We hook the camper trailer up and this time we are heading north to Forster, on the mid-north coast of NSW. It is absolutely pouring with rain as we leave Sydney, which doesn’t bode well for a camping holiday. We have booked three nights away and we are staying at the BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster Tuncurry. As we drive further away from Sydney, the rain eases off and finally stops, which is a huge relief! We finally arrive and set up the camper trailer, the process is getting quicker the more we do it. We have been allocated a fantastic location that is right opposite the bay.
The rest of the afternoon was spent checking out the large group of pelicans, playing in the sand and having a paddle around in the kayaks.
When looking at places to see while in Forster, I’d noticed a notation in google maps for Green Cathedral. On our second day in the area, we decide to go and check it out. The drive doesn’t take too long and before we know it, we have arrived at our destination. We walk to the cathedral section and it is a lovely outdoor church area on the banks of Wallis Lake. It is so pretty and there’s even a friend or two you could meet along the way. There’s really not much to do here though, so we don’t spend much time here.
After Green Cathedral, we decided to check out Elizabeth Beach, which is just a short drive away. It is pretty deserted and that’s probably got something to do with the fact that the water is very rough and no lifeguards are on duty! We splash around up to our knees for a little while, but then decide to head back.
We check out Forster Marina and the really cool bridge that spans the Coolongolook River and connects Tuncurry and Forster. It’s right near the city centre, so it’s a great place to have lunch while enjoying the scenery.
Forster Main Beach
After a morning of fishing, we then decide that it’s time we went to the beach and had a nice cool swim in the water since it is so hot! We set off and find the sea pool at the Main Beach. The water is lovely and cool and it’s very refreshing. The sun is also really hot, so we splash around for about 45 minutes or so. Just enough for me to get really sunburnt on my back where I’d missed putting sunscreen! Needless to say, my sleep that night was very painful!
And that’s about it for our quick holiday to Forster! We had a great few days away and really enjoyed the scenery of the mid-north coast, we even got to see a dolphin swim by in Ohmas Bay! I hope one day to return there.