Forster & Taree Area attractions

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  1. Coachwood Loop Walking Track

    This short loop walk in Wallingat National Park begins at Sugar Creek picnic area and wanders gently through striking cabbage palms and tall eucalypt forests. A little further on, the coachwoods appear – their smooth trunks completely cover…

  2. Scott Jackson Artworks

    Artists' Studio and Gallery in a bush setting displaying paintings, prints and cards by Australian Artist Scott Jackson. Scott Jackson is an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the mid north coast of New South Wales. Here he …

  3. Whoota Whoota lookout

    This is not only the best viewpoint in Wallingat National Park, but also one of the greatest in NSW. Drive right up to Whoota Whoota lookout and prepare to be amazed. Peer out one way and you can see the vast stretches of eucalypt forest th…

  4. Angophora grove walking track

    Angophora grove walking track is an easy stroll from Illaroo picnic area through bushland adorned with gracious old angophoras. These native Australian trees are also known as smooth-barked apples because European settlers thought they rese…

  5. Big Nellie lookout and picnic area

    Big Nellie is one of the main attractions of Coorabakh National Park. It’s an imposing rock plug that soars more than 500m above sea level, reminding visitors of an earlier time when the Australian landscape was still being created by volca…

  6. Ella Bache Charlestown

    The warm friendly team at Ella Baché Charlestown welcomes you to their beautiful and tranquil salon, where professional and passionate Beauty Therapists will pamper you from head to toe. Take away your stress and worries so you can escape f…

  7. The Slim Dusty Centre

    Visit this innovative museum dedicated to Australia's iconic legend Slim Dusty, and experience a wealth of music history and Australian culture and art. Slim's dream was to provide a venue for music and cultural opportunities for all Austra…

  8. Ballina Disc Golf

    Bicentennial Gardens in Ballina is home to the Northern Rivers first disc golf course. Discs are available for purchase or hire from the Ballina Visitor Information Centre located at 6 River Street. Alternatively, take your own disc to the…

  9. Fingal Head Lighthouse

    Fingal Head Lighthouse was erected in 1872 of stone and painted white, the tower had a fixed white light of 1,000 candelas. Although the light tower is not high it is built on a low headland. The light is effective as it is built on one …

  10. Old Bar Beach

    The seaside town of Old Bar is located twelve kilometres from the Pacific Highway and 15 minutes east of Taree. Old Bar Beach is a well known surfing beach and is a also a fantastic kite boarding spot. Beach fishing is also a favourite …

  11. Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and a high quality walking…

  12. Laurieton Track

    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 wond…

  13. Port Macquarie Golf Club

    Nestled alongside the picturesque Lighthouse Beach lies the challenging and conditioned Port Macquarie Golf Course and Club. The 18 hole course provides a test for all levels of golfers whilst the surrounding natural beauty of the flora and…

  14. The Manning River

    The Manning River is a double delta river system with two openings. The main mouth of the river is at Harrington with the second opening located at Old Bar. It is one of Australia's few large river systems not to be dammed for water suppl…

  15. Clarence River

    From kayaking rapids in the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence, sailing, boating, or even water skiing the wide open body of the river, to surfing the golden beaches of Yamba, they've got you covered. The Clarence River, which just ha…

  16. The Old Romantic Shack

    This historic saddlers cottage is now The Old Romantic Shack. Please come and browse through their new and old worldly variety of gifts, bricabrac, furniture, bags, lamp shades, china and glassware, clothes, artwork, mirrors, prints, handma…

  17. Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach trends south-south west for 2.5 kilometres from the dolerite rocks at Middle Rock Point to the sedimentary rocks at Bonny Hills, The beach is backed by a fore dune, then two kilometres long Duchess Gully Creek that drains acro…

  18. Lismore Skate Park

    The Lismore Skate Park is conveniently located close to Lismore City Centre, between Heritage Park and the Wilson River. There's plenty of parking and shady trees around, as well as barbecue facilities close by. Experience the large street…

  19. Yarrahapinni Studio Gallery

    Pamela Houghton Jones is a design artist, producing contemporary hand-worked textile art panels, lino prints, and works on paper. Inspired by the outback and local scenes - the colours and textures reflect the natural landscapes and native…

  20. Sandon River

    The clear waters of Sandon have been a long time coveted by those in the know. Sandon is located on the southern shores of the Sandon River mouth across the waters from Brooms Head. The river is great for fishing, swimming and relaxing.…