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Great things to do

in the Grea t Lakes

Things to do

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e n i g a Im this... your own patch of sand miles away from the crowds... a visit to a winery where you can spend the afternoon chatting direct with the grower... taking the boat out and having lunch on your own island... paddling across a pristine lake to a secret swimming spot... mountain biking through ancient forests... lying awake at night hearing nothing but the sound of the water!

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

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Feel the rush - white water kayak and mountain bike.

The Great Lakes is one of the country’s biggest adventure playgrounds and it’s breathtaking, in more ways than one.

126 Thunderbolts Way Gloucester 2422 P: 02 6558 2093 adventure@boac.com.au www.boac.com.au

Clarendon Forest Retreat

Coastal Skydivers

Forest Lodge Horseriding

Fun, scenic and exciting horseriding experience.

The most exciting activity on the coast.

The thrill of riding forest trails on horseback or trail bike.

150 Coates Road Possum Brush 2430 P: 02 6554 3162 sharyn@cfr.com.au www.cfr.com.au

Hangar 7 Port Macquarie Airport 2444 M: 0428 471 227 jumpportmac@bigpond.com www.coastalskydivers.com

610 Wootton Way Bulahdelah 2423 P: 02 4997 4511 info@forestlodgehorseriding.com.au www.forestlodgehorseriding.com.au

Horse About Tours

Sky Diving Drop Zone

TreeTop Adventure Park

The only beach ride in the Great Lakes.

Tandem skydiving at Taree airport.

Enjoy 90 different challenges in the tree tops.

M: 0423 830 738

Hangar 14 Taree Airport 2430 M: 0418 730 741 skydiving@westnet.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

Blue Gum Hill Regional Park Minmi Road 2287 P: 02 4026 7617 bluegumhills@ttap.com.au

On the Mid North Coast, less than 3 hours from Sydney, you will find all this and more in the Great Lakes. This is where the magnificent eastern dividing range forms a backdrop to one of the most dazzling stretches of coast you will ever see. The Great Lakes is a region full of unique and memorable experiences and a space where you can find a great adventure. With its 145 kilometres of stunning coastline and glittering mosaic of crystal clear inland waterways based around the impressive Wallis, Smiths and Myall lakes networks the Great Lakes is a water playground. Throughout the region you can experience nature’s varied moods, from wide expanses of sub tropical forests to the tranquillity of a deserted beach during a brilliant sunset. Secluded bays and exciting surf beaches, stunning coastal landscapes and historic hinterland combine to make the Great Lakes the perfect destination. There is no shortage of things to do catering for all ages. Swimming, golf, sailing, kayaking, trekking, fishing, diving, mountain biking, amusement parks, unique shopping, clubs, fine dining, markets and numerous events are but a few of the experiences that await the visitor. The Great Lakes has all you need to create memories that will last a lifetime. Choose your own destination and choose your own pace. You can base yourself anywhere... Forster/Tuncurry, Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest, Pacific Palms, Bulahdelah or the many secluded retreats scattered through the hinterland. Life is about great experiences, so ‘get amongst it!’ To book a great experience contact Great Lakes Tourism on 1800 802 692, tourism@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au or visit www.greatlakes.org.au

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

www.treetopadventurepark.com.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


Water This is what the Great Lakes is famous for - endless clear blue water. ‘On, in or under’, you have to get wet sometime in the Great Lakes!

Action Divers

Free Spirit Cruises

Great Lakes Bike & Board Hire

Port Stephens Ferry Service

Award winning dive operator.

Fabulous lunch cruise on the stunning Wallis Lake.

Hire bikes and boards when you get here!

Sail away to Tea Gardens and go back in time.

4/1-5 Manning Street Tuncurry 2428 P: 02 6555 4053 info@actiondivers.com.au www.actiondivers.com.au

Little Street Forster 2428 M: 0427 592 899 enquiries@freespiritcruises.com.au www.freespiritcruises.com.au

Boomerang Drive Pacific Palms 2428 P: 0411 568 022 info@midcoastshuttle.com www.midcoastshuttle.com

Victoria Road Nelson Bay 2315 M: 0412 682 117 psferryservice@optusnet.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

Amaroo Cruises

Blue Peter Boatshed

Boab Boat Hire

Lazy Paddles

Tamboi Queen Cruises

Ocean Quest Deep Sea Fishing Charters

2 hour dolphin watch cruise. Family owned since 1978.

Boat hire at great rates + free fishing advice all year around!

Easy, affordable and safe boat and equipment hire.

Guided kayak tours. Kayak hire available.

Dolphin and whale watch cruises.

Award winning half day deep sea fishing charter.

