Preserving and promoting the unique history of the MidCoast Council region.

MidCoast Stories is a collection of stories and local resources that preserve and promote our region’s unique history. The stories are intentionally short, factual and often quirky, describing the people, places, and events that have influenced the MidCoast Council region. Other resources include transcribed rates books, photographs and educational resources.

MidCoast Stories has won two National Trust Awards.

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Heritage Trails: Join us for self-guided heritage trails

Our region's towns and villages are alive with unique and curious stories waiting to be discovered. Download our free MidCoast Stories app and let our self-guided heritage trails take you on a adventure of discovery across the region.

To enjoy the Heritage Walking Tours you will need to download the MidCoast Stories app for Apple and Android.

  • The calm between the storms: Taree in the 1920s and 30.

Journey through Taree’s town centre to uncover curious stories from the 1920s and 30s. This self-guided heritage walk will connect you with the people and events of Taree’s past.

Taree in the 1920s and 30
  • Making Tracks: Taree Railway Station

Experience the walking trail around Taree’s State heritage-listed Railway Station. Listen to stories of the people and events that shaped this important station. Why not catch the train to Gloucester for the day and return on the afternoon trip?

Taree Railway
  • Mighty Manning River: Children’s Trail

The Mighty Manning River has woven its magic through Taree’s stories since ancient times. Take the kids for a walk, skip, ride or roll along the river to hear tales of old and new, daring and inspiring. Learn about Taree through this self-guided tourist trail designed for children but suitable for all ages.

Taree Bridge
  • Old Bar

For a little town, the seaside village of Old Bar is packed with history. This self-guided heritage walk shares tales about the historic airfield, the elusive Mud Bishop, long time entertainment venue "Badgers", and Old Bar Reserve.

Old Beach Festival
  • Tourist drive: Head for the Hills

This driving tour takes you along the Bulga Road from Wingham to the magnificent Ellenborough Falls. Soak up the beautiful scenery as you engage with the stories of small communities along the way.

Download the MidCoast Stories app for Apple and Android to uncover our region's unique and curious stories now.

Ellenborough Falls Mid Coast Stories