'Mansfield by the Lake' Bed & Breakfast, Forster is a fantastic getaway from the Hustle & Bustle of every day life, ideal for single guests or couples and limited to a maximum of 2 adult guests 1 x double bed only.
The Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Green Point, between the gorgeous Great Lakes and pristine Ocean Beaches of Seven Mile Beach, beautifully surrounded by National Parks.
We love to interact with our guests, providing information and details on what to see and do, from Whale Watching May to November, Dolphin Nursery, Kaolas, Beaches, Fishing and heaps more
And, of course, the best places to eat for you
Your Mansfield Information Pack provides tremendous details on the local area, we do try and forward to you before your visit but if time does not permit ... it will be waiting for you
Wallis Lake, with beautiful views, swimming, fishing, walks and photographic opportunities can be viewed from a 5 minute walk from your accommodation ... evening is the best to capture so spectacular snaps...
Lovely Beach Walks are also available at Seven Mile Beach, just park South & Beach Side near the intersection of Green Point Dr and Lakesway 5 minute drive, then 5 minute walk – more energetic walkers make the trip by foot for a short walk to the Beach ... just fantastic to watch the sunrise...
Just 15 minutes from the popular Holiday Destination of Forster NSW Population 22,000 with many Clubs, Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaways...not serviced by Club/Hotel Courtesy Buses – approximate one way Taxi cost is $30.00
We have a steep drive or quite a number of steps and are not suitable for mobility restricted guests.
It is NON SMOKING and not pet friendly although you will be warmly and noisily greeted by our 2 Japanese Spitz – Hugo & Mishka
Your "Mansfield" Information Pack includes Rick's Best Bits of the lock area, from Whale & Dolphin Cruises to Beach Horse Riding to our best Restaurants ...
Looking forward to welcoming you into our home.
Come Getaway & Relax
What To See & Do
Things To Do In Forster & The Great Lakes
Forster Visitors Centre
The Great Lakes Visitors' Centre is open seven days a week and is located in Little Street, Forster, adjacent the lake. You can contact them on or, toll-free . It conducts bookings and can provide tourist maps, tide charts and fishing guides, and information regarding local attractions, Eco tours, walking tours, accommodation, activities as well as cruises relating to deep sea fishing, dolphin watching etc.
The Forster Tuncurry area has a number of beaches:
Tuncurry Beach, offers surfing with a rock pool, kiosk, picnic area etc.
Forster Beach, adjacent the southern breakwater in Forster is patrolled in season.
The ocean baths are at its eastern edge.
Pebbly Beach is the next beach along, which is another good surfing spot.
The Tanks, an unusual rock formation where the waves spray water into a protected safe swimming area.
One Mile Beach is another good surfing location, with a surf club, kiosk, showers and toilets. It is patrolled in season.
Burgess Beach is a small and quiet beach accessed by a steep path off Burgess St. It has plenty of small rock cave formations.
Bulls Paddock, which is part of Seven Mile Beach, south of Cape Hawke, also features excellent surfing.
The Bicentennial Coastal Walk
The Bicentennial Coastal Walk commences on our doorstep, passing over Pilot Hill joining Forster Main Beach and continuing past the ocean baths on Forster Beach. It leads eastwards over Second Head along the foreshore, between Bennetts Head Rd and the ocean, past The Tanks, through Bennetts Head Reserve and south past One Mile Beach to Burgess Beach.
Whale Watching and Coastal Scenery
The Great Lakes Region is a fantastic place to observe the annual whale migration. Last year almost 2000 whales were recorded travelling through our region.
The humpback whales migrate north past the Great Lakes from mid May to the end of July and then return home again past us from mid September to late November. This is not set in stone however and can be earlier or later some years depending on ocean currents, feeding habits, pregnant females etc.
The whales spend the summer months in the cold waters of the Antarctica where they feed on enourmous quantities of krill. And then in Autumn as the temperature falls and the ice begins to form on the sea surface, the whales being their northern migration to the warmer waters of Queensland, mostly to Hervey Bay and surrounding areas where they give birth and mate before returning to Antarctic waters by mid December.
Most of the whales that pass our area are the huge humpback whales, but occasionally we see Southern Right whales, Minke Whales and Bryde?s Whales. An adult Humpback can weigh up to 40 tons.
The Great Lakes offers some amazing viewing opportunities. Simply grab a pair of binoculars & look for the 'blow' at one of the many easily accessible viewing points, such as Sugarloaf Point at Seal Rocks, Cape Hawke, Bennett?s Head or Second head in Forster.
Or give yourself a real treat and get an even closer look by hopping on board one of our special Whale Watching Charter Boats, all of which have a high success rate of sighting a whale.
Cape Hawke Lookout
Situated on top of Cape Hawke, this lookout gives visitors those who are fit enough to climb it the best view of Forster/Tuncurry. It's not the easiest mountain to get to the top but if you take your time you will be rewarded on a clear day with a truly magnificent view stretching far across the twin towns. Views extend north, south, east and west as far as the eye can see
Boat, Canoe, BBQ, Pontoon, Paddle Boats
A short walk from us and you will find a number of hirecraft outlets. Tiki boat shed is great and good coffee but there is another 5 or 6 options. You will find the boat hire outlets on Breckenridge Channel directly behind Wharf St.
We are situated just over 3 hours North of Sydney, all on tar sealed roads.
You have two driving options to reach us, enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Lakesway as it winds through the spectacular lakes South of us.
Take the Highway Conditions North and come to us through Forster.