Updated: Mar 19, 2018
With its beautiful views of Wallis Lake and the Tuncurry Breakwall it is little wonder that Tuncurry is a haven for holiday makers. The coastal town of Tuncurry is approximately 308 km North of Sydney and adjacent to its twin, Forster pronounced "Foster".
Crowds flock to the area in summer and school holidays where locals notice the considerable increase in traffic and people making it a prosperous time for businesses.
Tuncurry's attractions are the breakwall, netted rock pool and Nine Mile Beach. The village has a few takeaway restaurants, post office, boutiques, hair and beauty salons and a cinema. As well as a pub, Woolworths, bottle shops, newsagent and chemist. For serious shoppers a trip to Forster's Stocklands is the place to visit.
A popular restaurant and bar is Hamilton's Oyster Bar where visitors can enjoy a drink and meal and if they are lucky spot dolphins swimming past.
The Fishermen's co-op sells directly to the public.
Tuncurry is a popular fishing destination where locals and visitors are seen fishing off rocks, the beach and boats.
The breakwall is an interesting walk and to watch the tide is quite spectacular as it moves fast. The beach can sometimes display calm and aqua or it becomes ferocious with huge waves making it popular with surfers.
Swimming in the rock pool is safe although be warned that the far right side does have a dangerous rip. The rock pool is a popular swimming place with a playground, change rooms, showers and cafe.
There are plenty of holiday lettings, motels and caravan parks.
The settlement was originally called North Shore and then North Forster and was renamed Tuncurry meaning "plenty of fish" in 1891 and then proclaimed a village in 1893.
For golfers and International Course is hidden away in Tuncurry. This 18 hole golf course is set in a picturesque landscape, between dunes and forests. The clubhouse has a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink and snack. Visitors are welcome and membership ranges from $125 to $770.