Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks is tiny... a village with just one general store (which is also the post office). It’s a little gem of a place 310km north of Sydney on the Myall (Mid North NSW) Coast, south of Forster. It's accessed off the main highway, Lakes Way, via a bumpy shingle road. If you want to get slightly off the beaten track, then this could be the right place for you.

There’s a cluster of holiday houses to rent and long untouched beaches ideal for surfing (and popular for four wheel driving). There’s great snorkelling and diving to be had in the clear blue waters here too. The energetic (or more leisurely paced) can take a fantastic walk up to the gorgeous lighthouse at Sugarloaf Point, which dates from 1875. You can even rent the lighthouse keepers cottages and wake in splendid comfort to sensational panoramas.

Seal Rocks is perfect for Sydneysiders itching to get away for a weekend break. It’s isolated and quiet, resistant to development and is a place where you can really get away from it all. Pacific Palms, 30 kilometres away, is the nearest town with a bigger supermarket. The Myall Lakes National Park is also nearby so you can visit the Myall and Smiths Lakes for further waterbound fun! With 245 sq km of coastal lagoons, swamps and wild forest to explore in the national park, you can really get back to nature..

It is a great stop off point for backpackers and road-trippers heading up the Legendary Pacific Coast too. The surf can be really good for beginners here (especially nice when it's not windy and the waves are small, clean and pristine). Treachery Beach is home to a surf camp where many a backpacker has tried their luck at the sport.