Chase your holiday bliss in Forster Tuncurry. Whether you’re into water sports, hiking, or just looking for some good local dining, this is a spot with something for everyone.
Forster Tuncurry is home to some great beaches where you can laze the day away. Forster Main Beach is safe and sheltered with gentle surf. Pebbly Beach has fun rock pools to explore. Take a sandboard to the dunes or a surfboard to the waves at One Mile Beach. Enjoy the quiet seclusion of Burgess Beach or head to Nine Mile Beach on the Tuncurry side for a long beach walk.
With Coolongolook River on our doorstep and Wallis Lake just a riverbend away, you can spend a full day exploring the waterways. Keep an eye out for bullnose stingrays and some of the 210 species of birds that call Wallis Lake home. You can also explore the nearby Smith’s Lake and the Myall, Boolambayte and Two Mile lakes in the Myall Lakes National Park.
From our two onsite ramps, you can launch your boat and putter around the lake to explore the nearby attractions. Otherwise, cast a line and spend a leisurely day fishing and floating. Keen fisherman can hope to catch black kingfish, bonito, mackerel, cobia, yellowfin, bluefin tuna, dusky flathead, surf bream and sand sillago. If you’re lucky, you might even catch luderick or bluefish.
Enjoy the incredible nature and lookouts of the area on one of the many walking trails. Stroll along Bicentennial Walk from Main Beach to Pebbly Beach and then continue along to Bennet Head Lookout. For the best view of the area, take the Cape Hawke walk to Cape Hawke Lookout. Otherwise, hike the Wallis Lake walking track at Booti Booti National Park.
From June to late October, the humpback whale highway is in full swing. Head out on a cruise to see these inquisitive giants on their trek north. Dolphin tours also depart daily from November to May. For a bit of a thrill, there’s fantastic diving around Forster and Seal Rocks, taking you deep into the patrol area of Grey Nurse sharks.
Forster and Tuncurry are renowned for their Sydney Rock oysters and you don’t need to go very far at all to taste these estuarine delicacies. Head out of camp and across Point Road and you’ll walk straight into Colin Wren Oysters. Other great places for a shuck include Graham Barclay Oysters, Hamilton’s Oyster Bar, Thirty Three Degrees, as well as the many seafood restaurants in the area.