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Local Attractions

Head North and discover untouched natural beauty




A thriving coastal community, known for its stunning waters offers the perfect place to swim, surf, shop and eat. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and cliff top walks Forster also offers many different shopping and restaurant experiences, dolphin and whale watching tours and fishing boat hire. Close by you will also find the Bicentennial Trail, Cape Hawke and Booti Booti National Park.

Hiking in Forest

The Manning Valley


Made up of 9 National Parks, 46km of pristine coastline and a double delta river system, the mighty Manning is an adventures paradise. With endless walking trails, mountain biking tracks, waterfalls and lookouts is not to be missed. There are also a number of hinterland towns scattered throughout the area with unique markets, cafes, and vintage shops. 



Hike up the Alumin Mountain trail to take in the stunning views of the local area, visit the historic court house or enjoy a refreshing drink at the local pub and enjoy the river views. There are also a number of small privately owned and operated wineries and local sustainable 

produce farms in the local area which offer unique and memorable tasting experiences. 

Head East and visit the pristine coast line


The Great Lakes


A diverse ecosystem teeming with wildlife. Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lake offer a wonderful range of water activities such as dolphin cruises, fishing, sailboarding, kayaking and scuba diving.

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Seal Rocks


Explore the pristine coastline,  swim in the crystal clear waters, take in the spectacular views from the local lighthouse or 4wd across some of the most beautiful beaches.

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Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest

Discover the gateway to the spectacular Great Lakes Region. Home to an array of restaurants and cafes, unspoilt beaches and beautiful waterways. Catch the ferry to Nelsons bay for the day, enjoy a paddling tour or head to the water for some serious surfing and fishing. 

Head West and explore the stunning national parks




A quaint country town, situated below the magnificent Buckets Mountain Range offers the outdoor enthusiast adventures galore. Horse ride, Kayak, white water raft, hike, 4wd to name just a few. For those less adventurous, take a stroll down the high street and enjoy the many coffee shops, the art gallery and local markets on designated weekends. For those wanting to explore further a field, Gloucester is the gateway to the world renowned Barrington Tops National Park. 

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Barrington Tops National Park


Immerse yourself in the renowned World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. A spectacular destination to explore ancient rainforests, rugged moutnain ranges and rapid rivers. 4WD, hike, abseil, kyak or bushwalking your way through this unspoilt oasis.

Just down the road the infamous Gloucester tops can also be accessed by car to discover spectacular waterfalls, secluded picnic spots and a number of walking trails.  



A gorgeous little historic country town dropped in convict history. With some of the oldest building in New South Wales its the perfect place to walk around and admire its significance. If you have the time why not try the 'Heritage Walk'. 

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