Six days of Beef oriented activities held in Wingham in May, which includes school programmes, Led Hoof and Hook Competition, Wingham Beef Exports Carcase Competition, All Breeds Appreciation Day, Street Parade and The Beef Barons Ball will conclude the weeks events. You can enjoy the BEST steak sandwich ever.
The Summertime Rough Riding Rodeo in January has prize money in excess of $8000. Enjoy saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, roping events, barrel racing, Ladies events, junior steer riding and barrel racing. Australian title holders will be competing.
Easter Powerboat Classic : Enjoy all the excitement of the boat racing on the Manning River at the Easter Powerboat Classic with junior events, outboards and hydroplanes. www.tareepowerboatclub.org.au
Akoostik music festival : The Akoostik music festival has fast become a significant event to the area and drawing many big names together with local respected and new up and coming talent. Held in the town square mid October.
Wingham Big Boys Toys Show : Cars, motorcycles, boats, archery, fishing, shooting, hot rods, trucks, tools, model trains and planes and anything in between that would interest big boys and girls can be on display at the Wingham Big Boys Toys Show held in October at the showgrounds. There seems to be a lot of “toys” that spend their life under a blanket in the shed and it is the event’s aim for the owners to bring them out, brag about them and show them off to the general public.
Wingham Beef : “Maning Valley – Naturally“ Wingham Beef Exports has chosen to use grass-fed English-breed cattle free of hormone growth promotents and believes that grass-fed beef has a natural taste and is the best product in Australia. Try some while visiting The Manning!
Red Tail Wines : Is an award winning, family owned, vineyard in the Manning Valley on the Mid North Coast offerring Merlot, Barbera, Semillon, Verdelho and Colombard grown in the conglomerate soil of Marlee to produce high standard wines. Located on Tourist Drive 8, 15 minutes drive from Wingham (Turn left onto Pinnacle Place, 100 metres north of St Marks historic Church Marlee) 15 Pinnacle Road, Marlee.