Park, Great Lakes, New South Wales
Park is a peaceful waterside village. Wallabies wander at dawn and
dusk, pelicans soar overhead and sea eagles meander across the sky.... If your perfect
holiday includes fast food for breakfast, lunch and tea, and 'partying
on' till dawn at the nearest nightclub, or 'shopping until you drop',
Coomba Park is not the place for you.
Park nestles on the side of Wallis Lake, opposite Forster in New
South Wales. It is 22 kilometres to Coomba Park from Pacific Palms
- and the road goes nowhere else. No through traffic belching fumes
and noise, no unwelcome visitors just 'passing through', just the
few residents - and tourists looking for Paradise.
no further, paradise is here... .
Coomba village tranquillity is the name of the game. It
is so quiet you really can hear the silence.
village shop opens from 9am to 5pm to serve you with wine and beer, newspapers, magazines and videos/DVDs, basic foodstuffs, bait and
The lakeside walk with unbelievable views of Wallis Lake, with benches to sit and amaze, and who knows, an occasional dolphin pod may swim past!
you can drag yourself away from the peace and quiet of Coomba Park......
there is good fishing in the lake, a 9 hole golf club a few kilometres
down the road and tennis courts all within
a few kilometres of the village centre. Boats and windsurfers can
be hired from Pacific Palms Forster, sea plane trips go from Pacific
Palms, and many other tourist attractions are within easy reach
by car, including boat trips around Wallis lake, sea trips to look for dolphins, and in the right
season, whales, from Forster - just 35 mins away by car..
school days a daily bus travels to Forster,
and in the school holidays, the service is three times a week.
the advantages of a peaceful country lakeside, yet just 20 minutes away,
is Bluey's Beach where you'll find some of New South Wales' best surfing and fishing beaches; the most excellent pizzas at
the pizza bar, a fast food outlet for that extra quick meal
, a most excellent coffee shop - and a delicatessen, a supermarket and newsagent for your lotto, a chemist,
and real estate agent to tempt you to buy a property for yourself.
Pacific Palms here is lively social club on the lakeside, with a restaurant and often live entertainment of an evening. Ask here about the small plane for trips. There is a friendly garage and video shop, a wet fish shop (which also sell cooked fish (I think)and a couple of real estate agents.
Smith's Lake, also about a 20 minute drive from Coomba Park is the frothy
coffee shop and boat hire.
village boasts just one shop that
provides newspapers, videos, wine & beer, a few videos for hire, basic
foodstuffs, petrol. Your chosen daily paper can be ordered and orders are taken for food from Forster. The fishman's van is here on a Friday morning. The
milkman calls Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (you will hear the
mooooo of his horn!) and he will deliver butter, bread, cheeses,
bacon eggs and fruit juice. There is a small supermarket at Bluey's
Beach. After that, it's Forster for large shopping expeditions.
(Complex on entering the town, on Right Hand Side includes Woolworth
(24 hrs), Coles, Kmart etc.
is a tennis court (white soled shoes are mandatory) and a nine hole
golf course where I'm told you can play all day for a very small amount!. (Ask
for details at the shop). Horse
rides are available from local venues - ask at the shopYou will
be welcomed at local activities which usually take place in the
park by the jetty, such as bush dances, fetes, carols by candlelight
and others - you will find details in the local shop. Non denominational
church services also welcome visitors.