Beaches in Forster
A haven for watersports, Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and home to a number of fantastic beaches. Enjoy safe beaches such as Forster Main Beach with netted rock pools, ocean baths, child-friendly lagoons and excellent surfing conditions.
Dolphin cruises, fishing, sailboarding and scuba diving are among the activities that attract large numbers of holiday visitors to Forster.
The beaches around Foster are all fabulous starting with Main Beach which is a protected beach, making it ideal for families. Nearby Pebbly Beach is also a good spot for families as is Burgess Beach. Other beaches not to miss include One Mile Beach and McBrides Beach, ideal to escape for a day. Seven Mile Beach stretches South from Cape Hawke down to Booti Hill and the Ruins, great for fishing and surfing.
Walk along the Bicentennial Trail, sample fresh local oysters farmed in Wallis Lake and climb the steep 223-m summit of Cape Hawke for spectacular views. Covering the narrow isthmus just south of Forster, Booti Booti National Park incorporates a marvellous stretch of coastline between Cape Hawke and Seagull Point.
There are few places in the State that offer such a superb choice of fishing deep-sea, lake, rock, river or beach.
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Immerse yourself in Forsters natural surroundings by staying in one of the towns caravan parks. Enjoy waterfront views and a wide range of water activities at one of the caravan parks by Piper Creek, Wallis Lake and Wallamba River. Fall asleep to the sound of waves in caravan parks by the sands of Tuncurry or Forster Beach.
The Lakes Way
Stretching 77 km between Taree and Bulahdelah, the scenic Lakes Way driving route takes you through charming coastal towns, lakeside communities, national parks and alongside stretches of glorious beaches. Admire stunning views of Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes as you travel along this coastal tourist drive.
Walk along Booti Booti National Park's lakeside trails or enjoy a beachside picnic at Elizabeth Beach. Further south, explore Wallingat National Park's' tall flooded gums on one of the many walking trails and take in the breathtaking view from Whoota Whoota lookout.
Fly into Taree Airport
Taree Airport is 5 km from Taree’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip northeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the regions of Manning Valley and the Great Lakes at your own pace.
Regional Express services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.
Aerial of twin towns Forster and Tuncurry. Image Brett Gregory
Kids running on One Mile Beach in Forster. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast