Oh where to next ?
Forster & Tuncurry are both surrounded by the spectacular Great Lakes. These two beautiful towns are divided by a long bridge with Tuncurry siting to the north of Cape Hawke Harbour and Forster is on the south of the harbour. You will notice that the entrance to Wallis Lake starts here and stretches for 26 km down the coast.
Forster & Tuncurry are the perfect places to take a break and enjoy what the area has to offer with a variety of holiday accommodation and plenty of fish and chips places.
One thing I also noticed was the variety of beautiful bird species in the area, so keep an eye out for them on your bush walks. According to the local guide the Booti Booti National Park is the perfect place for birdwatching and bushwalking and there are a few endangered bird species on two of Wallis Lake's many islands.
Things to do..
- Beach walks
- Bush walks
- Fishing ( You will need a fishing permit)
- Bush Walks
- Scuba dive
- Dolphin Watching cruises
- Whale Watching cruises.
Whales migrate along the coast between May and November, so if you are visiting during this time and want to take a whale-watching cruise I highly recommend Amaroo Cruises.
- Shopping (highly recommend Wharf Street, Forster)
For more information, I highly recommend you visit the information centre at 12 Little St, Forster NSW 2428. They staff are amazing and will help you find what you are looking for.
Places to eat...
Here you will find the most delicious seafood cafes, takeout and restaurants, it's an Oyster lovers heaven.
There are fish and chip places on every corner however below are a few places I can highly recommend.
* Seafood Restaurant - Hamilton's Oysters - 1 Palm St, Tuncurry NSW 2428 - Website: www.hamiltonsoysters.com.au
* Takeout - Beach Street Seafoods - 1 Wallis St, Forster NSW 2428 - Website: http://beachstseafoods.com.au
* Breakfast & Lunches - Cafe Toscano - 1 Wallis St, Forster NSW 2428 - Website: https://www.cafetoscano.com.au
* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - The Sicilian - 1 West Street, Forster NSW 2428. Website: https://www.thesicilianrestaurant.com.au
My recommendation of places to stay.
I can only recommend ONE !!!
While camping at Bonny Hill, I met a man that told me about this amazing place he always stays at when his on fishing trips, so of course I wrote it down as I love recommendations.
So when I found myself in Forster, I looked up my notes and booked the park.
WOW !!!! ...... he was right.
BIG4 Great Lakes At Forster Tuncurry
1 Baird Street, Tuncurry
New South Wales 2428
Phone: +61 2 6554 6827
The BIG4 Great Lakes At Forster Tuncurry has great facilities and offers the following.....
Day and night use of amenities with lovely hot showers and spotless toilets.
Hot and Cold water in shower blocks
Powered sites have tap water
Assistance with parking your caravan or trailer (free service)
All sites have artificial grass
Garbage is pickup every morning by friendly staff and they even leave you with a new large garbage bag.
All sites are vacuumed after people leave, so you will have a lovely fresh site when you arrive.
Amazing friendly staff
Main Pool & Waterpark
A Lap Pool
Amazing Camp Kitchen
Dog Washing Area
- Pets Allowed
- No Campfires
- No fuel fires
- No Smoking
- Perfect for young families
Forster & Tuncurry are about 3hr 45min drive from Sydney and about 35 minutes’ drive from Taree.