Wingham

A lovely historic timber town on the Manning River, Wingham has a village green surrounded by National Trust-listed Federation buildings. You can explore the heritage on a self-guided walk and discover more at the Manning Valley Historical Society and Museum. The town celebrates its Scottish heritage every year at the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival.

In the Manning Valley and just a short drive inland from Taree, the countryside around Wingham is beautiful, with rich farmland amid rolling green hills. You can walk to the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, home to a colony of flying foxes.

Ellenborough Falls, North Coast

The reserve is one of the only a few remnant subtropical lowland rainforest in Australia. From Wingham, take a scenic 55 minutes’ drive to the spectacular Ellenborough Falls, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest single-drop waterfalls.

Accommodation options include motels, guesthouses and farm stays. Organic beef is a speciality. You’ll the taste the good life at cafes, restaurants and shops in Wingham selling fresh seasonal produce. Wingham Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of the month, from 8am at Wingham Showground.

Taree Airport

Fly into Taree Airport

Taree Airport is 7 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.

Fly Pelican services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Wingham Farmers Market

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Saturday 04 May 2019 , Wingham

    Since 2003, the Wingham Farmers Market has been a great source of fresh local produce. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, supporting the local community. If it’s grown, baked or made sustainably in the region it’s welcome at Wing…

    05 May - 04 May
  2. Wingham Beef Week

    Monday 14 May 2018 to Friday 18 May 2018 , Wingham

    Wingham Beef Week has been running since 1987. Starting with the Junior Field Days on Monday and finishing with the Beef Barons Ball, there are parades and competitions held all week. With the support of their sponsors, local schools and t…

    14 May - 18 May
  3. Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

    Sunday 27 May 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018 , Wingham

    The Manning Valley Historical Society annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival. Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham to enjoy a Scottish Concert. Then, visit the genealogy fair (tutorial and research), poet's b…

    27 May - 03 Jun