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Manning Point

Manning Point is located at the end of Manning Point Road, right at the northern entrance of the Manning River. It is bordered by the river on one side and ocean on the other.

On the ocean side, long sandy beaches beckon swimmers and walkers, while the river side is a haven for boaties, oyster lovers, and fishermen.

Manning Point's main street edges the river and the wooden jetties offer a perfect spot to cast a line. Visit the licensed restaurant, bowling club, or cafe which serves delicious coffee and light meals.

There is four wheel drive access to the beach through Manning Point Reserve, but take care not to disturb the breeding area of the endangered little tern. This is the access point for Farquhar Park Camping ground also. Vehicle on beaches permits are required and are available at the Manning Point General Store.

Manning Point: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Manning Point Beach


Manning Point Beach commences on the southern side of the sandy 500 metre wide Manning River entrance. It extends south west, initially as a low sandy 2.5 kilometre long spit, then as a steep, coarse narrow beach for a total of 10 kilometres to the southern mouth of the river, called Farquhar Inlet.

The riverfront town of Manning Point, with two caravan parks, is located south of the spit.

Manning Point Beach is the only four wheel drive access point for the camping ground at Farquhar Park. All vehicles driving on Manning Point Beach need a beach permit issued by either Greater Taree City Council or Great Lakes Council.




Manning Point Beach
Manning Point, NSW, 2430

Located 0.6K from Manning Point

Harrington Beach State Park


Harrington Beach State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's northern entrance.

The 431 hectare site stretches from Harrington to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head.

The foreshores of the coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation and tourism opportunities. The State Park also includes a small littoral rainforest that is accessible to the public.




Harrington Beach State Park,
Harrington Road / Crowdy Street
Harrington, NSW, 2427

Located 4.7K from Manning Point

Stones Oysters Seafood


Stones Oysters located along Harrington Road is renowned for having some of the freshest seafood and tastiest oysters on the coast. Their retail seafood outlet offers a great variety of produce cleaned and prepared for sale. Sydney Rock Oysters are our specialty, and they open oysters daily to ensure freshness.

At their oyster farm, they have the best technology and process strategies at their disposal. They ensure that the oysters they cultivate are of the finest quality and fresh stock is ready to go.

Stones Oysters specialise in fish and seafood platters for all occasions, so give them a call to discuss your needs.

To find out more about the wide range of products they offer, don't hesitate to contact the friendly seafood professionals at Stones Oysters today. They won't be beaten when it comes to freshness.

Open for retail sales, wholesale and to the general public






479 Harrington Road
Coopernook, NSW, 2426

Located 4.8K from Manning Point

Manning Entrance State Park


Manning Entrance State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's southern entrance.

The coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation opportunities while the protected tracts of littoral rainforests and other significant native vegetation provide habitat for many species of native fauna and flora.

The entrance is also well known as a breeding ground for the Little Tern colony which visits during the summer months for breeding. These birds are highly endangered and for this reason State Parks have erected fences to ensure humans and 4WD don't accidentally cause them harm.

Farquhar Park Camping Ground is also located here. A great spot for swimming, fishing, canoeing, wakeboarding and much more. Camping is on a first come-first serve basis with no booking faciltiy available. Farquhar park is accesable only at low tide.




Manning Entrance State Park,
Old Bar Road / Manning Point Road
Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Located 8.2K from Manning Point

Cattai Wetlands


Just north of Taree past the Harrington turn on Spring Hill road lives the award-winning Cattai Wetlands, a beautiful coastal wetland and hidden gem of the Manning Valley.

Cattai Wetlands provide a sanctuary for over 180 species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and regularly spotted Goanna's.

The Wetlands has over two kilometres of walking track and a board walk viewing deck for avid bird watches. Take a picnic and enjoy the surrounds with covered picnic area available for use.

The Cattai Wetlands are open to the public Friday to Monday 8am till 3pm and every day during NSW school holidays. Guided tours are available by appointment by calling Mid Coast Council.




