Tuncurry is the poor cousin to the Forster-Tuncurry twin towns. The towns are separated by 500 mtre bridge. Tuncurry though has retained a quaintness that is a nice contrast to the endless resorts and semi high rise and blocks of holiday units. Tuncurry is the fishing port side of the inlet.

At the 2006 census, The Forster-Tuncurry area had a population of 18,372 people. The population of Tuncurry is 5,717.

The first land grant in this area was in 1875. The settlement was originally called North Shore and then North Forster and was renamed Tuncurry meaning "plenty of fish" in 1891 and then proclaimed a village in 1893.

The area was well known in the early days for its timber cutting and sawmills. Timber was collected from the lakes and rivers by the logpunts (droghers).

A bridge was built linking Forster and Tuncurry in 1959 replacing the punt service that had operated since 1890.

 Tuncurry's lakefront areas are characterised by wharves and jetties which provide anchorage for fishing boats and pleasure craft.

The region's local cinema, Great Lakes Cinema 3, is based on the Tuncurry side of the bridge and there is a heritage Museum that also services both towns.

Tuncurry boasts just the single pub.

The Tuncurry War Memorial is located at the foreshore parks.

Tuncurry has an Anglican, United and Salvation Army Churches. There is also the Community Heritage Church that is 100 years old and most likely the oldest building in the two towns.

The traveler will delight in staying in the area for a few days.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course