Heritage in Wingham

Taste fresh seasonal produce, explore heritage buildings and marvel at 1,000-year-old fig trees in Wingham, in the Manning Valley. By the beautiful Manning River, Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is an oasis of subtropical lowland rainforest, including Moreton Bay figs.

  • Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
  • Fishing at sunset at Manning Point, North Coast

About 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.

Wingham Nature Reserve

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.

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.

  1. Mountain Brush circuit

    While you’re in Tapin Tops, be sure to make the time to head out along the easy, but rewarding, Mountain Brush circuit. This short, 15-minute stroll through the rainforest will more than reward your efforts with its...

  2. Potaroo Falls picnic area

    Located on Little Run Creek, Potoroo picnic area is an ideal, scenic spot for lunch. Sheltered tables, wood barbecues, and toilets are all provided to make things easy and relaxing, so you can sit back and soak in the...

  3. Potaroo Falls walk

    From the picnic area, follow Potaroo Falls walk approximately one kilometre upstream along Little Run Creek to the tranquil, scenic waterfall and swimming hole.At the start of the track, you’ll spot the largest...

  4. Tapin Tops National Park

    A few hours drive north of Sydney, Tapin Tops National Park lies on a spectacular section of the Great Eastern Escarpment, high up in the mountains just northwest of Wingham.Scenic lookouts such as Rowleys...

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