Forster Activities – Things To Do & See

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Forster is a gorgeous coastal town that is surrounded by National parks and lovely waterways. Part of the Great Lakes region, it is becoming one of the fastest growing holiday destinations in New South Wales, Australia.

The town and the surrounds offers plenty of sights to see and activities to take part in. Whether it is a weekend getaway or a holiday retreat, it is a perfect trip for families that love a wide range of activities and couples that want to relax and immerse in the surrounds and laidback lifestyle.

Forster is renown for its serene natural attractions and its wonderful features. There are long sandy stretches of beach with stunning coastal views to lush forests that pose relaxful walks to exhilarating hikes that have lots of natural highlights.

Besides the great beaches, waterways and lakes that are a perfect setting for picnics, and watersports, there are wonderful indoor endeavors to match. Here are some activities & attractions that may take your interest.

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Booti Booti National Park

A lovely peninsula, Booti Booti National park is just a stone throw away from Forster. With beautiful ocean and lake views from both sides, the park is great for picnics, hiking, walks, swimming, surfing and camping. Cape Hawke lookout is an easily accessible attraction within Booti Booti National Park. The lookout offers stunning panoramic views of Forster and the coast. Though there is a 500m hike to the lookout with considerable steep steps. Whale sightings and bird watching are also possible here, so bring binoculars to catch a better glimpse. It is advised to put on insect repellent.

One Mile Beach

A beautiful one mile stretch of sand, One Mile Beach lies right next to the town and is popular among tourists and locals alike. With all the necessary facilities and shops, it makes a perfect place to spend the day, swimming, snorkelling and surfing the waves or simply just soaking in the warmth of the sun. Further up the northern end of the beach, you can reach Bennetts Head lookout where you can see breathtaking views of the surrounds and the rugged cliff edges. You can also see whale & dolphin sightings here during May to November. For a closer encounter with these magnificent marine life or a great day out you can look for many whale watching cruises available in the area.

Burgess Beach

For a more secluded beach away from the crowd, Burgess Beach is a small beach with unique rock formations on the shores. Just a short walk from Burgess road, it is easily accessible and is a great spot for couples that want to sun bake and relax. It also serves as a great spot to explore among the kids with the many cave formations. Though, this beach is not patrolled, so be cautious.


There are a several vineyards in the Great Lakes region that boast delicious wine, food and a relaxed ambience. Great Lakes Paddocks is one place to indulge splendid local produce. On a normal day – there is wine & cheese tasting while on others there are BBQ’s, music days and fairs. It is a perfect family-friendly destination where you can talk to locals and tourists about what area or attraction to take upon next in Forster.

Wallis Lake

With crystal clear water, Wallis Lake serves as one of the best setting to relax and bask in the sun. Forster Marina is also located here, offering shopping, watersports and activity hire like kayaking, it is also largely popular for boating. Wallis Lake is also home to fresh seafood, so enjoy some succulent local oysters with a pleasant view.

Seven Mile Beach

Enjoy a long stroll at Seven Mile Beach. This long stretch beach is a marvel to behold. You are definitely guaranteed a quiet and remote spot along this sandy beach. Though this beach is not typically patrolled, it is great for fishing and surfing. Swimming is allowed though the rip may be strong.

Other notable things to do can involve golf at Forster and Tuncurry courses, water skiing, horse riding, fishing, paddle boating, sailboarding and scuba diving are among some activities to do in Forster. There are also a number of exciting Forster events that take place in the town each year, showcasing local music, food, wine and goods of the region.

Forster is home to many restaurants, cafes, clubs and other indoor activities like Tenpin Bowling at the Forster Entertainment Centre, cinemas or spa treatments. These wide range of indoor & outdoor activities will surely keep you entertained on your getaway.

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