Jump aboard your own floating oasis from Forster - a houseboat fully equipped for fun on the lake.

Enjoy the beauty of Wallis Lake aboard your own floating holiday home that's close to everything you want to do: wake up, swim, fish, eat, sleep, repeat.

Wallis Lake

You’ve probably seen the photos of the almost impossibly blue waters of Wallis Lake. This much loved waterway never ceases to reward those who seek its calming beauty: boaters, fishers, paddlers and swimmers joining the dolphins, rays and turtles that call this lake home.

A houseboat on Wallis Lake is a floating holiday home, close to everything you want to be doing.
A houseboat on Wallis Lake is a floating holiday home, close to everything you want to be doing.

Hire a houseboat in Forster

The best houseboats you’ll see on Wallis Lake are from Forster Houseboat Hire. These houseboats offer a full service experience and are holiday homes afloat.

The biggest houseboat sleeps up to 10 people and features a fully equipped galley with full size fridge, private bathroom, 3 outside decks, GPS fish finder, bluetooth stereo, icebox, Weber barbecue, linen, bath towels plus hotel-style shampoo and soap. And don’t forget to reserve your spot in the hammock on the top deck for that afternoon nap!

Wallis Lake Forster Dolphins
The dolphins of Wallis Lake are intrigued by human visitors to Forster and Tuncurry.

Find the best fishing spots on Wallis Lake

No boat license is required to drive these houseboats and the experts at Forster Houseboat Hire will help you with everything. They provide full training and safety briefing and are always on hand for questions throughout your stay.

It’s recommended to also hire a small dingy so you can head ashore easily anywhere, especially to get provisions, hire water sports equipment or enjoy a leisurely meal at a waterfront café.

Ay, ay Captain

Here’s the best bit. If you prefer someone else to drive the houseboat, you can take advantage of the captained service from Forster Houseboat Hire. Yes, your own private Captain will steer to your next anchoring spot while you just relax and enjoy the passing views. Feel like a millionaire yet?

Stand up paddle boarding on Wallis Lake (photo by Jungle Surf)
Stand up paddle boarding on Wallis Lake (photo by Jungle Surf)

Hire SUPs, kayaks or aqua trikes at Forster

Ok so after a few days of lazing around on your houseboat’s upper deck, you may be looking for some more action on the water. Who cares if you’ve got no balance? Yes, that means you’ll probably fall in a lot, so be prepared to get wet when you hire a stand up paddle board. It will also provide hours of fun for those watching you too... kids just love to watch you fall in!

For something a little less challenging, there are plenty of options for hiring water sports equipment: aqua trikes; transparent kayaks just like those in Fiji plus those necessary SUPs for everyone.

Lobsters and crabs too please, at Red Spot Jetty on Wallis Lake.
Lobsters and crabs too please, at Red Spot Jetty on Wallis Lake.

The best seafood in Foster Tuncurry

Holidays are for relaxing so if you don’t feel like catching your own dinner then go ashore to pick up the freshest catch of the day at any of these seafood outlets:

The best seats for waterfront dining at Isola Riva in Forster.
The best seats for waterfront dining at Isola Riva in Forster.

Waterfront dining in Forster Tuncurry

Don’t feel like cooking either? Lucky there are many excellent eating options in Forster and Tuncurry. Your sea legs won’t be too wobbly for a short walk into town but if you prefer to stay lakeside then these options are probably the easiest to get to, as long as you hired your dingy too:

  • Hamiltons Oyster Bar & Restaurant: For lovers of seafood and the freshest Sydney Rock oysters direct from their own oyster farms. You can park your boat at their private wharf while you eat plus there’s live music on weekends.
  • Isola Riva: Superbly delicious Mediterranean-inspired share plates overlooking the calm lake waters, so close you could dip in your toe. Better than being in Venice.
  • Paradise Marina: Award-winning café with all your breakfast and lunch favourites using premium local produce.
  • The Deck: Tuncurry’s other waterfront café with awesome food to match the views.
Wallis Lake sunset from Green Point (photo by Rob Mulally)
Wallis Lake sunset from Green Point (photo by Rob Mulally)

Cruising further afield to Coomba, Tiona or Elizabeth Beach

Wallis Lake is huge - almost 100 square km - so there are many hidden gems away from the popular spots at Forster and Tuncurry. Head to Coomba on the western shores for provisions at the general store and enjoy a bistro meal at the newly opened Coomba Aquatic Club.

If you cruise southwards you’ll discover Green Point, Tiona, Charlotte Bay and the lakeside part of Elizabeth Beach. Go ashore here at the Pacific Palms Recreation Club for a really good value meal at their popular bistro. They have amazing sunsets there plus you’ll probably meet people who are quietly envious of your awesome houseboat holiday on Wallis Lake.

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