Taree

Travel Guide

Astride the meandering Manning River, this enchanting town is the perfect base for exploring national parks, stunning beaches and fertile valleys.

Taree lies at the heart of the picturesque Manning Valley agricultural region. Inland from the Mid-North Coast, Taree is positioned between verdant rainforests and beautiful beaches. Explore the historic town centre on a heritage trail, visit the art gallery or take a scenic drive through the region’s majestic forest reserves.

Experience Taree’s laid-back town centre as you wander around cafés, shops and historic churches. See the Big Oyster. The town’s cultural offerings don’t stop there; find additional artworks by local and touring artists at the Manning Regional Art Gallery.

Explore the pretty Manning River, a gorgeous river system providing the Manning Valley region with high-quality water for farming oysters and produce. Recreational fishing on the Manning River is a favourite local pastime, so find out what’s biting and try it yourself.

Take a self-guided driving tour of the surrounding national parks and reserves. In Coorabakh National Park, find tranquil picnic spots. An hour northwest is the cascading Ellenborough Falls. Check out Tapin Tops National Park and the fragrant sub-tropical rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.

Beyond lush meadows and winding riverbanks, reach the ocean within a few minutes’ drive. Swim at Saltwater Beach and watch dolphins playing offshore at Diamond Beach. Pack your fishing rods or surfboard and take on the breaks at Old Bar and Wallabi Point. In nearby Crowdy Head, see a historic lighthouse and find an ideal vantage point for spotting whales in winter. In Harrington, also close by, embark on the Harrington Self-Guided Heritage Walk, a 1.7-kilometre (1-mile) trail that leads past historic and natural landmarks in the town and on the foreshore.

Taree is located on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales. Reach Taree from Newcastle, the closest large city, within a 2-hour drive. A regional airport and a station on the North Coast Railway Line connect the town to other destinations along the coast. Enjoy the sand and surf in summer or visit during winter for a relaxing culinary trail through the Manning Valley.

Caravilla Motor Inn
Caravilla Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
33 Victoria Street, Taree, NSW
The price is AU$100 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated on the Strip, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Elizabeth Park and Taree Central. Taree Craft Centre and Manning Base Hospital are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (414 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay at the Caravilla . Lovely staff and very welcoming. Rooms were equipped with everything needed for our overnight stay. Great price, highly recommend friends to stay here."

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Caravilla Motor Inn
Highway Motor Inn
Highway Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
40-42 Crescent Avenue, Taree, NSW
The price is AU$106 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Queen Elizabeth Park, Manning Valley Visitors Information Centre and Taree Central. Taree Craft ...
4.3/5Excellent! (415 reviews)
Basic but comfortable
"Good spot for overnight accommodation on our way home. Clean. Basic but comfortable. Friendly greeting at reception."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Highway Motor Inn
Midlands Motel
Midlands Motel
3.5 out of 5
42 Victoria Street, Taree, NSW
Fully refundable
The price is AU$117 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Situated on the riverwalk, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Elizabeth Park and Manning Base Hospital. Taree Station is 16 minutes by foot.
3.9/5Very Good! (259 reviews)
"Very friendly place to stay. Well organize for the late check-in."

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021

Midlands Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Diamond Waters Caravan Park
Diamond Waters Caravan Park
2 out of 5
152 Diamond Head Road, Dunbogan, NSW
The price is AU$130 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Situated on the waterfront, this campsite is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Crowdy Bay National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cook's Reserve and Bruce Porter Reserve. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
"Great property, very neat & tidy, quiet and river access!"

Reviewed on 13 May 2021

Diamond Waters Caravan Park
Beautiful Federation Apartment close to Taree CBD
Beautiful Federation Apartment close to Taree CBD
22 Alban Street, Taree, NSW
The price is AU$180 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Situated in the city centre, this apartment building is close to Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve, Manning Base Hospital and Taree Craft Centre. Also nearby are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"We were caught in the NSW floods and the owners were amazing. The apartment has everything you need - very thoughtfully provided. It is very comfortable and a lovely place to stay."

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2021

Beautiful Federation Apartment close to Taree CBD
Diamond Beach Resort
Diamond Beach Resort
3 out of 5
394 Diamond Beach Road, Diamond Beach, NSW
The price is AU$180 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Diamond Beach, this beachfront apartment building is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Diamond Beach and Black Head Beach. Tallwoods ...
4.3/5Excellent! (68 reviews)
"Great quiet and private getaway. Everything you need."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Diamond Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.