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Seal Rocks Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Be part of living history by staying at the historic Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. The 2 heritage lighthouse keepers' cottages have been beautifully restored and reflect the integrity of their historic significance. Warm timbers and soft furnishings enhance a romantic atmosphere.

Our 2 Assistant Keepers' Cottages each have two bedrooms, sleeping 4 to 6. These 2 cottages can interconnect if wished, to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Enjoy sweeping vistas along Lighthouse Beach and dunal areas of Myall Lakes National Park.

The cottages are nestled beneath Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse ... whose magical night time beams reach to star filled night skies.


The pristine waters of Seal Rocks offer clear bays for swimming, snorkelling, diving, boating and fishing.

Be amazed at the awesome Light at night with its 16 rotating beams, slowly scanning the horizon.

Surfers can experience the well known Lighthouse and Treachery beaches and the break at No. 1 Beach.

Select your beach according to the day's weather ... with easy access to both north and south facing beaches.

Divers will wonder at the significant Seal Rocks site, discovering shipwrecks and a grey nurse shark habitat.

Amble along the beaches, shorelines and bush trails in Myall Lakes National Park.

Nearby are cafes, galleries, vineyards and restaurants for you to explore.

Forster offers a variety of shops, cinema and restaurants, just 40 minutes away.


The sleepy fishing village of Seal Rocks is approximately 1.5 hours north of Newcastle, 3.5 hours north of Sydney and 2 hours south of Port Macquarie. To access the lighthouse from the south, turn off the Pacific Highway 2kms north of Bulahdelah on to The Lakes Way. At Bungwahl, take the Seal Rocks Road, continue the 11 kms to the end to arrive at the Lighthouse gate.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018


Seal Rocks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Seal Rocks Lighthouse Keepers Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic! Best Weekend Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! 10/10!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We love that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful piece of history

  • 4 of 5

Lighthouse keepers cottages are amazing. Beautiful views, lovingly restored and maintained. Two couples here for a long weekend, accommodation perfect, apart from very hard bed in second bedroom that should be replaced. On site staff fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa. We are pleased you the cottage and views and look forward to seeing you again!
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

An unbeatable location!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great visit to the Lighthouse cottages! We were made to feel so welcome by Laurie (who was the caretaker on duty while we were there) and the lead-up communication by Judy and the team was great. This is a very special part of the world and we felt incredibly lucky to stay at the Lighthouse in what is a truly unique experience. Slightly tricky house layout with a toddler and a baby (as the kitchen is a bit separated from the rest of the house) but nothing that should put anyone off a stay. We really hope we'll be back!!!! Wow!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We too feel incredibly lucky to share this special part of the world. Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again ... maybe in our headkeeper's cottage which is all on the same level.
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Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We would recommend Headkeepers Cottage in a heartbeat. It has the most beautiful outlook across the beach and Seal rocks! We saw Whales EVERYDAY during our stay, without having to leave the house!! The morning views are breathtaking, and the serenity there is unparalleled.The Sugarloaf Team ; Judy, Linda & Lori were all very helpful. Definitely a 5 Star rating from us.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. The whales have been truly amazing this year. We are pleased you enjoyed your cottage and are blessed to be able to share this place with the world.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing Property Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely amazing, the location, the accommodation, the nature and local things to do ticked all of the boxes for us to thoroughly enjoy a very special romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is our pleasure to have you and your partner stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and also that your partner was surprized with her birthday celebrations. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Highly recommended property and experience.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely value for money. A very beautiful location day and night with the beautiful coloured light shinning from the lighthouse with its protective beams of white light spread out over the countryside and sea at night. Stunning by daylight are the beaches and leafy walks. We loved the south keepers cottage we felt cosy and secure and comfortable while enjoying the wonder of the heritage building.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are privileged to be able to share this amazing and unique location. Hoping to see you again, Linda
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Other Activities:

Beach Whales Surf Snorkel Dive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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