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Local Area Information
The Great Lakes Visitors' 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.
The Forster/Tuncurry area has a number of beaches.
Tuncurry Beach is located at the end of Rockpool Rd, Tuncurry. It offers surfing with a rock pool, grassed areas, a kiosk, showers, toilets, playground and picnic area with barbecue facilities. You can walk out to the end of the breakwater where dolphins can often be seen at play.
Forster Beach is adjacent the southern breakwater in Forster. Patrolled in season, it has ammenities, a kiosk, picnic facilities and ocean baths at its eastern edge. Adjacent the baths is Second Head and on the southern side of this headland is Pebbly Beach which is another good surfing spot.
A little further south is The Tanks, an unusual rock formation where the waves spray water into a protected safe swimming area.
One Mile Beach is another good surfing location with grassed picnic - barbecue areas, a surf club, a kiosk, showers and toilets. It is patrolled is season.
Burgess Beach is next going south, a small and quiet beach accessed by a steep path which runs off Burgess St. It is a good spot for families, with plenty of small rock cave formations.
Surfing can also be enjoyed at Bulls Paddock, which is part of Seven Mile Beach, south of Cape Hawke.
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 until it reaches Burgess Beach.
Great Lakes Aquatic Centre -
Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428
Phone (02) 6591 7199
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