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This sleepy and tranquil haven is simply designed for you to unwind and relax. South West Rocks is a tucked along the banks of a beautiful tidal waterway, located between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.
Things to do on holiday in South West Rocks:
This spot is the ultimate for a family getaway. You can enjoy a picnic on the shady waterfront reserve or relax next to the beach. Take a stroll through the shopping village or spend a morning looking through the local beachfront markets. The sub-tropical climate found at South West Rocks means it’s perfect for holidaying all year round. Guided tours are offered through the Historic Gaol and famous Lighthouse and if you’re into the outdoors you can explore the many bushwalks this unique national park has to offer. The white sandy beaches and crystal blue water make the perfect conditions for a leisurely fish or dive. Once you take a holiday at South West Rocks you just won’t want to leave!
Southwest Rocks Climate:
With a sub tropical climate all year round, Southwest Rocks is the place to take a much needed vacation!
Small but no-less appealing - South West Rocks
The town of South West Rocks, situated on the New South Wales coast, may be small is size but great in appeal. This town is a popular tourist resort, especially in the summer months, and its wonderful surroundings ensure a steady stream of visitors throughout the year. The town has been well developed from a tourist perspective, with plenty of facilities and a wide choice of holiday accommodation such as holiday apartments and self-contained accommodations to suit all needs and tastes.
South West Rocks is particularly popular amongst city dwelling Australians who flock to the coast in the summer months to escape the city heat. One of the main attractions is of course the stunning coastline, which boasts a number of gorgeous beaches, seafront holiday homes and apartments, and spacious holiday villas with easy access to the shore.
The beaches include Horseshoe Bay, which is the most easily accessed beach from the town. It is a safe beach, suitable for families and patrolled frequently by lifeguards. It is also easily reached from the holiday homes and apartments in the surrounding area. Little Bay Beach is popular amongst those looking to have a quiet picnic surrounded by stunning views, whilst Main Beach is a great one for a long walk on the sands, and you might be lucky enough to spot a shipwreck or two.
Along many of the beaches you can see new developments of holiday apartments and holiday homes in South West Rocks, a testament to the resorts rising popularity amongst holidaymakers.
Things to do in South West Rocks
This small town has plenty to offer the holidaymaker. Whether you are staying in a family friendly villa in the town or an isolated holiday home or apartment, you'll be within easy reach of the major attractions. Aside from the beaches and their associated activities, which include surfing, volleyball, sunbathing and swimming, you'll find many things to do in South West Rocks.
Major attractions include the Smoky Cape Lighthouse which is the state of NSW's tallest and offers wonderful views over the beaches. Trail Bay Gaol is another great attraction and is a great place for which to view the town. The Fish Rock dive site is one of the country's best and boasts spectacular underwater scenery and marine life.
If you're staying in self-contained accommodation or a holiday villa instead of a hotel you will need to visit the tourist office to find out where to hire your diving gear, and to find a guide if necessary.
If beaches and their associated activities are becoming tiresome, why not head out early in the morning from your holiday home with a picnic and visit Hat Head National Park? This public forest park has wooded areas, wetlands, swamps and wonderful views. It's a great place for a hike or even a cycle, followed by a well deserved lunch whilst enjoying the scenery.
If you have children with you, they're sure to return to the holiday villa exhausted and ready for a good night's sleep. A stones throw away from the many holiday apartments and holiday rentals in South West Rocks you'll find even more things to do - golf, tennis, cycling, fishing, shopping, eating - for such a small town you'll be surprised that there is no room for boredom in South West Rocks!
When to visit South West Rocks
South West Rocks is at its best in the summer months. Holiday accommodation is full of families and the town is buzzing with a holiday atmosphere. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the atmosphere is wonderful. Summer is however the busiest season in South West Rocks, so expect holiday rental prices to soar and accommodation to be booked up. If you have a specific request - child friendly or pet friendly accommodation for example - you will need to book well in advance to ensure the best deals.
The winter months are less crowded and are a great time to visit South West Rocks - the weather is better for hiking, cycling and walking, and you'll have your pick of holiday accommodation. Low season also means that you'll get the best holiday deals around, with a lot of budget accommodation available. Spring and autumn are a good compromise on weather and price. Accommodation will be cheaper than in summer, and the crowds thinner. Make sure you avoid the popular school holidays however if you want to bag yourself a really good holiday home in South West Rocks.