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Jetty at Great Lakes. Photo Don Fuchs
Jetty at Great Lakes. Photo Don Fuchs
Tuncurry Beach near Forster, Tourism NSW
Tuncurry Beach near Forster, Tourism NSW
Jetty at Great Lakes. Photo Don Fuchs
Jetty at Great Lakes. Photo Don Fuchs
Sunset over Wallis Lake. Great Lakes Tourism
Sunset over Wallis Lake. Great Lakes Tourism
Long View of One Mile Beach. Tourism NSW
Long View of One Mile Beach. Tourism NSW
Picturesque View, Main Beach. Tourism NSW
Picturesque View, Main Beach. Tourism NSW
Wallis Lake at Dusk. Great lakes Tourism
Wallis Lake at Dusk. Great lakes Tourism
Main Beach in Forster. Perfect Swimming
Main Beach in Forster. Perfect Swimming

Forster Information

Forster is a large coastal town of about 19,000 people. Due to the close proximity to Sydney, Foster is a popular tourism destination. The town was named after William Foster who was a previous Premier of New South Wales.

The area is predominantly a Family holiday location with beautiful white sandy beaches and plenty of lakes. There are also a growing number high rise apartments and during the school holidays the population swells considerably.

Foster is located south of Lake Wallis which divides Foster and its twin sister town Tuncurry. There are various National parks and state forests nearby so tourists can experience both the pleasures from the ocean lifestyle and Eco adventures inland.

With plenty of beaches, Foster makes the perfect location to visit. Main Beach in Foster is one of the most popular as it includes the Ocean Baths, which are a hit with holidaymakers. Other beaches to choose from are Pebbly beach, The Tanks, One Mile Beach, Burgess Beach, McBrides Beach and the famous Forster seven-mile beach.

The beaches provide all the usual activities of surfing, fishing, snorkelling, diving, dolphin and whale watching. For more water adventure, lake Wallis is a 25km long and 9 km wide lake and is very popular for boating, water skiing, jet skiing and kayaking.

Foster is not far away from the Hinterland, which awaits you with lush green scenery for a truly awesome country feel. Eco enthusiast will enjoy the landscape and wildlife as well as the many wineries. A perfect day trip away from the beach.

There are various events happening at Foster all year round. Some of the events not to miss are the Forster Film Festival in October, the Wildcat regatta, Viking six-a-side football challenge in March and the Forster Anaconda Adventure race in May.

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Aerial View from Helicopter over Foster and Tuncurry. Photo Tourism New South Wales
Aerial View from Helicopter over Foster and Tuncurry. Photo Tourism New South Wales
Rocks at Burngess Beach in Forster. Ross Barnett, Tourism New South Wales
Rocks at Burngess Beach in Forster. Ross Barnett, Tourism New South Wales