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Coolongolook: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wootton Historical Railway Walk


Wootton Historical Railway Walk is located in Wang Wauk State Forest, near the township of Wotton, just north of Bulahdelah. This six kilometre walk starts off at Sam's Camp Picnic Area, with Wang Wauk Forest Way marking its halfway point.

The first section of the walk takes in rainforest and cleared, grassy areas used by logging vehicles in the early 1900s. The walk follows significant remnants of old logging railways and mossy bridges, passing by waterfalls, creeks and through gully rainforest and magnificent regrowth flooded gums, before finishing at the remains of what-was-once a Trestle Bridge.

This walk is regularly maintained by Forests NSW and The Wootton Community Network.






Wang Wauk Forest Way
Wootton, NSW, 2423

Located 10.6K from Coolongolook

Honeycomb Valley Farm


Just one minute off the Pacific Highway at Nabiac, this little farm is a small family run business doing things just a little bit differently!

Honeycomb Valley Farm boasts the biggest solar oven in Australia and has an inspiring five acre garden where each plant is either edible or can be use for a medicinal purposes. Learn all about Australian native bees at Australia's first sanctuary for these amazing little creatures and visit their unique bee motel. There is also plenty of friendly farm animals to pat.

Beautiful hand made goats milk soap, herbal teas and honey are available to purchase at one the regions many farmers markets.

Please note, they are only open for group bookings and on certain days of each school holidays.




3736 Wallanbah Road,
enter via Tenants Road
Nabiac, NSW, 2312

Located 13.7K from Coolongolook

One Mile Beach


The stretch of beach known as One Mile is located in the residential area of Forster and is extremely popular with surfers and families. Patrolled during the holidays and on weekends the beach is bordered by a large park with barbecue, picnic facilities and playground equipment.

The northern end is the access to Bennett's Head lookout where 360 degree views of the area can be enjoyed. It also boasts Giant Sandhill ,popular for sand sliding and boarding.

Plus there's a stretch of white sand where dolphins can regularly be seen surfing the waves in the clear water.




Underwood road
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 18.4K from Coolongolook

Coolongolook: Events

Nabiac Farmers Market


Nabiac Farmers Market is held on the last Saturday of every month (except December) at the Nabiac Showground Hall.

Stock up on seedlings for your vegetable patch and meet your local growers and producers who make such a variety of gourmet goodies available for you. Taste the organic coffee, new gluten free bakery with freshly baked biscuits and cakes, honey, goats milk beauty products, sourdough bread, nuts, gingerbread, fresh cut flowers, confectionery, regional wines, freshly laid eggs, seedlings, beef products direct from the producer, delicious cakes, fruit and vegetables, olives, local artisans and music to entertain you while you browse!

So come to Nabiac, be early for the best pick, have a coffee and sample the barbecue too.


Event Dates
2015
      28th Nov
2016
      30th Jan
      27th Feb
      26th Mar
      30th Apr
      28th May
      25th Jun


Nabiac Street
Nabiac, NSW, 2312

Located 14.2K from Coolongolook

Opera by the Lake


The Rotary Club of Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Creative Network have come together to bring you an afternoon full of culture by the beautiful Wallis Lake - an Opera Gala to remember with arias and ensembles from the world's most adored operas.

You'll recognise tunes you've always known with sublime favourites from Carmen, Rigoletto, La Boh?me, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and more.

In the beautiful setting of Tuncurry's John Wright Park, this operatic celebration is presented by Opera Bites in their usual style - an engaging combination of light-hearted banter, joie de vivre and sublime tunes.

Tickets are also available from the Forster Visitor Information Centre, Little Street, Forster. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.

No cancellation or refund available for ticket purchases. Booking fees apply.




Event Dates
2016
      19th Mar


John Wright Park
Tuncurry, NSW, 2428

Located 17.4K from Coolongolook

Lakeside Festival: Forster Tuncurry


The Lakeside Festival is a feast of music, art, food and wine. Chilling with a glass of vino and scrumptious food. A day listening to some hot tunes, to suit all tastes with gorgeous lake views at Forster - Tuncurry.

Funky art, cool exhibits/displays, kids entertainment and you have a great day out for the whole family. Free local shuttle bus available and under 16's are free. Bring a chair or throw down a picnic rug and enjoy this unique, boutique music festival.

Make a weekend of it with a family friendly "Movies under the Stars" by the lake on Friday evening. Bring the family to the picturesque Wallis Lake foreshore, grab some dinner and a glass of wine from one of the local producer stalls. Gates open at 6pm the movie screens at 7.30pm when the stars come out.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Nov


Manning Street
Tuncurry, NSW, 2428

Located 17.5K from Coolongolook

Jeff Wilcox Memorial Bodyboarding Comp


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Jeff Wilcox Memorial returns to the Great Lakes!

The Jeff Wilcox Memorial which started as a simple bodyboarding competition, has quickly evolved into one of the most respected and prestigious competitions held in the sport of bodyboarding. From day one this memorial set out to showcase the life and enthusiasm for the water and friendly competition that Jeff had, and it has succeeded in abundance.

Drawing some of the worlds best bodyboarders and talented locals, the event has a renowned respect amongst top performing competitors. Past winners include Ash Murray, Troy De Coque, Ben Holland, Ben Player, Andrew Lester, Damien King, Levi Wagner and Mitch Rawlins to name a few.

Coaching clinics will also be held over the weekend.


Event Dates
2015
      24th Jul
      25th Jul
      26th Jul
2016
      24th Jul
      25th Jul
      26th Jul


North Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 18.4K from Coolongolook

Forster Adventure Race and Junior Spirit


Experience the most stunning multisport race on the East Coast and tackle the Forster Adventure Race.

The 67 kilometre course has something for everyone and promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking you across some of the most challenging and scenic landscapes the Great Lakes has to offer. Swim in the clear waters off Pacific Palms, run around rugged escarpments and forests, mountain bike through green forests with a mix of trails and single track, paddle on pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and finally run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach.

There is also the Junior Spirit Super Kids obstacle race a unique event just for kids.

If you are into adventure, looking for a challenge, or love the outdoors then this is the weekend for you. Get your gear sorted, entry in, grab some friends, book your accommodation and lock it in!


Event Dates
2016
      7th May


North Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 18.7K from Coolongolook

Forster Ultimate Triathlon Festival


Ultimate Forster Triathlon Festival is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas with the exciting new Ultimate event adding to the triathlon festival. Get set for an experience of a lifetime as an expected field of over 1,000 triathletes race on the course where it all began, Forster the birth place of triathlon.

Ultimate Forster also offers family and friends of athletes the perfect get away. Whether it is for a week or just the weekend Forster - Tuncurry is a scenic playground with a mountain of holiday activities to enjoy.

Part of a weekend of triathlon festivities including the kids miniman triathlon, teams relay, Sprint, Enforcer and Enticer triathlons, Forster Ultimate Triathlon Festival will be on the top of the must do list for the 2016-17 season.

To register and for further information, check out the website.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
      16th Oct


Forster Keys
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 18.7K from Coolongolook

Coolongolook: Travel Tips

Forster Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Forster Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area. The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.




2 Little Street
Forster, NSW, 2428

Located 18.4K from Coolongolook

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