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Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Great Lakes Council LGA, about 308 km (191 mi) north-north-east of Sydney. It is immediately adjacent to its twin, Tuncurry, which is the smaller of the two towns. The usual local pronunciation of the name is "Foster".
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16 Aug 2015

Forster is a beautiful coastal town in New South Wales - about 3-4 hours drive, north of Sydney. It is a very popular holiday spot - great for fishing (deep-sea, lake, rock, river or beach), surfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, diving etc - after all Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and surrounded by beaches.  

Here are a few of the beaches you can visit while in town:

  • Main Beach with ocean baths - ideal for families (patrolled in summer and school holidays)
  • Pebbly Beach  - great picnic spot
  • Burgess Beach - explore the rock pools 
  • One Mile Beach - large sand dune at one end (patrolled in summer and school holidays)
  • McBrides Beach - quiet and ideal to escape for a day (4WD track to access)
  • Seven Mile Beach stretches South from Cape Hawke down to Booti Hill (towards Pacific Palms)
  • Tuncurry Rock Pool - safe for children and netted 
  • Tuncurry Beach - popular for surfing (patrolled in season)

We often see dolphins when walking along the break-wall and whales swim along the coastline from about July to October. There are several companies in town that offer dolphin, whale watching or scuba diving tours.

Wallis Lake is famous for oysters and you can buy them fresh from a number of outlets in town. While you are visiting Forster I suggest you climb the steps leading up to the summit of Cape Hawke for spectacular views - from the top of the lookout you can see the size of Wallis Lakes. 

There are a number of accommodation options around Forster - from luxury apartments to caravan and camping grounds, plus various holiday houses and units. Forster is very popular during school holidays and you will need to book ahead if you want to visit this area - especially at Christmas. 

Tobwabba Art is a well known Aboriginal art collective based in Forster - we have seen their artworks all around Australia. Tobwabba calendars were available from the Broome Visitor Information Centre - great stuff.


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Great write up. One of my best friends moved a long way away to Forster. I visited him a few times. It is exactly how I remembered it. Great website!!!
Great write up. One of my best friends moved a long way away to Forster. I visited him a few times. It is exactly how I remembered it. Great website!!!
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