Forster is the larger town of the
Forster-Tuncurry two town holiday resorts. Forster is also the
high-rise, modern and brash tourism aspect of the region. All modern
and impersonal. That said the beaches, inlets, fishing opportunities
and services are first rate.
established itself as a popular summer holiday destination; in the
hotter months the population increases considerably.
The most popular beaches are Forster Main beach and
One Mile beach, serviced by Forster and Cape Hawke Surf Lifesaving
Clubs respectively. Pebbly Beach is popular with local surfers.
Forster is named after William Forster, who was
briefly Premier of New South Wales and who later served as Agent
General in London. The first Post Office in Forster opened on 1st
October 1872, with John Wyllie Breckenridge as postmaster at a salary
of £10 a year.
There are no surviving buildings from the early days.
The Forster Lakes and Oceans Hotel,
one and only has been looking after the locals though for many years.
In keeping with everything else all of congregational
churches are in impersonal buildings.
a slight exception.
The Forster War Memorial is at the RSL car park (some
3k removed from the town centre) and saved by the presence of a tank
to give the acknowledgement profile.
‘Young’ resort towns rely on the beaches and ‘there is
lots of action’ to fulfill the holiday needs, so if this is you
great!!!! But on its own Forster doesn’t stack for a visit. Thank
goodness for Tuncurry.