Welcome to

RM Family Retreat Forster

4 Cabins
8 Bedrooms
158 Families stay a year

Staying at the retreat

Enjoy a much needed break away with your family in beautiful Forster.

Overlooking the calm waters of Wallis Lake, our four deluxe two-bedroom cabins are the perfect retreat for families to relax, reconnect, recharge and spend precious time together.

Our Team

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster is supported by a team of passionate volunteers, led by Family Retreat Coordinator, Naomi White. The team is committed to ensuring our Family Retreat remains a special place where families can spend precious time together making memories that will last a lifetime.


We’re committed to families getting away together as a family and that’s why the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster is free of charge for those eligible.

Apply to stay at a Family Retreat

To apply, simply fill in the application form. We’ll then be in touch to confirm your stay.

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Retreat location

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster is an idyllic retreat overlooking Wallis Lake in all its splendour. Located on the corner of Oyster Parade and Dolphin Drive, this is the perfect place for families to come together and forget about the stresses of everyday life and relax, recharge and reconnect.  

Retreat Facilities

We offer a custom built secure site in a tranquil setting, whilst still being close to all that Forster has to offer.

Our 4 two-bedroom cabins come well equipped. Each cabin is self-contained with a full kitchen with modern appliances including a dishwasher and full laundry. The main bedroom has a queen size bed while the second bedroom sleeps up to three people. With two fold away beds, a port-a-cot and highchair in each cabin, the whole family is catered for.  All cabins also have reverse cycle A/C, TVs in the living room and both bedrooms and also feature beautiful indigenous art from local artists. Each cabin has a large deck and outdoor furniture to enjoy the stunning Lake Wallis views from. Cabins 3 and 4 are wheelchair friendly.

Whilst each cabin is self contained, we offer a communal BBQ space with two gas BBQs for families to make use of whilst watching their children play with modern and sensory play panels located in our gardens. Each family also receives a voucher book with up to $350 worth of complimentary or discounted services and attractions from our generous supporters in and around Forster.

Family Retreat Forster