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    Myall Lakes National Park Walk to Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Hire a boat & go fishing on Wallis Lake Take in the stunning views from Whoota Whoota Look Out. Go dolphin watching Learn how to surf at the famous Boomerang Beach Explore the history of Stroud Valley Stroll along the art walk at Tea Gardens Waterfront Measure up the Grandis, the tallest

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    Adventure

    Horse About Tours

    The only beach ride in the Great Lakes.

    M: 0423 830 738

    Coastal Skydivers

    The most exciting activity on the coast.

    Hangar 7Port Macquarie Airport 2444M: 0428 471 227jumpportmac@bigpond.comwww.coastalskydivers.com

    Sky Diving Drop Zone

    Tandem skydiving at Taree airport.

    Hangar 14Taree Airport 2430M: 0418 730 741skydiving@westnet.com.auwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre

    Feel the rush - white water kayak and mountain bike.

    126 Thunderbolts Way Gloucester 2422P: 02 6558 2093adventure@boac.com.auwww.boac.com.au

    TreeTop Adventure Park

    Enjoy 90 different challenges in the tree tops.

    Blue Gum Hill Regional ParkMinmi Road 2287P: 02 4026 7617bluegumhills@ttap.com.auwww.treetopadventurepark.com.au

    Clarendon Forest Retreat

    Fun, scenic and exciting horseriding experience.

    150 Coates Road Possum Brush 2430P: 02 6554 3162sharyn@cfr.com.au www.cfr.com.au

    Forest Lodge Horseriding

    The thrill of riding forest trails on horseback or trail bike.

    610 Wootton Way Bulahdelah 2423P: 02 4997 4511info@forestlodgehorseriding.com.auwww.forestlodgehorseriding.com.au

    The Great Lakes is one of the countrys biggest adventure playgrounds and its breathtaking, in more ways than one.

    your own patch of sand miles away from the crowds... a visit to a winery where you can spend the afternoon chatting direct with the grower... taking the boat out and having lunch on your own island... paddling across a pristine lake to a secret swimming spot... mountain biking through ancient forests... lying awake at night hearing nothing but the sound of the water!

    On the Mid North Coast, less than 3 hours from Sydney, you will find all this and more in the Great Lakes. This is where the magnificent eastern dividing range forms a backdrop to one of the most dazzling stretches of coast you will ever see. The Great Lakes is a region full of unique and memorable experiences and a space where you can find a great adventure.

    With its 145 kilometres of stunning coastline and glittering mosaic of crystal clear inland waterways based around the impressive Wallis, Smiths and Myall lakes networks the Great Lakes is a water playground.

    Throughout the region you can experience natures varied moods, from wide expanses of sub tropical forests to the tranquillity of a deserted beach during a brilliant sunset. Secluded bays and exciting surf beaches, stunning coastal landscapes and historic hinterland combine to make the Great Lakes the perfect destination.

    There is no shortage of things to do catering for all ages. Swimming, golf, sailing, kayaking, trekking, fishing, diving, mountain biking, amusement parks, unique shopping, clubs, fine dining, markets and numerous events are but a few of the experiences that await the visitor. The Great Lakes has all you need to create memories that will last a lifetime.

    Choose your own destination and choose your own pace. You can base yourself anywhere... Forster/Tuncurry, Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest, Pacific Palms, Bulahdelah or the many secluded retreats scattered through the hinterland.

    Life is about great experiences, so get amongst it!

    To book a great experience contact Great Lakes Tourism on 1800 802 692, tourism@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au or visit www.greatlakes.org.au

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  • For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

    WaterAction Divers

    Award winning dive operator.

    4/1-5 Manning StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6555 4053info@actiondivers.com.auwww.actiondivers.com.au

    Ocean Quest Deep Sea Fishing Charters

    Award winning half day deep sea fishing charter.

    Forster Boat HarbourForster 2428M: 0427 777 139fishing@actiondivers.com.auwww.actiondivers.com.au

    Amaroo Cruises

    2 hour dolphin watch cruise. Family owned since 1978.

