Located 300km north of Sydney, Forster and Taree are just half an hour apart and are the ideal spots for a relaxing holiday thanks for their beautiful beaches and laidback lifestyle. If indulgence is what you're after you'll enjoy boutique wine, local cafes, award-winning chefs and fresh local seafood. However, if you're looking for a little more adventure there's plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the wonderful natural environment including bushwalking, watersports, horse riding and fishing in both Forster and Taree. In fact, Forster and Taree offer some of the best fishing in New South Wales including, lake, river, beach, rock and deep sea fishing. Taree also offers a fantastic base for exploring the wonderful natural attractions of the nearby Manning River Valley including the coast, hinterland, national parks, state forests and charming villages.
Forster and Taree are popular seaside holiday destinations that are particularly popular with families for their summer holidays. Boasting an excellent range of dining and leisure activities, visitors love the beautiful beaches and water activities including swimming, paddle boats and whale watching during the annual migration of humpbacks from May to November. Cape Hawke is a popular spot to visit and offers wonderful views of the Great Lakes. The marina offers a great range of shopping and activity hire as well as an excellent range of river activities such as picnic areas, rope swings and so fantastic fishing. Some of the region's most popular beaches include the family friendly Elizabeth Beach, the clothing optional Shelly Beach, the surfing hot spot of Boomerang Beach and the lovely and long Blueys Beach. Forster & Taree Attractions
Located on New South Wales' mid-north coast, getting to Forster and Taree is easy. Situated just off the Pacific Highway, Forster and Taree are an easy 2.5-3 hour drive from Sydney, 2 hours from Newcastle, 5 hours from Tamworth and 8 hours from Brisbane. If you plan on flying into Forster and Taree, the Newcastle Airport services both holiday destinations and operates regular services with Jetstar and Virgin throughout Australia. Shuttle services are also available from the airport to both Forster and Taree. If you prefer to travel by coach, Busways, Forster Coaches, Greyhound Australia and Holiday Coast Connections all operate daily services between Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Forster and Taree. For those wanting to travel by rail, the XPT train runs services daily between Brisbane and Sydney, stopping in Taree.