Christmas holidays 2012 – Events and holiday hours

Are you staying in Wooli or Minnie Water this Christmas or during the 2012/13 summer school holidays?

Christmas activities at Wooli and Minnie Water - Summer 2012/2013Wondering what’s on, and what the holiday opening hours are for the shops and eateries in Wooli and Minnie Water?

Here is some useful information for all locals and holidaymakers for the 2012-2013 summer holidays, including information about beach patrols.

Nearly everything is closed on Christmas Day, so plan ahead and get your shopping done in time.

Activities and Events | Holiday Opening Hours (Shops + Restaurants) | Beach Patrols

What’s On – Summer Holidays 2012/2013

Activities & events at Wooli, Minnie Water, Diggers Camp:

Sunday 23 December 2012:
SES Santa Boat & Christmas Carols
Start at Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort 6pm, travel downriver, stops where people are assembled on the riverbank, carol singing at Little Sandy Bay at the mouth of the river at 7pm. More info

Sunday 23 December 2012:
‘Bruce and Curly’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Bruce and Curly from 3-6.30pm at the Wooli Bowling Club.

Thursday 27 December 2012:
Tracks & Scats with Ranger Dave Mac
National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery program at Yuraygir National Park: Free campground activity at Illaroo Campground, Minnie Water, from 10-11.30am. Bookings not required. Activity is weather dependent. Kids will love this. More info

Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 December 2012:
Surf Lessons
Learn to surf holiday program for 5-12 year olds (+ other age groups if there are enough numbers), run by Solitary Islands Surf School at Minnie Water Beach, four days from 1-3pm. Limited places, bookings essential. More info or call Darryn on 0438 561 370.

Friday 28 December 2012:
Camel Rides
See Wooli from the back of a camel at Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort, 10am-2pm. First in, best dressed (no bookings taken), so come early. $10 per person.

Saturday 29 December 2012:
Sandon Sandflats Wildlife
National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery program at Yuraygir National Park: Free activity at Sandon River Campground (at the boat ramp), from 3.30-5pm. Bookings not required. Activity is weather dependent. More info

Sunday 30 December 2012:
Mixed Volleyball Competition
Main Beach, Minnie Water, in front of the Minnie Water – Wooli Surf Lifesaving Club, registration on the day (by 9am), $30 per team, 6 people per team (maximum 3 men per team, no maximum for ladies). Come along even if you don’t have 6 people; you can join others. Family fun day, all day BBQ, fundraiser for the Lifesaving Club. For more info, contact Paul Gallagher on 0429 660 133.

New Year’s Eve, Monday 31 December 2012:
‘Covers’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Covers from 9pm onwards at the Wooli Bowling Club. No charge but this is a ticketed event and numbers are limited, so get your ticket from the club in advance.

New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1 January 2013:
‘Bojangles’ at the Hotel Motel
Live music by the Bojangles band from 5pm at the Wooli Hotel Motel.

Wednesday 2 January 2013:
Kids Go Feral at Illaroo
National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery program at Yuraygir National Park: Free kids games and activities at Illaroo North Campground, Minnie Water, from 10-11.30am. Bookings not required. Activity is weather dependent. Kids may get dirty in this event! More info

Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2012:
SurfGroms Surf Lessons
Learn to surf holiday program for 5-12 year olds (+ other age groups if there are enough numbers), run by Solitary Islands Surf School at Minnie Water Beach, four days from 1-3pm. Limited places, bookings essential. More info or call Darryn on 0438 561 370.

Friday 4 January 2013:
Camel Rides
See Wooli from the back of a camel at Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort, 10am-2pm. First in, best dressed (no bookings taken), so come early. $10 per person.

Sunday 6 January 2013:
‘Covers’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Covers from 3-6.30pm at the Wooli Bowling Club.

Sunday 6 January 2013:
‘Push’ at the Hotel Motel
Live music by the band Push from 5pm at the Wooli Hotel Motel.

