& Travel

Where to stay?

Thanks to our generous sponsors you can grab a great deal on an abundance of accommodation options suiting all budgets. Ranging from Camping, Caravan Parks, Luxury Apartments, Motor Lodges and Holiday Rentals all available within a close distance to all Lakeside Festival events.


Forster & Taree Area Accommodation
Find hotels, resorts, apartments, B&B's and guesthouses in Forster & Taree area
or simply "check-in" with our sponsors below


7 Wharf Street Forster, NSW 2428
Call 02 6591 6400 or Email

Holiday accommodation properties ranging from houses, apartments & units all close to Lakeside Festival.
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1 Baird St, Tuncurry NSW 2428
Call 02 6554 6827 Email or Check Availability

You can't go wrong with a selection of cabins, glamping, caravan and camping sites.(1.2km) 15 min walk to Create & Grow Market & Lakeside Music Festival
(3.5km) 40 min walk to the Art Exhibition


14 - 18 Head Street, Forster NSW 2428
Reservations 02 6555 0300

Luxury self-catering holiday  accommodation located in the heart of Forster, just minutes walk to Forster Main Beach and the best cafe's and restaurants in the region.
(1.7km) 18 min walk to Create & Grow Market & Lakeside Music Festival
(1.6km) 15 min walk to the Art Exhibition


General booking enquiries:
Tel: 1800 692 805

Holidays, Short Breaks & Weekends in the Great Lakes region of the Barrington Coast. Our local tourism centre can direct you to any accommodation in the area to suit your needs.


132 Manning St, Tuncurry NSW 2428
Tel: (02) 6554 8885


Tuncurry Motor Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious stay at affordable price,during your Festival stay.

Close to the Tuncurry nine mile beach,Wallis lakes, Rock pool , bowling club, Cinemas, restaurants, takeaway and in the main street all within walking distance.


Find the perfect accommodation for your festival experience with Destination NSW


How to Get Here

Tuncurry Village is located within walking distance to residential areas along South Street and Beach Street. Pedestrian crossings are available across Manning Street or directly under the Forster-Tuncurry Bridge.

Tuncurry Village is located near the NSW Coastline Cycle-way, which provides a 13km off road cycle path linking Tuncurry and Forster. 


Book with Port Bus - Charter, Tours & Rentals
Returns from Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Kew

Kew & Taree

Call 0425 247 747 or Book online at


Thanks to our sponsor Forster Tuncurry Taxis you receive 15% off your fare if you simply mention "LAKESIDE FESTIVAL" on the day.
Book via their NEW AP
or call  (02) 6554 6555

From Forster: Forster Buslines via Route 304 or 303 to Tuncurry Village (11)
Disabled Routes marked on the public timetables will generally be serviced by a fully wheelchair accessible bus. Periodic maintenance may affect availability, please check with the office prior to journey.


XPT interstate trains stop at Taree enroute from Sydney to Brisbane


Regular flights from Sydney arrive at Taree Airport, just 31 minutes’ drive from Tuncurry - Check with airlines if they still offer flights

From Taree: Eggins Comfort Coaches via Route 309 & 310 to Tuncurry (Beach St)


About 308 km north north east of Sydney. Tuncurry is immediately adjacent to its twin town of Forster, which is the larger of the two towns.
Street parking can be found in various locations surrounding the events

Make the most of your festival experience

The Midcoast consists of The Great Lakes, The Manning Valley & Gloucester regions, covering an area of 10,053 square kilometers (3,881 sq mi) and occupies the Mid North Coast region between Newcastle-Port Stephens and Port Macquarie New South Wales, Australia. With an estimated population of 90,504, an abundance of sites to see and things to do. It truly is a magnificent part of Australia.From beach to bush to the mountain tops why not make a holiday of our event and stay a while and explore.

Visit Barrington Coast Tourism for many things to do and see in our beautiful region


This not-for-profit event is organised and run 100% by volunteers of the community and proudly supported  by local businesses

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