29.06.2018 – Tuncurry-Forster, New South Wales

The twin towns of Tuncurry-Forster on the east coast, are at the northern end of the Great Lakes where Wallis Lake meets the Tasman Sea.  Surrounding the towns are National Parks and beautiful waterways.

The towns are joined by a long, concrete bridge over Wallis Lake.  Before the opening of this bridge in July 1959, one of the longest pre-stressed concrete bridges in the southern hemisphere, a ferry/punt operated between the two towns for 69.years.

Situated on the Tuncurry side of Cape Hawke Harbour, Tuncurry Rockpool is an enclosed area for swimming, cafe, BBQ facilities and play area.  The water is crystal clear and but for the cold weather, would have loved to have gone for a swim.  We took the walkway to the end of the harbour and from there, viewed dolphins frolicking near some fishing boats in the sea and a view of Nine Mile Beach.

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