The beauty of Forster-Tuncurry is that although it is not far once you arrive it will feel like you are a million miles away. Sydney is an easy 3hr drive, Newcastle 90min, Tamworth 3.5hrs and Coffs Harbour 3.5hrs. Whether you are coming from the north or the south you will meet the Lakes Way. Follow the Lakes Way to Forster and keep an eye out for dolphins as you cross the bridge from Tuncurry to Forster.
Travelling from Sydney
Access the M1 at Wahroonga and follow this towards Newcastle until it becomes the A1. Then stay on the A1 all the way to Failford turn off, follow Failford Road, turn right onto the Lakes Way to Wharf street in Forster. Alternatively you can take the Lakes Way turn off north of Bulahdelah, follow the Lakes Way through the Palms to reach Forster. You will pass Stocklands Shopping centre as you reach Forster where you can shop for basics and groceries.
Travelling from Newcastle
Head towards Hexham and the A1. Then stay on the A1 to the Failford turning. Follow Failford Road until reach the Lakes Way, turn right and follow to Wharf Street Forster. For an alternative route you can take the Lakes way turn off north of Bulahdelah and reach Forster via Pacific Palms.
Travelling from Tamworth
Take Tamworth – Nundle Road, Ogunbil Road, Nowendoc Road, Topdale Road towards Thunderbolts Way. Stay on Thunderbolts Way until you reach the Bucketts Way then follow this road to Krambach where you will head towards Nabiac and the A1. North of Nabiac take Failford Road to meet the Lakes Way then follow the Lakesway, through to Forster.
The best form of public transport to Forster -Tuncurry is bus. You can catch a bus from Sydney, Broadmeadow Station (Newcastle), Forster and Taree Station. Use Busways 150 and 151 routes. The nearest airport (Jetstar, Qantas & Virgin) is Newcastle where you can hire car or catch a bus into Newcastle CBD to meet up with the Busways Great Lakes service. You can also catch a train to Newcastle or Taree stations and a bus from there.
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