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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.

Hotel Forster
Hotel Forster
3 out of 5
26 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
The price is AU$126 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in Forster, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leon Island, Forster Marina and Miles Island. The Sanctuary and Forster Town Beach are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (285 reviews)
"The location of the hotel and free shuttle service"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Hotel Forster
Bali Hi
Bali Hi
3.5 out of 5
65 Manning Street, Tuncurry, NSW
The price is AU$79 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated by the sea, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Great Lakes Museum and Nine Mile Beach. Tuncurry Rock Pool and Miles Island are also within 1 mile ...
4.3/5Excellent! (412 reviews)
"Friendly greeting. Clean room. Reasonably priced."

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2021

Bali Hi
Island Palms Motor Inn
Island Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
115 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
The price is AU$112 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Forster, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Leon Island, Forster Marina and Miles Island. Wallis Lake and The Sanctuary are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (658 reviews)
"Price wise it was great value. Walked to tavern and had the best Chinese dinner. Overall very good experience."

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Island Palms Motor Inn
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Beachfront Hallidays Point
Beachfront Hallidays Point
3.5 out of 5
21 Redhead Road, Hallidays Point, Red Head, NSW
Nestled on the beach, this Red Head campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Black Head Beach and Diamond Beach. Shelly Beach and Pebbly Beach are also within 2 miles ...
3.7/5Good! (142 reviews)
"Loved our stay , pool and playground was amazing for our kids . Only this I wish was laundry was open and they had tea and coffee in rooms"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Beachfront Hallidays Point
Mobys Beachside Retreat
Mobys Beachside Retreat
4 out of 5
Red Gum Road, Boomerang Beach, NSW
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boomerang Beach and Blueys Beach. Elizabeth Beach and Shelly Beach are also within 2 miles ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)
"Enjoyed the stay, comfortable accommodation"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

Mobys Beachside Retreat
Pacific Palms Resort
Pacific Palms Resort
3.5 out of 5
2 Lakeside Crescent, Elizabeth Beach, NSW
Situated in Elizabeth Beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Wallis Lake and Elizabeth Beach. Shelly Beach and Boomerang Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)
"Very comfortable, clean and quiet. I would definitely stay there again ."

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2021

Pacific Palms Resort
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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