Dooragan National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Laurieton track.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Quality of markings
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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 section
- At 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
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.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dooragan National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A colourful burst of wildflowers spring into bloom under the forest canopy, particularly in the open, grassy forest. Hill-topping butterflies start to use the summit area of the mountain, and on warm calm days, they spend all day dancing around near the lookout. .
This is the best time for north-easterly winds, favoured by hang-gliding enthusiasts. Watch the amazing spectacle of these masters of the sky launching themselves from the summit.
This is the best time to tackle the strenuous Laurieton track, with the weather cool enough to make the exercise a pleasant way to keep warm, and a great time to hear lyrebirds chortling away in the cool gullies nearby.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
23°C and 26°C
16°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- Port Macquarie office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444