Visit Camden Haven
Visit Camden Haven. The Camden Haven district, on the NSW Mid North Coast, offers a great range of accommodation from tent sites in our great holiday parks to luxury tree houses and B & Bs. There are also motels, self-catering apartments and holiday houses.
The beautiful Camden Haven is located thirty minutes south of Port Macquarie and forty minutes north of Taree. This ‘Valley of Villages’ hugs the Camden Haven River as it makes its way from the lush Comboyne Plateau to the blue Pacific Ocean.
As the river meanders through this magnificent valley it passes through the villages of Lorne, Kendall, Kew, Laurieton, Dunbogan, entering the sea between North Haven and Camden Head. Bonny Hills lies to the north overlooking Grants & Rainbow beaches. Just a further five minutes north is Lake Cathie (pronounced Cat-eye) with its beautiful lake, lagoon and beaches. Further afield you will find Port Macquarie, the regions ‘capital’, with its great shopping, beaches, history and attractions. Wauchope lies to the west of Port and is a beautiful town with a range of attractions and activities in a magnificent rural setting.
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 some of the natural features which are home to an abundance of marine and bird life. These waterways offer something for all lovers of water sports with fishing, boating, surfing, swimming and kayaking on offer. One of the best ways to experience the Camden Haven is aboard Camden Haven Cruises vessel Far-Lap; its shallow draft and low profile allow it to navigate a large area of the districts beautiful waters.
Be sure to call into the iKew Visitor Information Centre at Kew, when you Visit Camden Haven.
‘Boating central’ in the Camden Haven, Dunbogan Boatshed offers boat & kayak hire, bait, tackle & great coffee in a unique atmosphere. You can even feed the fish
Situated on the banks of the Camden Haven River, Kendall Services & Citizens’ Club is the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing drink, coffee or a great meal.
The Kew Country Club offers golf and bowls in a tranquil bushland setting. Great for dining and functions.
The best Food & Wine Festival on the NSW Mid North Coast….
Boutique style dining opposite the river at North Haven, Oasis by The River Cafe & Restaurant offers a first class dining experience in a casual & relaxed atmosphere.
Country-style cafe that makes homemade cakes, coffee, light meals and snacks, kids menu, ice cream and gourmet gifts.
Camden Haven Historical Museum showcases some quite unique aspects of local history including Bob Hope’s WW2 visit
A large modern Club offering a wide variety of entertainment for it’s members and guests. Seagulls Restaurant offers quality cuisine at an affordable price.
Located in the Kendall Raliway Station, the Kendall Craft Co-operative offers a great range of bric-a-brac and locally made jams, pickles, sweets, preserves & conserves.
Our Rivers Our History. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of the Camden Haven River, the stories of it told in local museums and their collections plus the Top Ten ways to explore it today.
Funky cafe opposite the river at North Haven featuring modern Australian cuisine with Asian & European accents. Daily blackboard menu as well.
Learn to paraglide or paramotor with Australia’s top paragliding school in a stunning location.
A Camden Haven institution, Wiggly Tail Pork Shop & Butchery is the ideal place for all of your holiday BBQ and picnic needs.
Helen at Bonny HIlls Body & Beauty offers quality treatments with personalised service.
Situated on the waterfront at Laurieton, LUSC offers a wide variety of entertainment for it’s members and their guests. Functions are a specialty at LUSC.
Camden Haven River Cruises offer charters and tours on the beautiful Camden Haven Inlet and River
Centrally located in town, the Laurieton Hotel offers great dining and accommodation in a family friendly atmosphere