Memorial Drive Forster 2428 M: 0419 333 445

Forster 2428 1300 002 622 mstark@boabboathire.com.au www.boabboathire.com.au

www.amaroocruises.com.au

95 Little Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6555 6506 nixon@dragnet.com.au www.bluepeterboathire.com

73 Marine Drive Tea Gardens 2324 M: 0412 832 220 info@lazypaddles.com.au www.lazypaddles.com.au

41 Danalene Pde Salamander Bay 2317 P: 02 4981 1959 cruises@tamboiqueencruises.com www.tamboiqueencruises.com

Forster Boat Harbour Forster 2428 M: 0427 777 139 fishing@actiondivers.com.au www.actiondivers.com.au

Forster Dive Centre

Forster Estuary Charters

Forster Fishing Charters

Waterline Boathouse

Offering dive courses from beginner to professional.

Guided fishing charters on Wallis Lake.

Ocean fishing charters, dolphin watching and snokelling.

Boat hire, fishing tackle & more.

11-13 Little Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6555 4477 dive@forsterdivecentre.com.au www.forsterdivecentre.com.au

Waterline Boathouse Little Street, Forster, 2428 M: 0427 431 131 tony@forsterestuarycharters.com www.forsterestuarycharters.com

1 Cape Street Tuncurry 2428 M: 0409 352 871 forsterfishcharters@bigpond.com www.forsterfishingcharters.com

15 Little Street, Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 6321 paul@waterlineboathouse.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

dolphinwatchforster@bigpond.com

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

Need more information?

Give us a call!

1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


Artisans Retreat

Create

Craft workshops for young and old.

Hand made in the Great Lakes. What better way to get to know a place than through its arts & craft. Better still there’s something special about making something yourself.

702 Tinonee Road Mondrook 2430 P: 02 6553 1199 crafty@artisansretreat.com www.artisansretreat.com

Bulahdelah Golf Club

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Picturesque nine hole country golf course.

Whether it’s on wheels, on foot or shooting down a sand dune - there’s an adventure waiting for you in the Great Lakes.

Pacific Highway Bulahdelah 2423 P: 02 4997 4327 Bulahdelahgolf@tsn.cc www.greatlakes.org.au

Forster Arts & Crafts Centre

Forster Wood Gallery & Craft Supplies

Lakes Street Art Gallery

Driving Range & Aquatic Golf

Forster Squash Centre

Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre

The largest working Craft Centre in NSW.

Local wood turning and craft gallery.

Enjoy the visual feast, you may even find a masterpiece.

Practise your golf, have some fun or have lessons.

Open 7 days - offers something for all players.

Indoor pools, spa, and gym. Programs for the whole family.

Breese Parade Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 6900 tourism@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au www.greatlakes.org.au

2/9 Thora Close Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 8936 gecoles@hotmail.com www.greatlakes.org.au

34 Lake Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 5855 vickibullard@hotmail.com www.glas.org.au

Chapmans Road Tuncurry 2428 M: 0417 456 938 www.tfjc.info/driving

16 Cross Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 6022 greatlakesquash@bigpond.com www.greatlakes.org.au

Lake Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6591 7199 aquatic@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au www.greatlakesaquaticcentre.com

Myall Community Arts & Craft Centre

Whitewashed Gallery

Tobwabba Art

Forster Tuncurry Golf Club

SweatShed

Taree Ten Pin Bowl

A creative place to learn and shop! Open 7 days.

Art gallery and recycled wares.

Award winning gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art.

Two great 18 hole courses

The place to go for fitness, fun and a little sweat!

Taree Tenpin is for everyone.

Myall Street Tea Gardens 2324 P: 02 4997 0270 www.myallartandcraft.com.au

2/20 Diamond Drive Diamond Beach 2430 M: 0409 618 722 Kaz4art@hotmail.com www.greatlakes.org.au

10 Breckenridge Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 5755 flalc@tobwabba.com.au www.tobwabba.com.au

5 Enterprise Court Forster 2428 P: 02 6555 8011 info@sweatshed.com.au www.sweatshed.com.au

55 Muldoon Street Taree 2430 P: 02 6552 4733 tareelocalz@hotmail.com www.greatlakes.org.au

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

Strand Street, Forster & Northern Pkway Tuncurry P: 02 6554 6799 admin@forstertuncurrygolf.com.au

www.forstertuncurrygolf.com.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


Family There is something for everyone & for all weather conditions in the Great Lakes. Get the whole family out and exploring. Club Forster

The Great Lakes Family Entertainment Centre. 19 Strand Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6591 6591 enquiries@clubforster.com.au www.clubforster.com.au

Discovery, Walks, Talks + Tours

Uncover the secrets of our 3 National Parks. Whether you’re 5 years old or 95 there’s a discovery tour for you. Most run during school holidays. P: 02 6591 0300

Forster Kids Spot

Great Lakes Historical Museum

The Great Lakes ONLY indoor Play Centre/Cafe.

Come and browse the buildings and archives.

