WELCOME TO THE MANNING VALLEY!
The Manning Valley area offers an array of destinations from the mountains to the sea perfectly combined with the laid back country life. The surrounding areas of The Manning Valley encompass their own natural design that separates each one to the rest.
Established here now are the two shopping centres in the heart of the CBD, Taree central and Manning Mall, both with specialty shops offering fashion, jewellery, food, gift shops and many more. Popular is the local Aquatic Centre that offers fitness and leisure activities which neighbours the Entertainment Centre that many famous and infamous comical, musical & stage personalities have frequented.
Victoria Street is the main street of Taree and has flourished with restaurants and cafe’s for those who love to eat out and enjoy watching the world go by in style.
The greatest element living in Taree is not only the close proximity to local beaches, popular swimming and fishing areas, the snow once a year at Barrington Tops and local beach festivals it can be found in the overall sense of community that heightens year after year.
In recent years vacant land has been developed into new housing estates that have been highly sort after from home owners and investors alike.
There are several other picturesque retreats nearby and access to the delights of the Manning Valley such as Ellenborough Falls, and the quaint villages of Elands and Comboyne.
Harrington Beach stretches from Harrington village to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head and is part of the Harrington Beach State Park. This quiet beach locality between the two villages is ideal for relaxing strolls and fishing opportunities. Harrington break wall is also a very popular spot for fishing, walking and taking in the views of the ocean.
The Harrington lagoon is located off the beach area; it is a safe swimming spot for families and is very popular during the warmer months.
The Foreshores of the coastal beaches and estuary provide a tranquil array of year round recreation while the protected tracks of coastal rainforests and other significant native vegetation provide habitat for many species of native fauna and flora.
From the town you can take in no less than a dozen mountain peaks, many of which are extinct volcanoes, rising dramatically from the fertile red soil below. There's also a local cafe at Upper Lansdowne which is a great vantage point from which to view the nearby escarpment - spectacular at sunset.
Present day Farming activities include beef cattle, small scale dairying and macadamia nuts.
There are several national parks that border the area. In particular, Coorabakh National Park has waterfalls, and panoramic views from lookouts such as Flat Top Rock, Vincent's and Newby's lookouts.