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MANILLA HOLIDAY COTTAGE - offers guests an alternative accommodation to other forms of accommodation in Manilla.

Two (2) bedroom cottage plus caravan in backyard as 3rd bedroom (sleeps up to 10 persons) which is self contained and centrally located in Manilla NSW i.e. only 3 blocks from the main shopping street. Air conditioned with TV and DVD in the lounge room along with a library of books and DVDs. Self contained with full equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Main bedroom has a Queen bed, 2nd bedroom has 1 Holiday Bunk (1 Single bed up top & 1 Double bed below) plus another 1 Single bed, Living Area has a lounge and 3 Ottomans which can be used as another bed. We have 2 Single foam mattresses that can be used in living area. Bathroom has shower within a bath. We have 2 toilets, BBQ and outdoor entertaining on back patio plus table and chairs on front verandah to read book and have a cuppa.

Manilla has shopping facilities and an IGA. Nothing flash but got basics. For complete shopping experience it is only a 30 minute trip to Tamworth. Manilla has an RSL and Bowls club plus pubs. We recommend the 'Big Fish' for thick shakes. There are parks for kids (skate park) and pets and the river is a short walking or drive distance for a swim.


Manilla offers all the charm of a small country town with the international recognition as one of the best aero sport destinations in the world.

The delightful 30 minute drive from Tamworth out to Manilla ventures through the small township of Attunga offering a taste of nature. Based on the town's door-step is 874 hectares of Attunga State Forest with picnic spots and facilities offering many walking trails, allowing you to enjoy the bush surrounds or camp overnight.
Manilla is Australia's premier X-C soaring site and as one of the best sky sport sites in the world for hang-gliding, paragliding and soaring, Manilla was host to the 2007 Paragliding World Championships. 22+ years after hang-gliders first took to the skies over Manilla, the town continues to host major air-sport competition and leisure flying at Mount Borah. The calendar year starts with the NSW Hang-gliding Championships in February, followed by the Australian X-C Cross Country Paragliding Championships each March. Both events attract local, national and international competitors. Mt Borah is 14 kms from Manilla town on Wimborne Road. The road up the mountain accommodates 2WD vehicles and spectators are most welcome on the Hill. Several flying schools in Manilla district offer Licence Courses and Tandem flights.

Manilla is a renowned fishing destination. The Manilla River and the Namoi River meet at the Junction below Market Street in Manilla town. Both rivers are noted for excellent fishing, offering up some superb Murray Cod. The popularity of fishing at Manilla is evident in the Annual Namoi Carp Muster, a competition which draws enthusiasts of all ages to Manilla’s waterways to help round up introduced species.

A short drive from the township is two major water facilities, Split Rock Reservoir to the north, and Lake Keepit to the west. Lake Keepit and Split Rock are kept well supplied with Golden and Silver Perch by Manilla Fish Hatchery volunteers, who replenish fish stocks at both locations on a regular basis.

Alternatively, you may prefer to water ski, swim, or just relax by the water at either of the lakes. These are great recreational spots for all the family - spend a weekend out at the dam with a range of recreational and camping facilities to enjoy.

Warrabah National Park is an inland river park, one of just a few in NSW. This is granite country and huge boulders sit high above the valley’s pools. The rapids below hold an enjoyable challenge for experienced canoeists. With beautiful scenery along the Namoi River, Warrabah is a bush walkers paradise. Also offering an abundance of good fishing, it’s just north-east of town on the Namoi River Road. Throughout Warrabah National Park are excellent camping spots with firewood provided.

Things to do at Manilla NSW and Surrounding Areas

Manilla is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, located on Fossickers Way 45 kilometres north-west of the regional city of Tamworth. Manilla is famous for its setting as a fishing and paragliding area. The name Manilla comes from the Gamilaraay language, and is said to mean 'winding river'.

Manilla was established in the 1850s at the junction of the Namoi River and the Manilla River. It lies next to the Bundarra-Barraba Important Bird Area which is important for the conservation of the endangered Regent Honeyeater. Manilla is also well known for Split Rock Dam on the Manilla River and Lake Keepit on the Namoi River.

The junction of the Manilla and Namoi Rivers was for generations, a camping ground for the local indigenous people, members of the large Kamilaroi (Gamilaraay) tribes of north-western New South Wales. During the 1850s, teamsters with bullock wagons were regularly transporting goods from the Hunter District through the Manilla area to outlying cattle stations and the northern gold field settlements of Bingara and Bundarra. Teams were often delayed at the junction of the Namoi and Manilla Rivers by high water. In 1853, enterprising Englishman George Veness arrived at ‘The Junction’ to set up a store and wine shop at the teamsters’ camping ground. In doing so, Veness led the way to town settlement and is acknowledged as the Founder of Manilla. The town's early prosperity was founded on the highly productive wheat and pastoral industries.
Manilla also features a new library centre. Located within the Tamworth Regional Council office in the main street of Manilla, the library is a new type of facility which is known globally as a convergence centre. This means there are many facilities on offer including Centrelink, the Manilla Book Club and weekly Story time for children.

More recently, Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon immortalised the town of Manilla in his song 'Manilla NSW' which appeared on his 2006 record, 'Fingertips and Mountaintops'.

Notable residents include:

• Henry Burrell - During the early 1900s Harry Burrell, amateur naturalist, photographer & film-maker, began unlocking the secrets of the Platypus. In 1927 he published his findings in his book, "The Platypus". It was the result of around 30 years of research carried out along the Manilla, Namoi & MacDonald Rivers on the biology & life habits of one of the world's most fascinating creatures.

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