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Honeycomb Valley Farm

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3736 Wallanbah Rd, Nabiac NSW 2312 info@honeycombvalley.com.au | Phone: (02) 6554 1460

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The Three Brothers

Lined by four national parks, the Three Brothers Region boasts award-winning wetlands, rainforest boardwalks, and stunning headland trails, all within view of the iconic Three Brother Mountains. Driving north from Taree, the Cattai Wetlands at Coopernook offer great views of the Three Brothers Mountains with a ring trail around the lagoon (open Friday – Monday, 8am – 3pm). Proceeding north along the breathtaking Lansdowne Escarpment, you pass Newby’s Lookout and then Big Nellie Mountain going into Coorabakh National Park. The vistas over the Manning Valley are incredible, and the rainforest boardwalk at Starrs Creek enchanting. Truly charming villages at verdant Hannam Vale line the route past Middle Brother National Park, up to north through Johns River and up to North Brother and Dooragan National Park, for great views over the Three Brothers Region from the paved road to the top. The coast road leads back down to Diamond Head and Crowdy Bay National Park with trails leading through coastal heath to the headland vistas up and down the coast.

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The Waterfall Loop

Ellenborough Falls is located on the Bulga Plateau at Elands, one hour’s drive north-west of Taree on Tourist Drive 8. At 200 metres, it is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere. There are two walks at the falls. An easy ten minute stroll to The Knoll provides magnificent views looking directly across the falls and for the more adventurous there is a timbered walkway (641 steps) to the bottom of the valley. This 30 minute walk provides plenty of rest stops along the way so you can stop and admire the majestic surroundings. To get the best Ellenborough Falls experience head up over the weekend or school holidays when the Ellenborough Falls Kiosk is open offering freshly baked goodies. The drive to the falls will take you though some of the Manning Valley’s best rural areas, but please take care on the 15 kilometres of unsealed road between Bobin and the falls. If you are travelling with a caravan or trailer, you will need to leave them at the Wingham Showground. Please note a detour is in place to access Ellenborough Falls. To ensure the falls remain accessible in the future vital road works are scheduled between December and April along Bulga Road. The road will be closed weekdays from 9am to 3pm but will be open outside of these times and on weekends. If you are travelling to the falls during this time you will need to use an alternate route. The detour will take you along either Comboyne or Robinson-Middlebrook Road.

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BUSH WALKS The Manning Valley is an area rich with natural assets and unexplored forests. We have nine of the most unique and spectacular National Parks and nature reserves in NSW. Take a walk, or cycle through the stunning natural beauty that is our back yard and keep your eyes peeled for the wild life we know lies within. Here’s some of our favourites;

DRIVING ON BEACHES We allow for 4WD access to certain beaches. Pick up your permit for this activity from Council offices in Taree and Wingham or at the Manning Valley Visitors Information Centre located at 21 Manning River Drive. Also available at outlets in the coastal villages.

Coorabakh National Park NEWBYS CREEK WALK AND CAVES Five minutes walk up the creek from Newbys Creek Road, you can explore the fascinating Newbys Cave. The cave has a large overhanging rock formation, making a natural shelter in the creek bed. The walk continues further upstream amongst lush ferns and sparkling creek waters. Allow 30 minutes.

FURRY FAMILY ON BEACHES Greater Taree City Council has made its beaches dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on beaches if accompanied, off leash between 7pm and 8am other than prohibited areas, on leash between 8am and 7pm at designated beaches. Make sure your dog also enjoys the holiday by taking advantage of the chance to have a roll in the surf!

Crowdy Bay National Park DIAMOND HEAD LOOP TRACK A well-formed track begins from Diamond Head camping area. The track links Diamond Head and Indian Head camping areas, passing through heaths and forests. Views of the fascinating eroding cliff arches around Diamond Head are possible in the southern section of the walk. Ensure your safety by keeping to the track. Allow 2 hours OLD BAR WALKING TRAIL There are various entry points the main ones being behind the Old Bar air strip and between Old Bar village and Mud Bishops Reserve. There are 4km of scenic walking tracks and it is home to many bird species. Wallabies, koalas and echidnas have been sighted and during spring the wildflowers are abundant. Allow 1 hour.

Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre 21 Manning River Drive Taree North 1800 182 733 www.manningvalley.info Designed by: wellcreative.com.au

HANDY HINTS • All parks and reserves are sensitive areas • Pets are allowed only in State Forests – not in National Parks or Nature Reserves • Please take your rubbish with you • Drive carefully and keep to public roads • All vehicles including trail bikes must be registered • Many of these parks and reserves are located on unsealed roads, so please drive to conditions. • Leave everything as you find it: “Take only photos and leave only footprints.”


