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The weather in South West Rocks
Find the South West Rocks climate diagram. The highest average temperatures are in the month of January. July is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 8°. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is January.
Enjoy a peaceful getaway in one of South West Rocks' holiday cottages
The ideal home-away-from-home for friends and family looking for comfort and restful sleep, South West Rocks holiday lettings include spacious apartments with wonderful views and large family houses with pools and all the mod cons. When not resting in your holiday accommodation, you can look forward to exploring underwater caves, swimming alongside grey nurse sharks, exploring the ruins of a monumental prison, climbing to the peak of a historical lighthouse and much more.
Waterside views at trendy local eateries
Dine in at the trendy, vegetarian-friendly brunch cafe Malt & Honey or grab a convenient takeaway breakfast to enjoy on the beach. The signature latte with a slice of fresh macadamia crumble cake are not to be missed. For more hungry patrons, there's the heartier option of eggs and bacon, lamb chops, and chorizo to enjoy as you overlook the ocean at this beachfront dining hotspot.
What was once a historical schoolhouse is now home to the restaurant Tasty Treats at Back Beach. With cosy seating overlooking the tranquil waters of South West Rocks Creek, this restaurant boasts a tranquil setting and offers up tasty meals of hamburgers, sausages, and quiche, as well as an assortment of desserts and pancake options that have locals buzzing. Affordable prices, fast and friendly service, and an extensive menu that caters to a variety of dietary restrictions makes this restaurant a stand out option for hungry holidaymakers.
Tour the historical prison of Trial Bay
Be transported back to the Victorian era on a guided tour of Trial Bay Gaol, the prison known for acting as an internment camp for German Prisoners in World War One. The prison opened in 1886 after 13 years of construction overseen by Sheriff Harold Maclean, a major advocate for penal reform. Prisoners were not obligated to wear prison uniforms and were allowed to grow beards, swim, or participate in sport when not working. It was the prisoners' duty to erect a stone wall in the sea to make Trial Bay a safe port of entry between Sydney and Brisbane.
After exploring the ruins of the prison and seeing the stone monument commemorating the Germans who were interred at Trial Bay Gaol, learn all about the jail's fascinating history in the adjacent museum.
Swim with sharks on an underwater adventure
Grab some gear and train with a professional squad of divers at South West Rocks Dive Center, before you can safely venture below the ocean’s surface. Explore a cave set amidst turquoise waters and swim alongside turtles, schools of fish, wobbegongs, eels, and a resident grey nurse shark who always makes an appearance. Tours are designed according to experience level - novice divers are welcome for an underwater rock climbing dive, while more seasoned divers are encouraged to take an extended stay to explore the vast aquatic wonderland.
If you want to stay closer to the water's surface, give snorkelling a try at the Fish Rock Dive Center. Skim the surface of the ocean waves and peer into the magical world of marine life. The highly-rated tour operators also offer a cave diving experience in colourfully lit caverns that make for the perfect spot to document your journey beneath the sea. The staff offer a free photo service so you can share your memories with loved ones back home. All you need to do is strike a pose.
Impeccable views of Smoky Cape Lighthouse
The climb up the steep hill to Smoky Cape Lighthouse is well worth it to glimpse the stunning coastal scenery of the South Pacific Ocean. Captain Cook gave Smoky Cape its name in the year 1770, while the lighthouse was erected in 1891 as a protective measure for incoming coastal traffic on the northern seaboard. The unique feature of an octagonal tower makes this lighthouse one of the last built with architectural design in mind as opposed to modern lighthouses constructed solely for functionality.
Known for being an ideal vantage point for dolphin and whale watching, visitors gather here to ascend the steps and take in the sunset views over Smoky Cape. Pack a picnic and bring the family. The Hat Head National Park location also offers an array of facilities for family picnicking, birdwatching, and participating in recreational activities.
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