Forster Coastal Bicentennial Walk

Forster is a popular haven for watersports, right in the centre of the Great Lakes area, home to a number of fantastic beaches. Holiday makers revel in the safe beaches with netted rock pools, ocean baths, child-friendly lagoons and excellent surfing conditions. Resident bushwalkers can indulge in their passion whilst holidayers at this popular mid coast locality can do so as well. Our bushwalking expert Gregory Powell has road tested the walking trails in the district for everyone to explore.

The Forster Bicentennial Walk begins near the baths at Forster Main Beach, but it is worth adding an extra length by walking from the Tuncurry side, across the bridge that joins Forster to Tuncurry, one of the longest prestressed concrete bridges in the Southern Hemisphere. It provides you with sweeping views of the entrance to Wallis Lake. You may even see dolphins.

Once on the Forster side, it is an easy matter to walk up by the caravan park to the breakwater which protects the entrance to Cape Hawke Harbour and Wallis Lake. From here it is possible to follow the beach around to the baths or to climb the stairs of the Rotary Walk to Pilot Hill Lookout.

Read more in Edition 75 of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.

Pictured above: The lookout tower on Cape Hawke. Story and Images Gregory Powell.