MONUMENT HILL WALKING TRACK

If you take a walk along the Monument Hill walking track, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of casuarinas in the heathlands, spectacular coastal views, and the fresh sea breeze upon your cheeks as you... approach the summit. The monument itself was built as a tribute to German internees who passed away in Trial Bay Gaol during World War I. Along the walk you’ll see many flannel flowers, planted by the internees because they reminded them of edelweiss and of home. If you do feel like a longer walk, you can join the Bridle trail and loop back via Powder Magazine walking track, and if you’d like a break, you can enjoy a picnic or go for a paddle around Little Bay picnic area.

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WHALE WATCHING

Whale watching season commences early September to late November. There are many high points in the South West Rocks and Arakoon where you can view/take photos the humpback whales making their way home... to the South, or hire a charter and get a real close up view.

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    ANNUAL TRIAL BAY TRIATHLON

    South West Rocks Trial Bay Triathlon is held every year on the 2nd weekend in February. It is a two day event that consists of a 500m swim, a 26km bicycle ride and 6km run around Trial Bay. There are... 2 separate events for both Senior and Junior competitors

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    South Smoky Beach

    Back Creek Bridge is very popular amongst the young for the backflips, frontflips or just belly flops. Kids and families just having a great time.

    LITTLE BAY

    Things To Do ** SCUBA DIVING AT SOUTH WEST ROCKS Fish Rock Dive Centre Fish Rock Dive Centre, welcomes you to some the best scuba diving in Australia, if not the world, the... unique Fish Rock Cave, graceful grey nurse sharks, migration of the magnificent humpback whales, and plenty more… Located at South West Rock, Australia. 134 Gregory Street, South West Rocks, NSW 2431 Phone: (02) 6566 6614 www.fishrock.com.au South West Rocks Dive Centre 5/98 Gregory Street South West Rocks NSW 2431 Australia Email: info@southwestrocksdive.com.au Phone: (Aus) 02 6566 6474 (Int) +61 2 65666474 Fax: (Aus) 02 6566 6959 (Int) +61 2 65666959 http://www.southwestrocksdive.com.au ** TRIAL BAY GAOL Opened in 1886, after 13 years of construction. The prison labourers were there to construct a breakwater to make Trial Bay a safe harbour between Sydney and Brisbane. Unfortunately the scheme failed, but you and your guests still be able to see the remains of the breakwater from the guard tower lookout. During World War I, the gaol became an internment camp for people of German descent who were feared to be enemy sympathisers. Today, this picturesque historic ruin stands as a testament to those who lived and died here, with a museum and memorial for visitors to get a better idea of life in those days. Address: 1 Cardwell St, South West Rocks NSW 2431 ** SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Smoky Cape Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on Smoky Cape, a headland east of the town of South West Rocks, New South Wales, Australia, and within the Hat Head National Park. It directs boats towards the entrance to the Macleay River, which is located just to the north of the lighthouse. ** FISHING – South West Rocks Area Whether you are looking to do a bit of beach fishing or river fishing or Hire a deep sea fishing charter, South West Rocks has some of the most pristine waterways on the Mid North Coast. South West Rocks Fishing Charters If you’re an avid fisherman or enthusiastic novice we’d love to take you on an adventure packed fishing trip. The Rocks Fishing Charter’s, South West Rocks, aim is to provide you with the best fishing charter or holiday package experience, through the use of the latest technology in our charter boat, tackle, techniques and equipment. Our fishing trips cater for all styles of fishing, ranging from float baiting for huge snapper to live baiting for Marlin. You can choose from either a half day charter or stay overnight with our wide range of fishing holiday packages. www.southwestrocksfishcharters.com.au Sea Urchin Fishing Charters What could be better than a deep sea fishing charter trip in the midst of beautiful South West Rocks? We offer the opportunity to hook big game fish such as Marlin and Mahi-Mahi to a relaxed estuary cruise or watching magnificent whale migrations. The experienced and fun loving Skipper knows all the best fishing spots in the Mid North Coast, NSW and will provide an adventure worthy to tell the grandkids. www.seaurchincharters.com.au South West Rocks Fishing Adventures Adventure fishing charter trips in South West Rocks, NSW. We catch Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Jewfish, Bream, Snapper, Flathead and much more www.southwestrocksfishingadventures.com.au Trial Bay Fishing Charters Trial Bay Deep Sea Fishing Charters , South West Rocks first and most trusted charter operation, has worked off the waters of “The Rocks” for over 19 years . Trial Bay Fishing Charters will look after your fishing needs, from sport, game or reef fishing our experienced crew has proven its ability. www.trialbayfishingcharters.com.au BEACHWALKING – South West Rocks South West Rocks has 8 beautiful beaches to stroll/run along and take in the sea air and beautiful surrounds. Horseshoe Bay is a small patrolled beach in the centre of town, Main Beach is also a partially patrolled beach which stretches around to Trial Bay. Trial Bay Beach is a protected little family beach faces west, near Trial Bay Gaol. Gap Beach and North Smoky beaches are secluded beaches with walking tracks, offering birdwatching, swimming, fishing, and scenic views in Hat Head National Park near South West Rocks Little Bay Beach is a very popular picnic area for family and couples, relaxing atmosphere with breathtaking views from its headland. Smoky Beach is a great fisherman’s and 4WD beach stretching approx. 14 kilometres to Hat Head. Lastly, Back Beach starts at the mouth of back creek is very popular for walking your dog, riding your horse, or just taking a stroll. Back Creek Bridge is very popular amongst the young for the backflips, frontflips or just belly flops. Kids and families just having a great time. HORSESHOE BAY MARKETS Held 2nd Saturday of every month at South West Rocks Reserve, Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks Markets are held from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon. These beachside markets are very popular filled with a huge variety of stalls. ANNUAL TRIAL BAY TRIATHLON South West Rocks Trial Bay Triathlon is held every year on the 2nd weekend in February. It is a two day event that consists of a 500m swim, a 26km bicycle ride and 6km run around Trial Bay. There are 2 separate events for both Senior and Junior competitors, for further information see their website at www.trialbaytri.com.au WHALE WATCHING Whale watching season commences early September to late November. There are many high points in the South West Rocks and Arakoon where you can view/take photos the humpback whales making their way home to the South, or hire a charter and get a real close up view. ^ Photo taken by Fish Rock Dive Centre MONUMENT HILL WALKING TRACK SOUTH WEST ROCKS If you take a walk along the Monument Hill walking track, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of casuarinas in the heathlands, spectacular coastal views, and the fresh sea breeze upon your cheeks as you approach the summit. The monument itself was built as a tribute to German internees who passed away in Trial Bay Gaol during World War I. Along the walk you’ll see many flannel flowers, planted by the internees because they reminded them of edelweiss and of home. If you do feel like a longer walk, you can join the Bridle trail and loop back via Powder Magazine walking track, and if you’d like a break, you can enjoy a picnic or go for a paddle around Little Bay picnic area. ^ View from the Walking Track LITTLE BAY SOUTH WEST ROCKS Covered picnic areas, space for games and a little creek meandering through it, the Little Bay picnic area is a pretty spot for families to relax. You’ll find the perfect place to unroll your picnic blanket under a coastal wattle or fig tree and the kids will be able to play a game of cricket or throw a frisbee. You can bring a picnic lunch or cook up a feast on one of the barbecues. “Macleay River District Fishermans Co-op”, (near Jerseyville bridge) isn’t far away if you want to stop and pick up some fresh seafood. Little Bay picnic area is such a great spot for picnics, even families of eastern grey kangaroos like to hang out there.

