Sporting Events

Sporting Accommodation

If there is one thing we can agree on, its that almost every Australian loves, their sport.

As the calendars begin to fill again with events far and wide throughout the year, teams will need places to stay.

Of course Taree is full of beautiful motels to choose from so why stay at Marco Polo Motor Inn?


1. Parking

Never forget that we are a Motor Inn and having your car or vehicle nearby means you can come and go with little fuss.

2. Service

Marco Polo is family owned, rather than just one of many in a major chain which means we offer friendlier and a more personalised service, which is important for that sporting trip, in which camaraderie, teamwork and – of course – sport are rightly the main focus.

3. Price

We believe we are well priced and have many facilities that the others don’t have making Marco Polo great value for money.

With a salt water swimming pool available for a dip after a hard day on the courts or sporting fields.

A bar-b-que by the river maybe a consideration to keep your team all in the one place and reduce overall spending.

4. Facilities

And for those groups wanting to cater for their own specific sporting group needs, Marco Polo also provide  microwaves, fridges, toasters and tea and coffee making facilities, while WiFi – for keeping up to date with scores and communicating back to home base – is fast and free.

When you book your holiday accommodation using an Booking site, the fees are sent overseas. These Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) are all based in other countries, mainly the US. As a consumer, you may get a good price on accommodation but the poor hotel/motel owner has to to pay outstanding fees for every booking and all the money gets sent overseas.
When times are tough such as with Covid-19 or drought or fires, this is a particularly difficult time for the accommodation houses as any money they do get, ends up in someone else’s pocket.
When booking your accommodation, remember to call the motel direct. You will often get a better deal anyway but you can also assess if the managers are friendly. You may not want to stay there if they’re grumpy.

What’s happening in Taree?

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Around Taree


Ten minutes north of Taree and just off the highway is the tranquil seaside village of Harrington which sits at the northern mouth of the Manning River. Harrington is a picturesque little village with walks along the breakwall and the inlet or take a stroll or surf at beautiful Crowdy Head beach.

In 1894 a long breakwall was built to protect the entry channel for shipping, which now it serves as a scenic walk and great fishing location. The nearby Pilot Hill Lookout provides expansive views over the river delta and the graves on the hill bear witness to the pilots whose task was to guide the boats over the bar.

There are plenty of eateries to choose from or take a picnic and sit in the park while watching the pelicans.

Old Bar

The vibrant seaside villages of Old Bar and Manning Point provide access to the Manning River and ocean, attracting visitors throughout the year seeking sun, surf and sand. If it’s a coastal escape you’re after, you’ve come to the right place as these picturesque villages will allow you to relax, unwind and soak up our laid-back surfing culture.

Old Bar Beach is the closest surfing beach to Taree and just a 10-minute drive from the Pacific Highway. This location is perfect for fishing, boating and water sports for the whole family. The Old Bar Beach Festival is also held each October long weekend, which attracts thousands of visitors to the region for two action-packed days of festivities.

The Manning River

The Manning River’s 150 kilometres of navigable waterways and array of boat launching facilities are perfect for punters to launch their boats and hit the water.

Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there is plenty of room to enjoy water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and more!


was one of the earliest settlements in the Manning Valley. What was once a bustling town centre is now a peaceful riverside village providing a focus for indigenous arts and crafts including pottery and handcrafted local goods. Tinonee is also home to a historical museum, a bustling general store, café and artisan gallery.


Located on the beautiful Manning River, Taree is the major commercial centre of the Manning Valley and is a great place to base yourself to explore the region.

Taree offers a great variety of shopping with modern undercover complexes, arcades, boutique gift and clothing shops, craft centres, antiques and speciality stores. While you’re out and about, be sure to grab a coffee or lunch at one of our many popular cafes and restaurants that are dotted around the town.

National Parks

Ellenborough Falls

From Wingham follow the Tourist Drive 8 signs to the legendary Ellenborough Falls at Elands.

At 200 metres, Ellenborough Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the Manning Valley’s biggest natural attractions. If you’re coming to the area, visiting this natural beauty is a must-do!

Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform at the top, or for the more adventurous, take the 641 timber steps to the bottom of the valley where you’ll get so close you’ll feel the spray and hear the roar of the falls. Allow 10 minutes or one hour

Choose your lookout

  • Flat Rock Lookout
  • Newbys Lookout
  • Rowley’s Rock Lookout
  • Ellenborough Falls
  • Apex Lookout
  • Blue knob Lookout
  • Big Nellie Volcanic Plug
  • Vincent’s Lookout
  • Brushy Cutting
  • Pilot Hill Lookout

Marco Reno’s

We have been renovating

  • Almost all of the rooms have a new mattress
  • New shower screens
  • Towel rails
  • Toilet paper holders
  • Soap dispensers
  • New blinds
  • Some rooms have been painted