Great Lakes

The Great Lakes region is on the Central coast of New South Wales, an area of coastal scenery and quiet national parks. The main towns are Forster and Tuncurry. The Great Lakes is about 3 hours from Sydney.

Bombah Broadwater

This is the second largest of the lakes. There are a number of four wheel drive tracks through this area as well as walking tracks. The beach can be accessed as well.

Booti Booti National Park

Booti Booti National Park is a large area of coastal rainforest and Palm forest that lines Wallis Lake. A forty minute climb to the top of Cape Hawke gives great views from it’s look out tower.


Bulahdelah is on the banks of the Myall River at the foot of the Alum Mountain.

Myall Lakes National Park

Myall Lakes National Park is an area of lakes, beaches and forest with walking tracks. What once were islands have now joined into sand dunes, however Broughton Island didn’t join in but is still considered part of the park, and it is a popular diving place. The main entry points are at Tea Gardens and Bulahdelah.

Pacific Palms

This small community town is on the shores of Lake Wallis and is surrounded by several small beaches. Bluey’s Beach, Boomerang Beach and Elizabeth Beach are great surf beaches.


Stroud was planned by the Australia Agricultural Company in 1824 and overlooks the picturesque Stroud Valley with over 30 heritage buildings.

Great Lakes Markets

The Great Lakes Market is held on the 3rd Saturday each month. At this market you get to buy the freshest seasonal produce, direct from the local people who grow it, catch it and produce it. Enjoy an organic espresso coffee or herbal chai tea along with a biodynamic fruit and nut pastry, while browsing the many wonderful market stalls! Great Lakes Region on the Mid North Coast of NSW, just a 3 hour drive north of Sydney.

Great Lakes Markets

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