Forster

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Forster which includes general coastal views, a sandy beach and a coastal town

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.

Island Palms Motor Inn
Island Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
115 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
Located in the heart of Forster, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Leon Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of One Mile Beach and Booti Booti National Park. Forster ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (696 reviews)
"Loved the spa bath"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Island Palms Motor Inn
Hotel Forster
Hotel Forster
3 out of 5
26 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
Situated in Forster, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Wallis Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of One Mile Beach and Booti Booti National Park. Leon Island and Forster ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (309 reviews)
"This property was clean beds were fantastic excellent position staff were very friendly"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Hotel Forster
Forster Motor Inn
Forster Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
11- 13 Wallis Street, Forster, NSW
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Wallis Lake and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from One Mile Beach. Miles Island and Forster Town Beach are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (399 reviews)
"Good motel in a great location."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Forster Motor Inn
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Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
3 out of 5
45 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
Situated in Forster, this cabin is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Wallis Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of One Mile Beach and Booti Booti National Park. Leon Island and Forster ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (59 reviews)
"Amazing place for families!! We had such a great time"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
Lani's Holiday Island - Caravan Park
Lani's Holiday Island - Caravan Park
2 out of 5
33 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
This family-friendly Forster campground is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Forster Marina and Forster-Tuncurry Golf Course. One Mile Beach and Great ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (194 reviews)
"We were very pleased with our stay at Lanis the check in was easy & friendly, helpful staff. Our cabin was clean & comfortable with all we needed. Thank you"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2021

Lani's Holiday Island - Caravan Park
Twenty Two North
Twenty Two North
3.5 out of 5
22 North Street, Forster, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Forster apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Forster Town Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from One Mile Beach. Pebbly ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (136 reviews)
"Really nice studio very comfortable and close to shops and restaurants."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Twenty Two North
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