South West Rocks

South West Rocks is only a small town however, it has one of Australia's most beautiful beaches and National Parks. Trial Bay in Arakoon National Park is such a beautiful location and has the perfect camping spot at Trial Bay Gaol campground which is right by the beach. 

Things to do..

- Beach walks

- Bush walks 

- Swimming


- Fishing ( You will need a fishing permit)

- Bush Walks

- Visit the Goal

- Eat at the Kiosk

- Whale Watching - If you go in winter, Arakoon is a great place to see whales making their annual migration north

Places to eat...

Trial Bay  has a lovely Kiosk Restaurant which is fully licensed and has a lovely selection of wines. They have a great selection of dishes but I could not go past the delicious fresh fish dish.

 I would put this place on my to do list, you will not be disappointed. They are open for breakfast and weekends for dinner, however I would double check as their times may change due to Covid19.

For more information click on this link.  

Places to stay.

absolutely fell in lovely with Trial Bay Gaol campground, it is right by the beach and prefect for caravan, motorhome or tent camping.

It has great facilities and offers the following.....


  • Laundry 

  • PIN codes are required to access the amenities. PIN codes are provided in your booking confirmation email or during check-in at the office. 

  • Day-use amenities have cold showers and toilets and can be accessed without a PIN code

  • Flush Toilets 

  • Hot and Cold water in shower blocks

  • Powered site are available with most also including water 

  • Free parking


- No Pets Allowed

- No Campfires

- No fuel fires

- No Smoking

There is great information on the National Parks Website so click on the link to book or see more information. 


Trial Bay Goal Kiosk
Trail Bay Gaol, Arakoon Nation Park
Trail Bay Gaol, Arakoon Nation Park
Trial Bay Gaol Campground

Location: 63 Trial Bay Gaol Access Rd, Arakoon NSW 2431