What You Need to Know About Wallis Lake

Dive into the Wonders of Wallis Lake: Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure and Serenity

Wallis Lake, a stunning natural gem on the Barrington Coast, Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It’s a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Nestled between Forster and Tuncurry, this pristine lake offers something for everyone, from delicious oysters to breathtaking sunsets. Let’s dive into some things you need to know about Wallis Lake.

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Sydney Rock Oysters

Wallis Lake is renowned for its Sydney rock oysters, some of the finest in the world. The clean, clear waters of the lake create the perfect environment for these oysters to thrive. You can find them on many local restaurant menus or buy them fresh from the source at one of the local oyster farms. You can even do an oyster tour where you will experience wading through oyster leases, then finish off harvesting and shucking oysters from the waters you’re standing in. These oysters are a true delicacy, offering a taste of the region’s pristine marine environment.

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Size Matters

Wallis Lake is one of the largest coastal lakes in New South Wales, spanning over 98 square kilometres. It receives waters from a number of inflowing streams and rivers, including the Coolongolook, Wallingat, Wang Wauk and Wallamba rivers, Pipers Creek and Wallamba Cove. Its extensive size provides a diverse range of habitats for marine life and plenty of space for water activities. Whether you’re into boating, fishing, or kayaking, Wallis Lake has plenty of room for you to explore and enjoy.

Things to do at Wallis Lake

Wallis Lake is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing is a popular activity, with the lake teeming with bream, flathead, and whiting. Kayaking and paddleboarding offer a peaceful way to explore the lake’s serene waters. For those who prefer land-based activities, the surrounding area boasts beautiful walking trails and picnic spots with stunning views.

Marine Life at Wallis Lake

The biodiversity of Wallis Lake is impressive. Apart from its famous oysters, the lake is home to a variety of fish species, crab species, dolphins, an endangered species of seahorses and more. The seagrass beds and mangroves around the lake create a rich and vibrant ecosystem, making it a fantastic spot for snorkelling and underwater photography. Make sure you keep an eye in the sky too, there are several bird species around the area including sea eagles, harriers, kites, kestrals, and more.

Image courtesy of Destination NSW. Aerial overlooking stand up paddleboarders on Wallis Lake,

Stunning Sunsets

One of the most magical experiences at Wallis Lake is witnessing the sunset. The expansive waters of the lake reflect the changing colours of the sky, creating a breathtaking display. Whether you’re on a boat, a kayak, or simply sitting by the shore, the sunsets here are something you won’t want to miss.

p.s. it’s one of the only places on the East coast of Australia that you can watch a sunset over water!

Wallis Lake offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and exciting activities. Plan your visit and book your stay with Pacific Coat Holidays to make the most of this incredible destination. We have holiday homes to suit all needs and budgets. Discover the wonders of Wallis Lake and create unforgettable memories.

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