Wingham, NSW

 

The historical town of Wingham sits perched on the Manning River, approx. 12km from Taree.

The town’s delightful heritage architecture features a mix of Victorian, Georgian and Federation styles which is complemented by modern buildings.

Wingham township includes many clubs and facilities catering for a wide variety of sports and hobbies, including a quality golf course, bowling greens, sport fields as well as a rifle range, lapidary club and the acclaimed Wingsong Choir, to name just a few.

The Wingham Historical Museum is well worth a vist for its wealth of information about the town and local history.

An eclectic mix of shops in the town centre, ranging from traditional rural tenets to alternative food and culture, caters perfectly to the diverse population blend of the area. A modern retail centre houses a major retail supermarket and specialty shops.

Several annual festivals are held the throughout the year so there is always something happening in Wingham. The highly commended Akoostik Festival is a music lovers delight, bringing the cream of Australian music and a showcase of local talent to the town for a 3 day music festival experience. The annual events of Beef Week and the traditional Wingham Agricultural show cater to the rural and agricultural population, while the Summer Rodeo and the Annual Campdraft bring a field of equestrian talent to town. The Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival gathers clans from all over the country and conveys an air of highland fling to the region. Monthly farmers markets are held on the first Saturday of each month at the showground.

The town is set next to The Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, one of the last remaining sub-tropical lowland forests on the coast. The 7ha Brush is a safe haven for a colony of the at-risk grey-headed flying fox as well as a large selection of native birds and sub-tropical flora. Always a cool oasis, the Brush and surrounds have been thoughtfully boardwalked for wheelchair access.

Jacaranda Estate is Winghams newest vineyard and is located right in town. The delightful garden setting is perfect for a family picnic day or BBQ. The well established Red Tail Wines is a family owned vineyard at Marlee, a mere 13km drive from the town centre.

The timber industry on the North Coast was one of the largest commercial industries around the 1900’s. In 1914 Machin’s Sawmill was established and continues today to provide quality enviromentally sustainable hardwood for all building applications.

Accommodation ranges from motels to stylish guesthouses and farmstay. Being an RV Friendly town, a range of camping facilities can be found both in town and at the surrounding National Parks.

A short drive can take you to to Ellenborough Falls, one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere, or to glorious Gloucester, the gateway to The Barrington Tops.