Greater Port Macquarie NSW 2443

Discover Family Adventures in Laurieton with Kids

Welcome to Laurieton, nestled within the enchanting Greater Port Macquarie region on the Mid North Coast of NSW! 🌿 Let your family’s journey begin amidst the breathtaking landscape. While the serene Camden Haven River gently winds its way through the region, North Brother Mountain stands as a majestic backdrop.

This area is a jewel within the Greater Port Macquarie region, offering an array of experiences tailor-made for families seeking magic in every moment.

Encompassing all townships from Lake Cathie in the North to Johns River in the South, and inland to Comboyne, the Camden Haven area is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. At its heart lies Laurieton, the largest and most vibrant town within this captivating area.

“If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.”
~ Akiane Kramarik

Explore Laurieton’s Family-Friendly Wonders

Venture 33 kilometres south of Port Macquarie via Ocean Drive to discover Laurieton‘s diverse tapestry of rugged wilderness, stunning beaches, and a myriad of waterways perfect for exploration.

Explore Laurieton & the Camden Haven area

Your Gateway to Family-Friendly Laurieton

Unlock a treasure trove of family experiences, from accommodation to activities, educational opportunities to local events. Dive into the heart of its offerings for families and explore where locals cherish:

Accommodation for Families

Discover exceptional family-friendly stays and an array of activities tailored for kids within Laurieton and the Camden Haven area.

Educational Discoveries

Embark on a learning journey with abundant educational resources and opportunities awaiting families in the Laurieton area.

Event Planning

Planning a family event? Uncover resources and services perfect for family gatherings in the Laurieton area.

Health & Wellbeing Support

Access local health services and a wealth of resources dedicated to enhancing your family's physical and social well-being in the Laurieton area.

Shop Locally

Delve into local retailers offering unique products crafted in the Laurieton area, supporting the community and discovering treasures.

Sporting Pursuits

Discover sports centres, clubs, and activities designed to keep the whole family active and engaged in the Laurieton area.

Things To Do

Explore a plethora of fun, family-friendly activities awaiting discovery in Laurieton and the Camden Haven area.

Explore Laurieton’s History

Laurieton and the Camden Haven area in New South Wales, Australia, have a rich history tied to their indigenous heritage and European settlement.

Laurieton’s Origin

The name “Laurieton” is believed to have been derived from the name of the first European settlers in the area, the Laurie family. The town gradually evolved around the Laurie family’s landholding, thus adopting the name Laurieton.

European Settlement

European settlement in the Camden Haven area began in the early 1800s. Timber-getting and agriculture were primary industries in the region, with the area becoming known for its cedar and beef production.

Indigenous History

Before European settlement, the region was inhabited by the Birpai Aboriginal people, who had a deep connection to the land and its resources. The Camden Haven area holds significant cultural and historical importance to the Birpai community.

Family-Friendly Historical Sites

  • Kew Museum: The Kew area, near Laurieton, houses a museum preserving the history of the local timber industry and showcasing artifacts from the indigenous Birpai culture.
  • Landmarks: At Middle Brother National Park you can take short walks to Bird Tree and Benaroon, two of the largest blackbutt trees in NSW.

National Parks and Nature Reserves

The National Parks and Nature Reserves of the Camden Haven area feature something for the whole family – Aboriginal heritage, historic sites, great bushwalks and great camping.

  • Boorganna Nature Reserve
  • Coorabakh National Park
  • Crowdy Bay National Park
  • Dooragan National Park
  • Kattang Nature Reserve
  • Middle Brother National Park (Yoorigan)
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve

Discover the rich history, from its Laurie family origins to the indigenous heritage of the Birpai people. Explore family-friendly sites like the Kew Museum and the natural wonders of Middle Brother National Park’s Bird Tree and Benaroon. With an array of national parks and reserves, the area offers an adventure for every family member. Uncover the magic of its past and present, connecting with its remarkable heritage and breathtaking landscapes.