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Things to do

 so much to do

The start of another great day

The start of another great day

At South West Rocks you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of an off-the-highway family holiday destination, located about midway between Sydney and the Queensland border. Yet just a day trip away are the busy resorts of Port Macquarie to the south and Coffs Harbour to the north. See SWR area map. Clear aquamarine waters, tiny coves, a peaceful bay; lush, green forests fringed by light-coloured sands… the perfect family holiday destination!

South West Rocks is a holiday destination where you can relax and enjoy the pristine beaches and take peaceful walks along the waters edge where you will see migrating whales traveling north and south at different times of the year.


  • Have fun at clean sandy beaches and rivers
  • Visit the infamous Trial Bay Gaol
  • Explore Arakoon State Conservation Area
  • Bushwalk on one of the many walking tracks in the Hat Head National Park that extends some thirty kilometres along the coast from Trial Bay in the north to Crescent Head in the south. See walking track map.
    A great place to start is the National Parks and Wildlife Information Centre at the gate of Trial Bay Gaol. Here you can get maps of walking trails, advice on distance, difficulty and expected time taken to complete each walk.
  • See Smoky Cape Lighthouse
  • Go scuba diving at Fish Rock Cave
  • Enjoy windsurfing and fishing
  • Hire a catamaran or surf ski at Trial Bay
  • See the historic Boatman’s Cottage
  • Visit The Oyster Barn
  • Browse arts, crafts and antique shops
  • Enjoy a picnic or BBQ at one of the dozens of picnic tables with great ocean views
  • Play a game of tennis, golf or bowls at the Country Clubs facilities

so close for a getaway

The majestic Smoky Cape lighthouse

The majestic Smoky Cape lighthouse

The beautiful coastline and the peaceful surroundings of South West Rocks, NSW makes visiting this part of Australia a perfect escape from the personal taxing lifestyles we live today. Just 5 hours drive north from Sydney NSW makes South West Rocks easily accessible for weekend or extended holidays.


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