Manilla is famous for its setting as a fishing and paragliding area.

Suburb Profiles, Manilla and New England Real Estate

Manilla is a small town in New South Wales, located on Fossickers Way 45 kilometres northwest of the regional city of Tamworth and 27 kilometres northeast of the historic village of Somerton.

Manilla was established in the 1850's at the junction of the Namoi River and the Manilla River. It was formally the centre of Manilla shire local government area, but this was amalgamated with Tamworth City Council and portions of Parry, Barraba and Nundle Shire Councils to form Tamworth Regional Council in 2004.

Manilla is a quiet service centre in a rich wheat-growing, wool, mixed farming and fat lamb district.

In recent times it has become internationally famous as a result of the hard work and commitment of Godfrey Wennes, who has developed Mount Borah as an outstanding paragliding destination.

Beyond that, it is surrounded by rich countryside, which makes local dams - Lake Keepit and Split Rock - attractive leisure destinations, and Warrabah National Park an ideal place for bushwalkers.

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