    Memorial DriveForster 2428 M: 0419 333 445dolphinwatchforster@bigpond.comwww.amaroocruises.com.au

    Blue Peter Boatshed

    Boat hire at great rates + free fishing advice all year around!

    95 Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6555 6506nixon@dragnet.com.auwww.bluepeterboathire.com

    Forster Dive Centre

    Offering dive courses from beginner to professional.

    11-13 Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6555 4477dive@forsterdivecentre.com.auwww.forsterdivecentre.com.au

    Forster Estuary Charters

    Guided fishing charters on Wallis Lake.

    Waterline BoathouseLittle Street, Forster, 2428 M: 0427 431 131tony@forsterestuarycharters.comwww.forsterestuarycharters.com

    Forster Fishing Charters

    Ocean fishing charters, dolphin watching and snokelling.

    1 Cape StreetTuncurry 2428 M: 0409 352 871forsterfishcharters@bigpond.comwww.forsterfishingcharters.com

    Waterline Boathouse

    Boat hire, fishing tackle & more.

    15 Little Street, Forster 2428P: 02 6554 6321paul@waterlineboathouse.com.auwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Free Spirit Cruises

    Fabulous lunch cruise on the stunning Wallis Lake.

    Little StreetForster 2428M: 0427 592 899enquiries@freespiritcruises.com.auwww.freespiritcruises.com.au

    Boab Boat Hire

    Easy, affordable and safe boat and equipment hire.

    Forster 24281300 002 622mstark@boabboathire.com.auwww.boabboathire.com.au

    Port Stephens Ferry Service

    Sail away to Tea Gardens and go back in time.

    Victoria RoadNelson Bay 2315M: 0412 682 117 psferryservice@optusnet.com.auwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Lazy Paddles

    Guided kayak tours. Kayak hire available.

    73 Marine DriveTea Gardens 2324M: 0412 832 220info@lazypaddles.com.auwww.lazypaddles.com.au

    Great Lakes Bike & Board Hire

    Hire bikes and boards when you get here!

    Boomerang Drive Pacific Palms 2428P: 0411 568 022info@midcoastshuttle.comwww.midcoastshuttle.com

    This is what the Great Lakes is famous for - endless clear blue water. On, in or under,

    you have to get wet sometime in the Great Lakes!

    Tamboi Queen Cruises

    Dolphin and whale watch cruises.

    41 Danalene Pde Salamander Bay 2317 P: 02 4981 1959 cruises@tamboiqueencruises.comwww.tamboiqueencruises.com

    Need more information?

    Give us a call!

    1800 802 692www.greatlakes.org.au

  • For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

    Create

    Hand made in the Great Lakes. What better way to get to know a place than through its arts & craft. Better still theres

    something special about making something yourself.

    Artisans Retreat

    Craft workshops for young and old.

    702 Tinonee RoadMondrook 2430P: 02 6553 1199crafty@artisansretreat.comwww.artisansretreat.com

    Forster Arts & Crafts Centre

    The largest working Craft Centre in NSW.

    Breese ParadeForster 2428P: 02 6554 6900tourism@greatlakes.nsw.gov.auwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Forster Wood Gallery & Craft Supplies

    Local wood turning and craft gallery.

    2/9 Thora CloseForster 2428P: 02 6554 8936gecoles@hotmail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Lakes Street Art Gallery

    Enjoy the visual feast, you may even find a masterpiece.

    34 Lake StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554 5855vickibullard@hotmail.comwww.glas.org.au

    Whitewashed Gallery

    Art gallery and recycled wares.

    2/20 Diamond DriveDiamond Beach 2430M: 0409 618 722Kaz4art@hotmail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Tobwabba Art

    Award winning gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art.

    10 Breckenridge StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554 5755flalc@tobwabba.com.auwww.tobwabba.com.au

    Myall Community Arts & Craft Centre

    A creative place to learn and shop! Open 7 days.

