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Harrington, New South Wales

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Ten minutes north of Taree and just off the highway is the tranquil seaside village of Harrington which sits at the northern mouth of the Manning River. In 1894 a long breakwall was built to protect the entry channel for shipping, which now it serves as a scenic walk and great fishing location. The nearby Pilot Hill Lookout provides expansive views over the river delta and the graves on the hill bear witness to the pilots whose task was to guide the boats over the bar. A taste of holidays from the past, Harrington’s relaxed seaside lifestyle is a welcome escape from today’s frantic pace. Rest in riverside parks or cast a line for that elusive catch of the day. See the resident pelicans rest atop colourfully painted power poles waiting for the fishing boats to return. There are riverside and seaside caravan parks, cabins, pubs, clubs and cafes with great views so you can watch the hive of activity happening on the river.