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My new favourite place to camp

Woke early and packed up the van. To pack down the expanda is so quick compared to the old Jayco swan. Loving our new van!

I walked along the beach to South West Rocks and met up with Brad - took around 40 minutes. We decided to go paddle boarding and put the boards in at the little creek that runs onto the beach in front of some large rocks close offshore. There were some people snorkelling around the rocks. Paddling around the rocks to the shipwreck down the beach I saw some large stingrays.. Back to our start point and then around the headland to the protected little beach beside the campground in town .

Heading north we called in to Stuarts Head, Grassy Head and Scotts Head, Stuarts Head was on the river with a long walk over a bridge and then through the bush to the beach. Would not stay here unless you wanted to do river fishing. Grassy Head insisted of 4 houses and a campground but had a nice beach. My favourite was Scotts Head with several nice beaches and a part of the coastal walk.

We stopped in Macksvile and bought fresh bread and a hot chook and sat on the river to eat it...delicious!!! We then followed it with buttered iced finger bread rolls.....way too much carb yumminess. I am turning into the size of a bread roll with all the bread I have been eating. Holidays are dangerous especially in the company of Brad who is the corruptor of all healthy eating.

We drove through Coffs Harbour and stopped in at Corindi Beach which has a really nice campground on the beach. Would have stayed her except there is no river for paddle boading.

Arrived at Red Rock which is only 7km off the highway north of Woolgoolga and fell in love with it and the campground. The sites are all grassed and shady and we had one close to the river. It has water on all sides from 2 different beaches to the river and the water is crystal clear . Amenities are nice and modern and there is a great camp kitchen to access water. I washed all my dishes there rather than use our tank water. The sites are powered but not connected to water and the nearby taps have bore water that you cannot drink. There is a general store/take away shop 50 metres from our site which is very convenient

We explored around the river, headland and beaches north and south of the headland. There are distinctive red rocks that it is named after.

Walking along the beach to South West Rocks

Walking along the beach to South West Rocks


Looking back to Arakoon

Looking back to Arakoon


South West Rocks

South West Rocks


Creek at SW Rocks

Creek at SW Rocks


Snorkelling rocks

Snorkelling rocks


SW Rocks creek

SW Rocks creek


Ready to go paddleboading

Ready to go paddleboading


Modelling my new paddle boarding outfit

Modelling my new paddle boarding outfit


The bridge at Stuarts Point

The bridge at Stuarts Point


River at Stuarts Point

River at Stuarts Point


Grassy Head beach

Grassy Head beach


Scotts Head

Scotts Head


Scott Head Beaches

Scott Head Beaches


Scotts head

Scotts head


Part of the Coastal walking trail

Part of the Coastal walking trail


Corindi Beach

Corindi Beach


Foreshore at Corindi

Foreshore at Corindi


Corindi beach

Corindi beach


Red Rock river and front beach

Red Rock river and front beach


"THE"  Red Rocks

"THE" Red Rocks


Side Ocean Baech

Side Ocean Baech


View from headland to Corindi

View from headland to Corindi


Headland walk

Headland walk


Red Rock Beach

Red Rock Beach


Headland Gorge & view to Pebbly Beach

Headland Gorge & view to Pebbly Beach


Headland Gorge

Headland Gorge


Headland memorial to lost rock fishermen

Headland memorial to lost rock fishermen


View to Pebbly Beach

View to Pebbly Beach


River entrance

River entrance


River mouth

River mouth


River Mouth

River Mouth


Red Rock

Red Rock


Red Rock

Red Rock


Red Rock

Red Rock


Red Rock

Red Rock


Red Rock

Red Rock


Sunset at Red Rock river

Sunset at Red Rock river


The camp kitchen

The camp kitchen


The campgrounds

The campgrounds


Scotts Head

Scotts Head

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Australia

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