2014 Goanna Pulling Championships a success

Australian Goanna Pulling Championships held in Wooli NSW on 5 October 2014

Goanna Pulling 2014 – Photo credit: Daily Examiner

The 28th Australian Goanna Pulling Championships have come and gone – and were declared a big success.

Traditionally held on the first Sunday of October, this year’s event took place at the Wooli Sportsground on a beautifully sunny Sunday, the 5th of October 2014.

In addition to the quirky national championships which drew contestants from across the Eastern Seaboard, there were plenty of other family-friendly activities and attractions to keep visitors occupied. [Read more…]

Goanna Pulling Contest featured in UK newspaper

The Australian Goanna Pulling Championships, held annually in Wooli NSW, were featured in the United Kingdom’s second biggest-selling daily newspaper earlier this year.

Goanna Pulling Championships Wooli Australia featured in UK Daily Mail The UK’s Daily Mail, which gets more than 100 million unique visitors to its website each month, posted a photo story about this quirky Australian event in February 2014.

Headlined “Aussie rules Tug-o-War: Goanna Pulling championship kicks off as contestants go head-to-head to see who has the strongest neck”, the feature briefly goes into the facts and explains the main rules of the competition. The short story is followed by a range of great photos showing contestants in action.

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Surfing & Camping at Illaroo (Video)

Illaroo Campground in Yuraygir National Park, just outside of Minnie Water on the NSW North Coast, is a beautiful camping spot overlooking pristine Sandon Beach. It is popular among independent travellers and surfers – but only those who know about it!

We Travel Company recently published a video on YouTube where a group of international travellers on a road trip create wonderful  memories with their new friends at Illaroo’s Sandon Beach. We liked the video, and thought you might too, so we’ve posted it below.

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Sydney Weekender 2013 TV show segment on Wooli

Wooli River oyster farming - Instagram photo by Sydney Weekender reporter Mel Symons

Wooli River oyster farming – Instagram photo by Sydney Weekender reporter Mel Symons

Sydney Weekender reporter Mel Symons and the travel show’s TV crew visited Wooli and Minnie Water to film a segment for this popular Channel 7 television show in the winter of 2013.

The 4-minute segment, which first aired on Saturday 21 September 2013, was part of a series on the Legendary Pacific Coast.

Highlights of this Clarence Coast episode were Yuraygir National Park, the birds and views at Minnie Water, accommodation at Wooli’s Solitary Islands Marine Park resort, kayaking in the Wooli Wooli River and the fresh, succulent oysters from Wooli Oyster Supply – recognised as some of the best in all of Australia.

If you missed the episode, or want to see it again, here it is.

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On The Road Magazine cover story on Wooli

On The Road magazine is Australia’s top RV Touring magazine.

The March 2013 issue of this monthly travel magazine published a 5-page story on Wooli and promoted it on its cover with the words “Wooli Magic”.

Wooli Magic - On The Road magazine cover story March 2013

The travel story, headlined An Angler’s Paradise, gives a first-person account of a weekend away in Wooli.

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Wooli story, Clarence Valley Review summer 2012-13

Wooli holiday story in Clarence Valley Review, 26 Dec 2012The attractions of Wooli were the focus of a story in the bumper summer/holiday edition of Clarence Valley Review at the end of December 2012.

The article gives some suggestions on how to spend your day in Wooli, whether you’re on a day trip or there for a weekend or longer holiday.

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Solitary Islands and Wooli featured in Gold Coast media

Gold Coast Bulletin travel story on Solitary Islands Marine Park, 14 Dec 2012Wooli is the perfect gateway for divers to the beautiful Solitary Islands Marine Park. This was the focus of a recent Gold Coast newspaper travel feature, enticing our northern neighbours to come visit our laid-back coastal and offshore paradise.

Writer Karl Condon has produced a fabulous article about the attractions of Wooli and particularly the Solitary Islands Marine Park for the Living Outdoors section of the Gold Coast Bulletin, published on 14 December 2012.

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Wooli featured on Yahoo7 Total Travel

Wooli Wooli River, Wooli NSW - Photo by Kuni Takanami

Wooli Wooli River. Photo credit: Kuni Takanami

More and more people are discovering the pleasures of a holiday in Wooli and it’s great to find excellent write-ups and amazing photos online about our little slice of paradise.

Angie Takanami and her family took a little driving holiday to Wooli recently and her story, “Summer family getaway: the best of Wooli”, is available for the whole world to read on Yahoo7’s Total Travel website.

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Wooli featured in Coffs Coast Focus

Winding Down in Wooli travel story in Coffs Coast Focus magazine, Dec 2012Residents of the Coffs Coast who read the popular free monthly glossy Coffs Coast Focus in December 2012 are enticed to visit Wooli for a stress-free break.

The story, titled Winding Down in Wooli, describes the destination as a perfect, quiet place to experience a holiday the way they used to feel, but with modern conveniences, and surrounded by the most pristine environments.

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