Located at the southern intermittent entrance to the Manning River, Farquhar Park offers tranquility and a range of recreational activities for visitors. The park is located just a just a hop, skip and jump away from the beach and the calmer estuary waters are within metres of your tent. Water sports are limited only due to shallow waters within the estuary but take your pick! Canoeing, swimming, surfing, snorkelling or simply floating around on a lilo. There is plenty of onshore exploring to be done. Why not a day picnic or a wander through the littoral rainforest? If all this is too much for you, simply enjoy the picturesque setting of the area, from the estuary to the littoral rainforest to open sandy beaches. The area is teeming with special (and endangered) birdlife, especially over the summer months.
The camping ground consists of 25 campsites set amongst shady trees. Facilities are limited at this primitive campground, there are composting toilets and two day use shelter areas facing out across the water. Bring all your own supplies including water and take all rubbish away with you. Camping fees are collected by a caretaker so please bring along the appropriate amount of cash: $25 per site (four person inclusive), $10 per additional adult (16+ years), $5 per additional child (5-15 years), Infants camp for free (0-4 years). Prices are GST inclusive. A site is defined as an area of approximately 8m x 8m for 4 persons per night. No domestic pets are allowed on site.
Camping fees are collected onsite by the caretaker. Cash is the only payment method accepted, so make sure you are prepared and bring enough money. There is no ATM onsite.
Ground fires or fire pits on the ground are prohibited at all times. A park fire ban is in place during the bushfire danger period (1 October to 31 March). Outside of this period, you can use elevated fire drums unless there is a total fire ban in place. You will need to bring your own firewood – collecting firewood onsite is not permitted.
Camping on the beach or areas other than designated camping ground is prohibited and fines apply. Endangered shorebirds nest in this area and nest and chick losses are common once disturbed. Please drive and walk carefully in the area to avoid harming the shorebirds.
As of April 2022, 4WD access to Farquhar Park Camping Ground is closed until further notice due to erosion of the access track. The park is still accessible by boat or foot traffic. Farquhar Park Camping Ground operates on a first-come, first-served basis and does not take bookings. There is no guarantee a site will be available on your arrival, especially during peak periods such as school holidays and long weekends. If you want the security of a booking, you might like to consider staying at one of the nearby caravan parks at Old Bar, Manning Point, or Harrington. For more information view our Frequently Asked Questions - https://bit.ly/farquharparkcampground
This park is proudly managed by Department of Planning and Environment - Crown Lands