From brunch to bush tucker, surf shops to sleeping spots, our directory is where you’ll discover local businesses, accommodation providers, tour operators and more, all looking to make your trip to the Barrington Coast an unforgettable experience.
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Big4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
A tropical holiday oasis with modern self-contained accommodation set amidst great facilities in a stunning lake and riverfront location.
Big4 Happy Hallidays
Fantastic park facilities with pools, playgrounds, mini-golf, jumping pillow and our iconic train rides.
Dawson River Tourist Park
With the river at your doorstep, set on 3 hectares of waterfront land.
Lani's Holiday Island
Camping and cabins on beautiful Wallis Lake in the heart of Forster.
Hidden in a valley on a beautiful mountain river where the platypus play. Riverwood Downs is a magnificent, multi award winning 750 acre property just 2.5 hours north of Sydney on the banks of a mountain river in the foothills of Barrington Tops "World Heritage Wilderness". It is located in a beautiful rural area known as the Monkerai Valley between the towns of Stroud and Gloucester. Enjoy the 750 acres and 5km of mountain river frontage. Explore the property's shady walking trails, tall mountains and cool fresh mountain pools. Experience this peaceful setting, with fresh air, bright stars, abundant wildlife, crackling log fires, friendly staff and relaxed country hospitality. Spend quality time together, with the sounds of the many local birds and the beautiful mountain stream. The property offers a unique country experience, catering to everyone's accommodation requirements - Spa Cabins and a River Cottage nestled in the bird corridor of the river bank, 4 Star Boutique Rooms - motel style rooms with ensuites or spas, self-contained park cabins, Bunkhouse Lodge (a great budget style accommodation for groups or individuals), Riverside and parkland camping. The property has a licensed Restaurant, the Barrington Bar and Grill; open most days for breakfast, lunch and dinner, catering for couples, families and functions. Activities on the property include, horse riding, swimming (pool and river), canoeing, bushwalking, half-court tennis and games room. Riverwood Downs has a guest satisfaction guarantee policy* and we are committed to making your stay enjoyable. Pets are welcome.
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster is perfectly located on the tranquil shores of Wallis Lake in Forster on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, just 3.5 hours north of Sydney. With easy access to spectacular waterways, local patrolled pristine beaches, rivers, and hinterlands. Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster is only minutes to Forster town centre, shopping, restaurants, cafes and golf courses. The park is set on 12 pristine acres, with established gardens, offering the largest caravan and camping sites in the region and wide lake frontage. Enjoy the easy waterfront access with activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and crabbing. We have a small boat ramp for launching tinnies at the park, or the larger boat ramp is just two minutes up the road. Sites Suitable for any vehicle type. Ideal for large groups, family reunions and sporting clubs. Park facilities include: o Resort style pool o Playground o BBQ facilities o Modern camp kitchen o Basketball court o TV room o Games room o Conference room o Universal access bathroom amenities o Laundry and dump point o Small boat ramp o Dogs are welcome at Managers discretion, outside of peak season for caravan/camping sites only Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster - where sunsets & serenity are absolutely FREE!
Smugglers' Cove Holiday Village
Smugglers' Cove Holiday Village is a nautical themed holiday experience and one of the leading holiday parks on the Mid North Coast. Yet it's much, much more than just a holiday park. Smugglers' Cove is a one-stop holiday adventure and there are exciting attractions at each turn of the head with our free form swimming pool, toddlers pool and new resort style swimming pool with water features. Set on 20 acres of magnificant sub-tropical surroundings, right in the heart of Forster, the Park features an ultra modern amenities block, restaurant and entertainment complex (seasonal), shop, games room, children's play area, luxury cabins and one of the most relaxing, shaded waterfront camping areas anywhere on the coast.. Complimenting the Park's nautical theme, the amenities block has been designed with style and comfort. Labelled as 'one of the best in Australia', it features a family bathroom, disabled facilities, spacious laundry and wide cubicles. Perhaps you might prefer to 'get away from it all' and enjoy the quiet, relaxing atmosphere in the camping & caravan section. The area is situated on the banks of scenic Pipers Bay, stretching right across the back of the Park. Friendly, personalised service by staff makes sure that your holiday is complete and a true escape from all the day to day pressures. Smugglers Cove is a special place you'll want to return to again and again. Book early and we look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Discovery Parks Forster
Enjoy our river front location with direct boat access, boardwalk & pet friendly facilities.
Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach
Nestled in the Great Lakes district of NSW, Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach in Hawks Nest is a magical part of the world. A place where your day-to-day cares melt away and your focus shifts to what’s important: treasured experiences with your nearest and dearest in beautiful surrounds. Splendid white beaches. Calm blue waters complete with leaping dolphins. Exceptional natural beauty everywhere you turn. A stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach is almost guaranteed to lower the blood pressure and raise the happiness levels. Take a dip in the crystal blue waters of Jimmys Beach. Hike up Mount Yacaaba and take in the views to Nelson Bay and Port Stephens. Toast marshmallows over the communal camp fire and say hello to the local goannas, kookaburras and possums. With large shady sites in a natural bushland setting you’ll be glad you pulled up your RV or caravan. Campers appreciate the range of activities and facilities and you can even bring your dog at certain times of year. There are also a range of cabins to choose from, including the ever-popular beach tent. Whether you want to just relax by the water or are after something a bit more adventurous, you’ll be well catered for at Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach. Just a short stroll from Hawks Nest and a short drive from Tea Gardens, but miles away from the everyday. *Dogs are permitted on sites during Off Peak and Shoulder Seasons only.
Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest
Quiet, simple and naturally beautiful, a stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest will take you back to the holidays of your childhood, when the days were long and the stresses were few. Nestled between Bennett’s Beach and the village of Hawks Nest this caravan park is miles away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Port Stephens and Nelson Bay – the ideal spot for a relaxed and authentic Aussie beach holiday. Feel the sand between your toes on one of Australia’s top 20 beaches and keep an eye out for the playful local dolphins. Hike up Mount Yacaaba and enjoy the scenic views along the coast. Replenish with a bite at one of the fantastic local restaurants, or enjoy a round or two at our neighbouring championship rated 18-hole golf course. With larger-than-average flat sites, it’s a breeze to bring in the RV or caravan and campers are well catered for with our range of activities and facilities. There are also a range of cabins for every budget, ideal for those who prefer to pack light. Settle in then set about exploring the pristine beauty of the area. Whether its watching the dolphins alongside the ferry to Nelson Bay, enjoying fish and chips by the river in nearby Tea Gardens, or checking out the surf at Winda Woppa, there are countless holiday memories to be made at Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest.
Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry
Nestled between the southern tip of Nine Mile Beach and Wallis Lake outlet channel, Tuncurry Beach Holiday Park has a complete range of facilities and water activities on its doorstep to suit all ages. Fishing, sailing, skiing, diving, surfing, cruises, or just watching dolphins play in the surf and waterways - it's all here. The calm protected waters at the nearby Rockpool area at the lake outlet is a favourite amongst guests and a great day out for all the family with the BBQ's and picnic areas close by. The shops, restaurants and cafes of Tuncurry are just a short walk away. Sport and club enthusiasts are well catered for with a modern bowling club and world class 18 hole golf course nearby. If you don’t want to venture so far, you’ll never run out of things to do at the park, with a tennis court, large children’s playground and BBQ areas. There really is something for everyone!