The beautiful Manning Valley situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia is blessed with 45 kms of some of the most beautiful coastlines and beaches our country has to offer in addition to 9 of New South Wales most spectacular National Parks and nature reserves.
The stunning Manning Valley provides so many different experiences from boating, fishing, surfing or swimming your way across our beaches and waterways to eating at our award winning eateries or shopping at the local markets. Maybe you would prefer to take in mother nature at her best by hiking around our beautiful National Parks and reserves, visiting the longest single drop waterfall in the southern hemisphere, Ellenborough Falls, or simply stopping to watch the whales and dolphins at play from historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse.
Located just over 3 hours north of Sydney, the region covers an area of 3,752 sq km spreading from Johns River to the north, south toward Bunyah and west to Nowendoc.
The traditional custodians of the Manning Valley land are the Birpai people of the Bundjalung nation, who named the river as Boolumbahtee, which means a place where the brolgas played.
The Manning River was first surveyed by Henry Dangar in 1825 and again in 1826 on behalf of the Australian Agricultural Company. In 1826, the river was named Mannings River for William Manning, the Deputy Governor of the Australian Agricultural Company. In the same year it was declared that the Manning was the northern limit of the Nineteen Counties, which was the defined areas of New South Wales where settlers were free to settle and occupy.