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Forster
Travel Guide

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.

Tuncurry Motor Lodge
Tuncurry Motor Lodge
3.5 out of 5
132 Manning Street, Tuncurry, NSW
The price is ¥7,574 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Tuncurry Rock Pool and within 3 mi (5 km) of Forster Town Beach and Forster Marina. Forster-Tuncurry ...
4.3/5Excellent! (255 reviews)
"Friendly manager offering dining suggestions , the rooms were old ,however tastfully renovated and this was reflected in the tariff"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Tuncurry Motor Lodge
Hotel Forster
Hotel Forster
3 out of 5
26 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW
The price is ¥10,176 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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! (283 reviews)
"The location of the hotel and free shuttle service"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2021

Hotel Forster
Forster Palms Motel
Forster Palms Motel
3.5 out of 5
60 MacIntosh Street, Forster, NSW
The price is ¥7,651 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Sanctuary and Miles Island. Leon Island and Forster Marina are also within 15 minutes.
3.7/5Good! (137 reviews)
"This property was very accommodating and it also gives you vouchers to get a discount off your meals at the club"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Forster Palms Motel
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Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster
3.5 out of 5
13 Teatree Road, Forster, NSW
The price is ¥11,782 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
This family-friendly Forster cabin is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Wallis Lake and Booti Booti National Park. Burgess Beach and Cape Hawke Lookout ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)
"Very clean, neat, friendly park"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster
Sevan Apartments
Sevan Apartments
4.5 out of 5
14 - 18 Head Street, Forster, NSW
Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Forster Town Beach and Miles Island. Pebbly Beach and The Sanctuary are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (268 reviews)
"Our only disappointment was our room was bottom floor street facing. We would have liked a view."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Sevan Apartments
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (183 reviews)
"Great location Great amenities Clean Home away from home"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Lani's Holiday Island - Caravan Park
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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