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Town Bio

Manilla, NSW


Take to the skies in Manilla.

Manilla heritage museum

Located just 30 minutes north of Tamworth, the small town of Manilla has its roots firmly in the agricultural sector, but also has plenty to offer outdoors adventure enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Royal Hotel

In recent years the town has earned a reputation as a world-renowned centre for paragliding, with nearby Mount Borah having served as the location for a world championship event.

Manilla town centre

Fishermen will find plenty to love, with the Manilla River, Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam offering the opportunity to dangle a line, while the nearby Warrabah National Park has plenty to offer bushwalkers, kayakers and fishermen alike. 

Manilla town centre

Manilla’s town centre streetscape is alive with beautiful period architecture featuring distinctive facades, leadlight windows, pressed metal ceilings and ornate balconies. 


Manilla town centre

- Manilla is a fabulous inland fishing destination, with a number of locations available including the Manilla River, Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam.

- Manilla is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘winding river’

- Manilla is a world-class centre for hang gliding, paragliding, and other forms of sky sailing


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