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<ul><li><p>Sunne Printing Services P: 02 6552 1388</p><p>Things to do Slide down the giant sand dunes in </p><p>Myall Lakes National Park Walk to Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Hire a boat &amp; 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 </p><p>tree in NSW</p><p>Before you arriv</p><p>e </p><p> Request a</p><p> FREE Holida</p><p>y Info Pack</p><p> Go to www</p><p>.greatlakes.o</p><p> for </p><p>accommodat</p><p>ion bookings, s</p><p>pecial </p><p>offers &amp; thin</p><p>gs to do</p><p> Book your </p><p>accommodat</p><p>ion online or </p><p>call us on 180</p><p>0 802 692</p><p>When you arriv</p><p>e drop into a </p><p>Visitor Informa</p><p>tion Centre for </p><p> FREE local</p><p> map</p><p> Whats O</p><p>n during your</p><p> stay including</p><p>local events &amp;</p><p> markets</p><p> Our tips on</p><p> the best beac</p><p>hes, </p><p>attractions, p</p><p>laces to eat &amp;</p><p> experiences</p><p> Then get o</p><p>ut &amp; about a</p><p>nd have a </p><p>GREAT stay</p><p>!</p><p>Plan a great stayin the Great Lakes</p><p>Great things to do</p></li><li><p>For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692</p><p>Adventure</p><p>Horse About Tours</p><p>The only beach ride in the Great Lakes.</p><p>M: 0423 830 738</p><p>Coastal Skydivers</p><p>The most exciting activity on the coast.</p><p>Hangar 7Port Macquarie Airport 2444M: 0428 471</p><p>Sky Diving Drop Zone</p><p>Tandem skydiving at Taree airport.</p><p>Hangar 14Taree Airport 2430M: 0418 730</p><p>Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre </p><p>Feel the rush - white water kayak and mountain bike.</p><p>126 Thunderbolts Way Gloucester 2422P: 02 6558</p><p>TreeTop Adventure Park</p><p>Enjoy 90 different challenges in the tree tops.</p><p>Blue Gum Hill Regional ParkMinmi Road 2287P: 02 4026</p><p>Clarendon Forest Retreat</p><p>Fun, scenic and exciting horseriding experience. </p><p>150 Coates Road Possum Brush 2430P: 02 6554</p><p>Forest Lodge Horseriding</p><p>The thrill of riding forest trails on horseback or trail bike.</p><p>610 Wootton Way Bulahdelah 2423P: 02 4997</p><p>The Great Lakes is one of the countrys biggest adventure playgrounds and its breathtaking, in more ways than one.</p><p>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!</p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Life is about great experiences, so get amongst it!</p><p>To book a great experience contact Great Lakes Tourism on 1800 802 692, or visit</p><p>Imagine </p><p>this...</p></li><li><p>For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692</p><p>WaterAction Divers</p><p>Award winning dive operator.</p><p>4/1-5 Manning StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6555</p><p>Ocean Quest Deep Sea Fishing Charters</p><p>Award winning half day deep sea fishing charter.</p><p>Forster Boat HarbourForster 2428M: 0427 777</p><p>Amaroo Cruises</p><p>2 hour dolphin watch cruise. Family owned since 1978.</p><p>Memorial DriveForster 2428 M: 0419 333</p><p>Blue Peter Boatshed</p><p>Boat hire at great rates + free fishing advice all year around!</p><p>95 Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6555</p><p>Forster Dive Centre</p><p>Offering dive courses from beginner to professional.</p><p>11-13 Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6555</p><p>Forster Estuary Charters</p><p>Guided fishing charters on Wallis Lake.</p><p>Waterline BoathouseLittle Street, Forster, 2428 M: 0427 431</p><p>Forster Fishing Charters</p><p>Ocean fishing charters, dolphin watching and snokelling.</p><p>1 Cape StreetTuncurry 2428 M: 0409 352</p><p>Waterline Boathouse</p><p>Boat hire, fishing tackle &amp; more.</p><p>15 Little Street, Forster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Free Spirit Cruises</p><p>Fabulous lunch cruise on the stunning Wallis Lake.</p><p>Little StreetForster 2428M: 0427 592</p><p>Boab Boat Hire</p><p>Easy, affordable and safe boat and equipment hire.