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.
Be sure to call into the iKew Visitor Information Centre at Kew, when you Visit Camden Haven.
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 on the lush grounds of the Bonny Hills Garden Centre, the Bonny Hills Garden Cafe offers fresh seasonal menus designed, prepared & cooked by the Garden Cafe team on-site.
Funky cafe opposite the river at North Haven featuring modern Australian cuisine with Asian & European accents. Daily blackboard menu as well.
See first-hand the stages involved over the cultivation period and visit the beautiful estuary. You will enjoy tasting oysters harvested direct from the ocean before your eyes, can’t get any fresher than that.
‘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
Kew Corner Store is the perfect pit stop – whether you’re on your journey along the Mid North Coast or exploring and adventuring through the Camden Haven.
Learn to paraglide or paramotor with Australia’s top paragliding school in a stunning location.
The Blue Buffalo Cafe is an authentic Vietnamese street food café, opened in January 2020 in Laurieton.
Grounded Espresso Bar is one of Laurieton’s newest cafes serving Melbourne style coffee and fresh light food.
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.
Country-style cafe that makes homemade cakes, coffee, light meals and snacks, kids menu, ice cream and gourmet gifts.
North Haven Takeaway & Cafe is the perfect place to grab some takeaway and enjoy a picnic at the park with family and friends.
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.
Delizioso Restaurant is a favourite for many locals of the Camden Haven, offering modern authentic Italian and great customer service.
Situated right on the beach at the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club, Beach Break Cafe North Haven offers a variety of delicious food and coffee with a relaxed atmosphere.
The best Food & Wine Festival on the NSW Mid North Coast….
North Haven Bakery offers specialty breads and pastries, an arrange of pies, pasties & sausage rolls, fresh salads, rolls, wraps and sandwiches.
Lotus Bay Giftware & Clothing is located on the main street of Laurieton and sells affordable clothing and gifts.
Centrally located in town, the Laurieton Hotel offers great dining and accommodation in a family friendly atmosphere
Long Point Vineyard & Art Gallery is a charming take on the traditional vineyard, offering wine tasting, local art and delicious products from the Camden Haven and Hastings region.
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.
Boutique style dining opposite the river at North Haven, Oasis by the River offers a first class dining experience in a casual & relaxed atmosphere.
Caramels at Cathie is an espresso bar and alfresco dining cafe located at the Lake Cathie Village Centre.
Brew Haven Cafe brings the latest in coffee and food indulgence.
The Kew Country Club offers golf and bowls in a tranquil bushland setting. Great for dining and functions.
ONE Agency North Haven is an award winning, boutique real estate agency. Our office is prominently located in the North Haven’s busy tourist area, which combined with a dynamic brand and innovative marketing, ensures the best exposure and results for your property.
Village Cafe Restaurant offers an extensive menu of cooked and ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunch options in the heart of Laurieton.
Golden Inn Chinese Restaurant is a favourite among Laurieton locals offering Cantonese cuisine using the freshest ingredients.
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.
Camden Haven Historical Museum showcases some quite unique aspects of local history including Bob Hope’s WW2 visit