Whether they are enjoying the calls of native birds, visits from friendly kangaroos or strolling through bushland to the beach, downsizing nature lovers are right at home at Lorikeet lifestyle community in northern NSW.

Lorikeet is named after the cheeky, iconic Australian birds who call the community home, and can often be found feasting on local flowers or splashing around in bird baths.

The over 50s community is located in Arrawarra, a pocket-sized coastal town with a population of around 1,500 people located north of Coffs Harbour.

An aerial view of Hometown Australia's Lorikeet Lifestyle community, north of Coffs Harbour

And the good news is that a range of newly-built homes have just been released at Lorikeet, while construction work is also underway on a new community centre. 

What’s around Lorikeet

Whichever way you turn, Lorikeet is surrounded by all the best that the NSW coast has to offer.

For starters, Lorikeet residents only need to make a short 250m walk through bushland frequented by kangaroos to reach secluded Arrawarra beach.

Kangaroos are frequent visitors at Hometown Australia's Lorikeet Lifestyle Community

Just a few minutes away is Arrawarra Headland, with vistas of the Pacific Ocean including, during winter, migrating whales. 

Heading south, you’ll find Safety Beach, which offers an 18-hole golf course, and just a little further down the road, Woolgoolga, with great eating and shopping options.

If you prefer to head north, then you’ll find Red Rock Headland, with its distinct red quartz colour and nature-filled rockpools.

When you need to visit a major centre, for medical or other shopping needs, you can choose between Grafton and Coffs Harbour, both around a half-hour drive away.

The Arrawarra Headland is a fantastic location for whale watching

For those with a sense of adventure or a need for further-afield travel, the nearby Pacific Highway will see you in Byron Bay (to the north) or Port Macquarie (to the south) within around a two-hour drive. 

And, flights to Sydney or Melbourne are available from the nearby Coffs Harbour airport.

What’s on offer at Lorikeet?

Lorikeet enjoys average winter daytime temperatures just below 20 degrees, with a good six to eight hours of sunshine per day.

Fortunately, it also provides plenty of ways to enjoy this stunning weather.

Existing community facilities, ideal both for residents and visiting families, include a pool and spa, tennis court and play equipment. 

Tennis court at Hometown Australia's Lorikeet lifestyle community
Tennis court at Hometown Australia's Lorikeet Lifestyle Community

Coming soon is a resort-style community centre, scheduled for completion in mid-2022. 

“This centre will elevate the over 50s living experience by providing additional amenities including an outdoor entertainment area, gym, BBQ facilities and an indoor dining area for social activities,” said Hometown Australia’s National Development Manager Michael Grosvenor.

Artist's impression of the new community centre at Hometown Australia's Lorikeet Lifestyle Community 

New homes coming soon

Whether you are looking for a pre-loved or new home, Lorikeet has you covered.

The community currently contains 52 homes, and will soon welcome an additional 39 new homes.

The new homes range in price from $372,500 to $425,000 and are selling fast - at the time of writing this story only 13 homes were available for sale.

The Kingfisher home design at Lorikeet Lifestyle Community

There are a range of home designs on offer, including features such as entertaining decks, modern kitchens, open plan living, built-in wardrobes, air-conditioning and multi-purpose rooms.

All homes also include at least one car space, with some having two spaces.

“Homes are thoughtfully designed for the ease of use for those over 50, offering the best of indoor and outdoor living and built with quality fittings,” Mr Grosvenor said. 

The practical elements of life at Lorikeet

When considering the financial aspects of a lifestyle community, you’ll see that Lorikeet is a ‘land lease’ style of accommodation, meaning that you own the dwelling and long-term lease the land on which it stands.

A huge benefit of this model is that there is no stamp duty payable and you and you do not pay council rates, while you also may be able to claim Commonwealth rent assistance.

The model also makes it possible to access fantastic lifestyle-rich areas such as the NSW Mid-North Coast, without the exorbitant price tag that comes with other homes in the region.

And, there are no complex arrangements like ‘deferred management fees’ that can be part of moving into, or out of, a retirement village.

Make an inquiry about Lorikeet today

Lorikeet is for the over 50s, meaning that you can benefit from the lifestyle and community offered whether you are working, retired or somewhere in between.

Lifestyle communities, like Lorikeet, are ideal for people looking to downsize, whether that’s to reduce your gardening,  home maintenance load, or to be part of a secure community.

“The Lorikeet Lifestyle Community is a hidden treasure on the NSW coast,” Mr Grosvenor said.

“This boutique community is ideal for those looking to downsize whilst having the opportunity to stay active, meet like-minded people and enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle.”

The community is operated by Hometown Australia, which has around 50 communities with 10,000 residents across Australia.

To consider your Lorikeet lifestyle, see the Hometown Australia website today.

Entry to Hometown Australia's Lorikeet Lifestyle Community

This story has been prepared by Downsizing.com.au on behalf of Hometown Australia