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Forster Keys: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Forster Town Beach

Forster Main Beach is located on North Street.

The beach fronts an area of 563 metres from Forster Breakwall to the Forster Ocean Baths. It is a protected beach, making it ideal for families. There is generally not large surf, but if it does get big it has adjacent ocean baths.

Forster Surf Club is located here and it is framed by Pilot Hill and Second Head, both of which offer nice walking trails.

North Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 3.6K from Forster Keys

One Mile Beach

The stretch of beach known as One Mile is located in the residential area of Forster and is extremely popular with surfers and families. Patrolled during the holidays and on weekends the beach is bordered by a large park with barbecue, picnic facilities and playground equipment.

The northern end is the access to Bennett's Head lookout where 360 degree views of the area can be enjoyed. It also boasts Giant Sandhill ,popular for sand sliding and boarding.

Plus there's a stretch of white sand where dolphins can regularly be seen surfing the waves in the clear water.

Underwood road
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 3.7K from Forster Keys

Boomerang Beach

Renowned for its excellent surfing waves, Boomerang beach is a popular family beach for those holidaying in the Pacific Palms area.

Ringed in the north by Booti Booti National Park the headland and rocky outcrop provides ideal snorkelling, rock pools and shelter, whilst the southern headland is responsible for the ideal waves surfers enjoy.

The crystal clear waters, white sand and frolicking dolphins make this an ideal family beach, particularly in summer holidays when the beach is patrolled.

Boomerang Drive,
Pacific Palms
Boomerang Beach, NSW, 2428

Located 14.0K from Forster Keys

Forster Keys: Events

Forster Ultimate Triathlon Festival

Ultimate Forster Triathlon Festival is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas with the exciting new Ultimate event adding to the triathlon festival. Get set for an experience of a lifetime as an expected field of over 1,000 triathletes race on the course where it all began, Forster the birth place of triathlon.

Ultimate Forster also offers family and friends of athletes the perfect get away. Whether it is for a week or just the weekend Forster - Tuncurry is a scenic playground with a mountain of holiday activities to enjoy.

Part of a weekend of triathlon festivities including the kids miniman triathlon, teams relay, Sprint, Enforcer and Enticer triathlons, Forster Ultimate Triathlon Festival will be on the top of the must do list for the 2016-17 season.

To register and for further information, check out the website.

Event Dates
      15th Oct
      16th Oct

Forster Keys
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 0.5K from Forster Keys

Forster Adventure Race and Junior Spirit

Experience the most stunning multisport race on the East Coast and tackle the Forster Adventure Race.

The 67 kilometre course has something for everyone and promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking you across some of the most challenging and scenic landscapes the Great Lakes has to offer. Swim in the clear waters off Pacific Palms, run around rugged escarpments and forests, mountain bike through green forests with a mix of trails and single track, paddle on pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and finally run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach.

There is also the Junior Spirit Super Kids obstacle race a unique event just for kids.

If you are into adventure, looking for a challenge, or love the outdoors then this is the weekend for you. Get your gear sorted, entry in, grab some friends, book your accommodation and lock it in!

North Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 3.7K from Forster Keys

Opera by the Lake

The Rotary Club of Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Creative Network have come together to bring you an afternoon full of culture by the beautiful Wallis Lake - an Opera Gala to remember with arias and ensembles from the world's most adored operas.

You'll recognise tunes you've always known with sublime favourites from Carmen, Rigoletto, La Boh?me, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and more.

In the beautiful setting of Tuncurry's John Wright Park, this operatic celebration is presented by Opera Bites in their usual style - an engaging combination of light-hearted banter, joie de vivre and sublime tunes.

Tickets are also available from the Forster Visitor Information Centre, Little Street, Forster. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.

No cancellation or refund available for ticket purchases. Booking fees apply.

John Wright Park
Tuncurry, NSW, 2428

Located 4.3K from Forster Keys

Lakeside Festival: Forster Tuncurry

The Lakeside Festival is a feast of music, art, food and wine. Chilling with a glass of vino and scrumptious food. A day listening to some hot tunes, to suit all tastes with gorgeous lake views at Forster - Tuncurry.

Funky art, cool exhibits/displays, kids entertainment and you have a great day out for the whole family. Free local shuttle bus available and under 16's are free. Bring a chair or throw down a picnic rug and enjoy this unique, boutique music festival.

Make a weekend of it with a family friendly "Movies under the Stars" by the lake on Friday evening. Bring the family to the picturesque Wallis Lake foreshore, grab some dinner and a glass of wine from one of the local producer stalls. Gates open at 6pm the movie screens at 7.30pm when the stars come out.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

Manning Street
Tuncurry, NSW, 2428

Located 4.3K from Forster Keys

HIF NSW Surfmasters presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat

The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat will once again be four days of competition at Boomerang Beach. Hoping to replicate the waves they've scored over the last two years, Surfing NSW is stoked to be able to run the event in the mid-north location of Boomerang Beach and Forster once again for 2016.

The event crowns not only the best NSW surfmasters aged 35 years and over, but also combine to announce the open single fin champion for 2016.

This event has risen from strength to strength over the last two years and Surfing NSW are proud host the event with the amazing talent pool of surfmasters in NSW.

This event will again determine the "NSW Surfmasters Team" for 2016. The team will travel to Coffs Harbour for 2016 and compete for the state at the Australian Surf Festival in August.

Event Dates
      16th Jun
      17th Jun
      18th Jun
      19th Jun

Boomerang Beach Road,
The Pavilion
Boomerang Beach, NSW, 2428

Located 14.4K from Forster Keys

Forster Keys: Travel Tips

Forster Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Forster Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area. The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.

2 Little Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 3.6K from Forster Keys

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