Located just 30 minutes apart, Forster and Taree are situated only 300km north of Sydney and are popular holiday destinations renowned for their beautiful beaches, water activities, lovely natural environment, national parks and wonderful local produce.
The center of the renowned Great Lakes area, Forster is a seaside holiday destination dominated by water sports, scuba diving, sail boarding, fishing and dolphin cruises. Forster beaches are fabulous including the family-friendly protected waters of Main Beach along with nearby Burgess Beach and Pebbly Beach. Must visit Forster beaches also include McBrides Beach, One Mile Beach and the amazing Seven Mile Beach which offers ideal surfing and fishing and stretches from Cape Hawke south to Booti Hill and the Ruins.
There's also plenty to keep the nature lovers happy with picturesque walks along Bicentennial Trail and the spectacular views offered from the 223m of Cape Hawke's summit. The narrow peninsula just south of Forster connecting Cape Hawke with Seagull Point is known as the Booti Booti National Park and offers a spectacular natural environment and some of the best fishing in the entire state of New South Wales including beach, river, lake, rock and deep sea fishing. Don't miss trying the fresh local oysters harvested from the Wallis Lake farm.
Surrounded by spectacuar beaches, Taree is a major city on the New South Wales mid-north coast set on the Manning River and surrounded by lush rolling hills. Offering equally gorgeous natural attractions, Taree is the perfect base for exploring the stunning Manning River Valley including scenic drives through Coorabakh National Park, Tapin Tops National Park, Ellenborough Falls and the route from Wingham to Elands. It's also worth checking out the boardwalk through the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve sub-tropical rainforest.
Like most coastal holiday hot spots, Taree also offers excelling swimming, surfing, boating and fishing and is surrounded by charming little towns that dot the coastline from Wallabi Point to Crowdy Head and Old Bar. Just a short drive from downtown Taree, Wallabi Point and Old Bar offer excellent surfing and fishing, while Saltwater is home to a particularly beautiful beach. The Crowdy Head Lighthouse is just over half an hour's drive from Taree and offers amazing views of the ocean as well as a sensational spot for whale watching during the annual migration. If you're up for a bit of exploring, the nearby towns of Tinonee, Cundletown, Harrington, Hannam Vale, Manning Point and Halliday's Point offer plenty of hidden gems.