old_bar_beach_festivalWhilst enjoying your stay at Nundoobah Retreat why not visit or even participate in one the the Manning Valley’s many cultural or sporting events.

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
– early June
Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham to enjoy the festival.  Details on the Bonnie Wingham website.

– early August
The Craftathon in Taree is the biggest craft show on the Mid North Coast. Dozens of stalls, craft suppliers, exquisite craft displays and sales, workshops on the hour each day, demonstrations including fabric dyeing, spinning, silk embroidery, lace making, wood turning and 60 exhibitors from across eastern Australia all under one roof. Taree

Old Bar Beach Festival
– early October
The streets of Old Bar come alive each year with two fun-filled days celebrating their laid-back beach lifestyle and heritage. Indeed the KombiFest element of the festival captures its true spirit. www.oldbarbeachfestival.com.au Old Bar

Summer in the Manning Valley
Tastefest on the Manning is on the second weekend in January each year. The New Year is celebrated in a spectacular way on New Years Eve with fireworks, live music and other celebrations. www.manningriverfestival.com.au Taree

Summertime Rough Riding Rodeo – Wingham early January
This rodeo has fabulous prize money. Enjoy saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, roping events, barrel racing, Ladies events, junior steer riding and barrel racing. Australian title holders compete each year. There is a barbecue, hot foods, bar, refreshments available. This event is acknowledged as the best rough riding and spectator facilities on the North Coast. Held in the beautiful town of Wingham.

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival – 
mid October
This three-day celebration of original music performance is held in Central Park in Wingham. The Festival goes from strength to strength each year. The event is outdoor, family friendly and celebrates well known musicians from all over Australia. It also features Smokin the Valley Low and Slow Brisket Challenge which attracts the best BBQ championship teams from across Australia.
Check out the website www.akoostik.com.

For a full list of events and more detail on those listed above, please visit the GTCC Events Calendar.


Dining Recommendations


There are many great restaurants locally.

If you like sushi or Japanese food, don’t go past Two Hans Restaurant at the front of the Centrepoint Arcade in the middle of Victoria Street (the main street) midway between Albert Street and Pulteney Street – the non-Riverside of Victoria St.

If you like Indian food you can’t miss Jashan Lounge Indian Restaurant, shop 6 103 Victoria St – ph 6551 5927. Regularly voted one of the top restaurants in Taree on Trip Advisor.

The Greedy Goat Cafe Restaurant is at 1 Pulteney Street – the only restaurant right on the river.

Sailo’s Restaurant at the Taree Aquatic Club 1 Macquarie St is right on the water and a great place for a hearty and relatively inexpensive seafood meal, steak etc.

Wynter Tavern at 1 Bushland Drive is quite close – ph 6552 2599 – and it is a modern pub with good pub food.

Club Taree is at the golf course and has a restaurant Dineon 19 which serves hearty food at a reasonable price – closest licensed premises to Nundoobah Retreat.

For coffee try the Centrepoint Cafe or Duk’s Bakery in the Centrepoint Arcade. Try out the famous funky toilets said to be the smartest toilets between Sydney and Brisbane. Don’t forget to visit the Shark Gallery in that same Arcade owned and operated by one of our renowned indigenous artists Russell Saunders an elder of the Biripi people and his daughter Rachael. There is usually an artist in residence and you can see how they create their beautiful paintings and sculptures. Directly opposite Duk’s Bakery.

Taree residents wanting a special breakfast on a Sunday morning head to Raw Sugar Cafe at 61 Pulteney St Taree – ph 6550 0137.

If you want to travel further afield for a coffee, drive the 4 kms back up Woola Road and turn right at the roundabout to go to Wingham (about 10 km from the roundabout). Bent on Food is your destination in Isabella Street (the main street). You turn right into Isabella Street and it is well along the street on your right. Whilst there seek directions to go for a walk through the historic Wingham Brush.

If you like paintings head to the Other Side Art Cafe at 12 Moto Rd Ghinni Ghinni – ph 6553 8890 – sit inside and look at the beautiful artwork of proprietor Wendy Patch or sit outside on a fine day and enjoy Wendy’s scrumptious food whilst you look over Ghinni Ghinni creek. 24 kms and a 30 minute drive but a favourite with our children and grandchildren.



For Takeaway Pizza you can’t go past Quinny’s Pizza and Pasta Cnr Victoria and Stevenson Sts – ph 6557 7447.  Their Seafood Pizza is to die for.

Two Hans Restaurant (above) does great takeaway sushi.

Deep Sea Delights at 3 Pulteney St – ph 6551 0076 – has standard Aussie fish and chips and they are quick and tasty.

Charcoal Chicken at 28 Pulteney St Taree – ph 6552 5181 – has great takeaway chicken and a fabulous array of salads.

French Taste Bakery at 19 Pulteney St – ph 6551 0994 – has great pies, sausage rolls and cakes.

Jashan Lounge Indian Restaurant (above) will provide great Indian takeaway.