Scenic Drive C is a great day out exploring Harrington, Crowdy Bay National Park, Coorabakh National Park and Cattai Wetlands.
Harrington • Crowdy Bay NP • Dooragan NP • Coorabakh NP • Cattai Wetlands
The tranquil seaside village of Harrington sits at the northern mouth of the Manning River, with great views of the area from Pilot Hill Lookout. Harrington’s traditional seaside lifestyle is where you can cast a line for that elusive catch of the day or stop in at one of the pubs, clubs and cafés for great views and great food.
Continue north of Harrington to the small fishing village of Crowdy Head. A must-do for all is a visit to the iconic Crowdy Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse, perched high on the headland, provides 360-degree views of the coast.
Crowdy Head Beach is patrolled in summer with a Surf Life Saving Club and kiosk. The beach has 4WD access available. Crowdy Head South Beach is a beautiful natural beach, which has 4WD access and it is not patrolled.
Continuing north takes you through Crowdy Bay National Park. Highlights include Kylie’s Beach and Diamond Head. If time allows, explore the sleepy river side towns of Dunbogan and Laurieton and a must do is North Brother and Dooragan National Park, for great views over the Three Brothers Region from the paved road to the top.
South west through Johns River lies truly charming villages at verdant Hannam Vale. This is the gateway to Coorabakh National Park. Your route runs along the breathtaking Lansdowne Escarpment passing Flat Rock Lookout, Big Nellie, Newbys Lookout, Vincent’s Lookout and Newbys Cave walk.
Cattai Wetlands at Coopernook offers great views of the Three Brothers Mountains with a ring trail around the lagoon (open Friday – Monday, 8am – 3pm)