The Manilla Weir is located on Halls Creek Rd on the way to the Golf Club. The Rivergums Caravan Park is located on land just above the Namoi River and walking distance from the weir.
In the 1950's-60's the weir area was visited by many families. With water flow more consistent than today it was the popular area for families and the younger generation. Walking across the wall to the other side was where the swimming and diving took place, as well as the area on the bank on the southern side. Further down the river, near the lower weir, school swimming sports were held. Included in one area was a rope attached to a tree where you could swing out and back again.
Fishing was always popular along the stretch of the river, in particular just below the little weir.