South West Rocks


South West Rocks is where the Macleay River’s journey ends, as it meets the sea. This beautiful area has clear aquamarine waters, pristine bays fringed by light-coloured sands.

There are two dive centres based at South West Rocks – Fish Rock Dive Centre and South West Rocks Dive Centre. There are also a couple of fishing charter operators offering deep sea fishing – Sea Urchin Charters and The Rocks Fishing Charters.

The Visitor Information Centre is housed within the Heritage Listed Pilot Station Complex.

There is a variety cafes and restaurants, cinema, country club, hotel and tavern.

South West Rocks has a large variety of accommodation including bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, holiday parks, holiday rentals, motels and self-contained accommodation.

Quick Facts

South West Rocks is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Kempsey  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 374kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 13.683 square kilometres. South West Rocks has a recorded population of 4603 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to South West Rocks we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know South West Rocks and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.