Taree is 81km southwest of Port Macquarie, 172km northeast of Newcastle, 317km northeast of Sydney and 606km south of Brisbane.

It is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales with a population of 26,381 people. The town is set on the banks of the Manning River.


Taree has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average temperatures in summer range from 17°C to 29°C and winter from 6°C to 21°C.

Things to do

In Taree and the surrounding Mid North Coast region, you can enjoy access to: 

  • Nearby rivers and beaches
  • National parks and reserves
  • Hiking and mountain bike trails
  • Art gallery and entertainment centre
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Sports facilities and clubs including bowling, football, golf, and an aquatic centre
  • Train and coach services to Newcastle and Sydney
  • Taree Regional Airport – direct flights to Sydney Airport for domestic and international connections. 


In the Taree area of the Mid North Coast, there are over 40 schooling options located across surrounding suburbs Forster, Old Bar, Harrington, Barrington and Taree itself. All schools in the Mid North Coast region are coeducational.

For more information, see our location page for Taree, NSW.