River valley delights

On the beautiful Manning River, Taree is a great base for exploring the delights of wonderful Manning Valley. Enjoy fishing and boating, bushwalking and camping, riverside picnics, wine tasting and fresh local produce including local oysters. Golf is popular too.

  • Wingham Brush Nature Reserve - Photo NSW Government
  • Manning River

About Taree

Just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney, Taree is at the heart of the beautiful Manning Valley on the North Coast of NSW. The town is by the Manning River, a popular waterway for fishing, boating and rowing. Delicious oysters are farmed in the meandering river and nearby Great Lakes.

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in Taree as well as cafes, pubs and restaurants serving fresh produce and seafood from the area. Check out the shows at the Manning Entertainment Centre and take the Taree Heritage Walk. A popular annual event on the river is the Easter Powerboat Spectacular.

Scenic North Coast, Countryside

From Taree, enjoy some of the best scenic drives in NSW. Explore the national park wilderness, wineries and farmers markets. Take the route through Coorabakh National Park, from Wingham to Elands, with the magnificent Ellenborough Falls a highlight. The sub-tropical rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve has a boardwalk to follow. Tapin Tops is splendid park wilderness, too.

For a bird’s-eye view of the valley, from the hinterland to the coast, Manning River Aero Club offers scenic flights for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. On the valley’s coastal strip, boating, fishing, swimming and surfing are popular at pretty towns from Wallabi Point to Old Bar and Crowdy Head.

Fly into Taree Airport

Taree Airport is 5 km from Taree’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip northeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the regions of Manning Valley and the Great Lakes at your own pace.

Regional Express services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.

  1. Harrington Beach

    Harrington Beach

    Harrington Beach stretches from Harrington village to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head, and is part of the Harrington Beach State Park. This quiet beach location between the two...

  2. Harrington Beach State Park

    Harrington Beach State Park

    Harrington Beach State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's northern entrance.The 431 hectare site stretches...

  3. Taree Heritage Walk

    Taree Heritage Walk

    The Manning Valley was first explored by John Oxley in late 1818 but the first town did not appear in the Valley until 1850's. Taree did not start to prosper until the 1920's when the arrival of the railway saw the...

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