Nature at Old Bar
As well as its beachside attractions, Old Bar is an ideal base for exploring nearby natural attractions. Crowdy Head National Park and the beautiful waterways of Myall Lakes National Park are just two of the best.
About Old Bar
Old Bar is one of the popular beaches aong the coastal strip in the Manning Valley area, 15 minutes' drive from Taree. Holiday havens nearby include Hallidays Point, Diamond Head, Blackhead and Wallabi Point, popular for swimming, surfing, fishing and relaxing by the beach.
Beachside accommodation at Old Bar includes self-contained apartments, beach houses and cottages, caravan and camping sites. You'll enjoy the best of a traditional Aussie beach holiday here at uncrowded beaches, the clean waters of the Manning River and leisurely riverside walks. Surfing, kite boarding and fishing are also popular. The Old Bar Beach Festival is an annual celebration of classic Australian summer holidays that's held on the October long weekend. Kombi Fest is one of the festival's highlights that attracts hundreds of keen Kombi van enthusiasts.
Make sure you visit the beautiful beaches of Crowdy Bay National Park, 35 km from Taree.
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The 2015 Australian Track Championship sponsored by Troy Bayliss Events Two huge days of bike racing that w
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Fly into Taree Airport
Taree Airport is 5 km from Taree’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip northeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the regions of Manning Valley and the Great Lakes at your own pace.
Regional Express services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.
Fishermen feeding pelicans at Myall Lakes National Park. Image Brett Gregory
Para-gliding at Kylies Beach, Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Image Grahame McConnell
Couple swimming at Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Image Grahame McConnell