3 / 4 Enterprise Court Forster 2428 P: 02 6557 2767 pcsam1@bp.com www.greatlakes.org.au

1 Capel Street Tuncurry 2428 P: 02 6554 6275 G.L.Museum@ceinternet.com.au www.greatlakesmuseum.com

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

Bulahdelah Courthouse Museum

Little Darlings Doll Museum & Café

Pacific Palms Creative Writing Courses

Photos, genealogy, indigenous displays and more.

Great place to unwind and relive your childhood.

With award winning travel writer Daniel Scott.

2 Anne Street Bulahdelah 2423 P: 0407 758 804 bhs@westnet.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

Cnr Failford Road & The Lakes Way, Failford 2428 P: 02 6554 3131 joanashard@bigpond.com www.greatlakes.org.au

55 Coomba Road Charlotte Bay 2428 P: 02 6554 0962 danielscott@bigpond.com

Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakesway (Book at Palms Oasis Supermarket) P: 02 6554 0286

Travis C Entertainment

Sporties Tuncurry

Stroud Historical Museum

The Big Buzz Fun Park

Professional DJ & MC 20 years experience in weddings & corporate events.

Where the good sorts and the good sports meet.

Experience Stroud’s local history first hand.

25 acres of adventure and fun.

Beach Street Tuncurry 2428 P: 02 6554 9270 sports@clubforster.com.au www.clubforster.com.au

The Courthouse, Cowper Street Stroud 2425 M: 0427 945 420 stroudhistorical@bigpond.com www.stroudhistoricalsociety.com

The Lakes Way Rainbow Flat 2428 P: 02 6553 6000 thebigbuzz@tsn.cc www.bigbuzz.com.au

The National Motorcycle Museum

Ton O Fun Family Fun Park

Tuncurry Bowling Club

Australia’s largest collection of vintage, veteran motorcycles.

A great day out for kids of all ages!

33 Clarkson Street Nabiac 2312 M: 0438 655 413

44 Ton O Fun Road Tuncurry 2428 P: 02 6554 3090 tonto@tonofun.com.au www.tonofun.com.au

Great Lakes M: 0411 296 806 Traav72@hotmail.com www.greatlakes.org.au

Great Lakes Libraries

Everything you will ever need for a great read. Free internet access. Great Lakes. P: 02 6591 7256 library@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/library

margaret.kelleher@westnet.com.au www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.com.au

Putt-Putt Golf

Great fun for all the family!

For dinner, lunch, socialising and entertainment. It’s more than just bowls! 21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry 2428 P: 02 6554 6477 manager@tuncurrybowling.com.au

www.tuncurrybowling.com.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


Fuel Award winning restaurants, unique cafes & food to go, all serving great combinations of local produce. You have to eat & the Great Lakes has some special places to do that.

Beach Bums Café

Kingfisher Restaurant/Café

Mondrook Garden Café & Gallery

Pacific Palms Fresh Seafood

Only 5 steps to the sand shoes optional!

Café by day, restaurant by night. Children catered for.

Set in acres of beautiful gardens, bird feeding daily.

Fresh quality seafood at competitive prices.

Cnr of Beach & North Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6555 2840 info@beachbumscafe.com.au www.beachbumscafe.com.au

285 Boomerang Drive Blueys Beach 2428 P: 02 6552 9222 enquiries@kingfishercafe.com.au www.kingfishercafe.com.au

699 Tionee Road Mondrook 2430 P: 02 6553 1423 dennis.mclachlan@bigpond.com www.mondrookgardens.com.au

210 Charlotte Bay Street Pacific Palms 2428 P: 02 6554 0980 pacificpalmsseafood@y7mail.com

www.greatlakes.org.au

Boxfish Casual Cuisine

Claudio’s at Forster

Danny’s Family Restaurant

Paradise Marina

Red Tail Wines

Sinners & Saints Ice Creamery

Food with a view, overlooking Wallis Lake.

Italian seafood cuisine using traditional Italian recipes.

All you can eat buffet style dinner & bistro lunches

Only venue for breakfast and lunch over the water.

Offering wine tastings and cellar door sales.

One of the best ice creameries in Australia.

Shop 4 2/6 Wharf Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6557 2577 jan_500@hotmail.com www.greatlakes.org.au

6 Head Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6557 5500 claudiosatforster@bigpond.com www.greatlakes.org.au

Forster Bowling Club Strand Street, Forster 2428 P: 02 6557 2202

51 Little Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 7071 paradise@paradisemarina.com.au www.paradisemarina.com.au

15 Pinnacle Place Marlee 2429 P: 02 6550 5084 select@rtwines.com.au www.redtailwines.com.au

2/20 Wharf Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 5361 ozbiz@midcoast.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd

Great Lakes Winery

Jenz at Blueys Beach

Terra Cottage Gallery & Café

The Aztec Forster

The Dorsal Hotel Restaurant & Bar

The largest Sydney Rock Oyster producer in Australia.

