Established by William Wynter in 1881, Taree has a population of approximately 50,000 people working in this important pillar of Australian agriculture, located in New South Wales. The local native word "biripi" meaning "tree by the river" is the original word for "tareebit" - the word that gave this city its name - Taree.
Important Taree natives include poets like Les Murray and Henry Kendall, Ian Moffit - writer and John H. Coates - mathematician. A small city bearing the charm of classic New South Wales locations, Taree has a few wonderful attractions for its locals and visitors and they are best explored with a car hire.
Historic Wingham is a small city near Taree with its original buildings still standing. The place looks like it is recreated from an old postcard, the 285 houses making the attraction a replica of a typical English town, with a main street and a central park. Around Isabella Street and the park you have the opportunity to admire the old local library, an 1884 designed and built postal office, the Wingham Brush Public School and the School of Arts, established in 1907 in a classical Victorian style building.
The World's Largest Oyster is a building shaped as an oyster, built as an eulogy to the oyster business in Taree, Taree exporting about 3,5 million oysters annually. The house is now the headquarter of a motor dealership, is now dubbed as The Big Mistake instead of The Big Oyster, because it was supposed to be at the beginning the headquarter of a great business venture with oysters, which eventually failed.
The Manning Regional Art Gallery is an exhibition of artworks not only from Taree artists, but also from young artist from all around the region. The gallery is also host of temporary exhibitions that change through the year and is located in a cottage style building in vicinity of Tarre Public School.