Old Bar

Old Bar is a sleepy little town, nestled on the dunes of the New South Wales Mid North Coast. 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, Old Bar is known for its laid-back coastal culture. Our slow-paced lifestyle inspired by the landscape offers the perfect escape from the chaos of everyday life.

Just a 2 hour drive from Newcastle, and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Old Bar is the ideal location for a weekend getaway or sea-change

Our History

The Old Bar Beach Festival is an annual community event that has been held every October Long Weekend since 2005. From the humblest of beginnings, the festival has grown to attract more than 30,000 people each year.

The Kombi/Transporter Australian record attempt is one of the major highlights of the festival.  The number of Kombis attending the festival has steadily increased over the last 13 years due to the support of many owners who now have made the festival an annual pilgrimage.

For Kombi owners this festival is a place to meet and share their passion for their beloved buses with like-minded Kombi enthusiasts in a relaxed and festive atmosphere suited for the whole family.