Still travelling along the coast, we visited a town called Forster (apparently pronounced as Foster 🤣). It’s adjacent to another town called Tuncurry and both towns are connected by a decent-looking bridge.
Like most coastal towns, Forster has a lot of walking tracks, amazing lookouts, and beaches + ocean baths. We walked the Booti Hill-Lakeside Walking Track loop and the Cape Hawke Lookout. I also walked part of the Bicentennial Walk. We drove to a few lookouts, and we both had our favourite, Whoota Whoota Lookout. The lookout was quite far from the centre (it’s within a National Park), but it was a worthwhile visit as the view from up there was just breathtaking. Of course, I also had a favourite sunset view. I loved the view at Lakeside Sunset Picnic Area. We watched the sun setting by the lake a couple of times.
So, what’s unique about Forster? I guess, our campsite (and the other campsites along the same road) was quite unique. It was my first time sleeping and staying in a site situated between a lake and the ocean. The road was too narrow, I could hear both the ocean and lake while we were in the caravan.
Where did we stay?
Camp Elim: It was my first time sleeping and staying in a site situated between a lake and the ocean (will post a photo). The road was too narrow, I could hear both the ocean and lake while we were in the caravan. The site was spacious. Free internet, not fast but ok. The site was affordable as compared to other sites in Forster. It was 15min drive from the centre, but who cares if you have the best sunset view and the uncrowded beaches near the area. Don’t be intimidated by the religious implications of the site, the staff there are friendly and won’t force you into doing anything. I also enjoyed Elim’s basketball court.