New Wooli and Minnie Water Visitor Guide

Clarence Tourism is proud to announce the release of a new 20-page, full-colour guide that shows off the coastal gems of Wooli and Minnie Water in all their glory.

Here is the full text of Clarence Tourism’s media release dated 21 July 2015 about the launch of the new Wooli & Minnie Water Visitor Guide:

Wooli and Minnie Water NSW visitor brochure 2015

Click image to view online guide. (Download link to PDF below)

The Wild About Wooli and Minnie Water guide highlights everything this stretch of the pristine Clarence Coast has to offer to visitor and local alike.

The eye-catching guide is bursting with details about: the nature walks around the area including the Yuraygir Coastal Walk, the Solitary Islands Marine Park, great day activities, exploring the Wooli Wooli River, the annual Goanna Pulling Championships, as well as all the accommodation options available for those looking to stay awhile and soak up the tranquility both villages are famous for.

This guide is a real, positive tool to help promote these marvelous seaside destinations to holidaymakers looking to escape from the hustle and bustle, to come and be surrounded with the best nature has to offer. [Read more…]

Wooli Art Show – Easter 2015

Now in its 5th year, the Wild About Wooli Art Show has become an Easter tradition in the pretty Northern NSW holiday village of Wooli.

Wild About Wooli Art Show Easter WeekendHeld each year on the Easter long weekend, this year (2015) the Wooli Art Show is officially opened on Friday 3 April and the exhibition will continue on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April 2015.

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.

All artworks have the same theme: “coastal“, but they can come in many forms, from paintings and works on paper to sculptures and fabric art.

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Beautiful aerial footage of the Wooli Wooli River

Wooli River aerial video footage from drone cameraThe pristine Wooli Wooli River is one of the main natural features attracting people to the sleepy holiday town of Wooli. It’s also a major reason people come back for repeat visits year after year.

We can show you pictures. You can look at the beautiful river from the riverbank, the dunes, the balcony of your holiday home or your tinny or canoe.

But there’s nothing like seeing the river flow in all its glory – from up above.

Not very high – but just the right height to get an incredible bird’s-eye-view. Like you get with a camera attached to a drone!

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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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Become a Nature Nomad at Yuraygir NP – 19-26 May

  • Do you love nature and camping?
  • Are you up for some light volunteering in a spectacular national park?
  • Would you like to learn from local rangers?
  • How about staying in a pretty coastal campground for free?
  • Surely you wouldn’t mind plenty of free time to go fishing, swimming or bushwalking?
  • And finally, are you available from 19 to 26 May 2014?

Then listen up, as this opportunity may be of interest to you:

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is looking for volunteers for its new Nature Nomads program at three Northern NSW national parks, including Yuraygir National Park, where the volunteers will be staying at Illaroo campground.

Volunteer at Yuraygir National Park in NPWS' new Nature Nomads programFor a holiday with a difference, why not combine your travels with an enriching volunteer experience?

Join the Nature Nomads volunteers in planting native coastal species around the campground and beach dunes at Illaroo.

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Wild About Wooli Art Show – Easter 2014

The fourth annual Wild About Wooli Art Show is on again this Easter long weekend, from Friday 18 April to Sunday 20 April 2014. The art  show features a range of artworks from both amateurs and professional artists in the region. There is also a children’s category.

Wooli Art Show is on at the Wooli Hotel Motel on the Easter Weekend If you’re holidaying in Wooli or elsewhere on the Clarence Coast or in the Clarence Valley this Easter, don’t miss this fun event.

The Wooli Art Show is on exhibition at the Wooli Hotel Motel only during the Easter weekend. It ends Easter Sunday, so don’t miss it.

It is officially opened with a fun cocktail party at the venue on the evening of Good Friday, 18 April 2014 at 6.30pm.

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Nominate Yuraygir as Great Walk in NSW National Parks

Nominate the Yuraygir Coastal Walk (or shorter walks in Yuraygir National Park) as a Great Walk in a NSW National Park and you could win a prize!

Yuraygir Coastal Walk between Minnie Water and Wooli NSWHave you walked the Yuraygir Coastal Walk between Angourie and Red Rock on the NSW North Coast – or any of the shorter walking tracks at Yuraygir National Park?

Maybe you’ve enjoyed walking along the Angophora and Rocky Point walking tracks between Minnie Water and Illaroo Camping Ground, the Corkwood and Scribbly Gum walking tracks at Station Creek, the Freshwater track at Pebbly Beach Campground, the Angourie walking track or the Wilsons Headland walking track between Wooli and Diggers Camp.

Well – if you like any of these walks and nominate them as a Great Walk in a NSW National Park on the National Parks & Wildlife Service website (by 30 May 2014), not only do you help by letting more people know about these great walks, but you could win one of 5 great prizes as well.

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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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Solitary Islands Resort joins Big4 Holiday Parks

The Big4 Holiday Parks group is helping to put Wooli on the map by adding the town’s Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort to its network of more than 180 parks across Australia.

Riverside accommodation at Big4 Solitary Islands Resort, Wooli NSWThis is a great vote of confidence in the destination and the resort by one of the country’s most recognised and respected brands in the holiday park industry.

The resort’s addition to the Big4 Holiday Parks group will introduce a whole new group of travellers and campers to the beautiful lower Clarence Coast region that includes Wooli, Minnie Water and Diggers Camp.

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