Hear from our visitor experience expert about how to enjoy Pacific Palms, just 15 minutes south of Forster.
First of all, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation here. There's a range of options to suit all budgets in Pacific Palms: low cost camping, boutique resorts, motels and stunning beachfront homes where you expect to see movie stars sunning by the pool.
This idyllic location offers a range of activities and experiences for our lucky visitors. Laze around on one of the three beautiful beaches or if you're feeling energetic then take the 2.5 hour walk over the Booti Booti Headland. Located in Booti Booti National Park, this 7 km walk lets you explore littoral rainforest and amazing coastal views.
Elizabeth Beach is patrolled during the summer and holiday periods.
At Boomerang Beach there are plenty of places to feed your hunger and shops for that holiday memento. The Pacific Palms Market is held on the last Sunday of the month and is packed full of local produce, yummy baked goods and a great range of stall holders with a variety of wares. Afterwards you can do a self-guided tour on the Pacific Palms Art Trail for a bit of coastal culture.
Feeling thirsty? The Pacific Palms Recreation Club sits beautifully on the edge of Wallis Lake that's a great place to enjoy happy hour. The sunset views across the waters are amazing, so maybe you'll stay for dinner too?
During summer the surf club at Elizabeth Beach hosts Sunday Sippers from 4pm on the deck of the club. This is a great place to catch up with friends or enjoy a quiet beverage with views across Elizabeth Beach and Shelly Beach.
Not far from your Pacific Palms home base are the national parks of Wallingat and Myall Lakes. A walk to the historic lighthouse is a must for any day trip to Seal Rocks. Neranie offers a safe and sheltered swimming spot to escape the prevailing summer nor-easter winds, here you'll find picnic tables and barbecues so pack your picnic lunch.
To sum it up:
- Hit and giggle at the Pacific Palms Recreation Club tennis courts
- Sit on the jetty at the Pacific Palms Recreation Club and drop a line with the kids or just sit and enjoy the view
- Take the walk through the national park track to Shelly Beach.
- Go surfing, with 3 beaches offering differing conditions there are surfing options for all ages and abilities
- Take out the boat and depending on preferences you can access Wallis Lake via the ramp at Pacific Palms or launch into the surf at Elizabeth Beach.
- Fish, drop a line from a jetty, cast into a beach gutter or fish from the rocky headlands.
- Walk the boardwalk to Cellito Beach and see where the intermittently open Smiths Lake meets the Pacific Ocean.
- Hire a boat, kayak or stand up paddle board to explore Smiths Lake.
Have fun exploring!