A day trip exploring Wallis Lake from Forster.
It's easy to spend a day exploring the beautiful waterway that defines and embraces the holiday towns of Forster and Tuncurry: glittering Wallis Lake.
This lake really does glitter. In the Gathang language of the Worimi and Biripi peoples, Daan-gaari (for Tuncurry) means ‘water with silver fish or lot of fish’ and you'll soon see why.
But every season of the year offers a different feeling on the waters here, and you'll love joining the dolphins, rays and turtles that call this lake home.
- Wallis Lake is our crown jewel so enjoy it afloat, hiring some equipment that suits your mood for a whole day on the lake.
- Start at Breckenridge Channel and work your way around the islands, inlets and coves of Wallis Lake.
- Miles Island is that island you see closest to the Forster waterfront. Swimming across the channel can be tricky especially if the tide is going out, so it's best to choose a means of transport.
- Boat hire options include houseboats, barbecue boats, fishing tinnies and runabouts, even a cruiser to hire.
- Self-powered options (BYO muscles and energy) include see-through kayaks, aqua bikes and SUPs.
- Take a picnic with you or park your boat at one of the waterfront eateries for lunch or takeaway. Try Red Spot Jetty, Paradise Marina, Waterline Boathouse, or Thirty Three Degrees.
- Finish your day at Wharf Street Distillery with tastings of their award-winning gin and delicious dinner.
- Or pick up some fresh seafood to take home, try Wallis Lake Fishermans Co-op, Lobbys Seafood or Monin Seafoods at Red Spot Jetty. You can then set up your own seafood dining extravaganza by the beach or on your balcony or deck.