Heritage & Marine Activities

Heritage and Marine Activities for Children & Families

Heritage & Marine Activities for Youth

The Oceania Youth Project (6 days on a boat, Hervey Bay, Qld)

Paddle or Row

Discover more of the natural marine heritage of the Woolgoolga district by canoe, kayak or boat on Woolgoolga Lake, Hearnes Lake, Darkum Creek, Arrawarra Creek, Corindi River or Moonee Creek.

Local Walks

Walk around Woolgoolga Lake.

Or explore parts of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. The walk centres on a 67 kilometre walking route that traverses landscapes between Sawtell and in the south and Red Rock in the north. Recently completed the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk links with the existing 65 km Yurraygir Coastal Walk linking Red Rock and Angourie. Together the two form one of the most significant coastal walks in Australia. The walk is a World class experience with sweeping ocean views, headlands and forested areas that provide habitat for a range of threatened species and ecological communities, remote beaches and both indigenous and non-indigenous cultural experiences.

Walk & waterfall: Sherwood Nature Reserve is located west of Woolgoolga and incorporates the former Woolgoolga Creek Flora Reserve as well as open forests, heaths and sandstone escarpments.

Getting there: turn west off the Pacific Highway at the Woolgoolga roundabout, 25km north of Coffs Harbour. Drive 3km along Woolgoolga Creek Road and turn left into the reserve where you see the sign and picnic tables.

Take the 3.5km return walk through the luxuriant rainforest along the old logging tramway beside Woolgoolga Creek to a delightful waterfall. Walk starts at picnic area.

Bike rides

Ride from Woolgoolga to Arrawarra: 17km return. Start and finish at the corner of Beach and Wharf Streets in Woolgoolga. The signposted route includes residential streets, footbridges, shared paths and bike lanes.

Or ride out to the Sherwood Nature Reserve and Woolgoolga Creek waterfall (see Local Walks above).