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Harrington and Crowdy Head

The turn-off to Harrington and Crowdy Head is just ten minutes north of Taree on the Pacific Highway. The tranquil seaside village of Harrington sits at the northern mouth of the Manning River, with great views of the area from the Pilot Hill Lookout over the river delta. Harrington’s traditional seaside lifestyle is where you can cast a line for that elusive catch of the day or stop in at one of the pubs, clubs and cafes for great views and great food. Continue north of Harrington to the small fishing village of Crowdy Head. A must-do for all is a visit to the iconic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse perched high on the headland provides 360-degree views of the coast. Between May and August, keep your eye out for passing humpback whales. The

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lighthouse itself is picturesque and a great place for a photograph as well as being easily accessible on a sealed road. Crowdy Head beach is patrolled in summer with a Surf Life Saving Club and kiosk. The beach has 4WD access available. Crowdy Head South Beach is a beautiful natural beach, which has 4WD access and it is not patrolled. On your way back, check out the Harrington Beach state park, with a family-friendly swimming lagoon off the beach area and the Harrington Break Wall for walking, fishing and taking in views of the ocean. The beach can be accessed by 4WD for 5.8kms (enter just north of Harrington Beach Holiday Park).

Old Bar and Manning Point

Old Bar road has been a holiday favourite for families from Taree and the rest of the Manning for many decades. As the closest seaside community to Taree and Wingham, Old Bar is a top choice for holiday fun. Bush and Beach at the same time can be had along the Old Bar walking trail. There are various entry points the main ones being behind the Old Bar air strip and between Old Bar village and Mud Bishops Reserve. There are four kilometres of scenic walking tracks and it is home to many bird species. Wallabies, koalas and echidnas have been sighted and during Spring the wildflowers are abundant. Allow an hour to see the wonders of this beautiful coastal area. Old Bar also hosts a beach festival annually, and don’t miss the Old Bar Markets on the

fourth Sunday of each month, from 7am – 1pm next to Old Bar Tennis Courts. A great cycling route is Old Bar Road to Manning Point. The 34km route is on mostly flat sealed roads, ending in the little village of Manning Point, nestled behind one of the two river entrances. Whether driving or cycling, stop off on your way at Bohnock and hire a boat to explore our waterways or take your 4WD south to the Manning Entrance State Park and Farquhar Inlet for great camping and fishing.

Hallidays Point

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At the southern end of the Manning Valley discover the coastal area of Hallidays Point, taking in Black Head, Tallwoods, Red Head and Diamond Beach. Black Head beach is one of our best swimming beaches and is patrolled during the summer months. It features an ocean pool, excellent fishing, picnic and barbeque areas under shady Norfolk Island Pines. The local rainforest walk encompasses striking coastal landforms, rare tracts of littoral rainforest and two headlands with lookouts at Black Head and Red Head, a must-see for nature lovers or keen photographers. The uncrowded beaches continue to Diamond Beach, a six kilometre stretch of white sand, ideal for fishing, surfing or watching the dolphins frolic near the shore. Diamond Beach’s peaceful surroundings

make you feel miles from anywhere without having to travel more than ten minutes from the towns of Taree and Forster. The luxury golf course development at Tallwoods features a championship golf course and nearby, the kids are well catered for with some fun parks just waiting to be enjoyed. With resort facilities fringing the beaches and dining options and a resort spa to pamper yourself, it’s no surprise the area is recognised as a lifestyle paradise. There is accommodation for every budget including four and a half star rated properties to family holiday parks and camping grounds.

Dingo Tops

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Surrounded by ancient rainforests, Dingo Tops campground makes for a quiet, yet interesting, place to base yourself when exploring the Tapin Tops National Park. This hidden gem of the Manning Valley is a sanctuary for threatened fauna species. It’s one of the few places you’ll see red-legged pademelons, greater gliders and koalas in abundance. The Tapin Tops Rest Area is a well developed picnic area, with amenities, gas BBQs, picnic shelters and some gorgeous shady camp spots.

Potoroo Picnic Area located on Little Run Creek is a beautiful place for a picnic. The spectacular Potoroo Falls lie a kilometre upstream past NSW’s largest recorded watergum in the adjacent State Forest. Take your swimming gear on a hot day, the water’s great. While you’re in the area stop off at Browns Lookout and explore the old mines.


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