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Old Bar - Cities, Towns and Localities
Only 15 km south-east of Taree, is the coastal village of Old Bar. Located on the southern entrance to the Manning River and in the Manning Valley region, it has a good surfing beach, estuary fishing, good picnic areas, and offers an idyllic place to relax and visit the surrounding areas.

Saltwater and Manning Point are nearby, with Saltwater Beach, a popular local surfing destination, and there is a safe lagoon for young ones. Manning Point, on the Manning River estuary, is also a great place for surfing, swimming and fishing.

Check out our listing of Old Bar accommodation and Manning Valley accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Old Bar Attractions

Historic Airstrip
• Old Bar airstrip is heritage listed, being officially reopened as an airstrip in April 2000. It’s heritage significance is the fact that famous aviators such as Charles Kingsford Smith and Nancy Bird Walton used the airstrip during their early pioneering flights. There are regular aviation weekends held at the airstrip to mark its heritage significance.

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Old Bar Distance

Distance to Old Bar
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Old Bar:
• Black Head 31
• Coopernook 29
• Crowdy Head 46
• Forster 39
• Hallidays Point 26
• Port Macquarie 92
• Smiths Lake 64
• Sydney 312
• Taree 12
• Tuncurry 37
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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