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Laurieton – North Haven

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North Coast

Adjacent to Camden Haven Inlet, Laurieton and North Haven are great locations for water sports including fishing, boating, surfing, swimming and kayaking.

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Location

Laurieton is a small coastal town on the Mid North Coast of NSW it is 360 km (4 hr drive) north of Sydney, and 40 km (30 min) south of Port Macquarie. North Haven is 3.5 km (6 min drive) from Laurieton.

Laurieton and North Haven are close to Dooragan and Crowdy Bay National Parks, Camden Haven Inlet and beautiful beaches – making them a wonderful destination for outdoor activities.

How to get there

The closest airport is in Port Macquarie, just over 30 min drive from Laurieton. Direct flights to Sydney are available with Qantas and Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia also operates a direct service to Brisbane and Qantas operates seasonal services to Lord Howe Island.

Population

The population of Laurieton is nearly 2000 people, the median age of residents is 65 years. The population of North Haven is nearly 1700 people, the median age of residents is 60 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3% of the population of both towns.

Port Macquarie is located in the North Coast Primary Health Network, this needs assessment provides an insight into population health across the North Coast community.

Healthcare facilities

Camden Haven Community Health Service is based in Laurieton. It provides community health services including an aged care assessment team, audiometry, diabetes service, Hospital in the Home program, physiotherapy and wound management services.

Port Macquarie Base Hospital, located about 30 min from Laurieton, is a major referral hospital with 195 beds. It provides a range of services including specialist wards/units for general medicine, surgery, day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service and 24-hour emergency department.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Laurieton.

Accredited GP practices

  • Camden Haven Medical Centre
  • Mountview Medical Centre
  • Ocean Drive Family Practice, North Haven
  • Your Family Practice

  • Industry

The major industry sectors that residents of Laurieton and North Haven work in are: aged care residential services, supermarket and grocery stores, building and other industrial cleaning services, cafes and restaurants and log sawmilling.
  • Education

  • Childcare

Laurieton and North Haven offer young families a number of childcare options including family day care, occasional care, long day care and preschool.
  • Shopping

Laurieton and North Haven are well serviced by Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, a movie theatre and numerous smaller retail stores. Additional shopping opportunities are available in the nearby regional city of Port Macquarie, a 30 min drive from Laurieton.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Laurieton include Catholic, Baptist, Anglican, Uniting and Seventh Day Adventist churches. Additional places of worship are located in nearby Port Macquarie.
  • Points of interest

The Laurieton and North Haven area offers many outdoor experiences including Diamond Head Loop Walk, Kattang Nature Reserve, Mermaid Lookout Track, North Brother Mountain and Perpendicular Point. Nearby Port Macquarie has a theatre and cinema complex as well as a range of other dining and entertainment options.
  • Sporting activities

There is a range of sporting activities in Laurieton and North Haven including rugby league, swimming, soccer, tennis and fishing. In nearby Port Macquarie (30 min drive) there is a large range of sporting facilities, clubs and teams.
  • Community groups and activities

Laurieton and North Haven are home to a variety of community and service groups including the Rotary Club of Laurieton, Laurieton Vintage Motor Club, Camden Haven Concert Band and Laurieton Chess Club. Nearby Port Macquarie is home to a large variety of community and service groups, the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Directory provides contact details.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life in the area. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Laurieton & Surrounds Buy, Swap, Sell, Camden Haven Courier and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.