</p><p>Forster 24281300 002</p><p>Port Stephens Ferry Service</p><p>Sail away to Tea Gardens and go back in time.</p><p>Victoria RoadNelson Bay 2315M: 0412 682 117</p><p>Lazy Paddles</p><p>Guided kayak tours. Kayak hire available.</p><p>73 Marine DriveTea Gardens 2324M: 0412 832</p><p>Great Lakes Bike &amp; Board Hire</p><p>Hire bikes and boards when you get here!</p><p>Boomerang Drive Pacific Palms 2428P: 0411 568</p><p>This is what the Great Lakes is famous for - endless clear blue water. On, in or under, </p><p>you have to get wet sometime in the Great Lakes!</p><p>Tamboi Queen Cruises</p><p>Dolphin and whale watch cruises.</p><p>41 Danalene Pde Salamander Bay 2317 P: 02 4981 1959</p><p>Need more information?</p><p>Give us a call!</p><p>1800 802</p></li><li><p>For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692</p><p>Create</p><p>Hand made in the Great Lakes. What better way to get to know a place than through its arts &amp; craft. Better still theres </p><p>something special about making something yourself.</p><p>Artisans Retreat</p><p>Craft workshops for young and old.</p><p>702 Tinonee RoadMondrook 2430P: 02 6553</p><p>Forster Arts &amp; Crafts Centre</p><p>The largest working Craft Centre in NSW.</p><p>Breese ParadeForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Forster Wood Gallery &amp; Craft Supplies</p><p>Local wood turning and craft gallery.</p><p>2/9 Thora CloseForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Lakes Street Art Gallery</p><p>Enjoy the visual feast, you may even find a masterpiece.</p><p>34 Lake StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Whitewashed Gallery</p><p>Art gallery and recycled wares.</p><p>2/20 Diamond DriveDiamond Beach 2430M: 0409 618</p><p>Tobwabba Art</p><p>Award winning gallery of Australian Aboriginal Art. </p><p>10 Breckenridge StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Myall Community Arts &amp; Craft Centre</p><p>A creative place to learn and shop! Open 7 days.</p><p>Myall StreetTea Gardens 2324P: 02 4997</p><p>Earth</p><p>Taree Ten Pin Bowl</p><p>Taree Tenpin is for everyone. </p><p>55 Muldoon StreetTaree 2430P: 02 6552</p><p>Forster Squash Centre</p><p>Open 7 days - offers something for all players.</p><p>16 Cross Street Forster 2428P: 02 6554 6022</p><p>Great Lakes Aquatic &amp; Leisure Centre</p><p>Indoor pools, spa, and gym. Programs for the whole family.</p><p>Lake StreetForster 2428P: 02 6591</p><p>SweatShed</p><p>The place to go for fitness, fun and a little sweat!</p><p>5 Enterprise CourtForster 2428P: 02 6555</p><p>Driving Range &amp; Aquatic Golf</p><p>Practise your golf, have some fun or have lessons.</p><p>Chapmans Road Tuncurry 2428M: 0417 456</p><p>Forster Tuncurry Golf Club</p><p>Two great 18 hole courses</p><p>Strand Street, Forster &amp; Northern Pkway TuncurryP: 02 6554</p><p>Bulahdelah Golf Club</p><p>Picturesque nine hole country golf course.</p><p>Pacific Highway Bulahdelah 2423P: 02 4997</p><p>Whether its on wheels, on foot or shooting down a sand dune - theres an </p><p>adventure waiting for you in the Great Lakes.</p></li><li><p>For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692</p><p>Family</p><p>Forster Kids Spot</p><p>The Great Lakes ONLY indoor Play Centre/Cafe.</p><p>3 / 4 Enterprise CourtForster 2428P: 02 6557</p><p>Little Darlings Doll Museum &amp; Caf</p><p>Great place to unwind and relive your childhood. </p><p>Cnr Failford Road &amp; The Lakes Way, Failford 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Pacific Palms Creative Writing Courses</p><p>With award winning travel writer Daniel Scott.</p><p>55 Coomba RoadCharlotte Bay 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>The Big Buzz Fun Park</p><p>25 acres of adventure and fun.</p><p>The Lakes WayRainbow Flat 2428P: 02 6553</p><p>Putt-Putt Golf</p><p>Great fun for all the family!</p><p>Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakesway(Book at Palms Oasis Supermarket)P: 02 6554 0286</p><p>Ton O Fun Family Fun Park</p><p>A great day out for kids of all ages!