Crowdy Head just five minutes drive from Harrington, is a small, quaint fishing village featuring spectacular 360 degree ocean views from the lighthouse lookout, ideal for whale watching. A seafood co-op for sourcing freshly caught seafood. Fishing charters, coastal tours and whale watching off Crowdy Head are available through Crowdy Bay Charters Ph: 02 6591 3467. Crowdy Head Beach is patrolled during the summer months and sweeps in a long arc to Diamond Head Beach. Beach permits required.
Pilot Hill Lookout
Pilot Hill Lookout has significant historical ties to the seaside village of Harrington. Established in the 1860s it was manned for nearly a century. The gravesites at this lookout are a marker of the pilots whose job it was to assist navigation for the increasing and prosperous cargo and passenger trade over the dangerous sand bar.
Mondrook Garden Café and Gallery near Tinonee
A pleasant spot for lunch or morning/ afternoon tea with beautiful gardens and an abundance of ducks and birds.
Drive to Kendall, the pretty village named in honour of our famous poet Henry Kendall
You’ll see many interesting and tempting craft shops. You might like to have lunch at the Lorne Valley Macadamia Farm, or take a walk around the town following the Poet’s Walk which is fully signposted.
To the south, Possum Brush Gallery
Worth a visit to view their excellent woodwork, pottery and other artwork- open 10am to 4pm, every day during the school holidays, and Thursday to Sunday at other times of the year.
Visit Historic Wingham
Find out about our history or stroll around the heritage-listed town. Indulge in a spot of nostalgia at the Historical Museum. Why not have a picnic at Wingham Brush and see amazing fruit bats? You can also walk through the rainforest on the boardwalk. At sunset, thousands of flying foxes emerge in search of food.
Visit Ellenborough Falls for a day outing
If you’re fit enough, walk to the bottom of the falls and climb up again for magnificent waterfall views. There are picnic areas and a kiosk at the falls.
Take a drive through Coorabakh National Park
Have a picnic at Starrs Creek Rainforest, then stroll along the boardwalk. Take in the spectacular views from Flat Rock lookout which is perched on top of a breathtaking 500m drop. If you’re feeling energetic, try the climb to the summit of Big Nellie, 560m above sea level. There are many threatened animal and bird species living throughout the park.
Brimbin Nature Reserve
A short drive from Taree for pleasant gentle bushwalking, having a picnic and bird-watching…
Tapin Tops National Park
Worth a visit for its spectacular views from several lookouts and it is part of the traditional lands of the local Biripi people. The park is accessed from Dingo Tops Road at Wherrol Flat.
Manning River Boat Cruise
Why not take a boat ride to Manning Point or a leisurely cruise up the river to Taree? Contact Manning Point Marine on 02 6553 2683 to arrange an outing on the lovely river.
The pretty village of Hannam Vale
A short drive from Harrington where the little café serves luscious Devonshire teas (often accompanied by light jazz music on Sunday afternoons), and the views over the hinterland from Hannam Vale Road are beautiful, especially in summer when the flame trees and jacarandas add gorgeous colour
Ton O' Fun
Children will love visiting Ton O' Fun on The Lakes Way near Forster. Try out giant waterslides, ride go-karts, play mini golf and enjoy lots of fun activities. Open 10am – 4pm weekends and school holidays.
The Big Buzz Fun Park
Another fun place for children is The Big Buzz Fun Park, also on The Lakes Way. There are three waterslides, super trikes, mountain boards and many other activities – also open 10am – 4pm weekends and school holidays
The National Motorcycle Museum
Love motorbikes? Then you must visit The National Motorcycle Museum at Nabiac Open 7 days a week from 9am – 4pm, the museum has over 650 bikes on display and lots of memorabilia.
Visit some of the local wineries. Cassegrains is just off the Pacific Highway about 35 minutes drive north of our park, and is open 9am – 5pm for cellar door sales and from 10am – 3pm for lunch. Long Point Winery is a boutique winery located near Lake Cathie.
Take a Drive to Wauchope
Take a drive to Wauchope. Spend some time strolling around Timbertown – watch the bullock team in action, have a ride in the Cobb and Co coach, ride on the steam train, see the blacksmith, candle makers and glass blowers at work. You can relax over a coffee or a meal at one of the restaurants. Admission to Timbertown is free and you pay for any rides.
The Harrington Hotel is just a short walk from the park and offers great meals in a relaxed, modern environment. Bistro open at 6pm nightly and has daily blackboard specials and full menu.
Riverview Family Restaurant
Situated in the Harrington Bowling Club. Family roast every Sunday night $10pp. Monday night is Pasta Night at $10pp. Tuesday night is Steak & Oyster Night. Wednesday night is Schnitzel, chips and salad night at $10pp. Contact Number 02 6556 1155 50 Beach Street, Harrington
Fully licensed with relaxing atmosphere, wonderful ocean and river views. Lunch Tuesday to Friday from $8 - 11.30am to 2pm Dinner Tuesday to Saturday - 6pm to close Contact 02 6556 1700 21 Beach St, Harrington (Upstairs)
EM'S Thai Kitchen
Authentic Thai cuisine, banquets. BYO - No corkage. Spring Trading Hours: Thursday to Sunday lunch 12pm – 2pm Tuesday to Sunday Dinner: 5pm – 8pm Bookings Preferred, Contact: 02 6556 0060 137 Beach St, Harrington
Harrington Chinese Restaurant
Eat in (BYO) and take away. Tuesday - Sunday Lunch 12pm - 2pm Dinner 5pm - 9pm Closed Monday Seasonally Contact 02 6556 1989 67 Crowdy St, Harrington
Harrigans Irish Pub
Family fun day every Sunday with jumping castles, games and live music. Live entertainment Saturday from 7.30pm. Tuesday night is Trivia Night from 7pm. Wednesday is Pizza & Poker Night. Contact 02 6556 0555 Josephine Boulevard, Harrington Waters
Harrington Waters Golf Club
Situated in Harrington Waters Estate. Dress regulations apply. Social golf $18 for 9 holes, $25 for 18 holes Contact 02 6556 0404 41 Josephine Boulevard, Harrington Waters
Ritchies Bait & Tackle
For all your Harrington fishing needs. Contact 02 6556 1573 2/33 Beach St, Harrington