Taree Attractions

Simplicity, beauty and affordability – that’s our style. Taree and the Manning Valley is a fresh new holiday destination without the ravages of over-crowding and over-development. Sprawling uninhibited between dramatic mountains and some of the least polluted stretches of coastline on the NSW Coast, it’s a refreshing change from the usual.

The Greater Taree area is easy going, friendly, has a great climate and when we say have a nice day, we mean it, with genuine country friendliness. We’re a very active community with events happening all year round. Visitors are encouraged to join the fun of our special sporting, cultural, community and agricultural events.

Here in the Manning Valley we have adventures to suit all ages and all levels of experience. Come on your own, with your partner or bring the whole family. Surfing, bike riding, cruising the river, hang gliding or canoeing and kayaking are just some of the exciting activities to be enjoyed in the region. Taree has some of the most accessible State Forests and National Parks – all within easy reach of the beach. Most of the popular forest drives, picnic spots, bush walks and lookouts can be accessed in a family car under normal conditions.

Taree and the surrounding area offer great scope for family enjoyment with fun parks, water slides, movies, shopping, clubs, pubs and much more. An exciting past awaits you as you explore our historic towns and villages and the country and seaside have all the ingredients for that perfect romantic getaway. Take your time. Get off the beaten track and get a real feel for what makes us tick. You’ll be back for more!

Old Bar is located south-east of Taree, Old Bar is the southern entrance to the Manning River. It boasts an excellent surfing beach, good fishing in the estuary and the surf, and attractive picnic locations beside the beach.

The Manning Entertainment Centre offers world class facilities for the performing arts and is a major performing arts venue on the Mid North Coast. The auditorium has a large proscenium-arched stage and a seating capacity of 505 people.

The Entertainment Centre features an array of touring performances including stage plays, comedy gigs, top musical artists as well as high quality locally produced productions. The auditorium sound and lighting systems are world class and the stage has recently been upgraded with a fly-tower. There is also a 7 foot Yamaha C3 Concert Grand Piano available for performances and rehearsals. Booking agent for the shows are Video Ezy, Taree on 6552 5699.

You can join the Manning Entertainment Centre Friends Club. Becoming a friend of the Manning Entertainment Centre gives you many benefits including discounts on selected shows.

The Taree Aquatic Club is conveniently located in the heart of Taree. Overlooking the pristine Manning River an ideal locality for relaxing with friends and enjoying the beautiful outlook from the club or balcony.

The Sailos Restaurant boasts an extensive food menu and is open daily days for dinner and lunch. This restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It is located within walking distance from All Seasons Country Lodge.

Some of the activities available include bingo on Tuesday and Thursday mornings; live dinner music and Saturday nights and sailing on Saturday afternoons between September and April.

Club Taree (RSL) is located just 2.6 kilometres from the Martin Bridge (across the Manning River) on the main arterial road to Wingham.

The Big Buzz Fun Park is 25 acres of adventure and fun and only 10 Minutes from the motel. It’s a great day out for all the family with activities including: Toboggan run, three open water slides, jumbo slide, toddlers slide, kamikaze slide, BMX and mountain bikes (enclosed footwear required), speed karts (enclosed footwear required), mountain boards, tricycles, shoot for the basket, half tennis court, swimming pool, beach volleyball, trampolines, swings, nine-hole chip and putt short course golf, kiosk and plenty of undercover seating with free gas barbecues with shaded picnic area.

It’s a great place for children’s parties, social parties and coach tours are welcome. Children under two years are admitted to the park for free, with use of swimming pool and limited rides, toddler slide, trampoline and swings.
The Open Barn can accommodate 200-250 people and can be hired out for private functions.

Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline, flying from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane to Taree and many regional destinations. Rex operates 34 Seat SAAB aircraft on all their schedules; these are attended by a flight attendant, and equipped with onboard catering and toilet facilities. Disabled access is available to all flights. Checked in baggage is limited to 15 kilos.

Ticky Thai TuckerTicky Thai and Tucker

34 Oxley Street, Taree. Offers dine in and take away Thai food, fish and chips and various other snack foods available.

10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Sat
Family Friendly
02 6550 0141
Delivery Available
Deep Sea DelightsDeep Sea Delights

3 Pulteney Street, Taree. Serves hot fish and chips, hamburgers and battered, crumbed or grilled seafood.

5:00pm till Late
Family Friendly
02 6551 0076
Delivery Available
Il Colosseo Restaurant TareeIl Colosseo Restaurant Taree

32 Oxley Street, Chatham. Take aways, pizza perfection, Authentic Italian Restaurant. Catering also.

6pm-10pm every day except Monday
Family Friendly
02 6552 6289
Delivery Available
Cooee BBQ Cafe

Wander through the pioneer Australian decor or relax in our beautiful cottage gardens, whilst you enjoy a fantastic meal fresh from the chargrill.

Open 5.30 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Family Friendly
02 6552 3313
BYO
SailosSailos

Macquarie Street, Taree. Located on the banks of the picturesque Manning River serving lunch and dinner 7 days.

Mon – Sun: lunch and dinner
Family Friendly
02 6552 6289
Licensed Premises
Club TareeClub Taree

Wingham Road, Taree. RSL and golf club combined. Bistro dining with great regular entertainment.

Mon – Sun: lunch and dinner
Family Friendly
02 6539 4000
Licensed Premises
Bean BarThe Bean Bar

1 Pulteney Street, Taree, on the banks of the Manning River. Breakfast/lunch 7 days a week. Thursday, Friday & Saturday till 10pm.

Breakfast and lunch 7 days per week
Family Friendly
02 6552 6289
Licensed Premises
Fish Fish FishFish Fish Fish

Valley Fair, Victoria St, Taree. Serves a sumptious seafood menu with locally caught seafood fare to impress food lovers.

Tue – Friday: breakfast and lunch, Tue – Saturday for dinner
Family Friendly
02 6552 2116
Licensed Premises
Raw SugarRaw Sugar Café

214 Victoria Street, Taree. Located in the heart of Victoria Street, Raw Sugar Café serves breakfast, lunch and coffee.

Mon – Sun: breakfast and lunch and coffee
Family Friendly
02 6550 0137
BYO
Harrigans Irish PubHarrigans Irish Pub

Harrington Waters, Harrington. Overlooking the Manning River, all the charm and service you’d expect from an Irish Pub.

Sat – Sun: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mon – Fri: lunch and dinner
Family Friendly
02 6556 0555
Licensed Premises
McDonalds TareeMcDonalds Taree

1. Highway Service Centre, off the freeway, southern entrance. 2. Facing the Visitor Information Centre, Taree North.

Mon – Sun: 7 days with a 24 hour drive thru at Taree South
Family Friendly
02 6551 2122
Moorland CottageMoorland Cottage

Hannam Vale Rd, Moorland. Enjoy freshly cooked meals and the peaceful garden setting for the best scones on the coast.

Mon – Sun: lunch and coffee
Family Friendly
0413 230 831
BYO