End of last year hubby and I made a massive decision that we wanted to start travelling north to discover our great country and in the process find a new place to call home. We had lots to organise as we planned on being self efficient and new we would be travelling for a number of months.
The dreaded idea of packing clothes and items without taking up too much room……the understatement of all time.
Before we headed off we wanted to do a trial run so we knew what we actually needed and what we didn’t. What a better place to trial run than a trip to Seal Rocks.
I myself had never been to Seal Rocks but have had friends for years going here for holidays, hubby had been but it was years ago before we met. So we packed up the truck and all the things we needed to camp for 5 days and hit the road.
We stayed at Treachery Camp a gem of a place. If you love free form camping this is the place to come. Real back to basics. No electricity, but they do have toilets and showers that were always really clean. The managers were fantastic really friendly and helpful. There is a small cafe that is open in peak periods where you can grab a burger or milkshake. But best to bring your own food, as there is not really a supermarket nearby. There is a corner store but very basic and a bit of a trek from the campsite.
There is so many places you can choose from to set-up, we picked a really central spot, close to the amenities as well as the track to the beach, or I should say the massive sand dune you need to walk up to get to the beach, great exercise! You can make your own campfire, which is what it is all about really. We set up our RoofTop Tent which is nice and quick, so you can sit back have a beer and relax.
The view to the beach from our campsite
But be warned if it rains you do not want to camp down in the Billabong section which is below as it floods.
If you really want some privacy you can go to the Primitive Camping area.
There is a massive sand dune you can explore.
Then there is the Beach! You have Treachery Beach which you walk straight to over the sand dune. It had really good surf as well so bring the boards.
For the adventurous you can walk around the headland, through the rain forest to Seal Rocks which is about 2 1/2 hour walk but it is worth it with the views.
We will be coming back to this spot and coming in non peak season meant it wasn’t busy and was nice and quiet. We even saw some local dingos, walking past our campsite, and a friendly goanna visit us daily. So make sure you put all your food away.
It was a great trip and helped us figure out what we need and what we don’t need, I discovered the mattress in our roof top tent was way too hard, so we were going to have to address that before our big trip. We had a few issues with our reserve battery while running our fridge so a few tweaks to solve that problem.
So back to Sydney for a couple of weeks to repack and sort our things out then our real journey will begin.
Have you been to Seal Rocks? Have you got a special place you love camping? Tell us in the comments below I would love to know.