Destination guide

Explore South West Rocks in holiday homes to rent

With gorgeous sandy beaches, vast national parks and an interesting colonial heritage, South West Rocks is an ideal seaside retreat for families and couples. Whether you want to explore an ancient cave, relax on the sand or get a glimpse into the region of the past, South West Rocks holiday homes to rent give you endless opportunities for excitement, fun and cultural experiences.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around South West Rocks

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes South West Rocks a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • South West Rocks Country Club (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
Outdoor activities

Activities near South West Rocks holiday homes

Heritage and cultural sites dotted throughout the diverse landscape of South West Rocks turn the areas near holiday rentals into a natural playground for outdoor adventurers and sightseers. Hiking cliffs and walking trails lead to historic ruins and heritage lighthouses teeming with local wildlife, offering beautiful views of the coast. Surfing, swimming, boating, kayaking, rainforest canopy tours, scuba diving, snorkelling, shark encounters, dolphin encounters and water sports are all popular activities in the vast landscape of South West Rocks.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in South West Rocks

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of South West Rocks

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in South West Rocks. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brighton Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Arakoon National Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Little Bay Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Trial Bay Gaol (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Hat Head National Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near South West Rocks holiday rentals

Whether you want thrills on the water or laid-back days in the sun near your holiday accommodation, the South West Rocks beaches offer a little something for everyone. The Trial Bay Front Beach, a crescent-shaped beach with calm waters for swimming and paddling, and the Little Bay Picnic Area, a park space with picnic areas and soft-sand beach, are perfect for families with small children. Laggers Point, a headland and beach with fine sand and rough surf for surfing and water sports, and Back Beach, a secluded beach with picturesque forests and ideal water conditions for surfing, fishing and boating, are also musts for beachside excitement. Gap Beach, a national park beach with dolphin encounters and heathland walking tracks, is a fun place for animal and nature lovers.

How to get there

Transport to and around South West Rocks

The nearest airport is in Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ), located 38.3 mi (61.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS), which is 39.9 mi (64.1 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to South West Rocks holiday accommodation

South West Rocks has plenty of surrounding towns and freeways heading into the city, giving you several modes of transport to your holiday accommodation or nearby attractions. Regional airports, transfers, taxis, coaches, trains and car hires are available for transportation to and within South West Rocks, and you can easily walk from the area holiday rentals to several of the local beaches, parks and historic sites.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies near South West Rocks holiday homes

South West Rocks shares many of the delicacies and cultural influences of the region, giving it a unique culinary flair all its own. Asian, Mediterranean and African influences mix with local staples like fresh oysters, tuna, snapper and tropical fruits in creative Australian dishes. Fine red and white wines and craft beers perfectly complement these meals for a full dining experience. Holiday rentals in South West Rocks are within reach of the best restaurants and eateries in the area, making it easy to satisfy your cravings.

Where to stay near South West Rocks?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 398 holiday rentals near South West Rocks. From 155 Houses to 210 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South West Rocks is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South West Rocks?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South West Rocks. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Horseshoe Bay: 448 holiday rentals
  • South West Rocks Country Club: 447 holiday rentals
  • Brighton Park: 448 holiday rentals
  • Trial Bay Gaol: 447 holiday rentals
  • Crescent Head Country Club: 427 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South West Rocks listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South West Rocks?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 155 Houses in South West Rocks. Our other popular types of South West Rocks holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 210 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 17 holiday houses
  • Studios: 212 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South West Rocks?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 39 holiday homes with pool available in South West Rocks. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.