    Myall StreetTea Gardens 2324P: 02 4997 0270www.myallartandcraft.com.au

    Earth

    Taree Ten Pin Bowl

    Taree Tenpin is for everyone.

    55 Muldoon StreetTaree 2430P: 02 6552 4733tareelocalz@hotmail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Forster Squash Centre

    Open 7 days - offers something for all players.

    16 Cross Street Forster 2428P: 02 6554 6022 greatlakesquash@bigpond.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre

    Indoor pools, spa, and gym. Programs for the whole family.

    Lake StreetForster 2428P: 02 6591 7199aquatic@greatlakes.nsw.gov.auwww.greatlakesaquaticcentre.com

    SweatShed

    The place to go for fitness, fun and a little sweat!

    5 Enterprise CourtForster 2428P: 02 6555 8011info@sweatshed.com.auwww.sweatshed.com.au

    Driving Range & Aquatic Golf

    Practise your golf, have some fun or have lessons.

    Chapmans Road Tuncurry 2428M: 0417 456 938www.tfjc.info/driving

    Forster Tuncurry Golf Club

    Two great 18 hole courses

    Strand Street, Forster & Northern Pkway TuncurryP: 02 6554 6799admin@forstertuncurrygolf.com.auwww.forstertuncurrygolf.com.au

    Bulahdelah Golf Club

    Picturesque nine hole country golf course.

    Pacific Highway Bulahdelah 2423P: 02 4997 4327Bulahdelahgolf@tsn.ccwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Whether its on wheels, on foot or shooting down a sand dune - theres an

    adventure waiting for you in the Great Lakes.

  • For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

    Family

    Forster Kids Spot

    The Great Lakes ONLY indoor Play Centre/Cafe.

    3 / 4 Enterprise CourtForster 2428P: 02 6557 2767pcsam1@bp.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Little Darlings Doll Museum & Caf

    Great place to unwind and relive your childhood.

    Cnr Failford Road & The Lakes Way, Failford 2428P: 02 6554 3131joanashard@bigpond.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Pacific Palms Creative Writing Courses

    With award winning travel writer Daniel Scott.

    55 Coomba RoadCharlotte Bay 2428P: 02 6554 0962danielscott@bigpond.com

    The Big Buzz Fun Park

    25 acres of adventure and fun.

    The Lakes WayRainbow Flat 2428P: 02 6553 6000thebigbuzz@tsn.ccwww.bigbuzz.com.au

    Putt-Putt Golf

    Great fun for all the family!

    Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakesway(Book at Palms Oasis Supermarket)P: 02 6554 0286

    Ton O Fun Family Fun Park

    A great day out for kids of all ages!

    44 Ton O Fun RoadTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554 3090tonto@tonofun.com.auwww.tonofun.com.au

    Travis C Entertainment

    Professional DJ & MC 20 years experience in weddings & corporate events.

    Great LakesM: 0411 296 806Traav72@hotmail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Discovery, Walks, Talks + Tours

    Uncover the secrets of our 3 National Parks. Whether youre 5 years old or 95 theres a discovery tour for you. Most run during school holidays.

    P: 02 6591 0300

    Great Lakes Historical Museum

    Come and browse the buildings and archives.

    1 Capel StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554 6275G.L.Museum@ceinternet.com.auwww.greatlakesmuseum.com

    Stroud Historical Museum

    Experience Strouds local history first hand.

    The Courthouse, Cowper StreetStroud 2425M: 0427 945 420stroudhistorical@bigpond.comwww.stroudhistoricalsociety.com

    The National Motorcycle Museum

    Australias largest collection of vintage, veteran motorcycles.

    33 Clarkson StreetNabiac 2312M: 0438 655 413margaret.kelleher@westnet.com.auwww.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.com.au

    Great Lakes Libraries

    Everything you will ever need for a great read. Free internet access.

    Great Lakes.P: 02 6591 7256library@greatlakes.nsw.gov.auwww.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/library

    Bulahdelah Courthouse Museum

    Photos, genealogy, indigenous displays and more.

