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Right next to Forster, Booti Booti National Park is comprised of an 8km penninsula between the ocean and a lake, complete with pristine beaches and rainforests. Explore the landscape on school excursion or day trip.
Made up of an 8km peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and stunning Wallis Lake, Booti Booti National Park was created in 1992 and covers 1,566ha of scenic headlands, beautiful beaches, refreshing rainforest, and 11km of estuarine foreshore right next to Forster. The name comes from “butibuti,” the local Worimi Aboriginal word meaning “plenty of honey.”
Plenty is certainly a common theme here – plenty of hiking, swimming, birdwatching, and whale watching in the winter as they migrate along the coast. There are plenty of opportunities to settle down in a picnic spot beneath the paperbarks, and plenty of surfing and mountain biking for the young at heart.
The beaches are an enduring favourite, with families and sun-lovers turning weekends into energetic gatherings. Add in terrific driving tours and some truly stunning lookouts like the one at Cape Hawke, and you have a park that appeals across the board. Booti Booti has plenty for everyone.
To find out more about what you can do during your stay in the area, there is a heap of information available on www.barringtoncoast.com.au. Alternatively, you can visit www.forsterdirectory.com.au, which is a comprehensive directory of attractions, events and places for you and your family to visit.