Welcome to Red Rock
The village of Red Rock is set between a beautiful beach and a glorious fish-filled river inlet. It takes its name from the red-tinged rock stack at the headland. The local Gumbaynggirr people know it by a more sombre name: Blood Rock. In the 1880s a detachment of armed police slaughtered the inhabitants of an Aboriginal camp, chasing the survivors to the headland, where they were driven off. The Blood Rock Massacres are commemorated by a simple plaque, and the area is considered sacred.
Walks into Yuraygir National Park can be done from here (or arrive here) but you'll need to arrange safe river crossings; see the website for details.