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Old Bar

The seaside town of Old Bar is located 16 kilometres from Taree and has the closest beach to Taree.

Old Bar's laid back, beachside lifestyle is its charm. Whether it's a stroll on the beach, sipping cappuccinos at the local cafe or surfing a wave, Old Bar is a beachside treasure.

Old Bar village has a wide variety of retail outlets, ATM facilities, supermarket, tennis and squash courts, restaurants, cafes, a liquor store and a bowling club for meals and entertainment.

Accommodation is available at nearby country retreats, self-contained cottages, cabins, a holiday park, beachside guesthouse, villas, units and a resort.

The Old Bar Festival is annual event held over the October long weekend celebrating Old Bar's unique heritage listed airstrip, its beach culture and a large gathering of Kombi vans.

Old Bar: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Old Bar Beach


The seaside town of Old Bar is located twelve kilometres from the Pacific Highway and 15 minutes east of Taree.

Old Bar Beach is a well known surfing beach and is a also a fantastic kite boarding spot. Beach fishing is also a favourite pastime for locals and tourists.

The Manning Valley Summer Festival is held during the month of January, with Old Bar Beach the location for the popular sand modelling competition which has become a family and community favourite.

Old Bar Beach is patrolled during the summer months and has a Surf Lifesaving Club overlooking the beach.

There are accommodation options available right near the beach.




End of Old Bar Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 0.7K from Old Bar

Manning Entrance State Park


Manning Entrance State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's southern entrance.

The coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation opportunities while the protected tracts of littoral rainforests and other significant native vegetation provide habitat for many species of native fauna and flora.

The entrance is also well known as a breeding ground for the Little Tern colony which visits during the summer months for breeding. These birds are highly endangered and for this reason State Parks have erected fences to ensure humans and 4WD don't accidentally cause them harm.

Farquhar Park Camping Ground is also located here. A great spot for swimming, fishing, canoeing, wakeboarding and much more. Camping is on a first come-first serve basis with no booking faciltiy available. Farquhar park is accesable only at low tide.




Manning Entrance State Park,
Old Bar Road / Manning Point Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 2.7K from Old Bar

Old Bar Tennis Club


The Old Bar Tennis Club, the "Friendly Seaside Tennis Centre", is set back from Old Bar Road and is part of the Old Bar Reserve.

The complex has a number of excellent features including a modern clubhouse with covered patio, kitchen, meeting rooms and amenities. There are five synthetic grass course, all flood-lit for night play, and ample off-street parking

Court hire is hourly for Members and Non-Members.

The Club house is available to be hired for family and community events, including meetings, weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties and presentations for other sporting bodies.





Old Bar Reserve, Old Bar Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 5.6K from Old Bar

Mid North Coast Paintball


Mid North Coast Paintball pride themselves on providing a fantastic days entertainment that focuses on fun. Their perfect safety record is testament to their ability to also provide a safe day out.

Currently operating Australia's best bush field in Old Bar, paintball is a safe and fun activity for all ages and experience but under 18 years are required to provide parental or guardian consent form and you will find the form to download on their website.

With the latest equipment and ladies provided with chest and back protectors, paintball is great idea for groups and parties.






Half Chain Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 7.3K from Old Bar

Endota Spa Diamond Beach and Forster


Endota Spa Diamond Beach at the Ramada Resort Diamond Beach and Endota Spa at Forster have four tantalising treatment rooms.

At Endota Diamond Beach you can be pampered, relax, and enjoy the sea breeze in the secluded timber relaxation lounge.

At Forster you can distance yourself from the busy main street and disappear into the private lounge for an antipasto platter and a glass of champagne.

Treatments include certified organic facials, AGE smart treatments, salt and herb body scrubs and full body massages.

Endota also specialises in couple endulgence and bridal packages.






Ramada Resort Diamond Beach,
357 Diamond Beach Road
Diamond Beach, NSW, 2430

Located 8.5K from Old Bar

Diamond Beach


Diamond Beach is a beautiful, six kilometre long beach, ideal for fishing, surfing or just enjoying a long beach walk watching the dolphins frolic in the waves.

The peaceful atmosphere of the area makes you feel like you are miles from anywhere, when, in fact, you are only 10 minutes from the towns of Taree and Forster.

With exclusive resorts, family holiday parks, holiday units and cottages, the area is fast becoming recognised as a lifestyle paradise. There are four and four and a half star rated accommodation properties at Hallidays Point and Diamond Beach.

For walking enthusiasts there is a walking track which takes you from Diamond Head through to Shelley Beach (south of Diamond Beach).




Diamond Drive,
Diamond Beach
Hallidays Point, NSW, 2430

Located 9.5K from Old Bar

Old Bar: Events

Old Bar Light the Night


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
You can create a brighter future for people with blood cancer by signing up for the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night walk.

Gather family and friends to light a beautiful lantern at twilight, gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care. A short walk will follow to reflect the community united in hope for a brighter future free of blood cancer.

Sign up now online or by phone.


Event Dates
2015
      3rd Oct
2016
      3rd Oct


Old Bar Beach
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 0.6K from Old Bar

Old Bar Markets


This is a popular market held in the village of Old Bar and has a wide variety of unique market stalls. Great atmosphere and plenty of local produce on offer.


Event Dates
2015
      22nd Nov
      27th Dec
2016
      31st Jan
      28th Feb
      27th Mar
      24th Apr
      22nd May
      26th Jun


Old Bar Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 2.7K from Old Bar

Troy Bayliss Classic


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Old Bar Bike Track was the home track of three times World Superbike Champion, Troy Bayliss. It is with great pride that they now host the annual Troy Bayliss Classic in January of each year.

The rider line up for this event is star-studded, with Former World Champion Troy Bayliss himself leading the charge of current and former Superstars of the track attending this event.



Event Dates
2016
      16th Jan
2017
      16th Jan


Old Bar Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 2.7K from Old Bar

Old Bar Beach Festival


The Old Bar Beach Festival is an annual community event that attracts over 17,000 people each year.

Held every year, the Kombi/Transporter swap meet Australian record attempt is one of the major highlights of the festival. The number of Kombis that arrive at the festival has steadily increased over the last five years, due to the support of many Kombi owners who have now made the festival an annual pilgrimage.

Whilst the Kombi's are a highlight of this festival, there is much more to do over the two days. There is a huge range of market stalls, food stalls, local wine and produce tasting, live music, fashion parades, and a whole lot more for you to enjoy at this family friendly event.


Event Dates
2015
      3rd Oct
      4th Oct
2016
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct


Old Bar Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 2.7K from Old Bar

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