South West Rocks is located on the northern New South Wales coast, halfway between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. 5 hours from Sydney and 6 hours from Brisbane, the South West Rocks is the perfect place to stop off if travelling between the two major cities. The South West Rocks also makes for a fantastic long term holiday retreat. Quiet and peaceful, the South West Rocks have the same beautiful beaches as the rest of the New South Wales coast, but without the hustle and bustle of noisy crowds. This secluded beach town is one of the coast's best secrets and just might provide you with the best beach holiday experience you ever had.
For a beach town, the South West Rocks are actually rich in history. Smoky Cape Lighthouse has been guiding ships for nearly 2 centuries, while Trial Bay, the bay South West Rocks sits on, is named after a brig which was captured and wrecked by a group of escaped convicts. But if you didn't come for the history, then that’s not a problem because there is plenty of beautiful beaches to keep you occupied. The crystal clear waters are perfect for either swimming or surfing and the golden sands are ideal for a relaxing stroll along the beach. Kids will undoubtedly love the great beach atmosphere, making South West Rock a superb family holiday location. The self contained apartments available can cater for your families every need.
Under the water is just as beautiful as the beaches themselves, with plenty of snorkelling and scuba diving locations available. Whales and dolphins can often be spotted from the shore, and there are some great fishing spots nearby. There is also some great beachfront accommodation, with luxury hotels and resorts overlooking the pristine waters. Away from the beach, there are some national parks in the area worth a visit, just to see the friendly local wildlife. The walks are of varying levels, so everyone can come and enjoy the flora, the fauna and the views.
Within touching distance of the South West Rocks are several other idyllic beach locations. Nambucca Heads is only a 30 minute drive away, while Sawtell is only a further hour up the coast. For a bit of a busier beach, Coffs Harbour is only a further 15 minutes up the road. If you are just travelling slowly up the New South Wales coast, South West Rocks is a must stop location. It can offer you all types of accommodation needs, including some great budget hotel and motel options. There are also some more lavish hotels and motels, for those with a more extravagant holiday in mind.