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COFFEE (The most essential activity with whichto start the day):

 

INFO: Next door to Lakeview Cottage is 'Country Palings Petals and Pots' which is our gallery specialising in silk flowers and Australian coffee. Our mission is to make the best possible espresso style coffees and we have gained a reputation amongst both local and interstate coffee aficionados to this effect. You can view our menu if you haven't already by clicking on the link. If you want to know more about coffee click on the Oz Cafe link for an insight into both Australian grown coffee and coffee making in general.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: A hop, skip and not even a jump!
WEB SITE: Coffee Menu   • The Oz Cafe
EMAIL: keno@midcoast.com.au
TEL:(02) 6554 7483

LIVE WEBCAM AND WEATHER:

INFO: Take a look at Forster from the live camera and check out the current water/air temperatures and wind direction as well as the nest ten day weather forecast.

WEB SITE: http://insvr1.midcoastwater.com.au/WX/_sgt/m2_1.htm

 

BUSHWALKING:

Would you like to enjoy breathtaking views, swim on secluded beaches and dine on delicious organic food? Then join up with 'Summit to Sea Adventures' and discover the wild and unique beauty of our region, from the rugged heights of the World Heritage barrington Tops to the beautiful coastline of the Myall Lakes.

DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: Depends on walk
WEB SITE: www.summittosea.com.au
EMAIL: summit2sea@bigpond.com
TEL:(02) 49976012

HEALTH:

 

INFO: Churchyard Herbals. If you have an ailment or just feeling the malaise of modern day living then a visit to Cath Minter is not to be missed. Cath has been practising herbal therapy and irridology for many years and is regarded with great respect from locals and visitors alike. Cath's surgery is based in the assistant lightkeepers cottage built in 1875 at Seal Rocks light house. Just the setting will lift the spirit of any weary soul and you may even see a hump back whale pass by Australia's second most easterly point whilst you wait for your appointment
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 40 minutes drive
WEB SITE: Not available
EMAIL: Not available
TEL:(02) 4997 6294

SCUBA DIVING:
By Forster Dive Centre

 

INFO: Forster has wall diving, underwater caves, archways, shipwrecks, pinacles, shark dives and lots more. The majority of the year the water has an impressive clarity that makes observing, photographing and videoing the marine life an unforgettable experience.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 Kilometers (about 10 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Not Available
EMAIL:forster.dive.centre@attglobal.net
Tel: (02) 6555 4477

ABORIGINAL ART:

INFO: Tobwabba Art Group have a studio gallery at 10 Breckenridge Street and a retail outlet at Forster PO Center. Tobwabba Art exhibits have won international acclaim and is well worth a visit.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 Kilometers (about 10 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Tobwabba Art
EMAIL: sales@tobwabba.com.au
Tel: (02) 6554 5755

ABORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL & CULTURAL TOURS:

INFO: Two walks are available by Tobwabba ranging from two to three hours that visit local indigenous sites and feature Koori history, local stories and traditional uses of the environment.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 Kilometers (about 10 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Tobwabba Art
EMAIL: sales@tobwabba.com.au
Tel: (02) 6554 5755

ARTS & CRAFT:

INFO: There are many craft outlets in the area. Apart from Country Palings Petals and Pots next door we recommend a trip to Sugar Creek Toymakers. Jan & Friedal Warmers have established a unique outlet specialsing in handpainted wooden toys and much more.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 20 Kilometers (20 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Sugarcreek Toymakers
EMAIL: piers@sugarcreek.com.au
Tel: (02) 49 976 142
BIRDWATCHING INFO: An astounding 202 species of birds have been recorded in and around the Great Lakes region. Birdwatching walks by Boomerang Forest Tours encompasses a wildflower heathland, littoral rainforest, open forest and wetlands. Homemade breakfasts are included.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 15 Kms (15 minutes drive)
WEB SITE:Not available
EMAIL: ppmartin@glhardnet.com.au
Tel: (02) 6554 0757

CANOING - RIVER & WHITEWATER:

 

INFO: The Barrington River 15 minutes drive past Gloucester has an excellent choice of calm or white water to choose from. Take an paddle for an hour or overnight and get swept away by the Barrington wilderness and tranquility. Recommended operators are Ray and Chris Dean who have been working the river for many years.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 100 Kms (80 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: www.canoebarrington.com.au
EMAIL: canoe@midcoast.com.au
Tel: 02 6558 4316

