Fireworks on foreshore

MidCoast Council

Ring in the new year with family and friends at Fireworks on the Foreshore, held on the banks of the Manning River, Taree and Wallis Lake, Forster-Tuncurry on Saturday 31 December.

The celebratory fireworks displays will launch at 9pm in both locations.

In Taree, the fireworks will launch from a barge in the Manning River, located opposite Queen Elizabeth Park. There will be plenty of vantage points from both sides of the river.

"Gather your friends and family and claim your place on the riverbank. Bring a picnic or support our local cafes and restaurants," said Council's Manager Growth, Economic Development and Tourism, Deb Tuckerman.

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Club Forster Sporties Tuncurry Fireworks On The Foreshore will launch from a barge to the south of the Forster-Tuncurry bridge. There will be plenty of vantage points from both Tuncurry and Forster foreshore.

Both the lake and the river provide wonderful view points, however water users must adhere to the exclusion zones extending 250m from the launch site in Wallis Lake and 150m in the Manning River. Check the exclusion zone maps for the events on this page.

The iconic annual New Year's Eve fireworks displays attract an estimated 15,000 event-goers each year. It is the event that brings the community together to celebrate what makes our region unique, to embrace visiting friends and holiday-makers, and to reflect proudly on the place we call home.

This year's events are possible thanks to major sponsors, Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry, and 2RE Radio, Max FM and Forster Town Park Markets.

"It's fantastic to see local businesses and groups offering their support again, particularly in the wake of the pandemic and given the importance of New Year's Eve celebrations to the local community," said Ms Tuckerman.

"Their support will bring people together in a positive and celebratory atmosphere once again. It is this type of support that makes our sense of community so strong."

Temporary road closures in Forster and Tuncurry will be in place between 8pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 31 December including:

  • Memorial Drive in Forster, from Si Senorita to the turnaround bay
  • Coral Avenue and the foreshore section of Palm Street in Tuncurry
  • the internal access road, and parking bays in John Wright Park, Tuncurry

Both events are alcohol free and family-friendly.

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