ForsterAustralia

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Bordered by stunning North Coast beaches and curving estuarine foreshore, Forster is an idyllic holiday location for adventure and relaxation on the water. Explore magnificent ocean beaches, the Great Lakes Region and Wallis Lake. Bushwalk along mountain trails, go on dolphin-watching tours and taste fresh Wallis Lake oysters.

Visit Forster Main Beach. This exceptional family-friendly beach has good surf breaks, an ocean bath, rock pools and shallow lagoons. Take kids to nearby Burgess Beach or One Mile Beach, the latter patrolled by lifeguards during summer. McBrides Beach offers a secluded cove in Booti Booti National Park; however, this beach is unpatrolled. Hunt for the best surf breaks along Pebbly Beach or Seven Mile Beach, which begins at Cape Hawke and extends to Booti Hill.

Try deep-sea fishing or go whale watching in winter. Check out the scenic waterways around Wallis Lake and the Wallamba River, which feeds into Forster’s beautiful surrounding estuary. Kayak across the still lake or join a charter boat tour.

Discover Forster’s contemporary Aboriginal culture at Tobwabba Art, an indigenous owned and operated collective that promotes and supports the region’s talented artists. Try fresh oysters from Wallis Lake farms, paired with a glass of regional wine.

Forster is close to breathtaking natural reserves, including the Booti Booti National Park and its ancient rainforests, pristine beaches and headlands. Hike through littoral rainforest to the summit of Mount Hawke and be rewarded with panoramic North Coast views.

Forster is located in the North Coast region of New South Wales. It is 308 kilometres (191 miles) from Sydney and accessible via regional bus and train, as well as by plane to nearby Taree Airport. Stay in ocean-fronting hotels and self-contained cabins or try camping by the main beach and in the national park. The array of beaches and watersports attractions makes Forster a great summer holiday location. Alternatively, enjoy a quieter winter experience in the stunning Great Lakes and North Coast regions.

Known for

Family-friendly, Beaches and Friendly People

Top hotels in Forster

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Beachfront Hallidays Point
3.5 out of 5
21 Redhead Road, Hallidays Point, Red Head, NSW
AU$82
per night
23 Sep. - 24 Sep.
3.5/5Good! (83 reviews)

"It has been a very relaxing holiday. 1 minute to the beach. Clean towel and room. The dinning table and chairs are tired, but acceptable. We like the big pool and kids play area. Highly recommend to a family with kids."…"

Reviewed on 7 May 2019

Beachfront Hallidays Point
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Hotel Forster
3 out of 5
26 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
AU$98
per night
13 Oct. - 14 Oct.
4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Stayed here for one night and the room was simple, clean and had coffee supplies for the following morning. There was even a celebratory bottle of wine and choclates left in the room for my wife and I. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019

Hotel Forster
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Island Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
115 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
AU$93
per night
23 Sep. - 24 Sep.
4.1/5Very Good! (562 reviews)

"Good value for money. Budget accommodation that was clean and spacious."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2019

Island Palms Motor Inn

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