Farquhar Park Campground- Manning Entrance State Park

Private Campground - New South Wales

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The Manning Entrance State Park is situated on the NSW Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's southern entrance at Old Bar. The 487 hectare site runs from Old Bar to the southern side of the Manning River's northern entrance at Manning Point and features a caravan park, primitive camping ground, sporting fields and historic airstrip. The foreshores of the coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation and tourism opportunities while the protected tracts of littoral rainforests and other significant native vegetation provide habitat for many species of native fauna and flora. Over recent years the lands at Farquhar Inlet and Manning Point have been the most successful breeding and fledgling sites in the state for the endangered shore bird the Little Tern (Sterna albifrons).

Facilities: BBQs - electric (Manning Point and Old Bar), beach 4WD, beach and estuary fishing, caravan park (Old Bar), primitive camping ground (Farquhar Park, 4x4/boat access only), historic airstrip, picnic areas, skate park, sports fields, swimming pool.

There are 25 primitive camping ground sites located at Farquhar Park. Sites cannot be booked in advance. Camping fees at Farquhar Park are $11 per night ($20 School Holidays). Cash or Cheque only. Additional person $2.50 regardless of age.

Directions

Take the Old Bar exit off the Pacific Highway at the Taree interchange and proceed east along Old Bar Road to Old Bar where the southern section of the park is accessed. To access the northern end of the park (Manning Point or Farquhar Park) turn left off Old Bar Road at the Manning Point Road intersection about 8 kilometres from Pacific Highway turnoff. Proceed north along Manning Point Road to the village of Manning Point where vehicular access to the beach is available through Vic Shoesmith Reserve. Farquhar Park is accessed by travelling south along the beach to the southern entrance of the Manning River. Transport: There is no public transport to the Park, although private bus companies run services between Taree and Old Bar.

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