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Just north of the Myall Lakes and on a long coastal peninsula that separates the Wallis Lake from the ocean, Forster is a popular resort township.

Image: "Forster" (CC BY 2.0) by aussiegtl

Forster is built around Wallis Lake which enters the ocean at the north of the town and where the bridge to the twin township of Tuncurry is located. Forster is a boating and water sports paradise with access to the protected river feed lake and as well, great coastal beaches.

Wallis Lake is 26 kilometers long and is filled over 30 variously sized island with much of the lake set aside for oyster farms.

The township named is pronounced as “foster.”

Image: By Anonymous Dissident (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

There are thirteen beautiful coastal beaches in close proximity to Foster with many along Lakes Way, the road along the long peninsula separating lake from ocean.  Two of the most popular beaches are the Forster Main Beach and One Mile beach, both of which are patrolled during the summer and holidays months. Surfing is also popular at Pebbly Beach.

Forster – Tuncurry has a commercial fishing fleet and the towns formed around the fishing and oyster farming.  The population of both is around 19,000 people but being only four hours drive from Sydney, swells considerably during the holiday periods when the townships holiday accommodation is usually full to the brim.