Roadtrip to Seal Rocks on Australia's East Coast
In April last year, Tim and I went camping (ok, “glamping”) at Seal Rocks on Australia's East Coast. Prior to leaving home, we packed the car with plenty of food and drinks to last the weekend. We drove for just over 3 hours north of Sydney, before we hit our destination - Treachery Camp. Treachery Camp is the perfect place for those who appreciate simple living, wildlife (watch out for Dingoes), and don’t mind being disconnected and without wifi for a few days.
A short and sweet walk takes you over a big sand dune and along a little path before you land on the stunning, uncrowded, and seemingly neverending stretch of sand that is Treachery Beach. Most visitors are locals or people staying at the campsite, which means you have this picturesque location almost all to yourself. Treachery Beach is also known for its great surf breaks and the area attracts some of Australia’s best surfers on the hunt for the perfect wave.
Our days were best spent relaxing by the beach or reading books in the shade outside the camper. But if you are up for for a little bit of exploring, I recommend checking out the nearby historic light tower Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse and take in the breathtaking scenery from the top. The steep walk up to the lighthouse is also a good way to burn some carbs after a few days of lazing on the beach.
Get your daily caffeine fix from the on-site cafe “Tim’s On Treach”. It’s open from early morning until late afternoon and serves freshly baked treats, cold drinks and proper coffee. The bacon and egg rolls are popular with the surfers who’ve worked up an appetite after a big morning out on the waves.
At night we cooked burgers at the communal BBQ area and brought drinks down to the beach to watch the sunset. If you need to stock up on groceries, the Bungwhal Liquor & General Store is located a 10 minutes drive from the camp site.
Seal Rocks is located 280 km. north of Sydney and the drive takes about 3 hours. A camping spot on Treachery Camp is AU$17.00 per night per person in mid season (bookings are essential). You can rent Pearl the vintage Camper on sunnystays.com.au or airbnb.com for AU$150 per night like we did, or bring your own tent or camper.