Woolgoolga is located 23km north of Coffs Harbour and is central to the Coffs Coast long stretch of northern beaches. The relaxing seaside township (referred to as “Woopi”) with a slightly slower pace than its bustling coastal capital offers pleasant beaches, nature reserves and the option to escape the city.
Woopi Beach begins north of the headland in town and stretches as far north as the inlet to Lake Woolgoolga. This safe swimming beach is popular with locals and tourists alike and is a beautiful spot to enjoy the sunshine. Pets are welcome here.
Woopi Back Beach stretches south of the headland and is known for its surf. The picturesque beach below the prominent headland offers views offshore towards Solitary Islands and a viewing platform is provided for your enjoyment. Pets are permitted.
Headland Lookout at the top end of Ocean St boasts panoramic views of Woopi Beach, Solitary Islands and Woopi Back Beack. Take your binoculars between May and November and do some whale watching.
Woopi Lake is just north of the town centre via Lake Rd. The scenic waterway and adjacent reserve is a great spot to swim, canoe and barbeque or picnic in the shady park. The calm and shallow lake waters are child friendly making a fabulous place for families to enjoy. The Lakeside Caravan Park is located across the road with shady sites, access to Woopi Beach behind and pets are welcome.
The nature lovers will appreciate Sherwood Nature Reserve
via Pullen St from town. A beautiful scenic drive through towering rainforest trees, creeping vines and fanning ferns takes you to Woopi Creek Falls Picnic Area about 5km from town. The picnic spot is signposted and you’ll need to turn off. A 3.5km return easy walk through surrounding rainforest and over a few shallow creeks comes to Woopi Creek Falls which are just gorgeous spilling into the creek. Note that the track can be muddy and slippery in areas and wet feet are involved, so wear appropriate footwear or perhaps take a towel to dry off.
On the outskirts of Woopi are plenty more beaches to explore. The coastline is fabulous around here and you have Corindi, Arrawarra and Mullaway Beaches to the north and Sandy, Emerald and Moonnee Beaches to the south. Several have caravan parks and offer skydiving, surf lessons and utter relaxation.
Woolgoolga, or less of a mouthful, Woopi is in a fantastic tourism region just up the road from Coffs Harbour, providing a casual coastal atmosphere and less populated beaches to enjoy.
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