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Minnie Water

Minnie Water is a small coastal town completely surrounded by the Yuraygir National Park. Over 120 species of wildflower have been identified around Minnie Water brining beautiful colour to the surrounding parklands.

There are two short but picturesque walks in the national park, Angophora Grove Walk and Rocky Point Walk.

The rock platforms extending seawards to Rocky Point offer hours of entertainment for those who enjoy examining the microcosm of marine life in tidal pools and rock crevices. Sea urchins, starfish, cunjevoi, coral, shells and a variety of sponges may be found in this area. Minnie Lagoon is a popular spot for swimming, picnics and safe boat launchings.

Minnie Water: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wooli Beach

If you're looking to enjoy water, wildlife and natural wonders, Wooli Beach is the place for you. This secluded beach is surrounded by Yuraygir National Park and offers a story book setting for rest and relaxation. This section of coastline forms the northern sector of the Solitary Islands Marine Park which protects the estuaries, beaches and islands from the Sandon River to Coffs Harbour in the south. The Wooli Wooli River can be negotiated for around 20 kilometres by canoe or boat. Kangaroos, emus, black-necked storks, brolgas, kingfishers, parrots and all manner of wildlife abound along the banks.

Holidaymakers can find many perfect fishing and picnic spots along the riverbank. The serious angler can chase bigger dreams from the beaches, rocks (the breakwalls are popular) or deep sea where local fishing charters are available into the marine park.

Main Street
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 10.1K from Minnie Water

Wooli Wooli River

The Wooli Wooli River begins its journey in the Barcoongere State Forest. During its 34 kilometre length it passes through Newfoundland State Forest before meandering through the Yuraygir National Park.

Being encased by nature ensures that it is one of the purest waterways in Australia. It is one of the best nurseries for the Sydney Rock Oyster which can be purchased in Wooli along with fish, crabs and lobsters freshly harvested by the local fishing fleet. The river can be negotiated for around 20 kilometres by canoe and kangaroos, emus, black-necked storks, brolgas, kingfishers, parrots and all manner of wildlife abound along the banks.

Riverside Drive
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 10.4K from Minnie Water

Brooms Head Main Beach

This breathtaking, unspoilt, uncrowded beach is nestled in a pocket of heath land surrounded by Yuraygir National Park.

A relaxing place for families and visitors of all age groups to get away from the hustle and bustle. Apart from the obvious pastime of just relaxing in this gorgeous setting there are a number of points of interest on and around this beach. The lookout offers panoramic views of the coastline and National Park. This is also a wonderful vantage point for whale watching. Pods of dolphins often play in the surf below the lookout. A leisurely beach walk will reveal many treasures washed up from the ocean depths or exploration of the rook pool at low tide may uncover a multitude of colourful marine life.

Ocean Road
Brooms Head, NSW, 2463

Located 19.5K from Minnie Water

Squatters Rest Private Museum

Surrounded by vintage tractors, engines and farm machinery, there are 19 old style buildings, including a replica 1880 cook house at the Squatters Rest Private Museum. They make the best billy tea and bushman's bread with cocky's joy.

Staff give a guided tour of the fascinating range of rural memorabilia and then it's billy tea and bushman's bread, and a pianola for sing-alongs.

This attraction constantly scores the highest popularity rating with group tours.

Monthly Markets are held on the second Sunday of each month from 8am till 12pm. Enjoy the great country atmosphere and browse stalls including gift ideas, bric-a-brac, cakes, fruit, vegies and jewellery. The Museum is open for a browse during the markets for a small charge.

Lunches and morning and afternoon teas are available for coach groups and bookings.

23 Collette Street
Tucabia, NSW, 2462

Located 21.7K from Minnie Water

Minnie Water: Events

Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships

The offbeat, all Australian sport of Goanna Pulling dates back to the nineteenth century.

Contrary to the name, it's a test of strength between two people, whereby contestants get down on all fours and are linked by a leather belt over their heads, enabling them to pull backwards, tug of war style. Enter on the day for your chance to win cash prizes in the Men's and Ladies' Age and Weight Divisions.

The Goanna Pulling Championship includes many other events on the day including wood chop, men's, ladies' and children's novelty races, dog obedience trials, tug of war teams, market stalls, and food and drinks. Making a fun filled experience for the whole family.

Fun for the kids with a jumping castle, Old McDonald's Farm, Australian Reptile Show, bungee trampoline, giant ferris wheel, dodgem cars, and cup and saucer ride.

Wooli Sports Ground
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 10.4K from Minnie Water

Brooms Head Family Fun Day

Dust off the excesses of the night before and join in with some family fun at Brooms Head. There are a multitude of races including sprints, distance, family relay, beach boat races, sandbag races, water carrying tug of war and the only place in Australia where you can compete at tossing a broom head in Brooms Head.

There are market stalls through the park with food and refreshments available on the day. Gold coin donation is appreciated.

This event is run in collaboration with Wires, Gulmarrad Bush Fire Brigade, Lions, and Lower Clarence Rugby League Club.

Event Dates
      1st Jan

Ocean Road,
Brooms Head Beach
Brooms Head, NSW, 2463

Located 19.5K from Minnie Water

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