Forster

Dolphin and whale cruises, fishing, sailboarding and scuba diving are among the water activities in Forster, just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney in the marvellous Great Lakes region. The beaches around Forster are beautiful, starting with Main Beach and its ocean baths.

A short walk from Main Beach is Pebbly Beach, a popular location for snorkelling. Other beaches to enjoy include One Mile Beach and McBrides Beach, ideal to escape for a day. Seven Mile Beach stretches south from Cape Hawke to Booti Hill and the Ruins, great for fishing and surfing.

Forster Beach and Forster Ocean Baths - North Coast

Few places offer such a superb choice of fishing, from deep-sea charters to lake, rock and river or beach fishing. Amble along the Bicentennial Trail, sample fresh local oysters farmed in Wallis Lake and explore Booti Booti National Park, a narrow isthmus between the lake and the sea.

For spectacular views, climb the stairs of Cape Hawke lookout in the national park. Whales migrate along the coast of NSW between May and November. You can take a whale-watching cruise with Amaroo Cruises in Forster. Dolphin-watching cruises are available, too.

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in Forster to suit various budgets. Popular events include the prestigious Jeff Wilcox Memorial bodyboarding competition and both Opera by the Lake and the Lakeside Festival are held in the twin seaside town of Tuncurry.

Taree Airport

Fly into Taree Airport

Taree Airport is 7 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.

Fly Pelican services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Jeff Wilcox Memorial Classic

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Forster

    The Jeff Wilcox Memorial returns again this year - run in honour of Jeff and his legacy. It’s time to celebrate his life, his legacy and the revival of what was one of the longest running independent Bodyboarding events in Australia. It do…

    29 Sep - 30 Sep
  2. Lakeside Festival

    Saturday 03 November 2018 , Forster

    Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the lake. A bar that won't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. From 12 noon till 8pm. Tickets on sale now with under 16 y…

    03 Nov