Taree is a larger service town, on the Manning River, around 20km from the coast. The Pacific Highway used to pass straight through the town, and cross the narrow Manning River bridge, but now a freeway section bypasses the town, which no longer has the volume of trucks and traffic passing through it.
There are attractions and tourist facilities in Taree, but it is not developed as a major tourist destination in itself. It is certainly a reasonble place to stop on the drive along the Pacific Highway.
- The Big Oyster is one of the Big things in Australia, just north of the town. You can lookout through the opening in the oyster shell. Breathtakingly tacky.
- Taree Highway Motor Inn, 40-42 Crescent Avenue (old Pacific Highway, near Beeton Parade), ☏ . The Taree Highway Motor Inn is a clean and quiet 3½ star motel consisting of 17 ground floor rooms and 5 deluxe 2 room suites. Situated 1km north of Taree's town centre, the Motor Inn is close to restaurants, cinema, racecourse, sporting fields and the Manning River.
- Visit the beachside village of Old Bar, directly on the coast from Taree.