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Forster Local Area

Forster Backpackers is centrally located within easy walking distance to all that Forster has to offer.

If your idea of a perfect holiday is relaxing by the beach, fishing, shopping, scuba diving or snorkeling Forster is the perfect place for you.

The Great Lakes Region

Located in the Great Lakes region on the Mid-North coast of NSW, Forster is an easy drive of just over 3hrs from Sydney.
Forster is the ideal place to take your next well deserved break.

The Grest Lakes region has some of the most amazing landscapes in the country, everything from expansive national parks and forests through to historic rural hinterlands and everything in between, of coarse not forgeting some of the best waterways you will find anywhere.

The great Lakes region is made up of 3 lake systems, Wallis, Smiths and Myall Lakes, simply put some of the most diverse habitat in the country.

Wallis lake is one of the cleanest & clearest lakes in the country which makes it the ideal home for the Famous Wallis Lake Oysters. If is love water sports this is a great place to start, everything from waterskiing, boating, fishing, swimming or anything else you could think of.

Smiths Lake is the smallest of the 3, located between Wallis and Myall lakes, Smiths lake is surrounded by National Parks and is protected by a sandbar known as Cellito Beach, Smiths Lake offers warm calm waters perfect for that relaxing swim.

Myall Lake is listed as a wetland of internation importance with RAMSAR.
An incredible 280 bird species can be found in and around the lake, making it a bird watchers paradise.
There are also camp sites and fishing hot spots all around the lake, with over 40km of Beaches, forests, tracks and trails you will find more than enough to keep you busy.

Local Area 360 Tours

Wallis Lake Jetty

Main Beach & Beach Bums Cafe

Main Beach & Rock Pool

Forster/Tuncurry Bridge