Forster is located on the mid-north coast of NSW. Just 3 hours north of Sydney and only 15 minutes from the pristine beach of Black Head – where Halliday Shores Retirement Village is located.
A haven for water activities, Forster is a seaside town in the beautiful Great Lakes. Enjoy gorgeous beaches such a Forster Main Beach, which has ocean baths, taste fresh plump oysters, and walk to spectacular national park lookouts. Whale watching is popular, too. And of course, Black Head Beach which was awarded the friendliest, cleanest and most environmentally friendly beach in the whole of New South Wales – Black Head Beach is one of the 10 best dive sites in all of Australia.
Dolphin and whale cruises, fishing, sailboarding and scuba diving are among the water activities in Forster, just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney in the marvellous Great Lakes region. The beaches around Forster are beautiful, starting with Main Beach and its ocean baths.
A short walk from Main Beach is Pebbly Beach, a popular location for snorkelling. Other beaches to enjoy include One Mile Beach and McBrides Beach, ideal to escape for a day. Seven Mile Beach stretches south from Cape Hawke to Booti Hill and the Ruins, great for fishing and surfing.
Few places offer such a superb choice of fishing, from deep-sea charters to lake, rock and river or beach fishing. Amble along the Bicentennial Trail, sample fresh local oysters farmed in Wallis Lake and explore Booti Booti National Park, a narrow isthmus between the lake and the sea.
For spectacular views, climb the stairs of Cape Hawke lookout in the national park. Whales migrate along the coast of NSW between May and November. You can take a whale-watching cruise with local tours.
More things to see and do around Forster:
- Shopping: Forster also has a good shopping centre – The Stockland Shopping Centre. For all of your shopping needs from supermarkets, optometrists, fashion and much more!
- There’s also a great golf course for the golfers – see the website here
- Community Market
- Farmer’s Market
- Eating out around Forster – click here
Halliday Shores Retirement Village is located just a 15 minute drive from Forster and is one of the few beach-side retirement communities in Australia. If you are considering a retirement village at Forster, contact us for more information or to arrange and obligation-free visit!