Weekend Getaway Ideas Near Taree

Looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend getaway in the beautiful Mid-North Coast of New South Wales? Look no further than Kiwarrak Country Retreat, a comfortable and stylish accommodation located just a short drive from Taree.

Here are some ideas for a memorable weekend away:

Discover the Manning Valley Region:

  • Take a scenic drive to Tinonee, a charming village with historic buildings, cafe, and an artisan gallery.
  • Visit Wingham Farmers Market, held every Saturday, for fresh local produce, handmade crafts, and artisanal food.
  • Sample local cheeses, olives, and wines at Bent on Food in Wingham, a popular gourmet food store and cafe.
  • Visit Taree Craft Centre, a collective of local artisans selling handmade pottery, jewellery, and artworks.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities:

  • Go hiking in Coorabakh National Park, a scenic park with several walking trails, waterfalls, and picnic areas.
  • Try your hand at fishing in the Manning River, home to several species of fish including bream, flathead, and whiting. Set off from Bohnock Bait and Tackle.
  • Explore the mountain biking trails of Kiwarrak State Forest, with approximately 70km of forested courses from beginners to expert.
  • Go kayaking at Saltwater or in Khappinghat Creek, a calm waterway surrounded by mangroves and birdlife.

Relax at the Beach:

  • Visit Diamond Beach, a pristine beach with crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Spend a lazy day at Black Head Beach, a sheltered beach with an ocean pool, picnic facilities, toilets, and showers.
  • Watch the sunset over the ocean at Harrington Beach, a peaceful beach with beautiful views of the headland, and enjoy a walk along the breakwall.

Visit Local Attractions:

  • Visit Wingham Museum, a fascinating museum showcasing the history and culture of the Manning Valley region.
  • Explore the historic town of Gloucester, with its beautiful heritage buildings, art galleries, and cafes.
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna at Saltwater National Park, a scenic park with several walking trails and picnic areas.
  • Visit the Manning Regional Art Gallery, which features a collection of contemporary and traditional artworks by local and national artists.

Indulge in Local Cuisine:

  • Dine at Sai Thai Table and Tea, which offers authentic Thai cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients.
  • Visit Moorland Cottage Cafe and Gallery, a charming cafe with a lovely garden, homemade cakes, and artisanal coffee.
  • Try local oysters at Flow Bar in Old Bar, a popular cafe and bar that hosts live music events and exhibitions.
  • Visit Black Head Bazaar, held every Sunday, for delicious food stalls selling everything from wood-fired pizzas to vegan curries.