Touring Taree (New South Wales)


Famous poet, Les Murray, has taken much of his inspiration from the serene countryside and remarkable bushland surrounding Taree near New South Wales’ North Coast. There are many ways to see the area, and Affordable Holidays has brought together various options and hotspots that will stimulate and leave you awed by the unexpected beauty of the Australian countryside.

Take tourist drive 8 from Taree and you’ll come to the Ellenborough Falls. With a more than 200m single drop it is reputed to be the second largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you’ll find picnic areas, bushwalks and steps to the bottom of the falls where you can view it in all its splendour.

Ellenborough Falls, NSW

About 20 minutes south of Taree you’ll find a more magical and unique way to discover nature on the North Coast. At Talawahl Nature Reserve, you can take a scenic and exciting horse ride through the tranquil forests of the reserve. They provide gentle forest walks for the newcomers or more challenging rides for those experienced on horseback.


If you’re more one to enjoy man-made architecture, take the self-guided Taree or Cundletown Heritage walks. Each take about 2.5 hours and visit certain landmarks significant to the towns’ rich histories.


From the Manning River Aero Club in Taree, you can explore the Manning Valley with a viewpoint like no other. Simply tell them where you’d like to go and they’ll give you a quote for your ideal air tour of the North Coast.


To book accommodation at Old Bar (the closest beach to Taree), call our friendly hotcotz reservations team on 1300 468 268 and they will source the best accommodation at the lowest price for you.


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