</p><p>44 Ton O Fun RoadTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Travis C Entertainment</p><p>Professional DJ &amp; MC 20 years experience in weddings &amp; corporate events.</p><p>Great LakesM: 0411 296</p><p>Discovery, Walks, Talks + Tours</p><p>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><p>P: 02 6591 0300</p><p>Great Lakes Historical Museum</p><p>Come and browse the buildings and archives.</p><p>1 Capel StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Stroud Historical Museum</p><p>Experience Strouds local history first hand.</p><p>The Courthouse, Cowper StreetStroud 2425M: 0427 945</p><p>The National Motorcycle Museum</p><p>Australias largest collection of vintage, veteran motorcycles. </p><p>33 Clarkson StreetNabiac 2312M: 0438 655</p><p>Great Lakes Libraries</p><p>Everything you will ever need for a great read. Free internet access.</p><p>Great Lakes.P: 02 6591</p><p>Bulahdelah Courthouse Museum</p><p>Photos, genealogy, indigenous displays and more.</p><p>2 Anne Street Bulahdelah 2423P: 0407 758 is something for everyone &amp; for all weather conditions </p><p>in the Great Lakes. Get the whole family out and exploring.</p><p>Club Forster</p><p>The Great Lakes Family Entertainment Centre.</p><p>19 Strand StreetForster 2428P: 02 6591 6591</p><p>Sporties Tuncurry</p><p>Where the good sorts and the good sports meet.</p><p>Beach StreetTuncurry 2428P: 02 6554 9270</p><p>Tuncurry Bowling Club</p><p>For dinner, lunch, socialising and entertainment. Its more than just bowls!</p><p>21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry 2428P: 02 6554</p></li><li><p>For Enquiries Call 1800 802 692</p><p>FuelBeach Bums Caf</p><p>Only 5 steps to the sand - shoes optional!</p><p>Cnr of Beach &amp; North Street Forster 2428P: 02 6555</p><p>Great Lakes Winery</p><p>Family run boutique winery and cattle farm.</p><p>115 Herivals RoadWootton 2423P: 02 4997</p><p>Boxfish Casual Cuisine</p><p>Food with a view, overlooking Wallis Lake.</p><p>Shop 4 2/6 Wharf StreetForster 2428P: 02 6557</p><p>Claudios at Forster</p><p>Italian seafood cuisine using traditional Italian recipes.</p><p>6 Head StreetForster 2428P: 02 6557</p><p>Dannys Family Restaurant</p><p>All you can eat buffet style dinner &amp; bistro lunches</p><p>Forster Bowling Club Strand Street, Forster 2428P: 02 6557 2202</p><p>Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd</p><p>The largest Sydney Rock Oyster producer in Australia. </p><p>Cnr. Mark &amp; Little StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Jenz at Blueys Beach</p><p>Ambience, coffee and gifts.</p><p>204 Boomerang DriveBlueys Beach 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Kingfisher Restaurant/Caf</p><p>Caf by day, restaurant by night. Children catered for.</p><p>285 Boomerang DriveBlueys Beach 2428P: 02 6552</p><p>Mondrook Garden Caf &amp; Gallery</p><p>Set in acres of beautiful gardens, bird feeding daily.</p><p>699 Tionee Road Mondrook 2430 P: 02 6553</p><p>Award winning restaurants, unique cafes &amp; food to go, all serving great combinations of local produce. You have to eat &amp; the Great Lakes has some special places to do that.</p><p>Pacific Palms Fresh Seafood</p><p>Fresh quality seafood at competitive prices.</p><p>210 Charlotte Bay StreetPacific Palms 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Sinners &amp; Saints Ice Creamery</p><p>One of the best ice creameries in Australia. </p><p>2/20 Wharf StreetForster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Paradise Marina</p><p>Only venue for breakfast and lunch over the water.</p><p>51 Little Street Forster 2428P: 02 6554</p><p>Red Tail Wines</p><p>Offering wine tastings and cellar door sales.</p><p>15 Pinnacle PlaceMarlee 2429P: 02 6550</p><p>Terra Cottage Gallery &amp; Caf</p><p>Fine food and vast display of wares from around the world. </p><p>17 Cowper StreetStroud 2425P: 02 4994</p><p>The Dorsal Hotel Restaurant &amp; Bar</p><p>Eclectic ran...</p></li></ul>