Epic Fun in Wooli
What to do once you get here? What’s not to do?!
If you manage to make it out of the resort you’ll find plenty to do in Wooli and surrounds. There are lots of perfect fishing and picnic spots along the riverbank, the serious angler can chase bigger dreams from the beaches, rocks or deep sea. There are kilometres of secluded beaches and visitors love to find their own favourite spot to swim, fish, walk or relax.
Download this epic guide to experience all Wooli has to offer – maps, hiking info, contacts
Solitary Islands Marine Park
As the gateway to the Solitary Islands Marine Park, Wooli is the perfect place for those wanting to explore the natural underwater beauty of the marine park by scuba diving or snorkelling the island fringing coral reefs or inshore kelp forests.
The Solitary Islands Marine Park stretches from Plover Island at Sandon in the North to Muttonbird Island at Coffs Harbour in the south and includes the Wooli Wooli River.
There are many ways to enjoy the marine park with a range of recreational and commercial activities on offer such as: beach walking, swimming, surfing, commercial and recreational fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching, boating and other water sports.
Wooli Wooli River
Hire one of our complimentary canoes and take a tour of one of the most unpolluted rivers in Australia. Being surrounded by Yuraygir National Park provides an amazing opportunity to observe native flora and fauna while cruising the river. You can spot kangaroos, emus, beach-stone curlews, brolgas, parrots, kingfishers and black necked stocks to name a few.
Contact the local operator for a guided tour of the river or to hire a boat
Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
Have fun snorkelling in the Wooli Wooli River – fish, stingrays and even turtles can be found.
Or if it’s the underwater beauty of a vast reef system you want, try snorkelling or scuba diving in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The Park is home to a diverse range of marine life and is considered to be unsurpassed anywhere in Australia.
Contact a local dive operator to treat yourself to a wonderful marine experience.
Cycling, Skating & Tennis
Bring your bikes or hire one of ours and take the scenic tour of Wooli. The cycleway starts right at our door and continues all the way to the skate park, and then right to the mouth of the river. It’s a mostly flat 5km ride through the village and a great way to take in the scenery.
Located on Riverside Drive, opposite the Bowling Club, Wooli’s very own skate park is a fun warm up park with manny pads and quarters, perfect for all ages.
Fancy a hit…and maybe a giggle…then head to the Wooli Tennis Courts. Centrally located on the beach side to the Bowling Club, you can hire a court for day or night play. They even have balls and racquets for hire.
Walking & Hiking
There are many short walks to take in and around Wooli. Take a stroll down the peninsular from Harold Lloyd Park to the break wall picnic area, Wilson’s Headland, Angophora Grove Walk and three National Park fire management tracks ranging from 3-8 km. Yuraygir National Park is teeming with wildlife and diverse flora.
The Wild About Wooli booklet has detailed maps and descriptions of these walks.
For the more energetic walkers, hike the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk. You’ll find loads of places for whale watching, snorkelling and swimming, with overnight stops at beach campgrounds.
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The annual migration of the Humpback and Southern Right Whales takes place between May and November. The opportunity to witness some of these miraculous creatures is an added advantage of staying in wonderful Wooli.
The best way to view is either from the break walls or headland vantage point or by taking a Whale Watching tour. You may even be able to swim with the whales!
4 x 4 Tracks
The beauty of owning a 4WD is that you can take the scenic routes. Yuraygir National Park is a coastal treasure boasting stunning beaches, clear creeks, rugged headlands and is part of the largest stretch (65km in total) of protected coastline in NSW.
You can traverse off-road tracks, tackle stretches of soft sandy beach, creek crossings, rugged cliffs, rainforests, wetlands and Pleistocene dunes.
Our coastline is precious so please remember that our beaches are not highways or raceways and the sand you disturb will affect the entire eco-system of the beach.
The tiny village of Diggers Camp is north of Wooli and its only access is an unsealed road. It’s a little journey back in time with only a few homes living a sustainable lifestyle. There are extensive rock platforms to explore and rockpools with sea urchins, sea stars, anemones and the odd nudibranch.
Just a ten minute drive from Wooli, the coastal village of Minnie Water boasts some great walking tracks and the Minnie Lagoon is the perfect spot for swimming, picnics and safe boat launchings. The rock platforms offer hours of fun searching the rock pools on the hunt for sea urchins, starfish, conjevoi, sponges and shells.