Forster/Tuncurry Area and Activities

Visitors Centre

The Forster / Tuncurry Visitors Information Centre is open seven days a week and is located in Little Street, Forster, adjacent the lake. You can contact them on (02) 6554 8799, or toll-free 1800 802 692. It conducts bookings and can provide tourist maps, tide charts and fishing guides, and information regarding local attractions, eco tours, walking tours, accommodation, activities as well as cruises relating to deep-sea fishing, dolphin-watching etc. Check out the Explore the Great Lakes website for more local activities.

The Beaches

The Forster-Tuncurry area has a number of beaches:

  • Tuncurry Beach, offers surfing with a rock pool, kiosk, picnic area etc.
  • Forster Beach, adjacent the southern breakwater in Forster is patrolled in season.
    The ocean baths are at its eastern edge.
  • Pebbly Beach is the next beach along, which is another good surfing spot.
  • The Tanks, an unusual rock wall formation where waves spray water into a protected safe swimming area.
  • One Mile Beach is another good surfing location, with a surf club, kiosk, showers and toilets. It is patrolled in season.
  • Burgess Beach is a small and quiet beach accessed by a steep path off Burgess St. It has plenty of small rock cave formations and calm tidal pools to swim in.
  • Bulls Paddock, which is part of Seven Mile Beach, south of Cape Hawke, also features excellent surfing.

The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk

The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk commences off North St, near the ocean baths of Forster Beach. It leads eastwards over Second Head along the foreshore, between Bennetts Head Rd and the ocean, past The Tanks, through Bennetts Head Reserve and south past One Mile Beach to Burgess Beach.