Forster, NSW

Forster is on Pacific Highway (A1)

Forster Attractions

Bennetts Head Lookout

At the northern end of One Mile Beach is Bennetts Head Lookout where you can enjoy 360 degree views of the area. There is a giant sand-hill at the northern end of the beach which is popular for sand sliding and sand boarding.There is a turning circle at the end of the street adjacent to the viewing platform and a walkway that takes you to One Mile Beach.

To get to Bennetts Head Lookout, travel south from the Wallis Lake Bridge for 800 metres along The Lakes Way, then continue straight ahead instead of turning right to stay on The Lakes Way. Follow this street for 2.5 kilometres and the lookout is on the left.

Cape Hawke Lookout

Located at the northern end of the Booti Booti National Park, this lookout gives 360 degree uninterrupted views from an 8.4 metre tower that was built especially so that you can enjoy these views. This tower is 500 metres from the car park via 420 steps. An entry fee of $8.00 per- car- per- day applies to enter the National Park (price as of 2015).

Turn east off The Lakes Way at the roundabout, 5 kilometres south of the Wallis Lake Bridge onto Cape Hawke Drive.( It is signposted to the lookout at the roundabout). Travel 2.5 kilometres then veer left at the first intersection. Follow this narrow sealed road for 1.2 kilometres to the car parking area where there is a covered picnic table.

Forster Arts & Crafts Centre

This Centre is the largest working craft centre in NSW and provides a diverse collection of locally made handcrafts and works of art for sale. Included are toys, pottery, sculpture, original paintings, jewellery, patchwork, woodwork, leatherwork, quilling, beading, decoupage, baby wear and china painting. No visit to Forster/Tuncurry would be complete without seeing this fabulous Centre, where members can be seen working at their craft.

Drive south from Forster on The Lakes Way then turn west onto Green Point Road then turn right into Seabreeze Parade.

This page last reviewed on 13 Apr 2016