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Briesta Beach House

STRICTLY NO PETS NB. All Seal Rocks properties use tank water - NOT suitable for drinking This is a BYO linen property, pillows, blankets and doonas are supplied Linen hire is available on request, please contact us to confirm availability and charges This popular beach house has a huge deck opening from the living area which you will never want to leave. Watch the surf roll in or stroll down to the sand and wet a line.

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The Shack

STRICTLY NO PETS This is a BYO linen property, pillows, blankets and doonas are supplied Linen hire is available on request, please contact us to confirm availability and charges NB. All Seal Rocks properties use Tank Water Welcome to"The Shack". This simple home offers inspirational views over Boat Beach and up the coast to Blueys Beach. From the moment you arrive you feel as though you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of Seal Rocks. At night absorb the vision of millions of stars and the Sugarloaf lighthouse beam whilst sitting one of the two decks with family and friends.

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Sea Shack

Full Linen Provided (Inclusive) STRICTLY NO PETS NB. All Seal Rocks properties use Tank Water Boasting beautiful ocean and bushland views, modern inclusions and polished timber floors throughout, this contemporary beach cottage will impress you from the moment you arrive. An entertainers delight, hosting is made so simple with an impressive stainless steel gourmet kitchen and servery window which gives easy access to the courtyard, the perfect place to unwind with family and friends.

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Your guide to Seal Rocks

Welcome to Seal Rocks

A tiny coastal settlement surrounded by the verdant Myall Lakes National Park, Seal Rocks is one of the jewels of the Barrington Coast. Visitors are drawn to this corner of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales year-round for its beautiful beaches, remote surf breaks, superb snorkelling and diving, good fishing, and easy access to the national park.

Seal Rocks is also famous for its 1875 lighthouse — one of only two lighthouse towers in Australia with an external stairway — at Sugarloaf Point that overlooks wild beaches and the cluster of offshore rocky outcrops that gave the town its name. While the local population of Australian fur seals is not as robust as it was in the 19th century, locals have reported an increase in seal sightings in recent years. With no supermarket and only one cafe in town, you’ll need to stock up on supplies on your way here.


How do I get around Seal Rocks?

Seal Rocks lies 285 kilometres (or around three hours’ drive) north of Sydney. The number 150 bus that runs from Newcastle to Taree stops at the head of Seal Rocks Road at Bungwahl, but with another 10 kilometres to go until you reach Seal Rocks, it’s more practical to have your own car. Depending where you’re staying, you should be able to walk to Boat Beach (good for snorkelling) and/or Number One Beach. The one-kilometre walk to the lighthouse takes you through coastal forest up to the headland for incredible views. If you’re visiting in a 4WD, you can test your sand driving skills on Lighthouse Beach and Treachery Beach to the south.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Seal Rocks?

The best time to visit Seal Rocks depends on how you like to spend your seaside holidays. If you’re a beach person, aim for the warmer months from October to April, being sure to keep an eye out for dolphins frolicking in the waves. The cooler months are ideal for exploring the trails lacing Myall Lakes National Park, with wildflowers blooming in spring. From May to November, Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse is a great vantage point for whale watching. Typically held in spring, nearby Forster’s Lakeside Festival offers a fun day out filled with food, markets, and entertainment.


What are the top things to do in Seal Rocks?

Myall Lakes National Park

There’s no lack of walking tracks to choose from in Myall Lakes National Park, with the closest trail to Seal Rocks, the two-kilometre-return Treachery Headland Walking Track, among the most scenic. If you brought your bike with you, the Mining Road to Old Gibber Road Cycling Trail is an easy 20-kilometre ride within the park; allow six hours for a leisurely ride.

Scuba diving

Seal Rocks is one of regional New South Wales’ top dive spots, with plenty to see, including turtles and (friendly) sharks. Local outfitters run regular dive trips to Seal Rocks as well as to sites around Forster, a 40-minute drive to the north, and snorkelling trips.

Pacific Palms

Just 25 minutes north of Seal Rocks, the small locality of Pacific Palms is home to a clutch of laid-back villages and beautiful beaches (particularly Blueys Beach, popular with surfers). It’s on the doorstep of Booti Booti National Park, which has an excellent loop walk (the 7.3-kilometre Booti Hill and Wallis Lake Walking Track). The park is also home to pretty (and clothing-optional!) Shelly Beach.