Family run boutique winery and cattle farm.

Ambience, coffee and gifts.

Cnr. Mark & Little Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 7455 gboysters@bigpond.com www.greatlakes.org.au

115 Herivals Road Wootton 2423 P: 02 4997 7255 info@greatlakeswines.com.au www.greatlakeswines.com.au

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

204 Boomerang Drive Blueys Beach 2428 P: 02 6554 0582 tjjmevans@bigpond.com ww.jenzatblueysbeach.com.au

Fine food and vast display of wares from around the world. 17 Cowper Street Stroud 2425 P: 02 4994 5338 terracottagegallery@bigpond.com www.greatlakes.org.au

Capture the sunset from our balcony while enjoying Mexican food and drinks. 8 Little Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 5906 www.aztecmontezumas.com.au

Eclectic range of traditional and contemporary dishes. 1 West Street Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 8766       reception@dorsalhotel.com.au www.dorsalhotel.com.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


The Great Lakes Winery Tour

Tour offers the best of our local wines and country dining including transport and breathtaking scenery. Great Lakes NSW P: 02 6552 9114 info@midcoastshuttle.com

Wallamba Vale Wines

Boutique Winery located in the Wallambah Valley. 2692 Wallambah Road Firefly 2429 P: 02 6559 1784 stephenheap@live.com.au www.greatlakes.org.au

Relax Take time out to recharge & refresh with some well deserved pampering.

Need somewhere to stay?

Stockland Forster

Shop

Book accommodation at:

Coles, Aldi, Kmart, Target Country, Bunnings and over 75 specialty stores.

www.greatlakes.org.au or call:

1800 802 692

From shopping malls to quirky antique shops - there’s a retail experience to suit everyone.

AvantGarde Hair Creations

Black Possums Fabrics

Bulahdelah Post Office

Your Home Choices

Boutique salon on Forster’s Waterfront

For all your craft, fabric and quilting needs.

For all your postal & business needs

Unique Display Centre full of innovative building ideas.

Shop 1, 197 Myall Street Tea Gardens 2423 P: 02 4997 0866

88 Strand Street Bulahdelah, 2423 P: 02 4997 4283 tuppin@bigpond.com

1/6 Enterprise Court Forster 2428 P: 02 6555 9001

18 Little Street, Forster, 2428 P: 02 6554 6329 enquiries@ avantgardehaircreations.com.au www.avantgardehaircreations. com.au

blackpossumfabrics@hotmail.com

www.blackpossumfabrics.net

endota Spa

Great Lakes Naturopathic Centre

Paul King Massage & Associates

Manning Shoe Store

All Australian, indigenous inspired treatments & products.

Naturopathic & massage services

Holistic therapists with a relaxed environment.

Stockists of fashion, comfort & sporting footwear.

Diamond Beach Australis Resort & Wharf Street Forster P: 02 6557 3801

12-16 Wallis Street, Forster, 2428 P: 02 6554 6747 glnc@tpg.com.au www.greatlakes naturopathiccentre.com.au

diamondbeach@endota.com.au

www.endota.com.au

For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692

Breese Pde, Forster 2428 P: 02 6554 5044 forster@stockland.com.au www.stockland.com.au/forster

Forster Health Solutions 111 Macintosh Street Forster, NSW, 2428 P: 02 6555 4062 forsterhealthsolutions@bigpond.com www.naturaltherapypages.com.au

47 Wharf Street Forster, 2428 P: 02 6554 7877 sales@manningshoes.com.au www.manningshoes.com.au

yourhomechoices@bigpond.com

www.yourhomechoices.com

Need more information?

Give us a call!

1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

www.greatlakes.org.au


g n i z a m A Events

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Commotion by the Ocean, Tuncurry Australia Day Celebrations Pro-Formula Windsurfing Australian Champs

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Bulahdelah Bass Festival & Bass Bash Ball Battle of the Boats, Pacific Palms

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Great Lakes Fishing Carnival, Forster Chill Out Surf Classic, Forster Hawks Nest Motor Fest Great Lakes Viking Challenge, Forster Nabiac Show

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Stroud Agricultural Show Myall Classic Golf Tournament, Hawks Nest Club 2 Club Ocean Swim, Forster Pacific Palms Rock to Rock Swim Art Expo, Tea Gardens Triathlon Club Championships

May

Forster Adventure Race

June

Pacific Palms Arts Festival Great Lakes Orchid Show

July

Forster Keys Family Fun Weekend Stroud Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing Contest Pro Junior Surfing Titles Country Tennis Titles, Forster

August

International Lighthouse Week, Seal Rocks Myall Stages Rally, Bulahdelah

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Carols by Candlelight New Years Eve Celebrations, Forster/Tuncurry

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