Spring Hill Road
Coopernook, NSW, 2426

Located 8.4K from Manning Point

Crowdy Head Beaches


The beautiful area of Crowdy Head is located on a vast expanse of unspoilt beach which includes the North Beach and South Beach.

The North Beach is a well protected beach, excellent for families. The Surf Lifesaving Club overlooks the beach and patrols operate during the summer months. There is a kiosk, cold outdoor shower and toilet facilities. Picnic area with barbecues and picnic tables are nearby. Four wheel drive beach access is available near the Surf Lifesaving Club.

The South Beach is a quiet beach area ideal for relaxing strolls and, if the conditions are right, it is very popular spot for board riders. Visit nearby Crowdy Head Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline and the hinterland which includes the Three Brother Mountains (north, middle and south). There is four wheel drive access south of Crowdy Head.




Crowdy Head Road
Crowdy Head, NSW, 2427

Located 9.0K from Manning Point

Harrington Beach


Harrington Beach stretches from Harrington village to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head, and is part of the Harrington Beach State Park.

This quiet beach location between the two villages is ideal for relaxing strolls and fishing opportunities. Harrington break wall is a very popular spot for fishing, walking, and taking in the views of the ocean. There is a fish cleaning facility conveniently located at the beginning of the break wall.

The Harrington Lagoon is located off the beach area; it is a safe swimming spot for families and is very popular during the warmer months. Car parking is available at the lagoon area off Crowdy Road.

A rainforest walk through to Harrington Lagoon is accessible from Crowdy Street, with parking facilities.

4WD vehicle access to Harrington Beach is just north of the Harrington Beach Holiday Park. Vehicles on Beach Permits are available at Ritchies Bait and Tackle.




Crowdy Head Road
Harrington, NSW, 2427

Located 9.0K from Manning Point

Crowdy Head Lighthouse


Located 33 kilometres north-east of Taree on the mid north coast, is the historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse was designed and erected between 1878 - 1879 as one of only five small lighthouses built on the NSW coast.

The panoramic views from the lighthouse reserve are breathtaking. Looking north you can see beyond Diamond Head and the Three Brothers mountains (south, middle and north), which were named by Captain James Cook in 1770 as he sailed up the east coast. To the south you can see as far as Seal Rocks.

This is a great spot for a bit of whale watching as Crowdy Head is amongst a number of spots on the north coast that has a great easterly position. The whales migrate north to warmer waters during May to July, and return to the rich southern feeding grounds in the Antarctic during August to October.






Elizabeth Street
Crowdy Head, NSW, 2427

Located 10.4K from Manning Point

Crowdy Bay National Park


Crowdy Bay National Park offers an abundance of wildflowers, birds and animals, bushwalking, swimming and fishing in 8,022 hectares of coastal plains. There are long sweeping beaches north and south, extensive wetlands, rainforest pockets and coastal heath featuring beautiful wildflowers.

Australian author Kylie Tennant spent time living and writing here, and her hut which was used as a writing retreat has been restored and maintained.

Walking trails include the cliff walk, rock platforms and stony beaches and offer sections with eroding rock formations and towering rock spits. At low tide you can explore the rocks and pools below the cliffs. There's good fishing, bird watching and fascinating headland walks with abundant wildlife.

Car-based and caravan camping is available at Diamond Head, Indian Head, Kylies Beach and Crowdy Gap Cultural Camp. Camping fees apply. Bring your own drinking water as it is not available within the park. Firewood sold on site.





Diamond Head Road
Crowdy Head, NSW, 2427

Located 10.6K from Manning Point

Manning Point: Events

Harrington Festival: John Gollan Day Celebrations!


Each New Years day the town of Harrington celebrates this special day with family friendly entertainment including carnival rides, live music, markets stalls, food stalls and a model train expo at 10am in the Harrington bowling club. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display from 9pm.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jan


Beach Street
Harrington, NSW, 2427

Located 2.3K from Manning Point

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