What to do and see in Taree, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

January 20, 2018 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Taree, Australia including Apex Lookout, Manning Entertainment Centre, Artisans On The Hill Gallery, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree Craft Centre, Coorabakh National Park, Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc., Inflatable World Taree, Manning Valley River Cruises, Cheese Cave.
Restaurants in Taree

1. Apex Lookout

Bays Hill 1.5km from Taree, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Apex Lookout

Reviewed By Deborah I

Whilst visiting relatives for the first time in November 2015 I was able to take a stroll both in the early morning and at dusk to the Lookout and I found from every angle majestic views of the river winding as far as the eye could see absolutely breath taking

2. Manning Entertainment Centre

33 Manning River Dr, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6592 5466
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Manning Entertainment Centre

Presenting the best in live theatre and entertainment on the NSW Mid North Coast. The Manning Entertainment Centre is a cultural service of MidCoast Council

Reviewed By katrina860 - Taree, Australia

The centre has fabulous acoustics and orchestras love to play there. We have had ballet companies, musicals, theatre(Looking through the Glass Onion) and rock artists. Something to suit every taste and age.Thanks Katrina860 - hope to see you back again soon for another great show!

702 Tinonee Rd | Mondrook, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6553 1199
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Artisans On The Hill Gallery

Artisans on the hill is a must visit Gallery for something completely different! Functional, artistic pieces in wood, glass, metal, fabric and lots more. Relaxing Coffee Lounge with expansive rural views. Large workshop to try your hand at a myriad of Artisan skills.Check out more reviews under Artisans on the Hill in the Accommodation category!

Reviewed By skp115 - Sydney Australia

My 7 year old daughter had a great time with paper marbling and she was so excited for a few days with her work. Peter is great and it shows that he loves what he does. He also showed us his gallery which was also very interesting. A great afternoon and highly recommended for kids and adults alike. Thank you Peter :)

12 Macquarie St, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6592 5455
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Manning Regional Art Gallery provides a range of cultural and artistic experiences to residents of the Manning Valley and visitors to the area. Most Exhibitions are free and we offer associated floortalks and workshops from the exhibiting artists. The gallery hosts local, national and international Exhibitions including the touring Archibald Portrait Prize, finalists of the Sulman Prize, as well as local community and and schools based projects and initiatives. The gallery is also a popular venue for Performances, recitals and small scale film screenings and has hosted art and food fairs and multi-cultural festivals. If you are looking for a unique or quirky gift, take a browse through our gift shop which features original pieces by local artists and one-of-a-kind gifts and cards to please the fussiest friend.

Reviewed By Briantravel - Diamond Beach, Australia

Having recently moved into the area, and keen to see what was on offer, we visited this gallery to view an exhibition on local surf culture and identities. This was very well presented and well worth the visit to see the history of Surfing on the mid North Coast. This gallery allows brags of hosting the Archibald Prize winners each year as well, a definite must see and a credit to the management of the gallery. It's only a small gallery (by Sydney standards) , but is a cultural plus for this regional NSW town.

5. Taree Craft Centre

Cnr High & Pulteney Streets, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6551 5777
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5 based on 13 reviews

Taree Craft Centre

Reviewed By nameerfud - Taree, Australia

Excellent small craft shop and cafe. The craft is all hand made and genuine high quality. You can see the craftspeople have extended their repertoire by the type of work presented e.g. the bobbin lace work draws from many different countries, levels of intracacy and ability, not only restricted to white cotton. Classes seem to be available for most crafts. The cafe is a bit ordinary but don't let that put you off - the craft quality is as good or better than you will see anywhere. Parking is a bit restrictive if it is a busy day at the nearby hospital or there is a workshop on.

6. Coorabakh National Park

Coopernook Forest Way, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Coorabakh National Park

Reviewed By nameerfud - Taree, Australia

The stand-out for this park (and adjacent areas) is geocaching. Good tracks and roads everywhere. Not too many people. Quiet camping. It does lack information and signage on where to find things such as Waterfalls, swimming holes, good rock climbing, caving, short walks - but they are all there. Good bird watching.

7. Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc.

Corner of Main and Queens Street | Corner High Street and Victoria Street, Cundletown, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6553 9574
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5 based on 3 reviews

Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc.

Come and explore the history of the Lower Manning Valley.There is two buildings full of items relative to Dairying and Farming in days gone by including butter churns and associated equipment, farming equipment, ploughs, hay rakes and many tools as well as an old house theme. In our heritage listed Museum full research facilities from the Manning River Times Newspapers from 1952-2014 are available

Reviewed By bloglife - Gold Coast, Australia

A well set out country style museum with lots of great pieces of history ranging from the corner store to the dairy. Being 45 and seeing old milk cartons, telephones etc that I grew up with brought back lots of happy childhood memories of my grandparents I had forgotten. The gentleman that was there was a wealth of knowledge and happy to chat. A small entry fee, but well worth the money. Would highly recommend a visit

8. Inflatable World Taree

47 Muldoon St, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6552 3569
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Inflatable World Taree

Reviewed By msivylawlor

My teenage daughter, an 4 and 8 yr old son's went..We celebrated my 4 yr old's birthday there..it was wonderfull..not for the feint hearted, fun, safe, wonderfull staff..a real workout, we all loved it..refreshment's and sock's available, as sock's only must be worn..i would go there again

9. Manning Valley River Cruises

Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Manning Valley River Cruises

Reviewed By Diane S - Newcastle, Australia

We went as a group. We were served a Devonshire morning tea and a roast lunch as we cruised the river. Crew were really great as was the commentary. The company also has dinner cruises and party cruises. Vessel is comfortable and has unobstructed views

10. Cheese Cave

Kangara Drive | Intersection Bushland Drive, Taree, New South Wales 2430, Australia +61 2 6550 4396
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Cheese Cave

Reviewed By Jackie M - Sydney, Australia

After eight successful years on the Comboyne plateau, Comboyne Culture has been moved to Taree by its second owner, Peter Jeffrey. This cheese making Enterprise is now housed in the same building as standout German butcher, Mentges Master Meats. You'll find the factory outlet store - Cheese Cave - fronting the small factory. It offers Comboyne Culture cheeses, plus a small range of other local products, like Kingston Creek Creamery ice cream. This ice cream is made on local milk just up the road in Cundletown, and I observed it walking out the door during my visit.
Having mostly given up on flavourless Australian Camembert, I was pleased to find a bit more richness in the Comboyne Culture Camembert, made on local milk sourced from the picturesque Manning Valley. My mother-in-law, who generally eschews strong flavours, was also convinced to try the Bluembert. Even as a non-blue cheese eater, she quite enjoyed this creamy, surfaced-ripened blue cheese. My pick of the bunch was the blue vein cheese called Lindsay Blue, named for the company's original cheesemaker. It edges out their harder, crumblier blue cheese called the Thone River Blue.
While I was at the Cheese Cave, I also picked up some Marrook Farm biodynamic fetta. It was gentler and less tangy than my usual fetta, making it particularly good with avocado on toast at breakfast time. I also tried out the Kingston Creek Creamery butter - it's creamy though unsalted (which isn't my preference) but a good option if you'd like to support the local guy, making their butter from cream sourced within NSW, over companies that rip off farmers.
Despite having Taree-based factory store opening on Thursdays and Fridays, on the weekends, the Comboyne Culture crew can still be found pimping their cheeses at a range of local markets, including Wingham Farmers Markets. Sydneysiders are not forgotten either - you will find their cheeses at the Moo & More stall at Orange Grove Markets in Leichhardt.

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