Explore the Camden Haven from Woongarra Motel

We are directly opposite the Camden Haven River and within walking distance of Club North Haven, cafes, restaurants and a variety of shops. The inlet pathway along the Camden Haven River takes you out to the northern breakwater and the surf at Grants Beach, to parks and barbecues or even in to Laurieton.

Everything you need for the perfect holiday or short break is close - fishing, surfing, boating, clubs, pubs, walks, shops, banks, cinema. And we are only 25 minutes from Port Macquarie.


Things to do in the Camden Haven

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 north you will find Port Macquarie with its great shopping, beaches, history and attractions.

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.



By boat, on the beach, breakwall or the river and lakes. The Camden Haven holds the record for the largest bream ever caught. Can you catch the next big one?

Picnic Spots


The Camden Haven district offers a variety of picnic spots from the rainforest to the beach. This one is just across the road from Woongarra.

Bush Walking


Rainforest loops, steep mountain tracks, scenic coastal walks and riverside strolls; there’s a walk for all levels of experience and fitness.

Surfing & Swimming


The pristine beaches, clear mountain streams and calm lakes of the Camden Haven offer a great variety of swimming and surfing options.

National Parks & Reserves


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

Shopping & Markets


The Camden Haven offers a range of shops and markets including the famous Laurieton Riverwalk market on the third Sunday of every month.

Bird Watching


The Camden Haven is a birders paradise offering a diverse range of habitats from the coastal heaths to sub tropical rainforests. More than 200 species of birds have been observed



North Brother Mountain, Middle Brother Mountain, Bonny Hills; these sites offer the best coastal paragliding in NSW.

Whale Watching


The headlands of the Camden Haven: Diamond Head, Kattang Nature Reserve, Grants Head and Bonny Hills offer great whale watching vantage points.

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Woongarra Motel
5-7 The Parade,
North Haven, NSW 2443

Phone 02 6559 9088


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