Enjoy every moment of your holiday on, in or under the beautiful waters of Wallis Lake.
The holiday towns of Forster and Tuncurry embrace Wallis Lake where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The bridge and beaches here are famous however the lake itself holds many hidden gems that a land bound visitor may miss.
But who cares if you don't own a boat? Here’s how to holiday like a millionaire on Wallis Lake, without it costing the earth.
Fun on Wallis Lake
The turquoise waters of Wallis Lake make it the most picturesque and widely enjoyed waterway of the Barrington Coast. An iconic landmark, Wallis Lake comes alive in the summer months with boaters, fishers, paddlers and swimmers joining the dolphins, rays and turtles that call this lake home.
Hire a barbecue boat in Forster
Fully equipped for your movie star moment afloat with comfy leather seating, shade cover, swim ladder, safety gear, Weber barbecue, icebox, bluetooth stereo plus chaise lounges for your Instaworthy photos. Jealous yet?
Hire a fishing runabout in Forster
The famous Aussie tinny but upgraded for your fishing pleasure with open cabin or half cabin. Feeling fancy? Then try the luxury runabout with 40Hp engine, shade canopy, bluetooth stereo, padded leather seats, swim ladder and that must-have accessory… the GPS fish finder.
Hire a cruiser in Forster
If you have your boating licence then this is the ultimate upgrade for your day on Wallis Lake. You’ll feel like a millionaire as you captain this Quintrex 510 Cruiseabout with 100Hp engine, windshield, canopy, swivel seats plus padded seats in the bow for those super-splashy moments your kids will love. BYO designer sunnies.
Hire see-through kayaks, pedal boats or stand up paddle boards
Who cares how you like to paddle? Sitting down, standing up, using your arms or your legs… the choice is many. Either way, getting closest to the water without getting wet (mostly!) is a great day out on the lake. So flex those muscles and smile at the wildlife close up.
- Aussie Boatshedfor kayaks and SUPs
- Blue Peter Boatshed for kayaks and SUPs
- Boatshed Number One for kayaks, transparent kayaks, SUPs and aqua bikes.
- Great Lakes Boat Hire for kayaks, transparent kayaks, SUPs with viewing panel
- Red Spot Jetty for boat hire, kayaks and SUPs
- Waterline Boathouse for kayaks, SUPs and aqua trikes
Hire a jetski in Forster
For the fastest way around Wallis Lake if you have a jetski licence. Just be careful of wildlife, people swimming and keep your noisiest freestyling away from other lake users. Way cool dude!
Love the local seafood in Forster Tuncurry
If you don’t feel like catching your own dinner then Wallis Lake provides abundant seafood including the unbeatable Sydney Rock oysters that you’ll see growing on leases throughout the lake. Pick up the freshest catch of the day at any of these seafood outlets.
- Beach Street Seafoods
- Graham Barclay Oysters
- Lobby’s Seafood
- Monin Seafoods
- Red Spot Jetty
- Wallis Lake Fishermen’s Co-Op
Also check out our recommendations for enjoying seafood ashore here.
Find breakfast, lunch or dinner on the shores of Wallis Lake
Holidays are best when someone else cooks, so come ashore from your houseboat or runabout to enjoy a meal at one of the waterside eateries scattered on the lake shores.
- 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.
- Pacific Palms Recreation Centre: If you’re cruising down the far southern end of Wallis Lake then ‘The Recky’ should be on your list of top spots. Park your boat at their jetty while you enjoy the bistro favourites with specials for lunch and dinner. The sunset views across to Wallingat National Park are sensational.
- 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.