Things to do

Shopping

Shopping

Blueys village offers a number of boutique stores to explore during your stay. Stroll across the road to discover stylish clothing stores, cafes, and health and beauty stores where you can enjoy relaxing facials and massages.

Forster is located just 20 minutes north of Blueys Beach where you will find Forster Main street with numerous stores and restaurants and also Stocklands, a larger shopping centre for all your daily needs.

Yoga, massages and therapies

Yoga, massages and therapies

Another very accessible and enjoyable activity at Blueys is yoga and meditation.

Nestled in the heart of this village is a beautiful sanctuary of relaxation and wellness. With Yoga, Qigong, and Pilates in the Buddha Garden you begin your day grounded shaking off the worries of your busy life. Remedial, Relaxation & Chinese Medical-Tui Na Massage are also an option at the centre.

Skincare Studio is also located in Blueys village specialising in facial treatments and therapies. Put life on hold for a few hours and enjoy a beautiful pamper session here.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Horseabout Tours is more than just a trail-ride. Ride with experienced local guides who share their love of not just horses but also the love of the local area and a passion for preserving the glorious surrounds. Enjoy sunrise or sunset rides along the beach or bush and rainforest rides; you will certainly be guaranteed a memorable experience.

Dining

Dining

Blueys village has a number of different restaurants/cafes to enjoy during your stay. Drift and Kembali are both open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, and over the weekends for dinner. Hueys Pizza is open 6 nights a week during the peak season. There are also the local clubs, The Recky and Smiths Lake Bowling Club, which are open 7 days a week. Forster is also located just 20 minutes away with many restaurant/take away options.

Why not start your trip with a Graze Box on arrival. Created by Sea and Salt Grazing co, these delicious signature boxes include a selection of cured meats, cheeses and fruit. They are a beautiful way to start your stay at Blueys motel.

Surfing/Stand up paddle boarding/fishing

Surfing/Stand up paddle boarding/fishing

We are extremely lucky to be surrounded with many different waterways at The Palms, whether it be oceans or lakes. Therefore, water sports are pretty much covered. As mentioned above there are excellent surf beaches surrounding.

Below is a list of some of the best:

  • Boomerang Beach
  • Seven Mile
  • Trechery
  • Cellito
  • Blueys Beach

If you’ve never surfed before then get in touch with Gary Hughes, Surface. He is a local surf instructor here at Blueys and provides a first-class experience in introducing you to the waves.

Stand up paddle boarding is also a great activity here at the palms. Head over to the lakeside to enjoy the calmer waters. SUP boards can be hired from Frothy Coffee at Smiths Lake.

Snorkelling and diving can also be enjoyed. Seal Rocks has great snorkelling and people have even been able to spot turtles in the water! Seal Rocks is also a fab place to enjoy a bit of whale watching during the migration season. Hike up to the top of the lighthouse (which is worth a visit in its own right) to get the best vantage point.

Beach

Beach

Situated just 200m from the motel, Blueys Beach is perfectly pristine and offers stunning views back over to Seal Rocks. This beach is perfect for relaxing and surfing and more often than not, dolphin watching.

Boomerang and Elizabeth Beach are located just 5 minutes’ drive from the motel and are family friendly options as both offer patrolled areas. Boomerang is also an excellent surf beach and the surf comps are held here year-round.

Cellito Beach is a great surf beach with sweeping views towards Seal Rocks. Walking along a stunning boardwalk under the canopy of towering cabbage palms, you'll pop out to a small wooden platform overlooking the turquoise waters and crystal white sand.

Seal Rocks is a quintessential Barrington Coast isolated seaside village. It's famous for the beautiful lighthouse overlooking wild and remote beaches. Think unspoilt surfing beaches, snorkelling and diving, and idyllic picnic areas. The walk to the lighthouse takes you through coastal forest up to the headland for views that will never be forgotten.