North Haven is the ideal place for those who like to get close to nature.
The population of North Haven is nearly 2,000 people, the median age is 59 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4% of the population.
North Haven is town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, 5 minutes north of Laurieton and 30 minutes south of Port Macquarie.
The closest airport to North Haven is in Port Macquarie, which is 30 minutes to the north. QantasLink operates daily direct services from Port Macquarie to Sydney, with connecting flights to a wide range of destinations across Australia and internationally. QantasLink also operate seasonal summer services (October – May) from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe Island.
Virgin Australia operate daily direct services from Port Macquarie to Sydney and Brisbane.
The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope, 20 mins inland from Port Macquarie, and Kendall daily. A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station.
Comfortable air-conditioned coaches provide daily services from Brisbane and Sydney. Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the Greater Port Macquarie area.
The main industries people from North Haven work in are:
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Education and Training
Camden Haven Community Health Service is based in the adjacent town of Laurieton (5 minutes to the south) 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 to the north 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.
North Haven is supported by the Ambulance Service of NSW station in Laurieton.
There is one public school in North Haven: North Haven Public School.
The nearby regional centre of Port Macquarie offers a wide range of public and private education options from primary to tertiary.
North Haven offers a number of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged for long day care and pre-school.
North Haven has a Coles supermarket as well as a wide variety of retail outlets. The adjacent town of Laurieton also offers a Woolworths supermarket, movie theatre and numerous boutique retail stores.
More extensive shopping opportunities are available in the regional city of Port Macquarie, 30 minutes drive to the north.
There are a number of places of worship located in North Haven and the adjacent town of Laurieton including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian churches. The Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre is located in Port Macquarie.
North Haven 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 and the adjacent town of Laurieton has a movie theatre.
The major regional centre of Port Macquarie, just 30 minutes to the north, offers a wide range of arts, cultural and entertainment options.