Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes The Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Cottages were originally built in 1875 as the keepers’ residences for the new lighthouse at Seal Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast. Although there’s a caretaker on the property attending to the still-working structure, the three white-painted heritage homes perched on dramatic cliffs overlooking this sleepy fishing village in the northern corner of the Myall Lakes National Park have more recently been converted into three award-winning holiday homes.

The Head Keeper’s cottage sleeps eight; the two smaller Assistant Keeper’s cottages both sleep six. Imagine sitting in your living room looking out over the deserted beach below, watching a storm come in while waves crash on the shore, or a pod of migrating humpbacks blow their glorious plumes in the air. Guests will have no shortage of things to do; there are the Myall Lakes and Wallingat National Parks, Wallis and Smith Lakes, plenty of rivers, rock pools and Aboriginal sites to explore.

Wake up in the night to the tremendous sight of 16 rotating beams scanning the black horizon, and be part of living history.

Details // Kinka Rd, Seal Rocks, NSW. From $250 per night. www.sealrockslighthouseaccommodation.com.au, (02) 4997 6590.

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