See another gallery of images of Seal Rocks - 29th March 2009 - HERE
Seal Rocks is a small, sleepy and rather isolated beach side fishing village nestled in the Myall Lakes National Park and accessible to the Manning Shelf Marine Park. Located just to the south of Forster-Tuncurry and 310 km from Sydney its fame rests largely on its Sugarloaf Point (1875) lighthouse,scuba diving and the sense of isolation it enjoys. Despite very strong resistance to the upgrading of the connecting road change has been forced on Seal Rocks. With the recent 2006 tar sealing of all but a few kilometres of the road the area has become more accessible for visitors.
Tranquility, unspoilt surfing beaches, one of the last refuges for the embattled Grey Nurse Shark, the nearby Myall Lakes National Park and, most notably, the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse all provide visitors with a host of options. The lighthouse overlooks Lighthouse Beach with Treachery and Yagon Beaches to the immediate south with the the group of rocky outcrops which give the area its name just offshore. Sadly,these days the seals are infrequent visitors to the Seal Rocks.
The recent declaration of the Manning Shelf Marine Park has had significant impact on the competing user groups,local commercial and amateur fishermen as well as commercial scuba operators.All three blame each other for the declaration in 2007 which was bought on by evidence that the Grey Nurse Shark was on the brink of collapse.