Booti Booti National Park

Made up of an eight kilometre peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and stunning Wallis Lake, Booti Booti National Park was created in 1992 and covers 1,566 hectares of scenic headlands, beautiful beaches, refreshing rainforest, and 11 kilometres of estuarine foreshore right next to Forster. The name comes from “butibuti,” the local Worimi Aboriginal word meaning “plenty of honey.”

Plenty is certainly a common theme here – plenty of hiking, swimming, birdwatching, and whale watching in the winter as they migrate along the coast. There are plenty of opportunities to settle down in a picnic spot beneath the paperbarks, and plenty of surfing and mountain biking for the young at heart.

The beaches are an enduring favourite, with families and sun-lovers turning weekends into energetic gatherings. Add in terrific driving tours and some truly stunning lookouts like the one at Cape Hawke, and you have a park that appeals across the board. Booti Booti has plenty for everyone.

Nearby events

  1. Circus Rio Forster

    Wednesday 17 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Forster

    Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro! You'll be left speechless by FMX Motorbikes as they somersault over the stage - …

    17 Oct - 21 Oct
  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
  3. Forster Cinema Under the Stars

    Saturday 10 November 2018 , Forster

    Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Forster! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the…

    10 Nov