Crowdy Head is a headland on the coast of New South Wales, Australia, 7km from Harrington[2] between Forster and Port Macquarie, overlooking the mouth of the Manning River. The head is mostly cleared and was quarried between 1895 and 1901 for the Manning River training wall.[3]

Crowdy Head
New South Wales
Crowdy Head Jetty
Crowdy Head Jetty
Population77 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Greater Taree
State electorate(s)Port Macquarie
Federal Division(s)Lyne

Crowdy Head is the site of Crowdy Head Light, a 24 feet (7.3 m) tall lighthouse built in 1878. It is also home to Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Crowdy Head (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2018.  
  2. ^ "Crowdy Head". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 August 2013.  
  3. ^ Crowdy, Surf Life Saving Australia, retrieved 7 February 2014
  4. ^ Crowdy Head SLSC, retrieved 4 February 2014

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Coordinates: 31°50.7′S 152°45.3′E / 31.8450°S 152.7550°E / -31.8450; 152.7550