CRUISES:

Boat cruise at Forster

 

 

INFO: Two very professional cruise boats depart from the lakeside in Forster. Firstly the Free Spirit which offers devonshire teas, dinner cruises and special event cruises. Secondly the Amaroo which provides an excellent dolphin watch cruise.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 Kms (10 minutes drive)
WEB SITE:
Free Spirit: www.freespiritcruises.com.au
WEB SITE: Amaroo: www.amaroocruise.com.au
EMAIL: Not available for either cruise
Tel: Free Spirit (02) 6559 2899,

Tel: Amaroo(0419) 333 445

DRIVES: INFO: You can choose from a five minute drive to Pacific Palms Recreation Club for a cold beer and to watch the sun go down on their deck, or a 5 hour drive up through the world heritage Barrington Tops and back down through the Hunter Valley wine district.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: Optional
WEB SITE: www.barringtons.com.au
EMAIL: dungogvc@midac.com.au
Tel: 02 4992 2212
GOLF: INFO: We have Golf Clubs and courses to suit every level of play. The old Follyfoot Farm just 5 minutes drive away has an excellent practice range whilst Tuncurry Golf club is recognised as one of the top courses in NSW. Either Forster or Tuncurry golf courses are recommended.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: Forster course =12 Kms (12 minutes drive) Tuncurry course=16 Kms (16 minutes drive
WEB SITE: Not available
EMAIL: Not available
Tel: Forster Club House = (02) 6554 6103,
Tuncurry Club House = (02) 6555 6686
FISHING: INFO: You can throw a line in at the lakeshore 2 minutes walk from your door, or throw a line into the ocean 3 minutes drive from you door. You can also charter one of the many deep sea or big game boats such as the Joy-C.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 Kms (10 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Not available
EMAIL: Not available
Tel: 02 6555 7002
HORSERIDING: INFO: There are many stables available all within 30 minutes drive from Lakeview Cottage. We recommend Clarendon Forest Retreat which has access to 40 000 acres of the Kiwarrak Forest. Rex and Sharyn Cox will provide you with a mount to suit your experience and their prime concern is both for your safety and enjoyment.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 30 Kms (30 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: www.cfr.com.au
EMAIL: cfr@cfr.com.au
Tel: 02 6554 3162

KAYAKING:

Kayaking at Forster and Pacific Palms

INFO: Pacific Palms Kayak Tours include half, full day and sunset paddles of the lake system and estuaries that can be tailored to suit all ages. Stable kayaks are provided that can take you to places inaccessible by any other means
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 10 to 20 Kms depending on tour
WEB SITE: www.ppkayaktours.com.au
EMAIL: tours@ppkayaktours.com.au
Tel: 02 6554 0079

SURFING:

INFO: Green Point is central to the many first class surfing beaches. Depending on the wind direction, tide and swell there is generally a break to be found without hordes of other surfers. Great Lakes Surf School also offer lessons and surf tours.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: Seven Mile Beach (3 minutes), Janies Corner - 5 Kms (5 minutes drive), Elim - 5 Kms, Bull Paddock - 7 Kms, Boomerang - 10 Kms, Blueys - 12 Kms, Forster Main Beach - 12 Kms, Tuncurry Beach - 14 Kms
WEB SITE: http://www.greatlakessurfschool.com.au/
EMAIL: greatlakessurfschool@bigpond.com
Tel: 02 6552 9022
4WD TOURS: INFO: Boomerang Forest Tours have award winning trips that take in rainforests, lookouts, waterfalls, wildlife and spectacular scenary in a luxury 4WD. Tours include half or full day including custom tours to suit your needs.
DISTANCE FORM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: Pick up available
WEB SITE: Not available
EMAIL: ppmartin@glhardnet.com.au
Tel: 02 65 540757
WATER SKIING: INFO: Summer Ski Rides on the Wallamba river include wake boarding, waterskiing and barefooted in their activities and will also provide a range of equipment. They are open from 7am to 5pm at weekends and weekdays by appointment only.
DISTANCE FROM LAKEVIEW COTTAGE: 20 Kilometers (about 20 minutes drive)
WEB SITE: Not available
EMAIL: summerskiride@one.net.au
Tel: 0412 60 5953

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