Boating

THINGS TO DO

The waterways surrounding Forster-Tuncurry are an angler’s paradise. They are famous for seafood, and especially the Wallis Lake oysters. Whether it is a quiet spot on the Wallamba River, boating to a secret spot at the back of an island in Wallis Lake, or the adventure of a deep sea fishing trip, there is an experience on the water for everyone. If you haven’t got a boat, why not hire a boat in Forster-Tuncurry because Wallis Lake is too special to miss.

Forster-Tuncurry is renowned for its events. There’s monthly markets in the area every weekend in different locations, film festivals, concerts, adventure racing, triathlon, mountain biking, art exhibitions – the list of events is endless. To help you plan your visit, check out what’s on in my community.

Why not get back to nature…

Our local area has plenty of activities to offer, for example:

Try a bit of fishing...

If you’re planning to fish in the Forster-Tuncurry area, there’s plenty of options. To plan your fishing trip, have a look at a few local online sites:

  • Luke at Great Lakes Tackle regularly posts a fishing report which comprehensively covers offshore, Wallis Lake, Wallamba River and surrounds. If you’re not sure about what bait and gear to use, drop into Luke’s store.
  • At our local Forster BCF, Andy is the guy to talk to about Wallis Lake. He runs a Wallis Lake Fishing page. There’s a few people who know were the Snapper are in the lake, and he’s one of them. I recall Andy saying ‘fish very very light’… and it’s a great tip for Wallis Lake.
  • At Hallidays Point, Trevor writes a local fishing column in the Hallidays Point News Of Our World. It’s definitely worth a read. Trevor is a local legend who’s usually found on Nine Mile Beach (aka Tuncurry Beach) landing a massive Bream or Whiting, or feeding “his” resident Sea Eagle.

If you’re heading offshore through the Forster-Tuncurry Breakwall, please check the bar conditions through Marine Rescue and their Live Bar Cam before you head out. However, you don’t need a boat. The breakwall is a great fishing spot for all ages, and there’s plenty of land based options to choose from.

There is always good Snapper, Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Luderick, Tailor, Mulloway and pelagic fishing to be enjoyed in this area. And don’t forget that when you’re based at Hallidays Point, you’re not too far away from Gloucester. That opens up an opportunity to chase a Trout in the Trout Season, which is from the Tuesday after the June long weekend until midnight on the last Friday before the start of the October long weekend each year. While you’re over in that neck of the woods, Australian Bass can be found in the creeks.

You can be beach fishing on the coast one minute and within a two hour drive you can be targeting a tenacious trout in the high country.

Drop into the office – there’s plenty of keen fishers on site, and we’ll happily share a few tips. Stay a while, and we might even share a secret spot.

And grab a bite to eat...

At Hallidays Point, picking a spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner is challenging because we’re spoilt for choice. Within an easy reach of our caravan park, you can dine with a water view, picnic at the beach, or relax with a glorious sunset on the river. Indulge with fine seafood dining, excite your taste buds with Thai, or feast on Egyptian cuisine.

Based on guest feedback, here are our top picks (in no particular order):

There’s some terrific cafes with great views, for example:

Our area is famous for its local seafood and we have a few good fishers on site – so there’s always Paella at the Park or Catch of the Day! That’s how we roll at Hallidays Point Caravan Park. Our camp kitchen and garden is available for guests to cook up a feast for family and friends. There’s always something tasty for every fussy taste bud. Some of these eateries are open early, some are open until late. Make a list and tick them all off, one by delicious one. Of course, there’s some reliable takeaways which our office staff will advise you on.