WINGHAM AKOOSTIK FESTIVAL
Winner of the North Coast and The Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards in 2016, Festivals and Events, The Wingham Akoostik Festival features local and national artists each October. The event attracts visitors and locals to listen during a packed full weekend of fun with a laid back feel.
The 2017 event is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and being held on 13 to 15 October at the Wingham Showground.
For more information visit www.akoostik.com.au
THE BONNIE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
A tradition to Wingham, the Bonnie Scottish Festival is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and run each year in May by a dedicated group of volunteers through the Manning Valley Historical Society. Bagpipes, shortbread, tartan, haggis and whiskey all feature in this festival!
For details about the 2017 event from 28 May to 4 June visit www.manninghistorical.org
CAFES AND RESTAURANTS
Wingham is proud to have a variety of quirky cafes bringing visitors to town from intrastate and interstate. Local produce from the region is a focus in many of the Wingham cafes with producers and farmers markets supplying from the paddock to the plate! For more information see our members listing page.
The LEGENDARY ELLENBOROUGH FALLS
Wingham is the gateway to Ellenborough Falls, just a 40 minutes drive from Wingham. Ellenborough Falls is the second longest single drop waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and definitely worth a visit when coming to Wingham. Organise a day trip or half day trip to the Falls after picking up some yummy supplies in Wingham.
On the edge of town, Wingham Brush is one of the last remaining remnants of floodplain rainforest in NSW. There are 10 hectares located right next to the Manning River and the Brush showcases stunning Morton Bay fig trees and is home and important breeding colony, for the endangered grey headed flying fox. Meander along the wheel chair friendly board walk for a relaxing experience in this unique rainforest environment.
THE MANNING RIVER
Wingham is located on the banks of the mighty Manning River. Flying foxes can be seen at dusk, flying out from Wingham Brush and the river provides the perfect place for water activities for locals and visitors. There is a boat ramp at the end of Farquhar Street and a small wharf, barbecues, picnic areas and toilet facilities. Kayak, canoe, fish and even take a dip in the summer. There are remnants of the old wharf in the riverbank reserve where Wingham received and transported goods in by-gone years up the river past Taree.
When in wingham
When in Wingham, we do hope you will visit the many shops, dine in our cafes, and visit our clubs and pub, while you do business in one of the most friendly towns in the region. Don’t go home too soon though, there is much to see in this township, with its historical significance, environmental icons, and those flying foxes that we love to embrace. You can park all day in our town with no parking limits. So stay a while!
Chamber Meetings & MINUTES
Business meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month, including dinners and networking events.
All members and non-members are welcome to attend these meetings. An email is sent out to all financial members and their guests.
A copy of the minutes is sent out to all members following the meetings.
There was no meeting in April due to the Place Activation Forums as part of the Regional Towns Funding program.