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Travel guide South West Rocks

South West Rocks Artisan Market
By ATDW Database

Contact: 0018 0637 or lizbyrnemail@gmail.com
Venue: South West Rocks Country Club, 2 Sportsman Way South West Rocks New South Wales
Date(s): From Sat 07 Dec 13 To Sun 08 Dec 13
This two day market brings together a diverse mix of hand picked independent artists and designers in a variety of mediums who wish to display and sell their wares. The vision is to create a meeting place where both high end artists/designers plus the surrounding community can support and benefit each other.

Beautiful works include Gordon Rossiter's landscapes, Tony Morton's specialised crafted woodwork, Gary Voysey's fabulous timber salad trays as well as Virginia's brilliant clay jewell... Read more

Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club Toy Run
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6566 9136
Venue: South West Rocks Country Club,, South West Rocks New South Wales
Every year the Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club conducts a Toy Run in December collecting toys to make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in the Macleay Valley.

More than 80 motorcycle riders travel from South West Rocks into Kempsey followed by vehicles to collect and transport the donated items that have been left at various points on the route. Santa, travelling in a sidecar, does a grand job greeting children along the way.

The 2013 run will leave the Sout... Read more

Review - Grass Trees Escape
By Samantha O'Donovan

35 Fern Tree Close Arakoon NSW Grass Trees Escape is quiet and private and enjoys beautiful natural bushland surrounds. Overall rating?    Excellent What makes Grass Trees Escape different? The property is peaceful and secluded and set in 2.5 acres of bushland full of birds and kangaroos, yet you are only minutes away from beaches and all the wonderful activities that South West Rocks has to offer. There is another house, Tallow Wood Pavilion, making this property perfect for larger families or friends getting away together. Accommodation overview There is one room with a queen-size bed and ensuite, another room with a queen-size bed and the third room has two single beds. Tallow Wood Pavilion has one queen room and one with two king singles. There is a tra... Read more

Wedge Surf and Stand Up Paddle Skool
By ATDW Database

Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Wedge Surf School, an ASI accredited surf school, located at beautiful South West Rocks (only 1.5 hours south of Coffs Harbour or 1.5 hours north of Port Macquarie).

Wedge Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner and intermediate surfing certificate courses,. wedgesurfskool@bigpond.com. www.academyofsurfing.com/wedge.html Read more

Fish Rock Dive Centre
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6566 6614 or dive@fishrock.com.au
Fish Rock Cave is our best known and most popular dive site but the Cave is just the beginning of the great diving around South West Rocks. The surrounds of Fish Rock offer some spectacular dives and opportunities to view the abundant marine life tha... Read more

Sailing at South West Rocks
By Lisa Monk

If you are looking for the quintessential sleepy, laid-back and almost undiscovered place for a holiday, you will find it hard to go past South West Rocks, and it offers some wonderful sailing for those prepared to treat the historically tricky waterways with respect. The Macleay River Bar has traditionally been regarded as one of the more hazardous entrances on the North Coast and periodically suffers from extreme siltation. The drought conditions of recent times mean that several North Coast bars have experienced reduced depth, and the lack of major flood events has resulted in a deposition of sediment. Leads and similar navigation markers are installed as a guide to safe navigation, but as always, the ultimate responsibility lies with the Master of a vessel. The main entrance approac... Read more

South West Rocks
By Lisa Monk

If you are looking for the quintessential sleepy, laid-back and almost undiscovered place for a holiday, you will find it hard to go past South West Rocks.  Actually it is easy to go past it – located as it is just off the madness that is the Pacific Highway in holiday time – but take the turn-off and discover something the locals have known for years … this is an absolute gem! It is almost a shame to blow the cover on South West Rocks and let everyone know what they have been missing, because the feeling of an old-time seaside holiday haven is one of its most endearing features. Located on the coast just north of Kempsey, South West Rocks is where the Macleay River meets the sea and it has it all:  subtropical climate, a beautiful cove with pristine waters, ... Read more

Make your own holiday history at The Heritage Guesthouse
By Lisa Monk

Holidays are all about making wonderful memories that get us through the daily grind until the next time you take a break. If you are looking for a holiday that will live in your memory forever, then look no further than the historic and welcoming Heritage Guesthouse at South West Rocks. Located on the rim of Horseshoe Bay and only 5 hours north of Sydney or 51/2 hours south of Brisbane, this is the ideal place to break your journey if you are travelling up the east coast.  However, there is so much on offer in the region and the guesthouse is such a refuge from the everyday that you may wish that you had booked in for a few days to refresh and revive. The property is a lovingly restored 1880s guesthouse boasting 9 rooms, all with ensuites and uniquely decorated and with different s... Read more

Editor's Choice - Trial Bay Tourist Park
By Lisa Monk

FAMILY FUN AT TRIAL BAY ECO TOURIST PARK When the whole family needs a holiday, look no further than Trial Bay Eco Tourist Park located at South West Rocks, NSW.  Located 1 hour north of Port Macquarie and 1 1/2 hours south of Coffs Harbour it is the perfect spot for your caravan, RV, campervan., motor-home or holiday park cabin adventure. South West Rocks is perhaps one of the most magnificent places to be found on the Mid-North Coast.  It is home to the majestic Trial Bay and wonderful bushwalks.  The pretty seaside town holds a treasure trove of things to explore and is an ideal holiday destination, winter or summer. Trial Bay Eco Tourist Park is a family-run business and an independent member of the BIG4 holiday park chain, and they know what families want, so th... Read more

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