Woolgoolga

Urban

Woolgoolga – affectionately known as ‘Woopi’ among locals – is a pleasant seaside town 25 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour.

The town has the largest regional Sikh/Punjabi population in Australia. The imposing Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) is not only the town’s number one landmark, but also the place of worship for the local Punjabi Sikh community, who make up half of Woolgoolga’s population. The temple is open to visitors on weekends.

Woolgoolga Headland is known as Whale Watch Headland. With some of the best coastal views in New South Wales, it’s the perfect place to see migrating Humpback Whales pass the coast between May and November. It is truly a magical spot to stop and rest.

About four kilometres inland are Sherwood Nature Reserve and Woolgoolga Picnic Area. Enjoy the two kilometre riverside walk along Woolgoolga Creek through subtropical rainforest to the spectacular waterfall.

Quick Facts

Woolgoolga is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Coffs Harbour  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 457kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 54.773 square kilometres. Woolgoolga has a recorded population of 5290 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Woolgoolga we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Woolgoolga and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.