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Laurieton track is a 3km, grade 4 One Way hike located in the Dooragan National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Laurieton track is a challenging walk on a rough trail, perfect for the intrepid adventurer. It’s easily accessible, quickly transporting you from the bustle of life in Laurieton and Port Macquarie to the serenity of the forest full of wonderful wildlife.
The trail heads through burly, towering blackbutt and eucalyptus forest, making it easy to reflect back on a time when these forests provided the timber lifeblood for the growing community of Laurieton. Some of the enormous old stumps are still there between the regenerating forests, remnants of this pioneering past.
Those preferring a less strenuous outing will find Rainforest loop equally enjoyable. This relaxed trail heads through cloud-formed subtropical rainforest, and is a great introduction for people with limited bushwalking experience.
Take a virtual tour of Laurieton track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the Region
Dooragan National Park in the North Coast region
Dooragan National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive. Laurieton track is in Dooragan National Park. To get there:Go through the council park on Laurie Street and onto the fire trail behind the houses. 250m northwest along the fire trail, you’ll reach a narrower section of walking track. 70m along the walking track, you’ll cross a little suspension bridge sectionAt a midpoint, about two-thirds the way up Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive, the walking track butts up the road at an elbow in the road where a very large blackbutt tree stands over the corner.At the Summit picnic area end of the track, the track leads off to the southeast beside the shelter shed, and below the northern-most of the lookout platforms, the track then does a switch-back beside the edge of the hang-glider launching area, and follows the contours to the north. Park entry points Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive See on map Laurie Street See on map Parking Parking is available on Laurie Street, a short walk from Laurieton track. Bus parking is also available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited at times.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
There is some mobile phone reception in this park
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.