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Arakoon

Trial Bay Gaol - established 1886 - is a picturesque ruin built as a public works prison, but was also used as a World War I internment camp. The gaol is surrounded by rocky foreshores and pleasant sandy beaches. Located within Arakoon National Park at Laggers Point, it is one of only a few places on the east coast of Australia, where the sun sets over the ocean.

Wander through the gaol museum, explore the ruins or relax on the beach. Stroll over Monument Hill to the Little Bay picnic area, or enjoy the spectacular half-day walk from the picnic area to the historic Smoky Cape Lighthouse in Hat Head National Park.

Around the gaol there are picnic areas and facilities for car based and caravan camping. You can also stay at secluded Little Bay Cottage.

Arakoon extends from Laggers Point through Little Bay, Gap Beach to Smoky Cape.

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Arakoon: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Horseshoe Bay Beach


South West Rocks has a beautiful little beach surrounded by towering pines. This sheltered area is very popular with families wanting to swim. Horseshoe Bay Beach is close to rewarding fishing spots and central to the business district of South West Rocks.

Facilities include camping areas, cabin accommodation, picnic spots, barbecues, parking, amenities blocks and a kiosk. The beach is patrolled during spring, autumn and summer holidays, as well as summer weekends.




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South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Mr Raw Spice


Rawspice Boutique has expanded with a menswear store known as Mr Raw Spice.

Mr Raw Spice also encompasses that good old-fashioned and accommodating service, with both boutiques offering after hours shopping experiences. Their brands include Akubra, RM Williams, Jag, Mossimo, David Smith, Levis, Canterbury, AussieBum and Sanuk.

Mr Raw Spice is located right next door to Raw Spice Boutique on Livingstone Street, which they think has the best view of the central business district - overlooking the ocean.

Find them on Facebook for up to date information on what's going on in-store!




2/1 Livingstone Street
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Arakoon: Events

South West Rocks Running Festival


The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long weekend Sunday. All proceeds go to local charities and community groups.

The programme includes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre run, five kilometre Enticer Run, plus Junior events. Please visit the web site for more information.

All marathon competitors are expected to reach the 32 kilometre mark (Rotary Park) by 10.30am and to finish by 12pm (midday), due to road closures.

Road closures are from Spencerville Bridge to Hat Head turnaround. Competitors must run on the left hand side of the road at all times, and in town area must run on footpaths where available.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Jun


Trial Bay Access Road
Arakoon, NSW, 2431

Located 0.4K from Arakoon

Sculpture in the Gaol - Opening Day


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Sculptures in the Gaol exhibition will be on again this year celebrating its seventh year. Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into dramatic artistic landscape, with an abundance of sculptures to be displayed in the historic precinct.

The sponsors and National Parks and Wildlife Service hope you can attend the Gala Opening of the 2015 Sculptures in Gaol Exhibition on Sunday ninth of August. The day's event will commence at 11.00am.

The Kempsey High School will be selling food and beverages on the day and entertainment will be provided by Melville High School. There will also be a variety of speciality stalls throughout the site with various arts and crafts. Interactive Children's activities will also be happening.

The Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition will run for four weeks.





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1 Cardwell Street
Arakoon, NSW, 2431

Located 1.2K from Arakoon

Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay


The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered.

The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.



Event Dates
2016
      20th Feb


Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon State Conservation Area
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 1.3K from Arakoon

South West Rocks Artisan Market


Discover amazingly unique and creative handmade works by those in the local region at the South West Rocks Artisan Market, held at the South West Rocks Country Club.

An Aladdin's market of beauty for your pleasure. Works range from amazing goats soap (so good for your skin) through to art deco beadwork; silver work to individual clay designed tableware and many more stunning works.

All together in one place; out of the very changeable weather; free parking and a cafe for the much needed coffee when out enjoying yourself. Club regulations apply.




Event Dates
2016
      6th Feb
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South West Rocks Country Club,
2 Sportsman Way
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 1.8K from Arakoon

Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club Toy Run


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Every year the Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club conducts a Toy Run in December, collecting toys to make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in the Macleay Valley.

More than 80 motorcycle riders travel from South West Rocks into Kempsey followed by vehicles to collect and transport the donated items that have been left at various points on the route. Santa, travelling in a sidecar, does a grand job greeting children along the way.

All bike riders are welcome to join the run, with a 10am start at South West Rocks Country Club.


Event Dates
2015
      5th Dec
2016
      5th Dec


South West Rocks Country Club,
2 Sportsmans Way
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 1.8K from Arakoon

GermanFest


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks will be turned into a Bavarian heaven once again for this year's 11 day GermanFest.

GermanFest is a celebration of all things Bavarian including food, drink and entertainment with a special menu, Bavarian beers on tap and music from Sentosa Trio, who are sure to get anyone yodelling, slapping their thighs and raising their steins.

Concurrent with GermanFest is the annual Sculpture in the Gaol at nearby Trial Bay Gaol. A special accommodation offer is available - for details please check the web site or call.


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2015
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Corner Prince of Wales Avenue and Livingstone Street
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Stramit NSW Surf Life Saving Country Championships


As one of the biggest events on the surf sports calendar, the 2016 NSW Stramit Country Surf Life Saving Championships will be held in February 2016. Kempsey Shire Council and South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club will together host the event.

The Stramit Country Championships are open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor. The event showcases some of the state's best surf sports athletes who are determined to not only continue their preparation for the State and National titles, but also to help drive their club to supremacy in the Junior, Senior and Overall pointscores.

The Stramit Country Championships is the only event on the surf sports calendar to feature a full range of events including surfboats, as well as all age groups from Under Eights through to Masters, within a two-day surf carnival.

Come along and check out this great event.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Feb
      7th Feb


Livingstone St
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 2.6K from Arakoon

Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon


The annual Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

Watch competitors swim 500 metres, cycle for 25 kilometres and run 6 kilometres around South West Rocks.

Fore more information about Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon, please visit the website.


Event Dates
2016
      21st Feb


South West Rocks
South West Rocks, NSW, 2431

Located 3.3K from Arakoon

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