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Crowdy Head

Crowdy Head

The village of Crowdy Head is situated on the mid north coast of NSW approximately 270 km north of Sydney.

The coastline is hazardous and prompted the construction of a lighthouse on the headland in 1877 which is still a prominent feature on the coastline.

From early settlement of the area vessels took advantage of the natural harbour that was formed by a rocky reef on the north eastern side of the headland.

Formation of the coastal harbour commenced in 1900 with construction of a breakwall with rock blasted from a nearby quarry.

Between 1972 and 1979 the breakwater was extended, dredging was carried out and mooring jetties were built.

Between 1984 and 1986 a boating launching ramp was constructed within the harbour and a new unloading wharf built for the local fishermen’s co-operative.

Features within the harbour include slipway and boat maintenance area, boat ramp and parking.

Fresh local seafood is also available from the fishermen’s cooperative.

Berthing facilities are available for visiting vessels.


Berths, tenures and development opportunities please contact us.

Casual berths

Crowdy Head Fisherman's Cooperative - T: 02 6556 1203

Roads and Maritime (Forster) - T: 02 6554 6004

Marine Rescue NSW (Crowdy Head/Harrington) – T: 02 6556 1564

Commercial fishing - unloading & berthing Yes
Charter vessels Yes
Recreational & visitors berthing Yes
Slipway & boat maintenance Yes
Car park Yes
Vessel sewage pumpout No
Fuel - diesel Yes
Waste oil collection & storage Yes
Water & electricity Yes
Boat launching ramp & car park Yes
Public toilets Nearby
Fresh fish outlet Yes
Retail food & beverage No