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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner 2010
´xplore th´ cam∂en hav´n Length (km): 150kms Approx duration: 4 hours Approx Driving Time: 1.5 hours Experience: Beaches, Scenic Lookouts, Historic Sites, Walking Tracks Areas: Lake Cathie, Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills, North Haven, Laurieton, Dunbogan Road Conditions: Mostly sealed roads. (Unsealed to Charles Hamey Lookout and Crowdy Bay National Park). Follow the coastal road south towards Laurieton passing through the villages of Lake Cathie, Rainbow Beach and Bonny Hills, where spectacular coastal views can be seen from the headlands overlooking pristine beaches. At North Haven follow the bank of the Camden Haven River into Laurieton, and cross the river towards Dunbogan, where you can explore Crowdy Bay National Park or Camden Head and Kattang Nature Reserve with 58 hectares of coastal bush bordered by the vertical cliffs of Perpendicular Point. Charles Hamey lookout is one of several lookouts in the park providing views in all directions. Pilot Beach at the mouth of the Camden Haven River offers sheltered swimming and is a popular beach for families. Coming back through Laurieton, continue towards Kew and visit majestic North Brother Mountain in Dooragan National Park. At the summit, viewing platforms provide extensive panoramas over the whole of the Camden Haven, or perhaps you might like to walk the rainforest loop through lush sub-tropical rainforest. smok´y cap´ li©hthouse and triål ∫ay ©aol Length (km): 250kms Approx Duration: 6 hours Approx Driving Time: 3 hours Experiences: Walking Tracks, Scenic Lookouts, Historic Sites Areas: Crescent Head, Hat Head National Park, Gladstone, South West Rocks, Kempsey Road Conditions: Mostly sealed roads. From Port Macquarie, head north towards Kempsey. Take the Crescent Head turn-off to visit this quiet seaside village and popular surfing beach. From Crescent Head, travel via Gladstone towards South West Rocks. Explore dramatic headlands and secluded beaches via signed walking tracks throughout Hat Head National Park. The lookout near Smoky Cape Lighthouse affords spectacular coastal views. Visit Trial Bay Gaol, established in 1876 as an experimental public works gaol to house in-mates who built the local breakwater. The gaol closed in 1904 but re-opened during World War 1 to house German male internees. A range of scenic walks can also be found within the surrounding Arakoon State Recreation Area. Come out of your shell and discover the many hidden gems and highlights of our region. Take your time to explore and stay just one more glorious day. stay another ∂ay driv´ tråils 40