Family, Wheelchair + Dog Friendly Activities to Enjoy
Slow Down & Unwind, Get Active & Explore – the Choice is Yours
Ask your friendly Skipper Chris for all the best Diamond Beach and Forster/Tuncurry holiday information you’ll need – tips on everything local and secret places to go that only Diamond Beach locals know about.
Create your dream beach holiday at Seafarers Diamond Beach!
There’s always something happening for everyone including your dog!
Stroll to beautiful beaches and explore the rock pools, explore the stunning mid north coast, visit local farmers and artisans at local markets, and so much more.
Dolphin & Whale Spotting
From dolphin and whale spotting cruises, to a leisurely cruise on the beautiful Wallis Lake, just an easy 15 minute drive away in Forster to championship golf courses Tallwoods, Tuncurry, Forster, Taree and Krambach all close by make this a great beach holiday destination for all the family.
Pristine Beaches & Lakes
There are so many water choices… from the gorgeous dog friendly Diamond Beach itself, to Blueys Beach and the sparkling Wallis and Smiths Lakes this is your water fun destination! From a paddle on the lakes to surf and family freindly beaches, there’s something for everyone.
Food & Arts
For the food, arts and crafts lovers visit the renowned local markets and farmers markets, with a wonderful choice of restaurants, cafes and eateries. Seriously good local oysters and seafood are all at your fingertips!
Fishing for All
You can go lake, rock or beach fishing with so many great fishing spots to choose from! If you’re lucky Chris may let you know where the fish are biting!
Supplies & Activities
And there’s some great shopping to be had, with gorgeous local boutiques just a 5 minute stroll away. The friendly village shopping centre is delightful and takes care of all the supplies you’ll need. Plus, a newly renovated local pub serving up tasty pizzas and a cosy local bowling club all close by. Or head into Forster/Tuncurry for some retail therapy, cinema and ten pin bowling.
Whatever you do, you’re bound to enjoy your stay – and we’re always happy to share some local secrets!
There are many easy access, wheelchair friendly activities…
Blackhead Community Markets – Held on the 1st Sunday of every month (winter excluded). They are renowned as one of the best on the mid north coast and are held under the trees in Wylie Breckenridge Park Black. They are friendly, varied and inclusive.
Blackhead Lagoon walk – Meander along the paved rainforest walk which follows the side of the lagoon.
Seascape Whale watching platforms – Enjoy some land based Humpback whale watching from purpose built viewing platforms at Redhead/Diamond Beach. Humpback Whale season is June to late November.
Amaroo Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises – Humpback whale watching trips are available, June to late November. Dolphin Watching trips are all year round. Lake trips are all year round.
Free Spirit Cruises – Try the Free Spirit lunch cruise, which takes you on a 2.5-hour eco-cruise around the lake. You’ll have the chance to spot some dolphins in their natural habitat whilst enjoying a special lunch venue. There’s also a shorter coffee cruise option. Special group charters can also be arranged and include the Great Lakes Winery Cruise, Wallamba River Cruise and Pacific Palms Cruise.
Great Lakes Museum – Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Great Lakes. Located in Capel Street, Tuncurry.
Nabiac Farmers Markets – Held on the last Saturday of every month at the Nabiac Showground, 8–1pm. A delightful way to spend the morning, it’s the largest local produce and seedlings market in the Manning Valley. Meet friendly local growers, producers and artisans. Taste the organic coffee, enjoy some fresh made bakery items, stock up on your fresh produce.
Hallidays Point Library – For a huge variety of books, magazines and videos. An ideal venue for the regular local art gallery displays which are held monthly, featuring talented local artists and crafts people.
Hallidays Point Tavern – Wheelchair friendly venue, with a great childrens play area and very nice dining area both inside and out.
Blackhead Surf Club – Overlooking the beach of course, it is the venue for many varied community events. Breakfast on the Balcony, Sunday Sippers and Family Bingo Nights are held regularly.
Movies – Great Lakes Cinema movie theatre complex with 3 auditoriums and a candy bar, showing mainstream and art house films. Located in Manning Street, Tuncurry.
Forster Bowling Club – Newly designed entertainment centre located adjacent to the Club, which features accessible Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Skirmish and Arcade games area.
Club Forster – Live music venue.
Want to bring your dog with you on a beach holiday? Well now you can!
Seafarers is genuinely dog friendly – Big dog friendly too, inside & outside!
Your Dogs Are Allowed Inside – Well behaved dogs are allowed inside to enjoy all the comforts of Seafarers with you and your family.
Fenced House Yard – Safe, secure, fenced yard means you can relax whilst your dog is outside, knowing they will stay safely on the property. Plus you don’t have to worry about putting them in expensive dog kennels or finding a reliable house sitter.
Dog Friendly Cafes and Tavern – The local cafes and tavern are dog friendly, so you can definitely enjoy a great coffee, gourmet meal or delicious pizza with your dog by your side.
Multiple dog friendly beaches – All close by, with beautiful Diamond Beach an easy 7 minute stroll away. So your dog can go with you to the beach all day (off leash before 8am).
Dog friendly local community markets – Blackhead and Nabiac Farmers Markets.
And ready for your dog at Seafarers:
Doggy ‘Bliss’ bean bags
Slow feed dog bowls
Cosy dog beds and blankets
So bring your dog with you to Seafarers – because your dog deserves a beach holiday too!