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The seaside town of South West Rock is located at the mouth of the Macleay River between Kempsey and Nambucca Heads.

The town centre overlooks the attractive foreshore and sandy beach of Horseshoe Bay. Close by are several creeks and rivers which are ideal for fishing and boating, while huge expanses of sandy beach can be found around the north-facing Trial Bay.

A short drive east of town at the small settlement of Arakoon are the ruins of Trial Bay Goal while within the Hat Head National Park south-east of town is the historic Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

Parks, gardens & trails:

Arakoon National Park
Home to the ruins of the Trial Bay Gaol, this park encompasses the headland of Monument Hill and the sandy beaches of Front Bay and Little Beach
Hat Head National Park
Comprising of sweeping beaches, dunes, headlands and coastal wetlands between South West Rocks and Crescent Head

Regional touring guides:

Macleay Valley Coast
Information on the towns and villages of the Macleay Coast

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