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21 Jul 2011 Harrington 0 Comment


You’ve just found the best place to ‘Unlock the Secrets’ of the Manning Valley

Turn off the fast lane, take a breath and meander. Pause awhile and discover the secrets of the Manning Valley.

From the centre of Taree on the river there are scores of villages and localities in the Manning Valley – one of these is Harrington which is a beautiful coastal town with lakes and glorious reaches of the river meeting the sea; the quaint and quiet village that serve the farms rolling over the river flats and surrounding hills; the dramatic scenery of the mountain country; the wildlife to be glimpsed in forests.

Get off the Highway to another World ..

Harrington is known as a fishing paradise with the bountiful coastline plus 150kms of the mighty Manning River starting here and ready to explore.

Whether you are a fanatical boat fisher, an adventurous rock or surfcaster, or simply a family with kids who enjoys relaxing with a line dangling from a jetty or breakwater, Harrington will satisfy your needs. The fishing is fantastic for jewfish, snapper, perch, bream, blackfish and whiting.

A great way to enjoy Harrington is to take one of our many walking trails where you can admire our natural wonders at your own pace. No one should return home without walking the Harrington breakwater while a walk along the riverside may often be rewarded with dolphins at play in the peaceful Manning River. The recently completed Riverside walk is also wheelchair friendly and stretches for several kilometers and is a flat track suitable for everyone.

Activities are endless with a blend of tranquil hideaway and vibrant village, famed for beautiful sunrises and just as dramatic sunsets and positioned amongst pristine national parks and beautiful beaches, Harrington has loads of activities for the family.

The European history of the area has a strong maritime flavour as captured by the creative totem characters dotted through the town. In Harrington Waters all streets have been named after ships that have travelled the Manning River. At Pilots Hill a monument guards the graves of ships’ pilots lost on the dangerous sandbars standing just off the river mouth.

Our Ways to Have Fun
Start the year with a bang at our New Year’s Fireworks, now the largest in the region, one highlight of a 2 days festival of markets, sporting events and entertainment. At other times of the year we are home to popular fishing and lawn bowls competitions.

Every Spring it seems everyone is at the annual Mullet Boat Race Day on the river. There are large turnouts for the Harrington Markets held in all major holiday periods.

All year entertainment is available and look no further than the quality entertainment you will find at our hotels and clubs. You might be surprised at who escapes the city to play with our homegrown talent.


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