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    WHALE WATCHING

    Whale watching season commences early September to late November. There are many high points in the South West Rocks and Arakoon where you can view/take photos the humpback whales making their way home... to the South, or hire a charter and get a real close up view.

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      Beach Walking

      South West Rocks has 8 beautiful beaches to stroll/run along and take in the sea air and beautiful surrounds. Horseshoe Bay is a small patrolled beach in the centre of town, Main Beach is also a partially... patrolled beach which stretches around to Trial Bay. Trial Bay Beach is a protected little family beach faces west, near Trial Bay Gaol. Gap Beach and North Smoky beaches are secluded beaches with walking tracks, offering birdwatching, swimming, fishing, and scenic views in Hat Head National Park near South West Rocks Little Bay Beach is a very popular picnic area for family and couples, relaxing atmosphere with breathtaking views from its headland. Smoky Beach is a great fisherman’s and 4WD beach stretching approx. 14 kilometres to Hat Head. Lastly, Back Beach starts at the mouth of back creek is very popular for walking your dog, riding your horse, or just taking a stroll.

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      SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE

      Smoky Cape Lighthouse is a heritage-listed active lighthouse located on Smoky Cape, a headland in Arakoon east of the town of South West Rocks, Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia, and within the... Hat Head National Park.

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      TRIAL BAY GAOL

      Trial Bay Gaol is a heritage-listed former public works prison and internment camp at Cardwell Street, Arakoon, Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The property is owned by the NSW National Parks... and Wildlife Service. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 14 May 2010.

