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Forster/Tuncurry is a town on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales


Forster is pronounced Foster, and is a popular seaside destnation for family summer holidays. There is a large selection of accommodation, and many interesting places for safe swimming, as well as paddle boats and the like. Many facilities are here that would normally surround such a destination.

It is a place of summer pilgrimage for generations of holidaying families from Sydney.

It has a twin town of Tuncurry on the northern side of the inlet.

Get in[edit]

Forster is on the coastal diversion that leaves the Pacific Highway between Buledelah and Taree. The dirversion via Forster will add 30-45 minutes to the trip.

Get around[edit]


  • Whale watching. In season.
  • Cape Hawke. A short drive and walk to the top of Cape Hawke offers stunning views of the Great Lakes.



Surf or lake. There are multiple beaches to swim at in the Forster area.

If you head south from Forster you will pass by the 4 most popular beaches in the area, Elizabeth Beach, Shelly Beach, Boomerang Beach and Blueys Beach.

  • Elizabeth Beach is a good family beach, fairly shallow all the way out
  • Shelly Beach is a bit of a hike and is also a Clothing Optional beach so probably not the best for young kids
  • Boomerang Beach is the best of the beaches for Surfing
  • Blueys Beach is a lovely, long beach, fairly shallow and good for families.


There are a number of Marina's offering boat hire on Little street, bordering the inlet of Forster/Tuncurry. While you cannot enter the ocean, the river system offers fishing, a rope swing off Wallis island and picnic stops.

  • Paddle Boats.





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