How to get to Harrington & Crowdy Head by car, train, coach or plane.

By car

Getting to the coastal villages of Harrington and Crowdy Head is easy, follow the signs and you can’t miss this them.

1. Harrington Road

From the Harrington exit ramp on the Pacific Highway north of Taree, simply take Harrington Road and the town is 8 km and takes about 10 minutes. Coming from the north take the first Coopernook exit onto George Gibson Drive and it’s less than 2 km and under 5 minutes.

2. Crowdy Head Road

Continuing on Beach Street and Crowdy Head Road takes you to Crowdy Head, the journey is 10 km and takes about 10 minutes.

By train

The nearest railway station is Taree which is on the main northern rail line from Sydney to Brisbane so it’s easy to get there by train. There are several XPT trains per day in both directions.

Download the train and coach timetable here.

XPT train – Northbound daily:

Northbound To Casino (Service #033) / To Grafton (Service #035) / To Brisbane (Service #031)

  • Sydney Central 07.08 / 11.41 / 14.41
  • Broadmeadow 09.33 / 14.04 / 17.04
  • Dungog 10.43 / 15.15 / 18.11
  • Gloucester 11.37 / 16.22 / 19.04
  • Wingham 12.27 / 17.12 / 19.53
  • Taree 12.40 / 17.25 / 20.08

XPT train – Southbound daily:

Southbound From Grafton (Service #036) / From Brisbane (Service #032) / From Casino (Service #034)

  • Taree 09.52 / 14.41 / 01.31
  • Wingham 10.06 / 14.55 / 01.44
  • Gloucester 10.56 / 15.44 / 02.33
  • Dungog 12.06 / 16.38 / 03.25
  • Broadmeadow 13.19 / 17.52 / 04.28
  • Sydney Central 15.44 / 20.12 / 06.50

By coach

Private bus companies service this region. Download the timetable here for these routes:

  • Route 309: Taree to Forster via Black Head and Diamond Beach
  • Route 310: Taree to Forster
  • Route 314: Taree to Old Bar
  • Route 315: Taree to Manning Point
  • Route 319: Taree to Wingham
  • Route 320: Taree to Harrington
  • Route 321: Lansdowne to Taree

Download the train and coach timetable here.

Coach northbound – Broadmeadow to Taree (Service #135)

  • Connecting train from Sydney Central (service 2157) departs 15.15
  • Coach departs Broadmeadow railway station 18.00
  • Stroud 19.00
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 19.42
  • Wingham Town 20.40
  • Taree railway station 20.52

Coach southbound – Taree to Broadmeadow: (Service #136)

  • Departs Taree railway station 06.00
  • Wingham Town 06.12
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 07.07
  • Stroud 07.47
  • Broadmeadow railway station 09.07
  • Connecting train to Sydney from Broadmeadow (service 2138) 09.30 (09.49 pub hols)

By plane

The nearest public airport is Taree airport, servicing Regional Express (REX) with flights to/from Grafton and Sydney. Harrington is 27 km from Taree airport and takes about 25 minutes. To Crowdy Head, add 10 km and an extra 10 minutes.

The next-nearest is Port Macquarie airport servicing Qantaslink Australia and Alliance Airlines with flights across Australia. Harrington is 69 km from Port Macquarie airport and takes about 45 minutes. To Crowdy Head, add 10 km and an extra 10 minutes.