Best Western Taree Motor Inn
1 Commerce St, Taree, 2430, Australia
More about Taree
Irene on the banks of the Manning River
Small little fella packs a punch
A page out of the diary.
A lot of Flying Foxes just hanging around!
Travel Tips for Taree
Servicing the surrounding rural industry.
The Pacific Highway runs right through the town taking a sharp turn on either end of the bridge over the Manning River before heading north and south. It is a big, modern, attractive town servicing the surrounding rural industries and driven by tourists and travellers who pass through the town. It is located 16 km inland from the mouth of the Manning River and consequently has tended to develop more as a service centre and stopover point than as an actual tourist destination.
The Australia day races
Taree Aquatic Power Boat Easter Spectacular. This exciting program attracted over
10,000 spectators in 2004 & promises to be bigger & better every year.
Weather you’re a fan of the Outboards, Hydroplanes, 5 Ltrs, 6 Ltrs, Fuel
Injected or carby displacement boats – the pace is guaranteed to excite one
and all. A picnic blanket or camping chair would be a good idea if you intend on staying for a while.
Some sunscreen and a hat are a must.
And don't forget the esky!
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve - Hiking / Fig Trees!
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is a subtropical floodplain rainforest; typical of the lowland rainforest that once covered much of the Manning River floodplain.
During our hike we saw the outstanding feature of Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. This feature is the huge Moreton Bay Figs, which are hundreds of years old. It is hard to believe that each of the rainforest giants with their massive buttress roots began life as tiny seed deposited in the fork of a host tree by roosting bird or bat. They grew year by year, to the ground, eventually taking over their host to become some of New South Wales' largest remaining fig trees.
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve - Hiking / Turkey!
At the back of the Nature Reserve we saw and heard some significant animals; the Brush turkeys. They nest in large mounds fashioned from leaf litter and forest debris. Brush turkeys are generally wary of humans. However, they can become very tame around picnic grounds and homes, particularly if they are fed. Feeding brush turkeys is not recommended.
An Aboriginal corroboree ground is located within the Reserve and the remains of two cedar sawpits can still be seen in the Northern section of the Brush.
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve - (Historical) Facts
* Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is a 10ha sub-tropical floodplain rainforest;
* Wingham Brush is rich in plant life, with 143 species of native plants, including 76 species of trees and 32 different vines;
* The Nature Reserve was set aside for flora protection and public recreation in 1909 and added to in 1916;
* The Brush has been extensively restored from its vine-covered state of early 1980s;
* The Brush is one of the most significant maternity sites in New South Wales for the grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus Poliocephalus);
* As many as 100,000 of these fascinating creatures hang in the Brush's huge Moreton Bay Fig trees during summer;
* The huge Moreton Bay Fig trees (Ficus Macrophylla) are hundreds of years old;
* An Aboriginal corroboree ground is located within the Reserve and the remains of two cedar sawpits can still be seen in the Northern section of the Brush.
* The Australian brush turkey belongs to the family of birds known as megapodes.