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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.

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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.

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

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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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Tarrt Cafe is a small coffee shop located at the start of Wharf St. It's open most days from 7am-4pm.

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Sanctuary Hill Retreat, 200 Watsons Road, Krambach, 0412095738, [1]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. Sanctuary Hill Retreat provides Bed & Breakfast accommodation located in the Manning Valley. Located twenty minutes off the Pacific Highway at Nabiac. Guest accommodation has been specifically designed for couples but able to cater for a maximum of four guests. Children are welcome, however accommodation may not be suitable for young children, as the second bedroom is separated from the main dwelling by a breezeway. From $120 / night. (-32.119250,152.238718) edit

Ramada Resort, 357 Diamond Beach Road, Diamond Beach, (02) 6559 2719, [2]. Located in the Manning Valley, Ramada Resort offers guests a taste of luxury on the coast. Close proximity to beaches, national parks and shops. Restaurant, picnic areas and barbecues on site.  edit


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