Camden Haven

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Coordinates: 31°38′49″S 152°48′32″E / 31.647°S 152.809°E / -31.647; 152.809

Camden Haven
New South Wales
Laurieton, NSW from North Brother Lookout.jpg
Camden Haven from North Brother mountain. The town of Laurieton is in the foreground.
LGA(s)Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
State electorate(s)Port Macquarie
Federal Division(s)Division of Lyne

Camden Haven is a parish in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 30 km south of the major regional centre of Port Macquarie. The harbour is located where the Camden Haven River empties into the Tasman Sea.

Camden Haven is also the name given to a group of settlements located on the shores of Camden Haven and in the rural hinterland. Laurieton, located on the harbour's western shore, is the largest town and the commercial centre for the Camden Haven district.

Other communities in the immediate vicinity of the harbour include North Haven and Dunbogan. Lakewood is a new residential area west of Laurieton, while further inland are the villages of Kew on the Pacific Highway and Kendall on the North Coast railway line. The estimated urban population of this broader area was 17,835 at June 2018.[2]

The Camden Haven region is bordered on the west by the Comboyne plateau. The district consists of fertile, well-watered valleys punctuated by several large mountains, notably the Three Brothers. The region's economy is based on tourism, fisheries, forestry and oyster farming.[3]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Camden Haven (Urban Centre)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 November 2016. Edit this at Wikidata Covers towns in the immediate vicinity of the harbour, and does not include rural areas and villages to the west that are regarded as part of the Camden Haven region.
  2. ^ a b "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Significant Urban Area, 2008 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry. About the Camden Haven. Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2008-07-08