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      SOUTH WEST ROCKS SURF CLUB

      The South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club boasts the best views in the town. We offer Beautiful Meals, Great Coffee and the Best Beer and Cold beverages

      SOUTH WEST ROCKS COUNTRY CLUB

      Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the Rocks Asian & Australian Buffet features a great selection of Asian dishes, salads, seafood, pastas, desserts and daily specials to choose from. A family-friendly... bistro overlooking the picturesque golf course, you can make the most of self-serve buffet choices and all the trimmings

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      ROCKS RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL BAR

      The Rocks Restaurant & Cocktail Bar has built a reputation of ambiance, service & sensational food. Our dishes are a culmination of fresh local produce, quality ingredients, but with a dash of city sophistication.... The menu is designed to suit the palates of all diners from the very young to the elderly. The chosen food is complemented by a selection of fine local & Australian wines. Our restaurant caters for all types of functions, be it small weddings, conferences or social gatherings

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      SEABREEZE HOTEL

      Relaxed restaurant with a pub-style bar, as well as a dining terrace and a beer garden with live entertainment. Other amenities include a liquor shop and free parking

      THE HERITAGE SEASIDE CAFÉ

      The heritage seaside café is located in the south west rocks town CBD close to horseshoe bay. Delicious coffee's and amazing meals for any time of the day.

      RIVERSIDE TAVERN

      Set on the picturesque Macleay River and bordered by thriving palms, luscious green grass and neat hedges, is Riverside Tavern on New Entrance Road in South West Rocks. From a tiled alfresco dining space... with charming, wooden outdoor furniture, guests are treated to captivating views of the flowing river through the trees, where sailboats can be seen lazily drifting past. A Mod Oz menu boasts hearty choices to suit all tastes, along with some especially tempting options for the little ones

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      SHOEYS BAKERY

      Shoey Bakery is located in the picturesque South West Rocks town center, serving our customers with exciting new cakes, pies and breads!

      MALT N HONEY

      Malt & Honey is a cool cafe overlooking the beach in South West Rocks. Amazing coffee and food to be enjoyed. Come and visit Bruce and Faye

      South West Rocks Seafood

      South West Rocks Seafood supplies you with mouth watering fish, chips burger and many more delicious options to choose from. You will enjoy wait with breathtaking views of the ocean.

      HORSESHOE BAY KIOSK

      Horseshoe Bay Kiosk is a quaint beachside kiosk located on Livingstone Street in South West Rocks. The Horseshoe Bay Kiosk sells delicious burgers, fish & chips, wraps and salads and offers an array of... mouth watering ice creams and drinks to choose from. With plenty of outdoor seating, we welcome you to come and try the Kiosk.

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      PARAGON PIZZERIA

      Local dine in or take away- great pizzas, pastas and ribs as always, so come down and see Jules and her lovely team and grab a new menu.

      THAI ON THE ROCKS

      Thai Restaurant in South West Rocks, serving authentic thai food , eat in and take away.

      CANTONESE INN CHINESE

      Order online or dine in at CANTONESE INN CHINESE RESTAURANT & TAKEAWAY

      FULL CIRCLE EATERY

      A fun relaxed eatery serving home made, fresh & honest food. We have amazing smooth coffee! The BEST burgers! House made cakes! Grab & go meals. Salad & sandwich bar

      TRIAL BAY KIOSK

      Trial Bay Kiosk is set overlooking Trial Bay in the Arakoon State Conservation Area, a stone throw from the beach, with spectacular views while you dine.

      South West Rocks Fishing Adventures

      Adventure fishing charter trips in South West Rocks, NSW. We catch Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Jewfish, Bream, Snapper, Flathead and much more

      Sea Urchin Fishing Charters

      What could be better than a deep sea fishing charter trip in the midst of beautiful South West Rocks? We offer the opportunity to hook big game fish such as Marlin and Mahi-Mahi to a relaxed estuary cruise... or watching magnificent whale migrations. The experienced and fun loving Skipper knows all the best fishing spots in the Mid North Coast, NSW and will provide an adventure worthy to tell the grandkids.

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      South West Rocks Fishing Charters

      If you’re an avid fisherman or enthusiastic novice we’d love to take you on an adventure packed fishing trip. The Rocks Fishing Charter’s, South West Rocks, aim is to provide you with the best... fishing charter or holiday package experience, through the use of the latest technology in our charter boat, tackle, techniques and equipment. Our fishing trips cater for all styles of fishing, ranging from float baiting for huge snapper to live baiting for Marlin. You can choose from either a half day charter or stay overnight with our wide range of fishing holiday packages.

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      South West Rocks Dive Centre

      The South West Rocks Dive Centre is a family owned and operated business leading dives to Fish Rock for the past 40+ years. Double dives to Fish Rock Cave and other exciting destinations in the South West... Rocks area depart daily onboard our Three fast purpose built dive vessels. Our staff have had the pleasure of diving with many thousands of Australian divers and each day we are privileged to show case Fish Rock to divers travelling from all parts of the world. All our dive staff are qualified instructors or dive masters and the most experienced in the area, leading dives to Fish Rock and surrounding areas since 1980 when it was first established by Noel Hitchins

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      Fish Rock Dive Centre

      Fish Rock Dive Centre, welcomes you to some the best scuba diving in Australia, if not the world, the unique Fish Rock Cave, graceful grey nurse sharks, migration of the magnificent humpback whales, and... plenty more… Located at South West Rock, Australia.

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