    2 Anne Street Bulahdelah 2423P: 0407 758 804bhs@westnet.com.auwww.greatlakes.org.auThere is something for everyone & for all weather conditions

    in the Great Lakes. Get the whole family out and exploring.

    Club Forster

    The Great Lakes Family Entertainment Centre.

    19 Strand StreetForster 2428P: 02 6591 6591 enquiries@clubforster.com.auwww.clubforster.com.au

    Sporties Tuncurry

    Where the good sorts and the good sports meet.

    Beach StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554 9270 sports@clubforster.com.auwww.clubforster.com.au

    Tuncurry Bowling Club

    For dinner, lunch, socialising and entertainment. Its more than just bowls!

    21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry 2428P: 02 6554 6477manager@tuncurrybowling.com.au www.tuncurrybowling.com.au

  • For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692 www.greatlakes.org.au

    FuelBeach Bums Caf

    Only 5 steps to the sand - shoes optional!

    Cnr of Beach & North Street Forster 2428P: 02 6555 2840info@beachbumscafe.com.auwww.beachbumscafe.com.au

    Great Lakes Winery

    Family run boutique winery and cattle farm.

    115 Herivals RoadWootton 2423P: 02 4997 7255info@greatlakeswines.com.auwww.greatlakeswines.com.au

    Boxfish Casual Cuisine

    Food with a view, overlooking Wallis Lake.

    Shop 4 2/6 Wharf StreetForster 2428P: 02 6557 2577jan_500@hotmail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Claudios at Forster

    Italian seafood cuisine using traditional Italian recipes.

    6 Head StreetForster 2428P: 02 6557 5500claudiosatforster@bigpond.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Dannys Family Restaurant

    All you can eat buffet style dinner & bistro lunches

    Forster Bowling Club Strand Street, Forster 2428P: 02 6557 2202

    Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd

    The largest Sydney Rock Oyster producer in Australia.

    Cnr. Mark & Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554 7455gboysters@bigpond.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Jenz at Blueys Beach

    Ambience, coffee and gifts.

    204 Boomerang DriveBlueys Beach 2428P: 02 6554 0582tjjmevans@bigpond.comww.jenzatblueysbeach.com.au

    Kingfisher Restaurant/Caf

    Caf by day, restaurant by night. Children catered for.

    285 Boomerang DriveBlueys Beach 2428P: 02 6552 9222enquiries@kingfishercafe.com.auwww.kingfishercafe.com.au

    Mondrook Garden Caf & Gallery

    Set in acres of beautiful gardens, bird feeding daily.

    699 Tionee Road Mondrook 2430 P: 02 6553 1423dennis.mclachlan@bigpond.comwww.mondrookgardens.com.au

    Award winning restaurants, unique cafes & food to go, all serving great combinations of local produce. You have to eat & the Great Lakes has some special places to do that.

    Pacific Palms Fresh Seafood

    Fresh quality seafood at competitive prices.

    210 Charlotte Bay StreetPacific Palms 2428P: 02 6554 0980pacificpalmsseafood@y7mail.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Sinners & Saints Ice Creamery

    One of the best ice creameries in Australia.

    2/20 Wharf StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554 5361ozbiz@midcoast.com.auwww.greatlakes.org.au

    Paradise Marina

    Only venue for breakfast and lunch over the water.

    51 Little Street Forster 2428P: 02 6554 7071paradise@paradisemarina.com.auwww.paradisemarina.com.au

    Red Tail Wines

    Offering wine tastings and cellar door sales.

    15 Pinnacle PlaceMarlee 2429P: 02 6550 5084select@rtwines.com.auwww.redtailwines.com.au

    Terra Cottage Gallery & Caf

    Fine food and vast display of wares from around the world.

    17 Cowper StreetStroud 2425P: 02 4994 5338terracottagegallery@bigpond.comwww.greatlakes.org.au

    The Dorsal Hotel Restaurant & Bar

    Eclectic ran...

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