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Local Information

  • Welcome to the Great Lakes. Only 3 hours north of Sydney where the magnificent Eastern Dividing Range forms a backdrop to one of the most dazzling stretches of coast you will ever see.
  • Why not visit the Official Great Lakes Website and discover where to stay; exciting things to do; an amazing program of events and markets; stunning natural attractions; regular news updates - plus informative guides to our beaches, towns, National Parks and so much more.
  • Club Forster and the Sporties Tuncurry are proud to be Platinum Partners with Great Lakes Tourism and invite you to sample our hospitality whilst you visit 'paradise'!
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How to Get Here by car

 

  • The Great Lakes is situated on the NSW Mid North Coast, just off the Pacific Highway.
  • Improvements in the Highway now make it an easy 2-2.5hrs drive from Sydney's Northern suburbs to Tea Gardens & 3.5hrs to Forster-Tuncurry.
  • With a journey of less than 2hrs to Forster Tuncurry from Newcastle. Travelling south it is an 8hrs drive from Brisbane to Forster/Tuncurry.
  • From western NSW the drive from Tamworth is less than 5 hrs.

 

by coach

 

  • Busways provides daily services linking Taree, Forster, Pacific Palms, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and Newcastle.
  • For Busways information & to book visit www.busways.com.au or call 1800 043 263.
  • Tickets can also be purchased from Forster Visitor Information Centre.
  • Forster Coaches operates daily services between Forster-Tuncurry & Sydney (via Pacific Palms, Bulahdelah, Newcastle Airport, Newcastle Rail, Swansea, Chatswood).
  • For Forster Coach information visit www.forsterbus.com.au or call 02 6554 6431 Greyhound Australia operate daily coach services from Brisbane & Sydney.
  • For Greyhound information & to book visit www.greyhound.com.au or call 1300 473 946. Holiday Coast Connections operate a daily service (except Sunday) between Port Macquarie & Newcastle, via Taree.
  • For Holiday Coast Connections information & to book visit www.holidaycoastconnections.com.au or call 02 6581 5557.

 

by train

 

  • The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops daily at Taree, 30mins north of Forster-Tuncurry.
  • To book or contact CountryLink visit www.countrylink.info or call 13 22 32.

 

by air

 

 

Getting Around

by bus

 

  • Forster Coaches provide regular daily services (except Sundays & public holidays) between Forster and Tuncurry as well as a regional service from Tarbuck Bay, Smiths Lake and Pacific Palms.
  • For Forster Coach information visit www.forsterbus.com.au or call 02 6554 6431.

 

by rental car

 

  • The best way to explore the region is on a self-drive tour.
  • To experience the best of beach, National Park and hinterland, pick up a rental car locally from one of the following national hire companies:
  • Hertz 1300 767 339, Great Lakes Car Rentals 02 6555 2833 & Thrifty Car Rentals 02 6551 5125.

 

  • First Class Transfer Services specialise in airport transfers, shopping trips, Golf & Wine tours & more.
  • Travel in total comfort in their Mercedes Benz Viano (carries 8 people). Servicing Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Pindimar, Nerong, Bulahdelah to Forster. For information call 02 4997 1780 or 0414 776 563.

 

  • Local taxi services are provided by Forster-Tuncurry Taxis 02 6554 6555
  • Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Taxi & Hire 0408 667 9510.

 

The above information courtesy of www.greatlakes.org.au

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