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Trial Bay Gaol - established 1886 - is a picturesque ruin built as a public works prison, but was also used as a World War I internment camp. The gaol is surrounded by rocky foreshores and pleasant sandy beaches. Located within Arakoon National Park at Laggers Point, it is one of only a few places on the east coast of Australia, where the sun sets over the ocean.

Wander through the gaol museum, explore the ruins or relax on the beach. Stroll over Monument Hill to the Little Bay picnic area, or enjoy the spectacular half-day walk from the picnic area to the historic Smoky Cape Lighthouse in Hat Head National Park.

Around the gaol there are picnic areas and facilities for car based and caravan camping. You can also stay at secluded Little Bay Cottage.

Arakoon extends from Laggers Point through Little Bay, Gap Beach to Smoky Cape.

Arakoon: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Horseshoe Bay Beach


South West Rocks has a beautiful little beach surrounded by towering pines. This sheltered area is very popular with families wanting to swim. Horseshoe Bay Beach is close to rewarding fishing spots and central to the business district of South West Rocks.

Facilities include camping areas, cabin accommodation, picnic spots, barbecues, parking, amenities blocks and a kiosk. The beach is patrolled during spring, autumn and summer holidays, as well as summer weekends.




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South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Mr Raw Spice


Rawspice Boutique has expanded with a menswear store known as Mr Raw Spice.

Mr Raw Spice also encompasses that good old-fashioned and accommodating service, with both boutiques offering after hours shopping experiences. Their brands include Akubra, RM Williams, Jag, Mossimo, David Smith, Levis, Canterbury, AussieBum and Sanuk.

Mr Raw Spice is located right next door to Raw Spice Boutique on Livingstone Street, which they think has the best view of the central business district - overlooking the ocean.

Find them on Facebook for up to date information on what's going on in-store!




2/1 Livingstone Street
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Yarrahapinni Studio Gallery


Pamela Houghton Jones is a design artist, producing contemporary hand-worked textile art panels, lino prints, and works on paper. Inspired by the outback and local scenes - the colours and textures reflect the natural landscapes and native flora.

Dave Jones is a designer/maker of contemporary custom furniture, as well as a range of timber gift ware. Displaying the clean lines of modern design Dave crafts his furniture from Australian timbers including a variety of eucalypts and casuarinas plus the more classic timber varieties of red cedar, rosewood, silver ash and blackwood.




445a Stuarts Point Road
Yarrahapinni, NSW, 2441

Located 13.2K from Arakoon

Arakoon: Events

South West Rocks Running Festival


The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long weekend Sunday. All proceeds go to local charities and community groups.

The programme includes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre run, five kilometre Enticer Run, plus Junior events. Please visit the web site for more information.

All marathon competitors are expected to reach the 32 kilometre mark (Rotary Park) by 10.30am and to finish by 12pm (midday), due to road closures.

Road closures are from Spencerville Bridge to Hat Head turnaround. Competitors must run on the left hand side of the road at all times, and in town area must run on footpaths where available.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Jun


Trial Bay Access Road,
Trial Bay Gaol
Arakoon, NSW, 2431

Located 1.0K from Arakoon

Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay


The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered.

The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.





Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon State Conservation Area
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 1.3K from Arakoon

South West Rocks Artisan Market


Discover amazingly unique and creative handmade works by those in the local region at the South West Rocks Artisan Market, held at the South West Rocks Country Club.

An Aladdin's market of beauty for your pleasure. Works range from amazing goats soap (so good for your skin) through to art deco beadwork; silver work to individual clay designed tableware and many more stunning works.

All together in one place; out of the very changeable weather; free parking and a cafe for the much needed coffee when out enjoying yourself. Club regulations apply.






South West Rocks Country Club,
2 Sportsman Way
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 1.8K from Arakoon

Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club Toy Run


Every year the Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club conducts a Toy Run in December, collecting toys to make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in the Macleay Valley.

More than 80 motorcycle riders travel from South West Rocks into Kempsey followed by vehicles to collect and transport the donated items that have been left at various points on the route. Santa, travelling in a sidecar, does a grand job greeting children along the way.

All bike riders are welcome to join the run, with a 10am start at South West Rocks Country Club.




2 Sportsmans Way,
South West Rocks Country Club
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.2K from Arakoon

Stramit NSW Surf Life Saving Country Championships


As one of the biggest events on the surf sports calendar, the 2016 NSW Stramit Country Surf Life Saving Championships will be held in February 2016. Kempsey Shire Council and South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club will together host the event.

The Stramit Country Championships are open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor. The event showcases some of the state's best surf sports athletes who are determined to not only continue their preparation for the State and National titles, but also to help drive their club to supremacy in the Junior, Senior and Overall pointscores.

The Stramit Country Championships is the only event on the surf sports calendar to feature a full range of events including surfboats, as well as all age groups from Under Eights through to Masters, within a two-day surf carnival.

Come along and check out this great event.




Livingstone St
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon


The annual Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

Watch competitors swim 500 metres, cycle for 25 kilometres and run 6 kilometres around South West Rocks.

Fore more information about Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon, please visit the website.




South West Rocks
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 3.3K from Arakoon

Arakoon: Travel Tips

South West Rocks Visitor Information Centre


South West Rocks Visitor Information Centre is located in one of the Boatmans Cottages. Being part of a Heritage List Pilot Station Complex which also houses a free maritime museum. The Visitor Information Centre provides a range of information for the tourist and traveller alike, including maps of the town and region, information on local attractions, assistance with accommodation, and other services as required. The knowledgeable team at the South West Rocks Visitor Information Centre look forward to your visit.




Boatman's Cottage No.1,
1 Ocean Avenue
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 4.2K from Arakoon

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