Less than ten streets make up the town of Red Rock, located seven kilometres from the turnoff on the Pacific Highway at Corindi. A few paddocks, undeveloped bushland and the southern tip of Yuraygir National Park let you know you have left “civilisation” as you travel along Red Rock Rd towards the town from Corindi. A sleepy seaside hamlet greets you as you near the river, with grassy verges and the classic architecture of 1950’s fisherman cottages, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time!
With a population of less than 300, Red Rock doesn’t feel crowded or cramped. The peak summer population swells to about 1000, with the majority of visitors camping in the Red Rock Holiday Park. A huge number of visitors are returning families, who make the town their yearly summer destination. Sans souci @ Red Rock is located in the quietest of streets, a few minutes stroll from the river and general store. In the peak summer season you can immerse yourself in the holiday atmosphere or return to your private getaway!
The Corindi River provides the focal point for much of the water based activities at Red Rock. Fishing entertains both young and old, and a variety of fishing takes place along and up the river. As a coastal estuary, the sandy bottomed river mouth and mangrove lined shores provide shelter and breeding ground for many fish species, some of which are delicious pan fried with some butter and dill!
During low tides fishing hopefuls walk the sand bar, yabby tube in hand catching themselves some bait! Loading up lines, from both the banks and the boat, they then try their luck catching flathead, whiting, bream, blackfish, mullet and garfish. Those with extra talent (or luck!) might land themselves a jewfish or mangrove jack!