Pacific Palms is only a short 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, 1.5 hours north of Newcastle and 2 hours from the Central Coast. You can choose from homes either beachside or lakeside. This pristine and tranquil environment is home to a large variety of sea life. See Dolphins, playing daily in the waves at Bluey’s Beach or the whales as they cruise by.
You will be spoilt for choices of beaches to visit. Within 10 minutes drive you will find Elizabeth Beach, Boomerang Beach, Bluey’s Beach. Enjoy a walk through the rainforest on the boardwalk to find pristine Cellitos Beach and Sandbar. Beautiful Smith’s Lake and Wallis Lake where you will see the most amazing sunsets are only a few minutes drive away.
If you drive for a further 15 minutes you will find the picturesque Seal Rock’s and Treachery Beach where you can enjoy the beach or walk to Sugarloaf lighthouse for amazing views.
The Great lakes is a fantastic place to observe the annual whale migration. The whales migrate north from mid May to the end of July and then go home south from mid September to late November, often with their babies.
THINGS TO DO IN PACIFIC PALMS
There are many things to explore and experience in the region - in this section we hope to provide a few ideas and highlights as well as useful information you may need during your stay.
- Boomerang Forest & Bird-watching Tours
- Tobwabba Environmental & Cultural Heritage Tours
- Booti Booti National Park
- Myall Lakes National Park
- Bachelor State Forest
- Bulahdelah State Forest
- Sugar Creek Flora Reserve
- Whoota Lookout
- Amaroo whale/dolphin watch cruises
- Pacific Palms Markets (last Sunday in the month)
Sport & Recreation
- The Big Buzz Fun Park
- Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre
- Fisherman’s Wharf Dive Centre
- Action Divers
- Kayak Tours
- Boomerang Beach Surf School
- Shalimar Water Ski school
- Wizards Water Ski School
- Deep Sea Fishing Charters
- Frothy Coffee Boatshed
- Lakeside boat hire, coffee lounge & picnic ground
- Golf courses at Sandbar, Coomba, Bulahdelah, Forster and Tuncurry
- Tennis at Pacific Palms Community Centre
- Pacific Palms Recreation Club
- Pacific Palms Bowling Club
- Forster and Tuncurry Bowling Clubs
Art and Craft
- Jenz at Blueys
- Pacific Palms Tourist Information Centre
- Sugar Creek Toymakers
- Tobwabba Art
- Forster Arts & Crafts
- Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse
- The Grandis (tallest tree in NSW)
- Wootton Historical Railway Walk
- The Green Cathedral
- The Brass Razoo Museum
- The Curtis Collection
Eat and Drink
- Kimbali Café
- Frothy Coffee
- Huey’s Pizza
- Spice Monkey
- The Scilian
- Bella Bellisimo
- Reef Bar and Grill
- Pacific Palms Recreation Club (courtesy bus available)
- Pacific Palms Bowling Club (courtesy bus available)
Smith’s Lake has a fantastic butcher, and both Smith Lake and Bluey’s have a bottle shop which both have limited deli food. A general store is also at Smith’s Lake and Bluey’s. Charlotte Bay is where you will find fresh daily seafood.
In Forster (20minutes drive) you will find Woolworths and Coles and several wine merchants. There is also a Stockland’s Centre for general needs.