Taree, NSW



Taree Attractions

Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Gallery provides a range of cultural and artistic experiences to residents and visitors to the area. There is a constantly changing array of local and travelling exhibitions and displays of local and touring artworks. The Gallery is open Wednesday through to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and on Sundays from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

From the north, turn off the Pacific Highway at the Cundletown and Taree exit. Turn right at the roundabout and cross over the highway onto Princes Road. Follow this road, which becomes Manning River Drive and Victoria Street, for 8 kilometres then turn right onto Macquarie Street (800 metres after Browns Creek Bridge). The gallery is 100 metres on the left (opposite the Taree Motor Registry).

From the south, turn off the Pacific Highway at the 1st exit to Taree onto Old Bar Road. At the 2nd roundabout turn right onto Manning River Drive. After crossing the bridge, take the 1st right onto Victoria Street (signposted to Kempsey). At the 3rd set of lights turn left onto Macquarie Street and the gallery is 100 metres on the left (opposite the Taree Motor Registry).

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Taree Self Guided Heritage Walks

There are two walks, the western walk and the eastern walk. Pick up a brochure, which includes a map, from the Visitors Information Centre. These self guided walks highlight a number of built and natural items of significance to the history of the town. The full walk is approximately 5.5 kilometres. To visit all the items of interest you should allow at least two and a half hours. Take plenty of drinking water and wear comfortable shoes.

The Big Oyster

Once a popular restaurant and souvenir shop, the Big Oyster now sits above a car dealership. The Oyster, which looks more like a giant clam, appears to have gleaming teeth, but these are actually huge windows that allow for panoramic views over the coast and the Pacific Highway. The Oyster has plenty of room for visitors that want to take in the views. The Oyster measures about 12 feet tall and more than 30 feet wide.

From the north, turn off the Pacific Highway at the Cundletown and Taree exit. Turn right at the roundabout and cross over the highway onto Princes Road. Follow this road, which becomes Manning River Drive for 5 kilometres and the car dealership with the oyster atop is on the left hand side.

From the south, turn off the Pacific Highway at the 1st exit to Taree onto Old Bar Road. At the 2nd roundabout turn right onto Manning River Drive. After crossing the bridge, take the 1st right onto Victoria Street (signposted to Kempsey).Travel 3,5 kilometres and the car dealership with the oyster atop is on the right hand side.

This page last reviewed on 2 Jan 2018