North Haven


Marvellous waterways

Enjoy the beautiful waterways, sparkling ocean, gorgeous beaches and stunning national parks around North Haven, a charming village at the mouth of the Camden Haven River. The Grants Beach coastal walk is great way to experience the diverse beauty and rich birdlife.

  • Grants Beach, North Haven
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve, North Coast

About North Haven

From swimming and surfing to fishing and boating, North Haven is a delightful holiday destination in the Greater Port Macquarie region on the NSW North Coast. You’ll be delighted with the beautiful waterways, including Camden Haven River and Queens Lake.

Just a short drive east of Laurieton and 30 minutes south of Port Macquarie, North Haven has plenty of accommodation options, such as waterfront motels, apartments and holiday parks. You’ll find a delicious choice of riverside cafes and restaurants, too.

Queens Lake Nature Reserve, North Coast

Water sports are top of the adventure list. Grants Beach is popular with surfers, with a southern breakwall creating great right-handers in southerly swells. For kayaking and sailing, try the calm waters of Queens Lake. Queens Lake Nature Reserve is a haven for koalas and other wildlife.

Fishing is popular at any time of the year in the waterways, with estuarine species such as bream, flathead and luderick. For exhilarating walks, the Grants Beach Coastal Walk begins at the mouth of the river and will take you through an area of littoral rainforest. The nearby Diamond Head loop walk in Crowdy Bay National Park and the Rainforest loop in Dooragan National Park are also popular trails.

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.

  1. Dooragan National Park

    Dooragan National Park near Port Macquarie features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, possibilities for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from iconic North Brother summit are...

  2. Grants Beach

    Grants (North Haven) Beach is located on the north side of the Camden Haven River mouth. The southern end is protected by the break wall which offers great 'right handers' with a southerly swell. The beach is home to...

  3. Grants Beach Coastal Walk

    The Grants Beach Coastal Walk starts at North Haven near the mouth of the Camden Haven River and ends at the cliffs of Grants Headland at Bonny Hills. It is well signposted and passes through heathland, rich in...

  4. Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach trends south-south west for 2.5 kilometres from the dolerite rocks at Middle Rock Point to the sedimentary rocks at Bonny Hills, The beach is backed by a fore dune, then two kilometres long Duchess Gully...

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