Things to do around Wooli

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Wooli, tucked away on the stunning New South Wales coast, is oozing with natural beauty and easy living vibes. You’ve got everything you need right here. Pristine beaches, rolling sand dunes, and rocky headlands—total paradise. There are plenty of things to do around Wooli, with its crystal-clear waters – perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking, while the surrounding Yuraygir National Park has scenic hiking trails trails and diverse wildlife. Lovers of the “catch” can cast a line off Wooli Wooli River or charter a boat for bigger deep-sea fishing.

Whether you’re strolling along the sandy shores beach combing for treasures, or picnicking in scenic spots with panoramic views, Wooli offers endless outdoor fun. Sports enthusiasts will surf the consistent breaks or kayak Wooli Wooli River, while birdwatchers can spot diverse species that call this area home. And when the sun sets, the clear skies offer a perfect backdrop for stargazing, away from the city lights. For a taste of local culture, visitors can browse the quaint shops and dine on fresh seafood at charming waterfront eateries.

Wooli surrounds hold magic as well, and you can have fun day tripping to places such as Grafton, Woolgoolga, Red Rock, the Clarence Valley Gorge, Coffs Harbour, Ulmarra, Yamba, and Maclean, each offering its own unique blend of natural beauty and cultural charm.

Wellness & Pampering

  • Visitors can relax, swim, walk on the beach or on a cruiset and other opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation can be found in the surrounding regions:-
  • Yoga Studios: Seek out yoga studios in nearby towns for classes and workshops focused on relaxation and wellness. Try Yamba Yoga
  • Spa Retreats: Look for nearby spa retreats or resorts in towns like Yamba or Grafton, where you can indulge in massages, facials, and other spa treatments. Try The Day Spa at Angourie Resort or Yamba Day Spa
  • Natural Attractions: Explore the natural beauty of the area for wellness and relaxation. Enjoy walks along the beach, hikes in nearby national parks, or simply immerse yourself in the tranquil coastal environment

Explore & Discover

  • Dive Centre – Offers guided scuba diving and snorkeling tours to explore the underwater world of Wooli’s marine reserve
  • River Boat Tours and Boat hire – Provides scenic boat tours along the Wooli River, offering opportunities to spot wildlife and learn about the area’s ecology
  • Yuraygir Walking Experiences – Offers guided and self guided walking tours along the Yuraygir Coastal Walk, showcasing the stunning scenery and diverse ecosystems of the region or embark on self-guided bushwalks or scenic drives through Yuraygir National Park, where you can discover for yourself
  • Fishing Charters – Provides fishing charters led by experienced guides, offering the chance to catch a variety of fish species in the pristine waters off Wooli
  • Sand Dune Adventures – Offers thrilling 4WD tours through the sand dunes surrounding Wooli, with opportunities for sandboarding and wildlife spotting
  • Spend a day relaxing on the pristine shores of Wooli Beach, known for its clear waters and uncrowded atmosphere
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Wooli Wooli River, or rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore its tranquil waters at your own pace
  •  Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline from Wooli Jetty, a popular spot for fishing, birdwatching, whale watching or simply taking in the sunset
  • Watch local fishermen bring in their catch of the day at the Boat Ramp, or try your hand at fishing or crabbing from the jetty
  • Explore the coastline on foot along the Coastal Walk, which offers stunning views of the ocean, headlands, and coastal heathland
  • Discover hidden rock pools and tidal creeks along the coastline, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or exploring marine life.
  • Hop on board Wooli Deep Sea Tours – 43 Riverside Dr.
  • Join the Barefoot bowls team!
  • Join the Lavadia Farm family and pick blueberries! (check for opening times)

Good Eats

Foodies

  • These foodie hubs provide a range of dining options, from pub-style meals to fresh seafood and wood-fired pizzas, catering to locals and visitors exploring Wooli, NSW
  • Join a cooking class at the iconic Lake House, where you can learn to create delicious dishes using fresh, local ingredients
  • Hotel Motel – A historic pub offering delicious pub-style meals and a welcoming atmosphere
  • Bowling Club – Known for its bistro serving classic Aussie meals and stunning views of the river

Retail Escapes

As Wooli is a small coastal village, it doesn’t have many boutiques or traditional shopping options. However, visitors can find a few local shops and outlets offering essential supplies, gifts, and beachwear. These shops typically stock essentials such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sometimes swimsuits or flip-flops. Additionally, visitors can explore nearby towns like Grafton or Yamba for more extensive shopping options, including specialty stores offering beachwear and surf gear. Here’s a list of places to explore:

  • General Store – A local convenience store offering groceries, beach essentials, and more
  • Blue River Shack – A boutique gift shop featuring locally made crafts, souvenirs, and beachwear
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