Taree is a pleasant town nestled in the hills of the Manning River Valley, situated a little way inland from the sea’s edge on the mid north coast of NSW. Taree takes in the best of several worlds with rivers, rainforest and the sea nearby. Home to about twenty thousand people, Taree has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and is enjoyable to visit at any time of year.
While exploring the many Taree attractions, base yourself comfortably at one of our Choice Hotels. The Comfort Inn Country Plaza Taree is superbly located near the banks of the Manning River, and provides both business travellers and families close access to many local points of interest, including parks and the local cinema. Alternatively, the Comfort Inn Marco Polo, also located near the river, is conveniently close to the CBD, as well as a regional art gallery, for travellers who want great accessibility combined with a scenic outlook.
Settled in 1854 by Henry Flett, Taree exudes charm and warmth. The town was officially declared a municipality in 1885 and became one of the important trading towns in the region due to its proximity to Manning River. Taree prospered after the town was connected to the North Coast railway line in 1913 and Martin Bridge in 1940. The town has a number of historic buildings, the oldest being St. Paul’s church built in 1869.
For visitors with a vehicle, the Valley includes some of the most picturesque destinations in NSW. Breathe the fresh air and misty vapour of Ellenborough falls in Coorbakh National Park, or let your mind wander freely on the drive from Wingham to Elands through Tapin Tops National Park. Those interested in nature and diversity may enjoy following the winding boardwalk through the rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, with a chance to get close to local birds and flowers.
For kids who love the beach, there is plenty to do and see at nearby coastal towns of Wallabi Point and Old Bar. At Crowdy Head, the lighthouse offers a great vantage point to look out over the sea or look out for the humpback whales that migrate seasonally along the coastline. A swim at nearby Diamond Beach will refresh and restore.
The Manning River summer festival runs in January, incorporating New Year’s celebrations, Australia Day and a wide variety of cultural events. Make a splash at the Manning River Dragon Boats Regatta on January 24, or check out the Troy Bayliss Classic, a motorcycle race to thrill the kids, on the 16th and 17th January.
Make your way to Taree for a relaxed riverside stay in charming surrounds!