Part of the Greater Port Macquarie region, Laurieton stands out for its enviable location on the banks of Camden Haven River. Nature enthusiasts flock to the area’s beaches, national parks and nature reserves, which offer boating, bushwalking and fishing.
Things to do in Laurieton
Perched between Dooragan National Park and Camden Haven Inlet, Laurieton is renowned for its outdoor activities. At the inlet, hop aboard a river cruise or hire your own kayak to float the waterways alongside dolphins, turtles and aquatic birds. Enjoy watching hang gliders and parasailers or join the action with an experienced guide.
Don a pair of hiking boots to explore some of the best bushwalking trails in New South Wales, framed by the North Brother Mountain and an array of picturesque coves, sweeping beaches and towering cliffs. Drive a few minutes south of Laurieton to traverse trails within Crowdy Bay National Park, including Diamond Head Loop and Mermaid Lookout Track.
Spend an afternoon at Kattang Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy birdwatching, picnicking, whale watching and fishing from rocky platforms. At Perpendicular Point, you’ll be surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with dramatic cliffs falling 40 metres to the waters below. Kids will love the rock pools and sandy beaches nearby.
Scoop up a pile of oysters and have a picnic on the grounds at Sydney Rock Oysters, where the freshly shucked oysters are irresistible. Visit Dunbogan Boatshed on Camden Haven River to enjoy coffee and snacks, where fish feeding, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are available.
Getting around Laurieton
Laurieton has access to buses, taxis and bicycle hire. You can also pick up a rental car at Port Macquarie Airport, less than five kilometres from the town centre.