The man, who is yet to be formally identified, was believed to have been savagely attacked, but officers have not yet determined if the death was suspicious. Neighbours reported hearing an altercation earlier in the day.
Police have canvassed the entire block around the run-down timber house and spoken to residents.
The address, in one of the busiest streets in the small mid-north coast town, is still a crime scene tonight as police continued their investigation.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.