South West Rocks is a delightful, quiet coastal town in Trial Bay on the Mid North Coast in the State of New South Wales. Visiting a South West Rocks holiday villa means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this attractive town while having access to a myriad of activities and sights very close by.
First and foremost there are the beaches close to a holiday villa in South West Rocks but even these have a difference; you can still see the remains of three wrecks from 1972 on Front Beach at low tide including the remnants of the old Sydney Harbour Showboat. That’s just one of numerous beaches all enjoying beautiful scenery and a number of activities like surfing and diving. Hat Head National Park nearby has excellent surfing beaches and good fishing. It’s also possible see whales and dolphins as well as large numbers of coastal birds. A highlight for divers nearby is Fish Rock Cave, two kilometres off the coast of South West Rocks; it’s one of the largest ocean caverns in the southern hemisphere with a wealth of coral, live cowry shells, trumpetfish, stingray, black cod and more.
Man made sights worth visiting while staying in a South West Rocks holiday villa are Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. The Lighthouse is on the edge of Hat Head National Park with the distinctive octagonal lighthouse, the coach house, stables and lighthouse keepers cottage all built before 1891. Trial Bay Gaol was built for good conduct prisoners and completed in 1886 with a storm in 1903 turning its protective breakwater to rubble. . A hexagonal structure it’s built from local grey granite and housed Germans during World War I. There are a number of trails and walks around the area including one quite difficult walk from the Gaol to the Lighthouse.
Not far up the coast from a South West Rocks holiday villa you’ll fine Port Macquarie with plenty of interesting sites, sights and activities.; there’s the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, the Port Macquaries Historic Grave Yard, The Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, and Town Green, a beautiful park on the river surrounded by cafes and restaurants with the Alma Dopel, a former merchant sailing ship, docked on the public wharf.
During a visit to a South West Rocks holiday villa you can expect to enjoy a warm and wet subtropical climate. The hottest month is February with an average temperature of 26.9 centigrade and the coldest is July with an average of 18.7 centigrade.
From the UK the best way to get to a holiday villa in South West Rocks is via Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Qantas and Virgin Blue both serve this route.