Manning Point is one of those seaside villages where, on those rare days when the fish aren’t biting, you can seek solace in a platter of some of the finest oysters grown on the east coast. Perched on a spit on the mouth of the Manning River about 30 km south-east of Taree, the Point offers the angling holiday-maker off-the-beaten- track solitude without being too far from alternative fishing resorts and civilisation. The Point is a key piece in the tourism mosaic of the Manning Valley which can cater for all holiday tastes. Surfers can choose from the waves on offer at Manning Point, Old Bar, Saltwater, Diamond Beach, Hallidays Point, Harrington or Crowdy Head. Visitors can take a leisurely cruise on the Manning or dangle a line in the surf, estuary or river, And if you are up to the call of mountains, rainforest or waterfalls, the regional parks include Bulga Forest, Wingham Brush, Coopernook, Middle Brother State Forest, Boorgana Nature Reserve or Crowdy Bay National Park.