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Things to do in Red Rock NSW

10 May 2023
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Red Rock is the northernmost village along the Red Rock headland on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales. It's situated on the banks of the beautiful Corindi River and overlooks the stunning Pacific Ocean, making it a perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors.

One of the highlights of Red Rock is its picturesque beach, which is surrounded by magnificent red cliffs, giving the town its name. The beach is a great spot for swimming, surfing, and fishing, and it's also a popular place for families to picnic and relax in the sun.

If you're a fan of bushwalking, Red Rock offers some fantastic walking trails that will take you through some stunning natural landscapes. The Yuraygir National Park, which is located just north of Red Rock, is home to a variety of walking tracks that range from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. Along the way, you'll encounter sensational views of the coastline, rugged headlands, and beautiful rainforest.

Explore Red Rock Island

The island sitting in the Corindi River mouth is just waiting to be explored. It can be reached by swimming or boating across the river shallows. At low tide, there are even points you can walk across to the island and set up under the trees for lovely shady picnic areas.

Solitary Island Coastal Walk

The Solitary Island Coastal Walk is a stunning walking track that stretches along the Coffs Coast of New South Wales, from Red Rock down past Coffs Harbour and then to Sawtell. This scenic walk takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the region, including sweeping ocean views, rugged headlands, and beautiful beaches.

The walk is approximately 60 kilometres long and can be completed over several days or in smaller sections, depending on your preference. It's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and take in the stunning scenery.

Where to Stay In Red Rock

If you need somewhere to stay whilst exploring the Red Rock region, check out Reflections Red Rock, with a range of accommodation options to suit all adventurers.

Where to Eat in Red Rock

The Red Rock Store, located right at Reflections Holiday Park Red Rock, not only covers you for a few basic groceries but also some very tasty take-away food options.

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Why is Red Rock NSW called Red Rock?

Red Rock in New South Wales is named after the striking red rock formations that litter the town and its beautiful beach.

These mineral-filled rocks are filled with Jasper that has been weathered over millions of years, creating a distinctive red colour. The red rock headland and formations are a beautiful and unique feature of the town, and they provide a stunning backdrop to the beach and the surrounding natural landscape.

How to get to Red Rock Beach?

There are various road access points along the beach, mostly coming from Red Rock Road.

The easiest access is from the Reflections Holiday Park, which has cabins and camping sites only metres from the beach, with paths leading straight down to the sand and waves or up to the headland for fantastic ocean views. Cook a meal in the park barbecue facilities and walk it down to the beach for a great family lunch by the water.