An attractive coastal township on the mid north coast, in an area recognised for mild weather year-round and breathtaking scenery.
Laurieton has a population of nearly 2,000 people, the median age is 64 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
Laurieton is a coastal town 365 km north of Sydney, about half way between Taree and Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It is the largest town in the Camden Haven district and lies between the base of North Brother Mountain and the Camden Haven River.
A key drawcard to the district is the myriad of waterways which make up the Camden Haven Inlet. Watson Taylors Lake, Queens Lake, Pilot Beach and Gogleys Lagoon are home to an abundance of marine and bird life.
The closest regional airport is in Port Macquarie, which is just over an hour drive from Laurieton. Qantaslink offers daily direct services to Sydney, while Virgin Australia provides daily direct services to both Sydney and Brisbane.
The major sources of employment in Laurieton are:
- Retail trade;
- Accommodation and food services;
- Health care and social assistance;
- Education and training
Camden Haven Community Health Service is based in Laurieton and aims to promote the health and well-being of clients through education, assessment, implementation of care, and referral to appropriate services as required.
The nearest hospital is just under 30 minutes away in Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie Base Hospital is a major referral hospital with 195 beds. The hospital includes specialist wards/units for general medicine, surgery, day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care, intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, 24 hour emergency department, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, stroke, acute renal dialysis, high dependency and mental health and an extensive range of outpatient clinics.
Laurieton is supported by NSW ambulance service.
Mountview Medical Centre
Your Family Practice
Laurieton offers young families a number of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for family day care, occasional care, long day care and preschool.
Laurieton is well serviced by Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, a movie theatre and numerous boutique retail stores.
Much more extensive shopping opportunities are available in the nearby regional city of Port Macquarie which is just 30 minutes away.
There are a number of places of worship located in Laurieton including, but not limited to, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian.
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 spot for families, nature-lovers and anyone who enjoys a lifestyle by the beach. The town is well serviced by plenty of places to eat – from cafes to pubs and clubs.
The major regional centre of Port Macquarie, just 30 minutes to the north, offers a wide range of arts, cultural and entertainment options.