Headland walking track is a short, leisurely stroll that takes you through lovely rainforest to the headland. Experience amazing views out over Saltwater Beach, Khappinghat Creek and Pacific Ocean. If you're an eager...
Beautiful beachside holiday
A beautiful seaside village, Old Bar is close to beaches popular for swimming, surfing, kiteboarding and fishing. You can learn surfing and kiteboarding. Enjoy bushwalking in enchanting national parks. The annual Old Bar Beach Festival draws thousands of visitors.
About Old Bar
Old Bar is perfect for a beachside escape or family holiday, with gorgeous beaches along the spectacular coastal strip of Manning Valley, just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Holiday havens nearby include Hallidays Point, Diamond Head, Black Head and Wallabi Point.
You’ll enjoy the best of a traditional Australian beach holiday - uncrowded beaches, barbecue facilities by the water including Saltwater picnic area, swimming, surfing and relaxing on soft white sand. If you want to learn how to surf or kiteboard, Saltwater Surf School and Kite Muddies offer lessons.
Beachside accommodation at Old Bar includes self-contained apartments, beach houses and cottages, caravan and camping sites. Old Bar Beach is great for swimming, surfing and fishing. You can also enjoy riverside walks by the beautiful Manning River’s southern entrance. From Old Bar, it’s 30 minutes’ drive to Crowdy Bay National Park, where you’ll find more splendid beaches to enjoy.
The Old Bar Beach Festival is an annual celebration held every October long weekend with market and food stalls, local wines, children's activities and live music. Kombi Fest is one of the festival's highlights, attracting hundreds of keen Kombi van enthusiasts.