42 Victoria Street, Taree, 2430, Australia
More about Taree
Tricky little guys blend in well
A Flying Fox is spreading it's wings.
An Australian Brush turkey which we saw.
Travel Tips for Taree
Taree High School.
The first European explorer to traverse the Manning River was John Oxley who explored the Manning Valley in 1818 and named the settlement of Harrington at the mouth of the Manning River.
Today Taree is a successful rural centre sustained by a wide range of activities including dairying, a timber industry, leather goods and engineering work. The famous Australian poet, Les Murray, was educated at Taree High School.
Nice spots to visit!
Nice spots to visit in and around Taree are Fotheringham Park, The Big Oyster, Kiwarrak State Forest, Manning Point, Cundleton and the Visitors Information Centre. The Taree Visitors Centre has a Taree Heritage Walk brochure which is a pleasant walk along the riverbank and around the main streets in the city centre.
Some of the highlights of the walk include Taree Public School (1902), St. Pauls Church (1869) and Taree Court House (1897).
THE TERRACE (Tinonee cinema)
One of Australia's smallest picture theatres in an historic home. Screening nostalgia films like Dad & Dave, & Casablanca. This little slice of history played host to quite a few nights for my parents and their friends and my grandma lives 2 houses down, dipping back into history for a little taste of what used to be, the olds only ever said good things about this little place, as a kid I watched this place grow from a run down old building to a beautifully restored mini theatre.
~ WELL WORTH A LOOK ~
I think you might need to make a booking to view the place, so I’ve got the phone number and address below...
Address: 1 Mill Street
Post Code: 2430
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve - More Flying Foxes
The other bat species at Wingham Brush is the little Red Flying Fox, a nomadic bat which wanders the eucalypt foresrs of New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory.
It's now recognised that bats have a vital role to play as pollinators of eucalypt trees and distributors of seed, each doing the work of thousands of bees.
During the 1960s public outcry about the Flying Foxes' presence in the town of Wingham resulted in several attempts to exterminate them. Luckily none were effective.
Bypassed, but not forgotten
"River view, river town"
Located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about 3 hours north of Sydney, less than 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie, the Local Government Area of Greater Taree encompasses an area of 3,752 sq km and a population of approximately 45,000 residents.
Those are the bare facts.
Taree is a commercial town. Ever since I've been going there it has been a shopping mecca for the district. It also has a broad range of entertainment and sporting facilities.
Plenty of accommodation, spawned from the days when the highway used to go through the middle of town, have survived due the vibrancy of its trading.
It started off as an agricultural centre then the cedar cutters moved in and it's never looked back.
This picture was taken from the bridge over the Manning, titled Martin Bridge, which was opened in 1940. From the Newcastle Herald at the time: 'This is the story of men who have to yawn or blow through their noses for 17 minutes before they begin their daily work; who have to wave their heads and legs and arms about and exercise all their joints for 38 minutes before they finish.' The article went on to explain that the men who built the bridge had to work in air where the pressure was 35 pounds to the square inch and that the cylinders which formed the legs of the bridge were sunk to a depth of 70 feet.