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BIG4 Sunshine Resort in South West Rocks is a Superb Destination

Perfectly located in South West Rocks halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, BIG4 Sunshine Resort is the ideal destination! South West Rocks is a perfect meeting point for families and friends. Not too far away but far enough to feel like you have truly gotten away from it all. It’s time to totally immerse yourself in holiday mode and rejuvenate the soul.

South West Rocks has beautiful family friendly beaches and coves

BIG4 Sunshine Resort is a stone’s throw away from the world-class beaches in South West Rocks. There is an amazing range catering for what you feel up to on the day. Whether it’s bathing in calm water, surfing, snorkelling, swimming in rockpools or body surfing; the beaches here have it all. The closest beach to BIG4 Sunshine is Trial Bay where the water is extremely calm and relaxing to swim in. It’s easy to spend all day bathing in the crystal clear aqua blue water. Trial Bay is a westerly facing cove and is perfect for children and families. It is incredible to watch the water turn golden with the setting of the sun – a rarity on the East Coast of Australia due to the shape of the bay. It is an ideal destination to relax, to take in a big deep breath and just enjoy watching the sunset.

It’s time to explore all the National Park has to offer

There is also so much to discover in Arakoon National Park which surrounds South West Rocks. It is a wonderful place for a day trip to explore the lush subtropical vegetation, Australian history and leafy picnic areas. Here you can watch whales breaching and pods of dolphins frolicking and the area is surrounded by beautiful granite foreshores and white sandy beaches to ensure a tranquil experience.

Trial Bay Gaol, dating from the 19th century, was built to house prison labourers who were tasked with building a breakwater. Today the gaol is a picturesque ruin and a fascinating place to discover. There are excellent fishing spots around the National Park’s rocky headlands and sheltered beaches.

Standing high on a narrow headland, Smoky Cape Lighthouse is surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of Hat Head National Park. The lighthouse itself is as beautiful as the views – check out its winding staircase and octagonal tower. Built in 1891, this heritage lighthouse is one of the last designed by the Colonial Architect, James Barnet. Smoky Cape headland was so named by Captain Cook after he saw Aboriginal fires burning there in 1770. Guided tours of the breathtaking lighthouse are available if you would like to find out more. Smoky Cape is a superb spot for whale watching, bird watching and picnicking, Don’t miss the magnificent views at nearby Captain Cook’s lookout where you’ll be taken aback as you find these hidden gems.

South West Rocks is the gateway to one of Australia’s top dive sites, Fish Rock, a must-do if you’re a keen diver! Fish Rock is home to a completely unique ecosystem featuring Australia’s only true ocean cave running 125 metres right through the island and surrounded by a plethora of marine life including turtles, rays and the largest congregation of the friendly grey nurse sharks on the East Coast of Australia.

Call BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks today on (02) 6566 6142 or Click Here and start planning your next holiday in South West Rocks!


The beaches in South West Rocks are world-class and SO diverse! The aqua blue calm water and white sandy beaches, so much to say about the beauty of our beaches… pictures might have to do the talking!


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Scenic Sites

Both over 100 years old, Trial Bay Gaol is an amazing place to soak up the stories of the German Internees, especially in August when the Sculpture by the Sea Exhibition is held within its walls, and Smokey Cape was so named by Captain Cook in 1770, with a lighthouse built in 1891 after a number of shipwrecks in the area – now a fantastic place to check out the coast and whales migrating.



Whether you are walking or running to keep fit, or with the kids or dog, or for some mental recharging, we have it all near Sunshine; Coastal Walks, Bush Walks and Beach walks. Talk to our friendly staff on check in and we can provide you with a map of the area and give you guidance on the best place to suit your needs.


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Water Fun

Whether you are in to Surfing, Fishing, Diving, Stand up paddle boarding, Canoeing or all of the above, you can enjoy them in and around South West Rocks. With the ocean, river and Saltwater Lagoon on our doorstep, the issue is going to be fitting it all in!


What’s On

One of the best aspects of South West Rocks is the diversity of happenings! There is always something on either in our Resort or around South West Rocks. Kids club, markets, live music, festivals, sporting activities, art classes and the list goes on!


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Divorce Workshop

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• Heal faster to feel lighter and happier
• Have big breakthroughs in your life
• Have new levels of self-love
Step powerfully into the future and the NEW YOU!
Cost $395 Dates: 2/3rd May 2020
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Aboriginal Heritage

South West Rocks is located in the traditional lands of the Ngaku clan belonging to the Dunghutti Nation. The area is rich in significance and culture to the custodians of the land as it was a camping ground for families. South West Rocks is particularly special as it is the central point of Ngaku; a place for family.


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North Coast

Located perfectly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, the North Coast is far too good to shoot past on the highway. South West Rocks is an ideal way to stop and soak up the goodness of what we have on our doorstep.


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South West Rocks has it all! An incredible history, picturesque beaches, rich culture, it is a host to so many sports including diving & fishing, beautiful National Park walks and a strong friendly community vibe to just name a few.


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Full Circle Eatery

The Full Circle Eatery

No need for a designated driver when you have the best restaurant in South West Rocks within the resort! Fresh local fish, funky tasty burgers, and a very popular Mexican night all on offer at the Full Circle, along with home baked delights & delicious coffee.


The Macleay

Not only the beaches, but the entire Macleay Valley has so much to offer, it’s strong Aboriginal history, beautiful river and friendly grass-roots culture defines the richness of the region and there’s so much to explore.


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