Woolgoolga is home of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, an architectural landmark and a popular attraction. The large white temple was built by the seaside town’s Sikh community, whose ancestors travelled to the mid North Coast of NSW around the time of Australian Federation in 1901.

The town celebrates the Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga with Curryfest, an annual festival of food, music and dancing that draws thousands. You can also enjoy delicious Punjabi cuisine any time of the year in restaurants in Woolgoolga, just 25 minutes’ drive north of Coffs Harbour.

Woolgoolga Beach - Coffs Harbour Area

The natural beauty around Woolgoolga is perfect for picnics and bushwalking, too. Pack a hamper and head for Woolgoolga Creek in Sherwood Nature Reserve or Woolgoolga Beach, where you can go surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling. Known to locals as Woopi, the beach is host to the Woopi Tri Festival, a triathlon. Other beaches include Mullaway, Arrawarra, Corindi and Red Rock.

Accommodation options in Woolgoolga suit a range of budgets, from retreats to waterside holiday parks. You can camp at Station Creek, 14 km from Woolgoolga, in Yuraygir National Park, the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in NSW.

To get to Woolgoolga from Sydney or Brisbane, drive along the gorgeous Legendary Pacific Coast touring route or take a train to Coffs Harbour Station, where you board a bus. You can also fly to Coffs Harbour Airport, where you can rent a car for the short drive north to Woolgoolga. 

Coffs Harbour Airport

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLinkTigerairVirgin Australia and Fly Corporate


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  1. The All New Grin Bin - Mark Lynch

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Sunday 08 July 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    Mark Lynch, the well known Grin Bin cartoonist, is already a great favourite within the region, with his regular weekly cartoon published in The Advocate. We are looking forward to seeing both new and old works by Mark and in particular to…

    26 Jun - 08 Jul
  2. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 01 July 2018 to Sunday 30 December 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their ph…

    01 Jul - 30 Dec