… a great place to retire
Just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney, Black Head Beach, Forster and the Great Lakes region has a diverse ecosystem teeming with wildlife, the Great Lakes – Myall, Smiths and Wallis – is a wonderful location to retire. From still lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches and national park wilderness, the region is a haven for water related activities, such as dolphin cruises, fishing, sailboarding and scuba diving. Between May and November, go whale watching with local tour operators to see humpbacks on their annual migration. Go bushwalking or just enjoy a stroll along one of the many beautiful beaches or rivers. It’s all on the doorstep of over 55s retirement community.
Black Head Beach and Forster Main Beach have ocean swimming pools, (or alternatively our village residents can use The Shores indoor, heated, 25 metre swimming pool). A short drive south of Forster is Pacific Palms, a small town bordering Wallis and Smiths lakes and the ocean. You’ll find plenty of places for fishing, stand-up paddleboarding and surfing. In Wallingat National Park, take the trail to the breathtaking Whoota Whoota lookout.Another popular spot is One Mile Beach, which has barbecue facilities, and visit Wallis Lake for fresh local oysters. Booti Booti National Park is a peninsula between the lake and the sea. Two hours’ drive inland is Barrington Tops National Park.
Bulahdelah is 50 minutes’ drive southwest of Foster and is the gateway to the shallow lakes of stunning Myall Lakes National Park and The Grandis, the tallest known tree in NSW. Cruise the lakes in the national park, home to pelicans, sea eagles, kangaroos and koalas.
At Hawks Nest, on the southern shores of the Great Lakes, you can stroll along Hawks Nest Beach to the scenic lookout at Yacaaba Headland. From Hawks Nest, drive across the ‘whistling’ bridge to Tea Gardens for fresh local oysters and a wooden ferry trip with the chance of spotting wild dolphins.
At Halliday Shores we have the best of both worlds – beautiful national parks and lakes yet, we’re just a few minutes stroll from the beach.
Retirement Living at its best ..
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