Forster

Travel Guide
Forster featuring general coastal views, a coastal town and a beach
Explore the ancient rainforests and countless waterways of this coastal town, from scenic estuaries and sheltered beaches to refreshing rivers and wild surf breaks.

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.

Where to stay in Forster

Forster Motor Inn
Forster Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
11- 13 Wallis Street, Forster, NSW, 2428
The price is AU$109 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (421 reviews)
"Everything was fine."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Forster Motor Inn
Hotel Forster
Hotel Forster
3 out of 5
26 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW, 2428
The price is AU$138 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (385 reviews)
"Nice room"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

Hotel Forster
Twenty Two North
Twenty Two North
3.5 out of 5
22 North Street, Forster, NSW, 2428
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (152 reviews)
"This property is very central to the town and main beach so great to be able to walk everywhere. We booked the studio apartment over the other apartment instead of another apartment as it claimed to have partial ocean views. There is a NO view of the ocean. Maybe there was at one point before the ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Twenty Two North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Twenty Two North
Twenty Two North
3.5 out of 5
22 North Street, Forster, NSW, 2428
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (152 reviews)
"This property is very central to the town and main beach so great to be able to walk everywhere. We booked the studio apartment over the other apartment instead of another apartment as it claimed to have partial ocean views. There is a NO view of the ocean. Maybe there was at one point before the ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Twenty Two North
Sails Luxury Apartments, Forster
Sails Luxury Apartments, Forster
4.5 out of 5
7-9 HEAD Street, Forster, NSW, 2428
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (160 reviews)
"Close to everything, spacious and well appointed."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Sails Luxury Apartments, Forster
Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
3 out of 5
45 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW, 2428
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly cabin in Forster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (63 reviews)
"We had a very restful stay, bed was comfortable"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2022

Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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