Tuesday 8 January 2013:
Diggers Camp Family Fun Day
Guided talk and tour of Diggers Camp Rock Platform with Solitary Islands Marine Park Education Officer, followed by a free BBQ lunch, then a guided walk along Wilson’s Headland with a National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery Ranger. Meet at Boorkoom Picnic Area. For catering purposes, registrations are essential. Call (02) 6691 0606 to book.

Sunday 13 January 2013:
‘Jack Knife & the Rehearsals’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Jack Knife & the Rehearsals from 3-6.30pm at the Wooli Bowling Club.

Sunday 13 January 2013:
‘Push’ at the Hotel Motel
Live music by the band Push from 5pm at the Wooli Hotel Motel.

Sunday 20 January 2013:
‘Jack Knife & the Rehearsals’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Jack Knife & the Rehearsals from 3-6.30pm at the Wooli Bowling Club.

Thursday 24 January 2013:
Sandon Shorebirds Walk and Talk
National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery program at Yuraygir National Park: Free guided walk at Sandon River Campground (at the boat ramp), from 10-11.30am. Bookings not required. Activity is weather dependent. More info

Friday 25 January 2013:
Tracks & Scats with Ranger Dave Mac
National Parks & Wildlife Services Discovery program at Yuraygir National Park: Free campground activity at Illaroo Campground, Minnie Water, from 10-11.30am. Bookings not required. Activity is weather dependent. Kids will love this. More info

Sunday 27 January 2013:
‘Covers’ at the Bowling Club
Live music by the band Covers from 3-6.30pm at the Wooli Bowling Club.

Opening Hours – Summer Holidays 2012/2013

Holiday opening/closing times of shops, cafes, restaurants in Wooli &  Minnie Water:

Wooli General Store
Christmas Day: closed
All other days: 7am to 6.30pm

Wooli Hotel Motel: Emilio’s Bistro / Real Pizza
Christmas Day: closed
All other days: 10am to midnight (but closing 10pm on New Year’s Eve)

Harry’s Chinese Restaurant (Wooli Bowling Club)
Christmas Eve: closed
Christmas Day: closed
All other days: open 12-2pm and 5.30-9.30pm

Waves at Wooli & Wooli Kiosk
Christmas Day: closed
All other days: open from 8.30am for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Wooli Oyster Supply
Christmas Eve: open 8.30am to about 4pm
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day: closed
New Year’s Day: closed
All other days: 11am-4pm

Cafe Graffity (Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort)
Christmas Day:  Special Christmas Day Lunch – bookings only (places are limited). More info
All other days: open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Minnie Water General Store
Christmas Day: closed
All other days: 7am to 6pm

Beach Patrols – Summer Holidays 2012/2013

Patrolled beaches in Wooli & Minnie Water – NSW summer school holidays:

Wooli Beach near the Breakwall:
Council Lifeguards on duty 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm

Minnie Water Main Beach:
Weekdays: Council Lifeguards on duty Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Volunteer Surf Life Savers patrolling Saturday + Sunday, 9am to 3pm

Clarence Tourism

The Clarence Tourism Visitor Information Centres in Grafton and Maclean are closed on Christmas Day, open daily all other days these summer holidays. More info

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Comments

  1. Thabls so much for the info!
    Do you have any other places you can suggest for fresh seafood in the general area?

    Looking forward to visiting my favorite place in the world! I’m going to take the kids to the point we were married on and visit Ian at the hotel where we held our reception too.

    Can’t believe I met my husband 15years ago in Wooli, & that it has been 9years since we were married there too.

    • admin says:

      A selection of fresh seafood is available from the Wooli Oyster Shop.

      Some of the local restaurants are likely to have some seafood on the menu too.

      If you’re looking elsewhere in the region, probably the Clarence River Fishermen’s Co-op in Yamba and Iluka or the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op. They would be closed on Christmas Day too and probably very busy (and sell out quickly) the day before.

      Have a wonderful reunion/anniversary/family holiday in Wooli!