Come Visit 365 Days a Year
Old Bar is more than a destination, it is a lifestyle. With a diversity of experiences and services it encompasses the localities and villages of Old Bar, Manning Point, Saltwater and Wallabi Point. Only an hour and a half from Newcastle and 3 hours from Sydney Old Bar is nestled in the heart of the Manning Valley and makes the ideal location for a weekend getaway or sea-change.
Old Bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Blessed with long hot summers and mild sunny winters it is your ideal holiday destination 365 days of the year. Located at the southern entrance of the majestic Manning River, where the river meets the sea, it is known for its laidback coastal lifestyle and culture. Old Bar offers a more intimate “village” experience than many of its neighbours up and down the coast yet it has all you will need from its vibrant village centre. Our slower pace of life, even in the peak of summer, provides the opportunity to interact with the locals and experience our lifestyle inspired by its landscapes for above all Old Bar is a nature lover’s paradise with sun swept golden beaches, secluded still waterways and magnificent nature reserves.
Where to stay
With over 20,000 visitors in recent years, the Old Bar Beach Festival is a very popular event. Accommodation for the long weekend fills up fast, so we’ve put together a list of the best local accommodation options to help you find a place to stay. Click here to view the contact details of the local Old Bar Accommodation Options.
Old Bar Community
While relaxed and peaceful, Old Bar is a vibrant village, equipped with essential services such as a Post Office, Supermarket, Newsagency, Sports Club, Butchers, Bakery, Liquor store, Hairdressers, Sport and Recreations Fields and more. Click on the link below to view the complete Old Bar Business and Community Directory.
- Local Business Directory
- Chamber of Commerce
- Community Directory