Harrington Travel Guide

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Harrington Things to Do

  • Crowdy Head

    Just down the road a few kilometres is Crowdy Head where I would have put this tip but, alas, it's another non event at virtualtourist.At times, Crowdy Head can get some good surf; I've managed to be there a couple of times when it was happening, the last time with my camera.

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  • Crowdy Head, a charming fishing village.

    Not far from Harrington (about 7 km) lies the charming fishing village of Crowdy Head. It has quiet, wide and beautiful beaches that invite walking, swimming and surfing. This Beach sweeps in a long arc through to Diamond Head Beach in the National Park. Regularly see dolphins in the bay there. It is home to a large fishing fleet, so it is possible...

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  • The sand bars and break wall.

    A series of danferous and dramatic sand bars lie just of the coast where the river meets the sea. During the nineteenth century a number of vessels attempting to enter the Manning River were wrecked on the bar. In recent times this problem has been partly solved by the construction of a long breakwater. However in the nineteenth century and early...

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Harrington Restaurants

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    Our entrance ticket to the Bowling Club.

    by Jerelis Updated May 30, 2007

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    It's quite simple. RSL Clubs are all over Australia. The RSL evolved as a direct result of the camaraderie, concern and mateship shown by the "Diggers" for the welfare of their mates during and after the 1914 - 1918 War. That ethos of compassion and service remains today the motivating influence of the League. To eat at the RSL you must me at least 18 and first join the RSL and complete an application form.

    Harrington Bowling Club Limited is located in the popular holiday town of Harrington. We visited it often as grandpa was quite proud to take us there, and he should be! We relaxed in the Club's lounge and enjoyed the great food in the Gantry Restaurant overlooking the Manning River. Close to the Gantry Restaurant is the sports bar where you can get a vast range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks whilst watching the current big sporting event on the large screen tv's.

    One extra tip: Do check out the Bowls calendar and enjoy a game of bowls on the beautifully manicured greens.

    Favorite Dish: We've sampled most of the menu - the rack of lamb, chicken Hawaii, steak or scampi are all favourites and the pizza and nibble platters are cheaper options that won't disappoint. This restaurant is the most popular in harrington and is drawing the crowds in so you may need to book ahead for a table.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Historical Travel

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Harrington Nightlife

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    The Manning River in Harrington.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 29, 2003

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    The local hotel (just across the street of grandpa) and the bowling club provide the evening entertainment, with restaurants also operating throughout the township.

    Don't expect some excitement. We were able to participate in a bowling tournamant and play the "pokees" (a kind of one-armed bandit) ...

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    • Spa and Resort
    • Fishing
    • Seniors

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Harrington Local Customs

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    by Jerelis Written Dec 29, 2003

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    Harrington is known as a fishing paradise with the long breakwall providing good fishing opportunities. Its peaceful waterside lifestyle has helped to earn it a ranking of the third most popular retirement area in Australia.

    Today local fishermen, joined by numerous enthusiastic visitors, fish the waters near Harrington and bring in good catches of snapper, bream, blackfish and whiting.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Fishing

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Harrington Warnings and Dangers

  • Booyaa!!! Do look up!

    It was a bit of a weird experience, but also very special! When we just walked in the surroundings of Harrington we did look out for the wildlife. Just hoping to see any Wallabies, Kangaroos or Koalas. During our first days of our stay we did see some Wallabies, but always very far away.Just one afternoon Relinde and I made a stroll through the...

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  • Reading a map

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Harrington What to Pack

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    Here we go ...

    by Jerelis Updated Feb 23, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook.
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: None ... :-)

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    • Family Travel
    • Spa and Resort

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Harrington Off The Beaten Path

  • Vincents Lookout - Easy to get by.

    Vincents Lookout provides really outstanding views of the Manning Valley through to Diamond Head. The geological fault that starts at Vincents Lookout continues all the way up to the cliffs of Newbys Lookout. Along this fault you'll find a large overhanging rock forming a natural shelter called Newbys Cave. There is a Newbys Caves walk near the...

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  • Vincents Lookout - View over Manning...

    On the southern side an eastern extension would take in Landsdowne trig and the locally popular Vincents Lookout. However they say it would be better not to seek this site as there is a Telecom Repeater tower at this location and that would require special management. The only special management we had to do, was getting up there by car. The area...

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  • Vincents Lookout - Part of Coorabakh NP.

    Vincents Lookout is part of the Coorabakh National Park. The Coorabakh National Park is based on the Landsdowne State Forest 292 and runs along the western rim. Access road includes the Coopernook road and a loop drive can be made through Hannam Vale and back down to either Coopernook or Moorland. Geological features include Big and Little Nellie,...

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Harrington Sports & Outdoors

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    Relinde hiking through the dunes.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 29, 2003

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    This National Park along the Pacific coastline combines beaches, sand dunes, coastal forests and swamp ares. And of course the Crowdy Head Tower and its views over the ocean are worth a visit.

    Crowdy Bay National Park is perhaps the biggest attraction in this area. It's a park of 5639 hectares running along the Pacific coast which combines beaches, beautiful sand dunes, coastal forests, rocky headlands, wetlands and swamp areas.

    The lagoons in the park are noted habitaxts for water birds and the beaches are quiet and peaceful.

    Equipment: See the Crowdy Bay National Park part of our VT site ...

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    • National/State Park
    • Beaches

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Harrington Favorites

  • Tooheys Draught.

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Australia it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Tooheys. Tooheys...

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  • Very special to us ...

    Of course the little town of Harrington is very special to us, because the grandfather of Relinde lives here. It's a quiet and attractive little fishing village and resort town at the mouth of the Manning River. Surveyor John Oxley passed through the area in 1818 and named the mouth of the Manning River, Harrington Inlet. The name has remained.

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