Our most frequently asked questions.

How to find us
We are situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, half way between Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour. Smoky Cape Lighthouse Cottages are located at  Arakoon near the seaside town of South West Rocks, East of Kempsey.
We are within the Hat Head National Park which is part of the Traditional Lands of the Dunghutti People.
Follow the tourist information signs to The Lighthouse & you will find us at the very end of  the road!
Please take care on the winding road and watch out for wildlife and other road users.
If any further information is required, feel free to call us.

Minimum Stay Policy
Bed & Breakfast Cottage rooms ~ 2  night minimum stay all year round

Cottages 1 & 2 ~ Self Contained ~ 2  night minimum stay 
                                                          ~ 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Check in - Check out
Arrival 3pm
Your accommodation will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival. 
Check in is between 3 & 4 pm.
We may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive earlier than 3pm. 
Upon arrival at locked access gate, please call John Ph. 0432 067 441.
From there he will guide you to our on site parking and help you to transport your luggage.
No guest vehicles are permitted to drive up to the cottages.

If you will be arriving after 4pm can you please contact us in advance.

Departure 10am
Check out is at  10am
We request that guests vacate accommodation by 10.00 am on the day of departure
Refunds, Cancellations and Availability of Accommodation

All cancellations must be in writing & will incur a fee of 25% of the deposit paid.
This will be deducted from refunds prior to payment being returned to the card or account in which the booking was placed from

Within 14 days of the arrival date the balance will be payable

Your booking will be subject to Cancellation if Final Payment Invoice is not settled by due date.

Availability of Accommodation
Online bookings are open 12 months in advance
 At the end of each month the corresponding month of the following year will become available.
FOR EXAMPLE: At the end of February 2021-Bookings for February 2022 will become available online as of the 1/3/2021 

Coupons are designed for a one time use and valid for 12 months unless otherwise specified.
Please retain your coupon as proof of issue. Coupons are not redeemable for cash refund. 
*Restrictions lifted 1/6/2020

Covid-19 ~ *In the event of a second wave after 1/6/2020
*In this instance we will refund 75% of deposits made. 

Covid Update 1/9/2021
Please wait until the restrictions in your area are lifted prior to booking online
We require a 50% deposit at time of booking. Our user friendly payment portal will direct you to  Square where you have the option to pay via Credit Card.
We then issue a Square invoice for the remaining balance.
We request that the remaining balance is to be be finalised, no less than, 14 days before the date of your stay. 

In circumstances where reservations are made within 14 days of your arrival we request that the full amount be paid when booking is placed.

If arranged in advance, payments may be made via direct credit transfer Please call us to arrange this.
PH: 0456 795 272

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit is received.

Weddings & Intimate Family Functions

MAY & NOVEMBER are allocated to Weddings
Please contact us well in advance to secure your preferred dates.

We operate as a BYO & DIY Venue which is ideal for those wishing to customise their own special event.
Catering  is to be arranged & your team can utilise 2 of the  kitchens on site

We have a Limit of 50 people on site and prior approval is required from National Parks.
We suggest that the majority of guests be taxied in as parking on the grounds is limited.
We share the public car park with day visitors to the National Park.

We have two options for wedding packages
1) Afternoon Lawn Wedding ~ Ceremony & Intimate Gathering 
12 noon - 6 pm
Prices starting from $2,450
2) 3 Day Event Wedding ~ Ceremony, Reception & Accommodation

~ ie.  the day before, day of the event & day after.
We can accommodate a maximum of 22 guests in the 3 cottages.
Costs for accommodation vary across different seasons.
Security is to be arranged by the wedding party for all receptions
Prices starting from $6,000

We require a Venue hire Agreement to be signed upon booking
A venue fee will be tailored to suit each event
A $1000 Bond is to be paid 14 days prior to event.

The Bond is in place to protect the venue, its contents & the Heritage status of this site.
Bond will be returned 24 hours after the building & contents have been cleaned and inspected.

Please contact us well in advance to secure your preferred dates.
If you would like to explore this option further please make contact via email at anytime or by phone between 10am & 4pm.
PH: 0456 795 272

PARTY HIRE * We do not operate as a venue for party hire
Self contained Cottages 1 & 2  are well suited & equipped to accommodate children.
We are unable to accommodate children/minors in the Bed & Breakfast.
Pets & Parties
We do not operate as a Venue for Party Hire

We are unable to accommodate pets as we are situated within a National Park.
However, we do accept certified service animals when correct documentation is provided.

If you are travelling the Mid North Coast with a furry friend & require accommodation, Check out http://nedsbed.com.au/

Lost Keys
We ask that guests take special care of door keys during their stay. If keys are lost or not returned at the end of your stay, it will be necessary to change locks and replace keys and the cost of this will be chargeable.
Please take care when staying in this Heritage Listed property.
You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages, which you cause, to the buildings & contents.

All we ask is that you report any incidents as they occur. We do not normally charge for minor breakages, but we may send you an invoice for repair or making good if the damage or breakage is significant.
Due to our changeable coastal conditions, we ask that our guests respect the cottages indoor furniture, fittings and soft furnishings by not using them outdoors. Items for outdoor use are provided. Sudden weather changes could result in damaging property if left outside unsupervised or overnight.
We are a non-smoking establishment. Please be respectful of other guests during your stay.
Smoking is prohibited  within the National Park (including this facility) Fines apply $300