Forster Travel Guide

  • Looking north to Forster from Cape Hawke
    Looking north to Forster from Cape Hawke
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  • Tranquil Wallis Lake
    Tranquil Wallis Lake
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  • The rocks below the lookout
    The rocks below the lookout
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Forster Things to Do

  • The inlet

    There's an exit for the rivers and lakes at the back of Forster.Be warned though, if you have a boat it can be dangerous going in and out between the breakwalls. There are some nice walks either side and fisherfolk can often be seen casting a line from the rocks.If you want some spectacular pics then when the seas are up can be interesting.

  • Wallis Lake

    Wallis lake is one of the cleanest lakes in australia. It's not a deep lake but, in places, is picturesque.Boasting crystal clear waters year round Wallis Lake is home to a rich seafood harvest including the famous Wallis Lake oyster.It is 25km long, 9km wide and fed by four rivers, the Wallamba, Wallingat, Coolongolook and Wang Wauk.It is a haven...

  • Cape Hawke lookout

    At the southern outskirts of Forster is a roundabout from which Cape Hawke Rd heads east for 3.5 km out to Cape Hawke, one of the most northerly points of Booti Booti National Park. From the carpark there is a steep 440-m path which winds its way to the summit of the hill. There are one or two rest benches en route. As you ascend the headland the...


    The quaint Tobwabba Art Gallery, which showcases outstanding contemporary Aboriginal art is a good place to be. check out Aboriginal art. This is an award-winning co-op featuring contemporary work by more than 20 aboriginal artists.Around town there are also aboriginal sculptures which give the place is a truly unique ambience with Aboriginal art...


    The twin-town to Tuncurry, Forster is one of New South Wales' most charming holiday spots. The twins are separated by a waterway famous for its easy fishing. Kids will love the abundance of activities designed especially for them, particularly the show rides that hit town each summer.We were here during late summer a bit rainy but it didn't dampen...

  • Exploring Tranquil Diamond Beach

    My favourite beach in New South Wales is serene Diamond Beach! It has the best of both worlds as it doesn't get crowded and is still near to all amenities.Our time spent here was one of my best ever really- I was able to get several nights of uninterrupted sleep- despite being just beachfront- we can hear the waves from our bedroom cabin yet they...

  • Watersports and diving with the sharks

    If you're a more active person, then the whole Forster region is a great place to get into the world of water sports. The lakes offer a great area for water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or whatever else you care to imagine (although fishers, don't forget you're permits! It's illegal to fish in NSW without a license.)For the more adventurous...

  • The lakes by sunset

    A very pretty and pleasant way to spend an afternoon is to drive out to the lakes in time for sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the whole area becomes extremely picturesque. A great way to wash away the stress of the day just past.

  • The ocean

    Great beaches backed up by dramtic headlands and inland lakes make this one of the best places to view the Australia many people dream about.Its one disadvantage is that it's not on the Pacific Highway. Its one advantage is that it's not on the Pacific Highway! Yes, it all depends on your viewpoint.Because the road in from the south has always been...


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Forster Restaurants

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    by iandsmith Written Jan 22, 2014

    If you're seeking seafood, look no further. This place is the best run fish and chip shop I've come across - ever!
    They are so serious about giving you the finest quality that it's not unknown for them to close during lunch time for a short while as they renew their oil. That's a serious statement for freshness and taste as far as I'm concerned.
    I never go through Forster at meal times without eating here.

    Favorite Dish: I love some of their prawn snacks but if you can ever get some John Dory then try some of that.

    Doesn't get any fresher than here
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Forster Off The Beaten Path

  • Yagen

    Alternatively called Lighthouse Beach and officially named Submarine Beach, this is a little harder to access than the other three beaches in the area. If you have a 4WD you get down there, other than that it involves a walk from the Lighthouse track.It's similar to Treachery inasmuch as it's offshore in a nor' easter so that means it's popular in...

  • The lighthouse

    One of the "must-do"s while at Seal Rocks is to visit the lighthouse.Unless you're staying there it will be an uphill walk along the road to reach your destination, mostly from Sealies two. It's a pleasant walk and it takes you past the gorge, actually two gorges that are currently making a big lump of rock an island. Then you move on further to...

  • Treachery

    If you're looking for a campsite over the summer holidays - BOOK EARLY! This beach that is offshore in a nor'easter offers wonderful surf and beach experience during summer.We dropped in in January 2014 and enjoyed a lovely, if slightly brisk, surf.There's a walk to a lookout and the headland at the northern end.


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Seal Rocks
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