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Forster-Tuncurry Walking - NSW

sunny 20 °C

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Spending a day exploring the local town, I walked from Forster to Tuncurry and back around the coastline.
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Forster
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Great Lakes Council LGA, about 308 km (191 mi) north-north-east of Sydney.
Looking out to sea, next stop...Chile!
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It is immediately adjacent to its twin, Tuncurry, which is the smaller of the two towns. The two towns are joined by quite a long bridge
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The usual local pronunciation of the name is "Foster".

At the Northern tip of the Great Lakes, these twin towns are where Wallis Lake meets the ocean.
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Wallis Lake
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Oyster Farming in Wallis Lake
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Forster Breakwall
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Looking from Forster Breakwall to Tuncurry breakwall
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and back from Tuncurry breakwall to Forster breakwall
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Just befoe Tuncurry breakwall is Rock Pool beach
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A great spot to see some fishes, and this 'Sea Hare or Aplysia'
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And the other side of Tuncurry breakwall, is Nine Mile Beach
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The twin townships are surrounded by National Parks and feature majestic headlands and long secluded beaches. Boating, fishing, diving, paddling, cruises, whale watching and coastal walks combine with galleries, unique shopping and award-winning restaurants.
One of the activities I quite fancied (but not on my own) was 'aqua biking'!!
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The towns host some of the best sporting events in Australia and many adventure enthusiasts make an annual pilgrimage to the region every year to explore the surrounding forests and waterways.

Some other characters enjoying the surrounding waterways, were the Australian Pelicans... lots of them!
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these ones were hanging around the fish cleaning sinks on th ecamp site by the harbour
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and these fellas, were just messing up someone's boat...
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Forster has an attractive little harbour
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Forster Ocean Baths
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An application was made in January 1935 to the Unemployment Relief Council for the purpose of construction of Ocean baths and a Casino / Dance Hall at Forster.
In March of 1935, a work schedule was prepared and emergency relief workers, also known back then as 'Work for the dole', were given approval to be used as labourers.
April 1935 saw progress in the removal of rock and preparation of the pool bed.
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In May of that year plans were approved by the Public Works Department and the Unemployment Relief Council.
Forster Ocean Baths was officially opened on the 18th January 1936 by the Hon. JM Dunningham, Minister of Labour and Industry.
Total cost of the Ocean Baths and casino Buildings cane to £5,734 with an additional £500 for fittings.Forster_Pool.jpg

As the walk goes further south along the coastline, I found Main Beach
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and along to Pebbly Beach
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before the headland rose, givin great views back to Main Beach
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Have you ever seen the untamed beauty each time a wave breaks in the ocean.
Have you ever felt the coolness of the water as the sun breaks crystallising the entire ocean.
The lip crashes on your shoulder forcing you deeper into the hollow tube the beauty of life is the personal sensation.
This area here is one of the natures great beauties.

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At the end of a days exploring, my ever-faithful sandls gave up. Bought in New York many years ago, they have been all over the world with me, and walked many, many miles
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Still, at least I had a beautiful spot to sit and wait to be rescued
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Posted by charlystyles 13:45 Archived in Australia Tagged forster tuncurry

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