Forster … (say Foss-ter)

After Sydney, this was just what we needed. The Forster Big 4 is the perfect combination of nature at your doorstep and resort style. BLISS!

We went straight to Forster Great Lakes caravan park, where we had the most informative welcome and discovered that we had arrived a day early, so we were given a grass site with en-suite for night one, and then moved to our booked site for the rest. En-suite sites … who knew! The luxury. Harper especially loved it.

Forster and Tuncurry are joined by a bridge, and both are as alluring as each other. Pulling into Forster and Tuncurry was like driving into a movie; the water was such a gorgeous blue I kept going on about it. Harper was sure it must look better through my glasses and took them and tried them on, and yep, my polarised sunnies did make a difference. But the waterways are magic – filled with pelicans, boats, oyster leases – it’s just so picturesque.

Aqua aerobics is offered twice a week and it’s gold! Old-school tunes are cranked and a pool full of happy holidaymakers move to the music. Gem, Harper and I may have brought the average age down by a fair chunk, but we loved it as much as any of the grey nomads. Harper especially – she stayed focused and rocking out perfectly in sync with the pool waves.

The management-hosted BBQ is super fun. On a Tuesday, there is the 4 pm pool party with games, inflatable pool toys and music and then the bbq dinner for all the guests. This creates an opportunity to connect with other campers and share stories.

I love what this park is creating. And although maybe I didn’t totally fit the demographic, there were enough families with kids around to keep the children happy. As for me, I just love people and their stories, and there were plenty to be heard.

We met an awesome Spanish family and had a super fun night chatting and sharing stories with them.

The next day I decided that I would take the girls on the Amaroo dolphin watching tour. This was amazing. I cannot recommend it enough.

The Big 4 Great Lakes is something special. Each day you get a text message with details of the evening meal you can purchase from the cafe. Harper loved this option, while Gem and I kept it simple and cooked in the van and super well-equipped camp kitchen.

It’s a dream.

I felt like I could have just relaxed into a state of parent-retirement-village lifestyle with the kids, lol 😂 

We will be back for sure. 

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