Diamond Head coastal walk
Diamond Head Walk, just south of Laurieton, offers one of the most diverse and spectacular short coastal walks in NSW. Enjoy panoramic views across coast and heathland, pass through blackbutt forests and a small pocket of rainforest in Crowdy Bay National Park.
Located at the base of North Brother Mountain in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton is one of the villages that make up the Camden Haven area on the North Coast of NSW. Laurieton is 30km south of Port Macquarie and offers an idyllic holiday spot for families, nature-lovers and anyone who enjoys a holiday by the beach. The town is well serviced by plenty of places to eat - from cafes to pubs and clubs â as well as offering a good range of accommodation.
There are plenty of things to see and do around Laurieton. A highlight is the drive to the summit of North Brother Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of the coast and Camden Haven Inlet. Within the park, there are three wheelchair-accessible lookouts, a picnic area and three walks of varying length and grade. The most popular is the Rainforest Loop, a half-hour walk through subtropical rainforest
Go kayaking and see dolphins, fish and birdlife along the Camden Haven River and surrounding lakes, Watsons Taylor and Queens Lake. These lakes and the river are home to some of the largest wetland eco systems on the North Coast providing habitats for a wide range of native birds and other wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos. Go bushwalking in Kattang Nature Reserve at nearby Camden Haven or follow a headland trail in Crowdy Bay National Park which also has great fishing and bird watching.
Sunday 20 December 2015 to Sunday 17 January 2016
Riverwalk Markets Held on the third Sunday of every m
Fly into Port Macquarie Airport
Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Fly direct daily to and from Sydney and Brisbane with QantasLink and Virgin Airlines. A seasonal weekly QantasLink service to Lord Howe Island is also available from Port Macquarie during the months of February to June, and September to December. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Sydney to travel into Port Macquarie.
Dunbogan Jetty, Camden Haven. Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Children playing, Bonny Hills Caravan Park, Bonny Hills Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Armstrong Oysters, Fresh Local Oysters, Camden Haven Laurieton Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Kayaks, Queens Lake. Image Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Morning Mountain, Laurieton. Image Matthew Cramer
Camden Haven River, Dunbogan. Image Airview, Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Jetty, Laurieton. Image Matthew Cramer
Swimming off the jetty. Laurieton, Port Macquarie. Image Adrian Brown