Taree and Manning Valley
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Old Bar, Wallaby Point, Hallidays Point, Diamond Beach, Crowdy Head

Old Bar, Wallaby Point, Hallidays Point, Diamond Beach, Crowdy HeadPeople of all ages and interests enjoy Old Bar. Its a seaside township which takes its name from the bar at the entrance of the rivermouth - a natural phenomena which is constantly changing. The long stretches of unspoilt beaches provide great fishing and swimming year-round, while nearby Wallaby Point and Saltwater Point can turn on a good surf. Windsurfing is also popular here. The main street features a lively cafe culture catering for anything from pizza to a leisurely sidewalk meal or evening three-course dinner.

Hallidays Point, Redhead and Diamond Beach are areas of unspoilt beauty which have much to offer the city-jaded traveller. There's endless stretches of long, sandy beaches, an ocean baths and a more secluded beach. Around the headlands at Blackhead and Redhead are some interesting rainforest walks, providing magnificent views to Cape Hawke in the south. At Diamond Beach you'll even find a lavender garden.

Crowdy head is popular for its just-caught prawns available from the local fish co-op and the Crowdy Head lighthouse, taking in sweeping views from Cape Hawke to Middle Brother Mountain. There's also an excellent surf club and long stretches of National Park to explore by 4WD or on foot. To the north is Diamond Head, a craggy headland area of unsurpassed beauty, providing a haven for campers, wildflower enthusiasts and deep-sea divers.