Red Rock NSW

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Red Rock NSW

Camp South of Red Rock

Camp South of Red Rock

In 2001 during the Easter break we were returning from Hervey Bay where we had camped along Rainbow Beach. Even then it was becoming increasingly difficult to avoid caravan parks and find secluded camp spots. We did find one such place just south of Red Rock NSW. Only a few kms on the road out of Red Rock NSW there was a small sandy fire track heading in the direction of the coast. I stopped and backed up and headed down the track.

skinny dipping

Red Rock Skinny Dipping

In the old Landcruiser we were able to take the track, cross a small inlet, negotiate the deep sand and end up on the beach. We spent three days camped on the beach and hardly saw a soul. So deserted in fact that we could skinny dip in the waves, enjoy a small camp fire at night and totally unwind. I sincerely doubt if you could access this beach by vehicle today as it apparently passed through private property. I would love to hear from anyone who has experienced this gorgeous spot and know if it is still accessible.

One small hiccup was a flat battery caused by the car fridge… dead flat. With no-one around one option was to walk the few kilometres into the township, buy a battery and carry it back. Not wonderful.

Red Rock Campfire

Red Rock Campfire

Fortunately, late on the third day a fisherman drove along the beach, so I waved him down. He happened to have a set of jumper leads and quickly started my vehicle. On returning home I did two things. Fitted dual batteries and put a small solar panel on the bonnet. Additionally these days I always carry a small generator for any remote camping.

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