Taree is 8.5 kilometres west of the Pacific Highway from the northern entrance and 4.5 kilometres from the southern entrance which is also the start of Bucketts Way and the township lies on the banks of the Manning River. The beautiful parks of Fotheringham Park, beside the river at Victoria Street and Queen Elizabeth Park, on the riverbank end of Pulteney Street are great places to enjoy a picnic, feed the birds or simply sit and enjoy the river.
The Taree Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week from 9.00am-4.30pm (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) and there are plenty of car parking spaces and several parking spaces for caravans.
Taree is on the Bucketts Way
Bucketts Way runs west off the Pacific Highway just south of Taree and rejoins the Pacific Highway at Twelve Mile Creek which is 20 kilometres north of the Heatherbrae roundabout and 5 kilometres south of the Karuah turnoff. It is 150 kilometres long and a 2.10 hour drive.
Bucketts Way is a loop road off the Pacific Highway. It was originally part of the Pacific Highway until it was bypassed in 1952. This road is named after a prominent mountain range near Gloucester.