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.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

Diggers Camp Family Fun Day – 24 Jan 2014

On Friday 24 January 2014, you and your children can join a free Family Fun Day at Diggers Camp and Wilsons Headland – two scenic spots located between Wooli and Minnie Water on the Clarence Coast.

Solitary Islands Marine Park Rock PoolsFirst, there’s a fun exploration of the rock platform and pools at Diggers Camp.

A knowledgeable Solitary Islands Marine Park Education Officer will lead the way, point out unique plants and animals such as sea stars, sea urchins, anemones and sea cucumbers, and answer everyone’s questions.

The ramble over the rock platform is followed by a free barbecue lunch for all participants.

After lunch, there will be a guided 2-km walk at nearby Wilsons Headland with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger. Along the Wilsons Headland Walk you’re likely to see interesting birds, trees and flowers, while the headland has several lookout platforms offering magnificent beach and ocean views.

[Read more…]

Goanna Pulling Championships, 6 Oct 2013

What are you doing on Sunday 6th October? Want to attend a fun and quirky event? Come to the 27th annual Australian Goanna Pulling Championships in Wooli!

Goanna Pulling Championships and family fun day, Wooli NSWNo goannas are involved in these championships – only men and women of all ages and sizes competing for the Goanna Pulling Championship belt in their category.

While it’s a fun yet serious competition with over $5,000 of prize money up for grabs, the day is not just about these championships.

A complete family fun day is also taking place on the Sunday, with carnival rides operating on Friday and Saturday night (4 and 5 October) from 6pm as well.

[Read more…]

Wooli Snapper Challenge – 10-16 August 2013

Wooli Snapper Fishing Competition Winner of 2012 Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson of Coffs Harbour took out the 2012 Wooli Snapper Challenge with his record fish with a cleaned weight of 8.93kg. Photo credit: The Daily Examiner

Wooli’s always great for fishing – but for one week in August each year, it’s busier than any other week in winter and fishing is all anyone talks about.

The annual Wooli Snapper Challenge, now in its 7th year, is an increasingly popular fishing competition that draws anglers from far and wide.

Most holiday houses are booked long in advance, and the owners of holiday units, cabins and caravan parks recommend booking early to secure a place.

[Read more…]

Wooli Art Show – Easter Long Weekend

The Wild About Wooli Art Show is an annual event held over the Easter long weekend showcasing art from the local coastal regions.

Wild About Wooli Art Show If you’re in Wooli (or anywhere else on the Clarence Coast or in the Clarence Valley) this Easter long weekend, make sure you pop into the Wooli Hotel/Motel for the third annual Wild About Wooli Art Show.

The official Opening Night of the Art Show takes place on Friday 29 March 2013 at 6.30pm. Entry to this entertaining and artistic evening are $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes nibbles and a drink.

The Wooli Art Show will continue to be on display at the Games Room of the Wooli Hotel/Motel on Easter Saturday and Sunday 30-31 March (until 4pm). Entry on the weekend is a $2 donation.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]