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Weekend Getaway in Forster

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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published February 18th 2013
[ADVERT]For those of you who love to take short breaks just to get away from the pressures of urban life, Forster is truly a great spot to rejuvenate yourself completely; you can unwind yourself on the beaches, get close to nature by talking walks, find the treasures from weekend markets, pamper yourself by enjoying Wallis Lakes oysters, and much more.

Forster is about 320 kilometres north of Sydney, or four hours drive. Located in the Great Lakes area, Forster is connected to Tuncurry, attracting people to come over the town for short holiday breaks.

Forster Main Beach on North Street is a beautiful beach. Adjacent to the beach, you'll find Forster Break Wall and the Forster Ocean Baths. Whenever I get a chance to Forster for short breaks, I always love taking a leisurely stroll along this waterfront; relaxing and peaceful.

Forster Main Beach
Forster Main Beach

Forster Break Wall
Forster Break Wall

Simply continuing your exploration, you can find Pebbly Beach after taking a short walk along the coast from Forster Main Beach. The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk commences off North Street, near the ocean baths of Forster Beach. As its name suggests, this is a spot where you can see stretches of round ocean polished rocks. It is not something you can find easily from other beaches.

Pebbly Beach
A walk along the coast from Forster Main Beach, you can reach the lovely Pebbly Beach.

Pebbly Beach
Pebbly Beach

Close to Pebbly Beach are The Tanks'. The rock formations at The Tanks create natural rock pools for swimming as it is protected from the breakers.

An unusual rock formation at The 'Tanks'
An unusual rock formation at The 'Tanks'

If you love oysters, then don't miss Wallis Lakes oysters. Renowned for their flavour, Wallis Lake oysters certainly whet your appetite.

Adding to all these attractions, weekend markets are a great way for you to bring home beautiful craft and fresh local produce. There is no shortage of choices; check out Forster Town Markets, Forster Farmers Markets, Tea Gardens Village Markets, Tuncurry Markets, and Blackhead Bazaar.

Forster is a wonderful town for a short stay; its scenic spots are what I love the most.
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Why? A great place for you to unwind and get close to nature.
Where: About 320 km north of Sydney
Your Comment
It's great that the article is supported by photos.
by lucia (score: 1|25) 2927 days ago
Hi Jo, Lucia, thank you for your message. I hope you enjoy reading the article. Wendy
by Wendy (score: 2|884) 2927 days ago
Hi Anita, if you have time, you may consider going to Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. It is not that far away. Forster is a lovely place. Enjoy your trip.
by Wendy (score: 2|884) 2927 days ago
Lovely scene, Wendy. I would love to go there one day : )
You should try to do some watercolour painting
by jo-si (score: 1|65) 2930 days ago
It's a great help, as I am going to stay 4 days with friends on April.

by pingc (score: 0|2) 2927 days ago
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