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South West Rocks, NSW

South West Rocks is where the Macleay River’s journey ends as it meets the sea. This beautiful area has clear aquamarine waters; tiny coves; a peaceful bay and is surrounded by lush green forest, fringed by light-coloured sands.

south west rocks

The area has eight beautiful beaches, numerous river tributaries and Arakoon State Recreation Area. Trail Bay Goal is a must-see. First occupied in 1886, it is built from pink granite quarried nearby. Enjoy fabulous views from Smokey Cape Lighthouse opened in 1891.

Nearest Airport: Kempsey

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About South West Rocks

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • South West Rocks Postcode: 2431
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: North Coast NSW
  • Latitude: -30.88442
  • Longitude: 153.04045
  • Elevation: 19m
  • Population: 4603
  • Median Income: $24752
  • Area (Sq/km): 13.683
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Accommodation In South West Rocks

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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