Woolgoolga

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 NSW, 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.

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Woolgoolga Lakeside Holiday Park

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Woolgoolga Lake

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Woolgoolga Creek Flora Reserve

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Woolgoolga Beach and Headland

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Woolgoolga Beach

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Woolgoolga Art Gallery

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Woopi Tri Festival

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Woolgoolga Curryfest

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HWH Stables – Riding School and Trail Rides

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historical landmarks

Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, also known as the temple on the hill is one of two Gurdwaras (temples) in the region.  Woolgoolga is also home to the first purpose built Sikh temple in Australia.

The Sikh population in Woolgoolga originated from the banana growing industry in Coffs Harbour and surrounds. Years later the Indian Sikh’s are no longer labourers, but owners of the plantations which have more recently been replaced by Blueberries, exported world-wide.

 

celebrate diversity

Celebrate food, culture and diversity each year in the colourful CurryFest event, staged in September. Over 10,000 people flock to the Northern Beaches seaside village to taste test their way through curries and spices, dance in the streets, attend functions and enjoy the festival atmosphere with music and entertainment, guest chefs and cooking demonstrations.