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.
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.