The Camden Haven

So much to see and do in this beautiful part of the world...

Pristine uncrowded beaches | Boat Hire | Golf | Bowls | Wineries | North Brother Mountain | Plaza Theatre | Walking and Cycling Tracks | Fishing | Country Cafes | Fresh Water Swimming | Comboyne Plateau | Ellenborough Falls | Boorganna Nature Reserve | State Forest Drives | National Parks | Horse Riding | Shopping | Clubs and Restaurants | Markets

The Camden Haven

The 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.
Gypsy falls Retreat is the perfect base from which to explore the paradise that is The Camden Haven.
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 with its beautiful lake, lagoon and beaches.
A key drawcard to the district is the myriad of waterways which make up the Camden Haven Inlet. The beautiful Lorne Valley, Watson Taylor’s Lake, Queen’s Lake, Pilot Beach and Googleys 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.

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Slice Of Haven

May – Laurieton

If spending a Sunday with a dollop of indulgence and a dash of quirky entices you, then don’t miss the annual food and wine festival by the river. Sample a delicious taste of food and wine from the Camden Haven region. Stallholders hailing from the hinterland to the coast present their finest produce and culinary creations. Discerning lovers of wine, beer, food and coffee will be well-satisfied with local producer’s and chef’s offerings. So bring a picnic blanket, the family and friends. Enjoy the entertainment, win prizes and be indulged. Gypsy Falls Retreat is a just down the road, a scenic drive from the event and the perfect place to stay when attending ‘Slice.’

Tastings On The Hastings

October – Port Macquarie

The Tastings on Hastings festival returns to Port Macquarie for three action packed days of culinary celebrations that will tempt your taste buds,  providing a feast of visual, audible and taste stimulus. Tastings represents the Mid North Coast region on many levels. It’s seaside location and riverside abundance of sub-tropical green fields which allows us to cultivate some of Australia’s finest seafood and produce. Why see ‘Tastings’ with an escape to the Lorne Valley at Gypsy Falls Retreat?

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Gypsy Falls Retreat is a very private, secluded and peaceful property and as such lends itself to be the perfect venue for naturists. Should you want to make a booking as a naturist please get in touch with us as we can’t cater for these stays at any time. Clothed or unclothed, but never both at the same time. As an adults and couples retreat we don’t cater for children. Well-groomed and well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior arrangement. The cottages have enclosed verandahs and there is also an external dog run with enclosed shelter. Minimum two night stays. Minimum three night stays on long weekends. Minimum five night stays over Christmas / New Year and Easter.