Manning Point Chamber meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month. For further information please contact Greg Collins, Chamber President on 0418 634 556.
Old Bar is the closest beach to the Pacific Highway after leaving Sydney and just 16kms to Taree. Attractions at Old Bar include uncrowded beaches, a heritage listed airstrip where pioneering aviators such as Nancy Bird Walton and Charles Kingsford Smith landed their aircraft and numerous walking tracts leading to the beach. Old Bar beach is a regular venue for surfing carnivals. Old Bar features a laid back beachside lifestyle, a variety of small shops and a supermarket catering for the local resident populations and holiday makers along with cafe style restaurants, the award-wining Club Old Bar and take-away food stores. Old Bar also boasts its own Medical Centre.
Nearby Wallabi Point is a small beachside village which offers a popular surfing beach and Saltwater Reserve, a recently declared National Parks area, offers visitors barbecue and picnic facilities under shady trees, a lagoon area ideal for families and a long white sandy beach that connects to the seaside village of Diamond Beach. Saltwater reserve also offers visitors walking tracks that take in Aboriginal sites relating to dreamtime beliefs.
Manning Point reached by bridge crossing Oxley and Mitchells Islands, prime dairy country and oyster farming in the rivers. Manning Point is both a riverside and seaside location with the sea and the north arm of the Manning River meeting at this idyllic point. The ocean provides protected and sandy beaches for swimming whilst the river provides for excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Manning Point has a general store, cafes, caravan park and holiday units, so no need to leave this idyllic village.