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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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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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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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.

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Photos of 4-day Yuraygir Coastal Walk now online

We are pleased to let you know that 4 new photo galleries are now available on our site, featuring a total of more than 100 photos of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

The signposted 65-km walk is a unique 4-day route traversing Yuraygir National Park – the longest stretch of protected coastline in NSW.

Day 1 goes from Angourie to Brooms Head, day 2 from Brooms Head to Illaroo campground (Minnie Water), day 3 from Illaroo too Wooli and day 4 from Wooli to Red Rock.

The walk reaches places that are only accessible on foot.

We have noticed there is a lot of interest  in the nature, coastline, wildlife, views and general Yuraygir Coastal Walk environment and experience, but understand not everyone is able to tackle the 4-day walk themselves.

That is why we have uploaded a photo gallery for each of the 4 sections of the walk, with a selection of images taken when a small group did the walk in October 2012.

Yuraygir Coastal Walk sign and map, Yuraygir National Park, Northern NSW


Yuraygir Coastal Walk feature in Wild Magazine

Feature story on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk in Wild magazine Jan/Feb 2013Wild magazine published a magnificent 4-page feature story on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk by travel writer Dave Cauldwell in its Jan/Feb issue.

Wild is Australia’s longest-running magazine focused on bushwalking and other wilderness pursuits for the independent adventurer. It claims to have the largest and most loyal subscriber base of all outdoor adventure magazines in Australia.

Here at Wooli and Minnie Water, we’re delighted with the wonderful article and accompanying photos. We’re ready to welcome walkers  to our region to do the iconic 4-day Yuraygir Coastal Walk or parts of it, as well as other visitors who come for a holiday to see this beautiful National Park in Northern NSW.

We have reproduced the text of the story on our site for your reading pleasure.

Want to see photos?

For a visual impression of the walk, see our Yuraygir Coastal Walk photo album with images of each of the four sections of the walk – more than 100 beautiful photos in total!


Artscapes of the Yuraygir – Photo Gallery

Yuraygir National Park Coastal Walk photographyClarence Valley newspaper The Daily Examiner published a stunning double-page photo spread on Saturday 3 November 2012 featuring amazing close-up photographs of the natural and artistic wonders of Yuraygir National Park by award-winning local photographer Debrah Novak.

“Over the next few weeks I will present through Clarence Life a couple of multimedia experiences for you to enjoy and it begins with this photo essay showcasing artscapes of the Yuraygir”, said Debrah on 3rd November.

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Endangered coastal emu sightings in Yuraygir National Park

Yuraygir National Park is home to fewer than 100 coastal emus (Dromalus novaehollandiiae). The coastal emu is listed as an endangered population in the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Although the emus were once in abundance in this area, the local population has been in decline over the past 20 years as a result of habitat loss, fires during the spring breeding season, predation by foxes and wild dogs, and collisions with vehicles.

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