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Woolgoolga Beach and Headland

Coffs Coast Regional Park

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Woolgoolga Beach and Headland has the best whale watching in the Coffs Region, plus great surfing, fishing and picnics and scenic views.

What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Woolgoolga Beach is managed by Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Signage on the headland is low mounted (approximately 30cm off the ground), so be careful when walking in low light.

Treat the family to a day by the sea at Woolgoolga Beach and Headland.

Woolgoolga, also known as ‘Woopi’, is renowned for its swimming, surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling. There’s a small park nearby with play equipment and plenty of shade for a picnic.

Up on the headland, you find scenic walking tracks and jaw-dropping coastal views that stretch to Yuraygir National Park and the dunes and rolling hills of the Coffs Coast and hinterland.

Between May and October, Woolgoolga Headland is the place to be for the best whale watching in the Coffs region. Be sure to take your binoculars for up close views of these amazing creatures and don’t forget to tweet about what you’ve seen.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Humpback whale breaching, with most of its body above the water. Photo: Jonas Liebschner © DPE

    Whale watching at Woolgoolga

    Join our NPWS guides for a free whale watching experience on the Coffs Coast. It's whale watching season – see how many whales you can spot out deep! Great for all ages.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.