Seal Rocks NSW, Australia

Seal Rocks NSW, Australia

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Welcome to the Last Frontier

Seal Rocks is a small community that lies on the coast of New South Wales some 200 miles north of Sydney. The residents have long resisted attempts by developers to grow the town and proudly display the sign "Save Seal Rocks The Last Frontier" on the road which winds into the isolated spot. The tiny population who call it home welcome you to stay at their Seal Rocks vacation rentals, and while you're there you can enjoy the unspoiled sandy beaches of Treachery and Lighthouse which are lapped by world-class surf swells.

Whales and world-class surf

This far-flung location may be small, but it punches well above its weight when it comes to adventure. Though it may be a little chilly in winter, if you book a Seal Rocks vacation rental between June and November, you can head out to sea on little charter boats to view magnificent fluking whales, an activity that nears the top of most bucket lists. If you're lucky, you may even be joined by curious dolphins which playfully jump in the boat's wake. Down in nearby Forster, you can join one of the dive cruises or hire a surfboard to hit the waves.

The Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

A striking landmark is Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, which can be reached by a short drive up Kinka Road from your Seal Rocks vacation rental. The structure, built in the late 19th century, towers up over 15 meters and has long offered safe passage for passing vessels. While you are here, you can admire the quaint lighthouse keepers' cottages which are no longer used since the beacon became automated, and walk along the path which offers views over Seal Rocks, a group of outcrops which gives the town its name. Down on the beach, you'll spot a colony of noisy Australian fur seals.

Summer season surfing

It's not surprising that the busiest time of year is the summer months between December and January. If you plan to visit at this time, particularly over Christmas and New Year, you'd best book up your Seal Rocks vacation rental early to avoid disappointment. The days during summer are long, hot and best spent cooling off in the ocean. Outside of the high season, the weather can be get a little chilly, but with fewer visitors to contend with, you may very well have the lighthouse and beach all to yourself.

The Myall Lakes National Park

Whatever time of year you stay in a Seal Rocks vacation rental, be sure to visit the Myall Lakes National Park. For decades now, the park has been recognized for its forested wetlands inhabited by a whole host of wildlife species and has long been important to the Worimi Aboriginal people. If you hike along the rocky shoreline, you'll almost certainly spot a white-bellied sea eagle soaring overhead, as well as hearing the noisy croaking of a brown-striped frog. If you're in luck, the sighting of an endangered long-nosed bandicoot is a highlight.