A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Forster-Tuncurry

Category: population over 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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Mother Nature bestowed bountiful natural beauty on these idyllic mid coast twin towns

Not content to gift vast and abundant lakes and rivers, and a stretch of pristine Pacific Coast beaches as far as the eye can see, she also endowed majestic mountains, spectacular rainforest, beautiful bush tracts, undulating green hills and prime pasture. Those first European settlers must have known they had hit pay dirt when they arrived here! 

Generations of returning holidaymakers are proof of the magic that effortlessly lures visitors, time and again, to enter a world where an escape from the day-to-day of city life, and the promise of a sublime home-away-from home, can be yours, in just a few hours’ drive north from the metropolis of Sydney.  The towns of Forster Tuncurry themselves are the big holiday drawcard, ensconced in a clean, clear, and unique, triple lake system – Myall, Wallis and Smiths – with a backyard teeming with endless options for boating, sailboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. 

In fact, fishing is almost a national pastime here, with Wallis Lake, in particular, an angler’s delight – you can put fresh flathead, bream, whiting and tailor on the menu with some confidence. And the oysters! The Great Lakes is one of the largest suppliers of the mouth-watering, world-renowned Sydney Rock Oyster. For a tantalising taste, head to Little Street in Forster, and pop into Graham Barclays oyster outlet or one of the unique Boatshed Oyster Bars along the water’s edge. 





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Aficionados of all ages and levels of ability can be seen dropping a line from the towns’ fabulous walkways and jetties, under the 631m-long Forster Tuncurry Bridge, which spans Cape Hawke Harbour, from houseboats and tinnies on the lakes, and from the many riverbanks and beaches. A deep-sea charter into the Pacific Ocean may net yellowtail kingfish, with mackerel, blue fin tuna and black marlin found in the estuaries and inshore reefs. 

If you prefer to watch, not catch, marine life, Forster Tuncurry is one of the state’s prime whale and dolphin viewing spots, with regular whale watching cruises running between May and November during the migration. Or, simply, don flippers for a snorkel or scuba dive.

On terra firma, holidaymakers flock to explore one of the state’s most visited National Parks – Myall Lakes – and discover the delights of both Booti Booti National Park and Wallingat National Park. Ancient rainforest, sacred Aboriginal Places, wildlife, bush trails, bike tracks, picnic spots, lookouts, waterholes and beaches provide countless natural adventures. 

A burgeoning foodie’s paradise, Forster Tuncurry’s eateries and food outlets all showcase the area’s fabulous and delicious produce; everything from the fresh seafood for which is it famed, to artisan cheeses, breads and preserves and home-grown wagyu beef!

But in keeping with its laidback and friendly holiday-vibe character, dining in Forster Tuncurry is always a no-fuss and relaxing experience – sharing great food, laughs and unforgettable sunsets at the end of an exhilarating day, before heading out tomorrow to sample more of nature’s bounty.hh


Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Three days in Forster-Tuncurry

Forster-Tuncurry is one of the main visitor hubs of the Barrington Coast of NSW. The twin towns offer a wide range of accommodation and a myriad of things to do to suit any family looking for adventure or just a relaxing break in the sun.

Generations of families have chosen Forster or Tuncurry as their yearly holiday escape and treasure their connection to the beaches and the lakes. New visitors discovering the area for the first time are smitten by its beauty and vow to return for more.

Families can choose the kind of accommodation to suit their needs. From bush and lake camping to high rise apartment penthouses with ocean and lake views, and everything in between.



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