Wooli is a hidden little gem on the north coast; boasting some of the most delicious food + coffee you could ask for. Activities and adventures available in Wooli will keep you reminiscing for days. You will soon discover our units are in the perfect spot to be just a minutes walk from many a good thing...
Little Fish Cafe - Our favourite …... perfect spot for an amazing coffee + almond meal croissant. One-minute walk from our units meaning that your 7am coffee run or 10am breakfast of bacon + eggs is never far away. Always stocked with baked goodies, a chef menu and a wide range of hot drinks, smoothies, fresh juices and more. We’re sure it will become one of your favorite daily stops as well.
Find a wide variety of hot takeaway options. Also, top up your fridge + pantry from milk, bread and juice all the way to meats, fresh fruit + veg and ice-cream.
Location: At the BP service station. A 2-minute drive from our units.
Ph: 02 6649 7546
With the Pacific Ocean and the Solitary Islands Marine Park on one side, the pristine Wooli Wooli River and the large Yuraygir National Park on your doorstep, Wooli offers an abundance of healthy activities and natural attractions
No visit to Wooli is complete without a paddle on our beautiful river! When you stay at Wooli Holiday Units, canoeing is included in your stay. Guests are free to borrow one of our canoes and Kayaks to explore the river….. just a few steps from your unit to the river’s edge. Take the fishing rod with you and catch a bass for breakie !
Besides the obvious ocean and river options and great fishing, Wooli also sports a few other hidden treasures to keep you busy…
Love the beach? The beaches around Wooli, Minnie Water and Diggers Camp on the NSW North Coast are amazing. They are secluded, quiet, clean – and plentiful. In fact, there are 15 different beaches for you to explore.
Surf Life Saving Australia’s BeachSafe website has a web page full of useful information about each and every beach, including details about rips, bars and facilities.
Is one minutes’ walk down the road from our units, you can book yourself an adventure. Fulfilling all your snorkelling, fishing, scuba + touring dreams + desires. Go deep-sea fishing with one of Wooli’s deep sea fishing operators, they can also take you out on a whale-watching cruise to see migrating Humpback whales between May and November.
Wooli Deep Sea Tours – 02 6649 7100
“Imagine cruising on the beautiful Wooli River enjoying the view, catching a fish or two, and having a leisurely swim”. If it’s a tinnie you’re after, you can hire a runabout, they also rent out fishing gear.
Wooli is surrounded by some excellent walking tracks and trails: in town, along the beach and the river, up to Wilsons Headland and in Yuraygir National Park. The walking tracks range from 6.1km to 15.6km in length and are relatively flat and easy going. You may even see the endangered coastal emu. You can get maps from the visitor information centre.
If you’re a nature-lover and keen to experience the full Yuraygir Coastal Walk, but are daunted by the logistics of it, You may like to take an adventurous hiking and camping trip with Wayfarer Expeditions, one of several eco tour operators working in the Yuraygir. They are a small local business founded in early 2015, and run a number of guided hiking tours around the Clarence Valley, including the iconic Yuraygir Coastal Walk.
This magnificent coastal walk is 65 kilometres long and normally divided into 4 sections, but Wayfarer Expeditions has broken it up into 5 days (walking 8 to 14 km each day). The walk takes in and crosses beaches, headlands, rock platforms, creeks, rivers and estuaries.
Accompanied by the enthusiastic young guides of Wayfarer Expeditions, you won’t have to worry about crossing waterways, organising food and water and setting up camp each night. These are experienced hikers who know what they’re doing
Bring your surfboard and surf some of the breaks on protected beaches along the outstretched coastline at Wooli and Minnie Waters and at Wilsons Headland (for more experienced surfers). There are a range of waves from beachies to pointbreaks where you can usually find a fun option for any swell or wind direction.
Wooli has long been famous for outstanding fishing, due to its distance from other coastal centres. Dangle a line from the riverbank or in the estuary (flathead, whiting, bream), off the rock wall (jewfish, mangrove jack) or on the beach (bream, jewfish, salmon, tailor). Alternatively, launch a boat from one of Wooli’s boat ramps or go on a fishing charter
The Solitary Islands Marine Park, just off our coast, offers an unforgettable underwater world for you to enjoy. Wooli has an excellent scuba diving centre and PADI training facility offering snorkelling and diving tours and training. You can also try some easy snorkelling yourself in the River and at Diggers Camp.
One reviewer wrote of this place that it might not have the Great Barrier’s reputation – yet – but was still explored by thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers each year.
The Solitary Islands Marine Park can lay claim to being the first marine park in NSW with protective zoning, declared in 1991. It has been joined by five other parks in the state, including Cape Byron to the north.
Solitary Islands contains at least 10,000ha of reef ranging in depth from sea level to 60m below the surface and containing a variety of habitat.
The inshore reefs are generally dominated by kelp and cool-water fish species. Further offshore and closer to the islands are a variety of corals, some at their southern limits, and a large variety of fish generally tropical or sub-tropical species.
Solitary Islands diving: lion fish and grey nurse shark. More than 550 species of fish have been recorded so far in these waters and the large number of reef fish in the marine park is partly due to the mixture of tropical and temperate fish larvae in the currents. More than 90 species of hard coral have been recorded in the marine park and some rocky reefs are more than half covered.
Private river charters (max. 14 people), eco tours, self-drive river boats (max. 12 people, no licences required) are all available on the pristine Wooli Wooli River. Call Bruce on – 0439 409 909
Wooli River Explorer – website www.wooliriverboathire.com.au
Wooli has kilometres of beautiful, unspoilt beaches for you to enjoy, with beach patrols available during holiday periods. The Wooli Wooli River, one of the cleanest in Australia, has a sheltered lagoon at its mouth at high tide and is perfect for a calm swim in crystal clear waters. There is a cove and some great rock pools at Diggers Camp just north of Wooli.
Keen photographers, both amateur and professional, love Wooli and its surroundings for its abundance of natural beauty, interesting landscapes and incredible birdlife and wildlife. Different times of the day and different seasons offer plenty of opportunities for some amazing shots you will be proud to show off.
Wooli is a veritable birdwatchers’ paradise. With the river just a few steps away and the vast wilderness of Yuraygir National Park just across the road and on the opposite side of the river, Wooli River Lodges is an ideal base for birdwatchers. Around 190 species of birds have been recorded at Yuraygir NP, 30 of which are listed as endangered.
Wooli is renowned as the home of the National Goanna Pulling Championships. This is a family event full of entertainment for young and old and is a must see annual event in Wooli. For details please visit www.goannapulling.com.
Held each year on the Easter long weekend, The Wild About Wooli Art Show features a range of artworks from both amateurs and professional artists in the region. There is also a children’s category. The works on display are available for sale, so you can find yourself a unique gift or an artistic souvenir from Wooli.