Set within a hairpin bend of the Manning River, Taree is a charming country town on the scenic North Coast. It lies at the heart of the Manning Valley, with wineries, farmers markets and magnificent wilderness areas to explore.
Things to do in Taree
The Manning River offers a wealth of recreational pursuits, including boating, canoeing and fishing, as well as spectacular views from the Apex Lookout on the western edge of town. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample the oysters harvested from the river and nearby Great Lakes.
Take a scenic drive from Taree to Coorabakh National Park and go walking through its giant Blackbutt forests to Waitui Falls. Check out the ancient volcanic plugs of Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie, as well as the fascinating natural shelter of Newbys Cave.
A short drive from Taree takes you to the township of Wingham, the first village established in the Manning area in 1844. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour to soak up its historic highlights, including the Georgian Revival-style courthouse, Federation-era police station and traditional English town square.
Explore the lush subtropical rainforest boardwalk of Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, home to the roosting site of the grey-headed flying fox. Climb the timbered staircase to the horsetail waterfall of Ellenborough Falls that cascades 200 metres over the Bulga Plateau.
Getting around Taree
Taree Airport is just outside the town centre, with regular flights to Sydney and Newcastle. Taree is under four hours’ drive from Sydney and connected along the North Coast Railway, while the town small enough to explore on foot.