Woolgoolga Local Area
Rosebourne Gardens is close to unspoilt beaches where you can swim, fish, surf or dive in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Watch the Whales and Dolphins from the magic of the headland during whale season May to October. Explore the bush with rainforest walks or kayak the estuaries. Go mountain bike riding or horse riding through the forests.
Experience village life and visit the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple and the local Indian culture at the annual Curryfest held each September. Visit local clubs and shops to take in the village atmosphere by the beach.
Woolgoolga, also known as “Woopi”, as it is known to the locals, is renowned for its swimming, surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling. There is a park within walking distance down by the beach with a great children’s play area.
On the headland, you will find scenic walking tracks and jaw-dropping coastal views that stretch to Yuraygir National Park and the dunes and rolling hills of the Coffs Coast and hinterland.
Every year we experience the great migration of whales that pass the waters of Woolgoolga and the Coffs Coast. Every year the number of whales continually grows.
The subtropical waters of the Solitary Islands Marine Park and lots of excellent whale viewing spots make Coffs Coast the ideal place to experience whales, their calves and the yearly migration.
The Coffs Coast whale watching season normally runs from early May till around late November.
Curryfest, now in its 13th year, attracts more than 15,000 people from right across the country and the globe to the picturesque beachside town of Woolgoolga in NSW. Food, Culture, Dance and Music.
World-class entertainment, hundreds of market stalls and fun for the whole family. A Destination NSW Flagship Event, Curryfest is a celebration of culture, diversity and community.
Woolgoolga Headland is part of the Habitat Protection Zone of the Solitary Islands Marine Park and is home to animals including snails, barnacles, limpets, oysters, crabs and starfish.
DPI’s Manager for the Solitary Islands Marine Park, Nicole Strehling said fishing and hand collection of fish and shellfish is permitted at Woolgoolga Headland, but must be in accordance with bag and size limits, and other rules.
“Anglers must also carry a Recreational Fishing Licence when fishing or collecting any shellfish or invertebrates.”
Woolgoolga on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the south with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east-southeast.
The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and these are best around mid tide when the tide is falling. When it’s working here, it can get crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.
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1858 Solitary Islands Way
Woolgoolga NSW 2456
Phone: 02 6654 1877
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