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What’s on at Mitchells Island and the Manning Valley

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that some of these events may be postponed or altered due to COVID. Please contact our friendly team at Ocean Shores Holiday Park for up to date information. 


What’s on in the Manning Valley
December, January, February

NSW Rowing Association Regatta

Held at Endeavour Place in Taree during the third week of January, the rowing regatta runs over three days. It consists of 200+ races with more than 500 competitors.

Manning River Summer Festival

The Manning River Summer Festival runs throughout the entire month of January, incorporating the New Year and Australia Day celebrations. Cultural events are also held during the month.

Harrington Festival

The Annual Harrington Festival, held on the foreshores of Manning River overlooking the breakwall, takes place during January and features a wide range of family-friendly events and activities including markets, food stalls, carnival rides, sideshows, live music and fireworks displays.


What’s on in the Manning Valley
March, April, May

Easter Powerboat Classic

Held on the Manning River over the Easter long weekend.


Held on Crowdy Head Beach during May, this unique event celebrates vintage cars and motorcycles parading on and demonstrating sprinting on the beach over a measured distance. The event will include bracket sprints, grudge matches and an exhibition class for unique or historic vehicles.


What’s on in the Manning Valley
June, July, August


Taree Gold Cup Horse Race

Held in August, the Taree Gold Cup is a prestigious horse racing event held at the Bushland Drive Racecourse.

Taree Annual Show

The Taree Annual Show is held the second weekend in October and consists of a sideshow, precision driving team, rodeo events, and cattle and livestock judging.

Old Bar Beach Festival

Held every October long weekend, the award-winning Old Bar Festival celebrates Aussie beach culture. Centre stage is that iconic vehicle of the beach road trip, the Kombi van.


Old Bar Community Markets

Old Bar Markets are held on the 4th Sunday of the month on the beach promenade in Old Bar. With a laid-back, coastal atmosphere you’ll find fresh produce, bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, homemade products, home wares and lots more.

Harrington Markets

The markets are held 4 times a year – New Years Day, Easter Monday, middle of July School Holidays and Monday of the October long weekend. The market features a wide variety of stalls selling everything from arts and crafts, clothing, plants, fresh produce and more.

Ocean Shores Holiday Park

A beachfront caravan park located on Mitchells Island on the NSW Mid Coast. 

Nestled between the ocean and river at Manning Point, Ocean Shores caravan park on the mid north coast, is a nature lover’s paradise.

On your doorstep are pristine beaches, walking trails, swimming, fishing and other water activities. From the park you can easily reach a number of National Parks or visit nearby coastal villages, farmers markets and wineries.

Holiday accommodation includes self-contained cabins and villas. Our powered campsites are suitable for tents, caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes.

Park facilities include a resort-style swimming pool, playground, jumping pillow, BBQ’s and camp kitchen.

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