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“Forster is the jewel of the NSW north coast and the beating heart of the Great Lakes”

When you drive over the bridge to Forster and you will instantly see why people love coming back to stay with us at Forster Holiday Rentals. Nestled between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by National and Marine Parks.

Forster is home to some of the regions biggest events and celebrates the whale watching season each year in spectacular style.

The town site, was originally known as ‘Minimbah’, when it was first surveyed in 1869 but was renamed Forster in 1870 after William Forster, the then secretary of lands and later Premier of New South Wales. Timber, milling, shipbuilding and fishing were the principal industries in the early days with sailing ships and then steamships carried fortnightly cargoes to Sydney. The first oyster lease at Forster was granted in 1884. Forster is now famous for its oysters and is the largest provider of Sydney Rock Oysters in Australia.

“Where Wallis lake meets the Tasman sea, lies the beautiful township of Tuncurry”

You will find a community connected to the water and living a coastal Australian dream. Tuncurry is bounded by the Wallamba river, Wallis Lake and the Tasman Sea. It boasts a village style atmosphere, with plenty of shopping, activities, large open spaces, and excellent surfing. Tuncurry is the northern gateway to the Great Lakes and at its heart is the spectacular bridge crossing Wallis Lake to Forster.

Tuncurry and Forster have always been connected. Before the completion of the bridge in 1959 there was a punt. The towns still share special events and festivals and have a rich history.

If it is fishing you are after then Tuncurry is the place. The town is famous for its fishing, infact the name ‘Tuncurry’ actually means plenty fish in the local indigneous language. From here you can satisfy any fishing dream you have with estuary, river and deep sea fishing all in easy reach.

“Green Point is a small and unique village on the edge of Wallis lake mid way between Forster and Pacific Palms”

The landscape is dominated by the sand dunes of 7 mile beach, Booti Booti National Park and the Wallis Lake broadwater. Within the village you will find B&B’s and cafes.

Along the shoreline there are walks and an access point for launching boats. Nearby is the home of the Great Lakes Sailing Club and the famous Green Cathedral.

If you are looking for a secret spot to get back to nature and relax then Green Point is for you.

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