- Duration 1 Hour
- Distance 3km Loop
- Difficulty Rating Grade 1
- No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
The locals know this place as Woopi and there is plenty to say ‘whoopee’ about. A great little village is your starting point then follow the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk north along the beach to Woolgoolga Lake.
This easy stroll takes in a long stretch of beautiful white sandy beach and returns via the road through coastal forest and heath land and past a resident flying fox colony.
Once you have reached Woolgoolga you can park near the Surf Club. This is the north coast and you need to kick back a gear to take in the full experience.
The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk takes you along a beautiful white sandy beach with amazing vistas of the coastline. About 1.3km north you will find Woolgoolga Lake, a coastal lagoon ideal for swimming, kayaking, fishing and canoeing.
Along the way you may be lucky enough to see the “Buster” ship wreck - a steamer that ran ashore in 1893. The wreck becomes exposed from time to time depending on sea conditions.
Woolgoolga Lake Reserve is a family-friendly picnic area, shielded from the sun by shady eucalypts and paperbarks. This is a great place to relax, be serenaded by nature, swim and a get into that north coast spirit. There is a wealth of resident birdlife to watch.
Feel like a coffee? Amble back to the village through coastal forest and heath land and past the resident flying fox colony. You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face