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Silver Schoolies 2023: A unique twist on an Aussie tradition for the over 55s in Forster

From Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, Forster will come alive with a week-long celebration aimed at creating a strong sense of community, adventure, and friendship for mature caravaners and campers

 
 

From Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, Forster will come alive with a week-long celebration aimed at creating a strong sense of community, adventure, and friendship for caravaners and campers aged 55 and above. This inaugural regional event is set to redefine what it means to celebrate the achievements of the past and embrace the joys of the present.

Image courtesy of NRMA Forster Tuncurry Holiday Park, the 2022 park event

From humble beginnings in 2017 at NRMA Forster Tuncurry the Silver Schoolies concept has quickly become a firm favourite with local caravanners and campers, at a time when parks in the region are generally quieter. This year, Silver Schoolies will become a truly regional experience with multiple parks in the Barrington Coast region coming on board offering a range of activities aimed at those they affectionally refer to as “wise wanderers” or “mature meanderers”!

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Forster is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to welcome Silver Schoolies and provide a warm, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Local businesses and community members are eager to showcase the best of what the region has to offer, from its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant cultural scene.

Nestled along the East Coast, Forster provides the perfect backdrop for this unique experience.

With its picturesque beaches, scenic coastal trails, and welcoming community spirit, it’s the ideal setting for a week filled with memorable activities and newfound connections.

The town of Forster on the New South Wales north coast. AdobeStock By 169169

Silver Schoolies promises an unforgettable adventure for attendees. From thrilling outdoor excursions to engaging social gatherings, every moment is carefully curated to foster friendship, laughter, and a sense of belonging. Whether it’s exploring the stunning coastline on guided nature walks, enjoying leisurely bike rides along the foreshore, or indulging in delicious local cuisine, participants can expect a week filled with joy, adventure and a renewed zest for life.

It’s not just about the activities. Silver Schoolies is a celebration of life’s achievements and the wisdom that comes with age. It’s a chance for participants to share stories, create new memories, and forge lasting friendships. The event encapsulates the vibrant spirit of the over 55s, showcasing that age is no barrier to fun, adventure, and connection.NRMA Guest Experience Coordinator Alice MacGregor said: “It truly is a week like no other! The planning and preparation of the activities starts months before the event takes place! From the moment the first Silver Schoolies arrivals bump in, it’s like being at a family gathering! The feeling of catching up and reconnecting with friends and a highlight is our big party on Thursday with music and dancing!

Image courtesy of NRMA Forster Tuncurry Holiday Park, the 2022 park event

“From morning teas to oyster shucking, wine tastings to trivia, and much more, the program is designed to offer something more to the mature caravan and camping community The event extends beyond the caravan parks, as local businesses are coming on board to enthusiastically support Silver Schoolies Cafes and restaurants in the region are planning meal deals to satisfy the appetites of these adventurous nomads, and retailers are also joining in the fun by creating captivating silver window displays, further enhancing the festive atmosphere.

“Given the North Coast NSW is the most popular caravan and camping region in NSW, the significance of Silver Schoolies cannot be overstated, as an excellent opportunity to showcase the beauty and hospitality of the Barrington Coast region.

“As Silver Schoolies 2023 kicks off, Grey Nomads are ready to embark on a week filled with adventure, new friendships, and treasured memories The event promises to be a testament to the vibrant spirit of exploration and camaraderie that defines the Grey Nomad community.

Image courtesy of NRMA Forster Tuncurry Holiday Park, the 2022 park event

“So, if you’re over 55 and seeking an extraordinary experience filled with adventure, camaraderie, and the joy of new connections, mark your calendar for Silver Schoolies in Forster. Get ready to embrace a whole new chapter of celebration, exploration, and the magic that awaits on the East Coast. Silver Schoolies – where age is just a number, and the possibilities are endless.”

More information about Silver Schoolies 2023 HERE

Or contact: Margaret Shannon [email protected] 

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