Harrington is located south-east of Taree aon the northern arm of the entrance
to Manning River. The town, which grew around a pilot station for vessels
entering the river, became a port for cedar, maize and farm produce from further
A breakwater which was built in 1894 provides excellent fishing for the enthusiast
and safer boating.
Safe lagoon swimming is provided on sandy beaches inside the rivermouth, adjoining
BBQ and picnic areas. Facilities include the local hotel and bowling club,
restaurants, shopping centre.
4km from Harrington, the town of Crowdy Head sits on the edge of a protected
fishing harbour. This area provides beautiful beaches with safe swiming, excellent
fishing and surfing.
From the headland are spectacular views north over Crowdy Bay National Park
and Diamond Head and to the south over the coastline through to Manning Point
and Old Bar.