The Local Forster and Tuncurry Region

local-area-1The Beaches

Their are 6 beaches within the Forster/Tuncurry main area:

  • Tuncurry Beach, offers reasonable surfing through the year
  • The Rockpool, adjacent to Tuncurry Beach offers a safe swimming area, kiosk, picnic area etc.
  • Forster Beach, adjacent the southern breakwater in Forster is patrolled in season.
  • The ocean baths are at its southern edge.
  • Pebbly Beach is the next beach along, which is another good surfing spot.
  • One Mile Beach is the second most popular surfing spot, with the southern end patrolled in season.
  • Burgess Beach is the southern most beach in the Forster area with interesting rock formations and safe swimming spots.

The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk

The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk commences off North St, near the ocean baths of Forster Beach. It leads eastwards over Second Head along the foreshore, between Bennetts Head Rd and the ocean, past The Tanks, through Bennetts Head Reserve and south past One Mile Beach to Burgess Beach.

Things To Do And See

There is a vast range of activities in the area that you can really enjoy within the Great Lakes region.

local-area-2Nature and Adventure

  • Dolphin Watch Amaroo Cruises
  • Boomerang Forest and Bird-watching Tours
  • Tobwabba Environmental and Cultural Heritage Tours
  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park
  • Bachelor State Forest
  • Bulahdelah State Forest

Sport And Recreation

  • The Big Buzz Fun Park
  • Kids Spot
  • Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Dive Centre
  • Boat, Kayak and SUP Hire in Forster
  • Kayak Tours
  • Boomerang Beach Surf School
  • Shalimar Water Ski School
  • Wizards Water Ski School
  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters
  • Golf courses at Sandbar, Coomba, Bulahdelah, Forster and Tuncurry
  • Tennis at Forster, Tuncurry, Pacific Palms, Hawks Nest
  • Tuncurry Regional Sporting Complex


Photos by Anthony Murphy