About South West Rocks
South West Rocks, the largest seaside town in the Macleay Valley, combines a variety of beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery. At the entrance of the Macleay River and only a 35km scenic drive north of Kempsey, South West Rocks is situated approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane and half way between Port Maquarie and Coffs Harbour.
South West Rocks has a fantastic range of shops for all those that want to spoil themselves.
The "Rocks" as it is affectionately known, is a mecca for fishermen, divers and surfers. One of the reasons for the popularity of South West Rocks is the variety of beaches and the fact that they face different directions - Trial Bay Beach faces west, one of the few beaches on the east coast to do so! Beaches include Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks Back Beach and Lighthouse Beach, Little Bay, Gap Beach, North Smoky and Smoky Beach.
18 hole golf course; tennis & squash courts, boat ramps; dive shops; boat hire; charter deep sea and river fishing; river cruises; bike riding; 25m swimming pool; catamaran and sailboard hire; churches; movies shown in the community hall during NSW school holidays; picnic and barbecue areas, parks and lookouts; heritage walk and bushwalks.
Some of the beautiful features of the local Hat Head National Park include the Smoky Cape Lighthouse opened in 1891 towering over the ocean and a great place to watch for migrating whales. The historic Trial Bay Gaol built in the 1880's from locally quarried granite and the monument to the German internees, a short walk from the gaol, are both places of interest well worth visiting.
Raw Spice on the corner of Livingston & Gregory Streets in South West Rocks offers a fantastic range of clothing, jewellery, bags, shoes & perfect gift ideas for that someone special. Owner Di Ward carries the latest seasons trends & includes brands such as; ELK,MAVI, WISH, MINKPINK, THREADZ, LADAKH, POMEGRANATE, SUNNY GIRL, ETIQUETTE, FABIENNE, VIGORELLA, HINAKO and so much more. Open 7 days, Raw Spice is the one stop shop for all your fashion needs.