Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Seal Rocks | Travel Diary

Blogger & Digital Nomad | Alison Hutchinson | Seal Rocks | Sugarloaf Lighthouse | Australia
 The last stop of our little road trip was Seal Rocks and Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse in the Myall Lakes National Park. I read somewhere that Seal Rocks was the "last frontier" in Australia and I can see why.
That entire stretch of beach that you see in the photos below was EMPTY. Totally and completely empty except for the birds that were swooping down from the cliffs above. It is one of the most spectacular things I've ever seen but I still have no idea why no-one was taking advantage of this beautiful place. I suppose it's just a hidden gem.
Blogger & Digital Nomad | Alison Hutchinson | Seal Rocks | Sugarloaf Lighthouse | Australia
The lookout from Sugarloaf point is one of the best I've ever been to. The lighthouse grounds have recently been renovated into holiday cottages and wow, what a place to stay. The grounds were kept so immaculate that the workers were practically hanging over the cliff, trying to trim back the weeds. Even if you aren't staying there, you can use their lookout points to relax and take in the view. Ollie and I were walking up the path towards the cottages when one of the groundskeepers told us that there was a pod of whales that could be seen breaching off in the distance. He suggested we take advantage of a hidden spot at the point where we could sit on benches in the sun and take in the view for as long as we like. There was only one other person and he had come prepared with binoculars for the show. If you are planning a trip to Seal Rocks, I would definitely recommend bringing a pair yourself. Even if there aren't any whales or dolphins to be seen, just the birds alone could keep you entertained for hours. 
Blogger & Digital Nomad | Alison Hutchinson | Seal Rocks | Sugarloaf Lighthouse | Australia
I think the strangest part about this lookout is that there was absolutely no wind. I would usually deduce that this must not have been a windy day, but we had just come from 20 minutes up the coast at Boomerang Beach, which was so windy that we couldn't even stand to be out of the car for more than 5 minutes. We were worried that we would be too cold at the lighthouse but I actually had to take my sweater off, it was so warm. I can't say for certain whether it's always like this, but if it is then this just might be the best lighthouse viewpoint ever.
Blogger & Digital Nomad | Alison Hutchinson | Seal Rocks | Sugarloaf Lighthouse | Australia
Ollie had come up here as a child with his family and some of his favorite childhood photos were taken at this site. We found the exact spots to recreate them and even though it was a little more overgrown with shrubbery, the site was virtually the same. I love when places like this are unchanged by tourism and retain their original charm. I always feel like I'm taken back in time to how things used to be. And if you know me, then you know how much I love this.
Blogger & Digital Nomad | Alison Hutchinson | Seal Rocks | Sugarloaf Lighthouse | Australia

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  1. Whoa! Such stunning images! Feels like I am just standing there :)


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    1. Thank you so much! I wish I was standing there right now!

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  2. Such a beautiful nature and a fantastic view!

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    1. Thank you so much Natali! It really is such a beautiful spot :)

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  3. Your photos are so beautiful! I love light houses and this one looks different from the ones I have seen!

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    1. Thank you so much Polly! It really did feel quite different to most. Must have been the huge hill it was on!

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  4. so amazing look ; -)))

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  5. What a lovely place :)

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  6. omg , I can't wait to go there

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    1. You seriously should!! Such a beautiful place.

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  7. Oh gosh, I can't explain how beautiful this place is. The view and the blue water look stunning! Love this post. :) Anyhow, I hope you could check out my two recent challenge and outfit posts. Hope to hear from you soon!

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    1. Thank you so much Airish! I can never get enough of all that blue :)

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  8. The post is great! I love it so much:)

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  9. Wow Seal Rocks is stunning. What clear colors and beautiful view. I can't believe no people were there, and the no wind part sounds awesome :)

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    1. Thank you so much! The view really is something to be seen. Such beautiful blues!

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  10. What stunning views and great photos! I'm going to add Seal Rocks to my list of places to visit on a road trip in the hopefully near future :)

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    1. You definitely should!! It is such a beautiful place. Make sure to give yourself a whole day there. That beach is too stunning to rush.

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