Lanis on the Beach, Old Bar has been the choice of many vistors when choosing their place to stay while enjoying the pristine coastline and beaches that the Manning Valley has to offer. Whether you have your own caravan/camper van or are looking for an ocean view cabin. Our 3 km’s of sandy beach is at your doorstep, take a nice long walk along the beach to the national parks of Wallabi Point and Saltwater. If surfing is not for you then Khappinghat creek lagoon area is ideal for swimming and canoeing. Take a picnic lunch or cook up a feast on the gas BBQ facilities, relax and enjoy the area under the cool shade of the trees . Saltwater National Park also offers walking tracks that take in Aboriginal sites relating to dreamtime beliefs.
Driving on the beach is an amazing experience. We do remind you that you will require a permit, which can be obtained locally... but well worth it!
Old Bars heritage listed airstrip - The runway is unique 540 metres long and one of the few runways in Australia made of grass set on a clay base Some of Australia’s top aviators, including Nancy Bird Walton and Charles Kingsford Smith have landed their planes at the airstrip, which is now used primarily by recreational pilots.
For whats on in the Manning Valley check out the calendar of events - www.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/Calendar/Calendar.asp
The Manning Valley has 9 of the most Amazing National Parks and Nature Reserves
Ellenbourough Falls is a spectacular site. At 200 metres it is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere. A great day out for all the family located just 1 ¼ hours drive from us at Old Bar.
An event not to be missed each year is the famous Old Bar Beach Festival held every October longweekend. www.oldbarbeachfestival.com.au
Cruise the famous Manning Valley River www.manningrivercruises.com.au They say they have “the best roast on the Mid North Coast.
Always wanted to learn how to kiteboard lessons available through
Wingham was first settled in 1853 and is a heritage town clearly evident with its many National Trust listed Federation and Victorian buildings that surround the town square visit Wingham Museum
Mondrook, visit Artisans Retreat, a unique Gallery with a coffee lounge serving light lunches and morning and afternoon teas. The gallery is filled with unique pieces crafted in wood, metal, glass and fabric. It is also the venue for workshops where you can learn to create your own pieces.
For the art enthusiasts www.manningvalley.info/attractions.php?manning_regional_art_gallery
An ideal way to appreciate the unique ocean and river relationship of the Manning is to take a scenic flight with the Manning Valley Aero Club . You can see the region from a pelican’s eye view and soar above the most beautiful coastline on the NSW Mid North Coast. Scenic flights can be booked through the Club based at the Taree Airport. www.mrac.org.au/
Whales pass our coastline between May, June and July to warmer waters . http://www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/
Restaurants - martines http://yourrestaurants.com.au/guide/?action=venue&venue_url=martines_cafe_and_restaurant
Or the famous Old Bar Club www.cluboldbar.com.au/
For the sports enthusiast Old Bar has tennis courts, grass bowling and squash courts.
Horse riding 20 minutes from the park www.cfr.com.au/horseriding.htm