Destination guide

Forster – Australian for summer getaways

Just a few hours by car from Sydney, Forster is a bustling summer vacation destination for locals from Brisbane, Sydney and other cities throughout the region. Known for its miles of broad, sandy beaches, plenty of waterfront recreation and a wealth of seasonal shops, restaurants and other attractions, Forster – pronounced "Foster", by the way – is just the ticket for summertime vacationers looking to get away from it all. You can find plenty of Forster vacation rentals offering easy access to the area's most popular beaches, eateries and national parks.

Things to do

Getting to know Forster – indoors and out

A short drive from many Forster vacation rentals, Booti Booti National Park offers nearly 1,600 hectares of scenic, preserved waterfront, with rolling beaches, rocky cliffs and a wide array of plant and animal life. A popular birdwatching destination, more than 200 species of birds have been seen within the park. After that, you can get an eyeful of local history at the Great Lakes Museum, just a few kilometres away in nearby Tuncurry. Here, you can take a guided tour of the museum's maritime history exhibits and cultural artifacts from throughout the region's history.

Activities

Get ready for a swell time in seaside Forster

If you're looking to clock some serious beach time, then you're in luck – Forster's got miles of sandy coastline, and you'll find plenty of space for swimming, sunbathing and all manner of waterfront recreation at Forster Main Beach. In the mood for a more active seaside experience? Then head over to Pebbly Beach, a popular surfing spot where you can catch gnarly waves, or strap on a snorkel and scope out the wealth of underwater sightseeing. Golfers can find a number of greens in the area, and outdoorsy types will have their pick from a wealth of national parks throughout the region.

Weather

Forster – a warm welcome in every season

Like much of coastal New South Wales, Forster has a humid subtropical climate, with warm summers and mild winters, as well as plenty of humidity and regular rainfall throughout the year. Summer highs peak around 26 degrees between December and March, while the temperate winters generally hover around 19 degrees from June through August. Spring and fall are relatively warm, with March and April getting the most annual rainfall. A major summer destination for visitors from Sydney, you'll have the best luck finding wallet-friendly Forster vacation rentals during the cooler winter off-season.

Natural highlights

So long, sea you tomorrow – Forster's waterfront scenery

Forster lies on a long, narrow peninsula along Australia's eastern coast, separated from the mainland by Wallis Lake and the waterways around the confluence of the Wallamba, Coolongolook and Wallingat rivers. The region's coastline is made up of broad, sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and oceanfront cliffs along the Tasman Sea. In Booti Booti National Park, you can find 16 sq km of sand dunes, scrubland, cliffs and hills, as well as estuaries and patches of rainforest. It's home to more than 200 species of local and migratory birds, and whale watching is popular during the migration season.

How to get there

Transport to and around Forster

The nearest airport is in Taree, NSW (TRO), located 22.9 mi (36.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Forster?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 763 holiday rentals near Forster. From 366 Houses to 308 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Forster for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Forster?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Forster. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Forster Town Beach: 798 holiday rentals
  • Forster-Tuncurry Golf Course: 794 holiday rentals
  • Forster Marina: 795 holiday rentals
  • Cape Hawke Lookout: 789 holiday rentals
  • Dive Forster: 797 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Forster listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Forster?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 366 Houses in Forster. Our other popular types of Forster holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 308 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 15 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 15 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Forster?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 154 holiday homes with pool available in Forster. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.