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Nestled along the stunning coastline of New South Wales is a trio of hidden gems waiting to be discovered by outdoor lovers and adventure seekers alike. Welcome to Minnie Water, Wooli, and Diggers Camp - a paradise for boating, fishing, 4WDing, and all-around exploration in breathtaking natural settings. Keep reading for info on 4WD-accessible beaches, top spots for boating and fishing, where to camp, and how to bring your dog along for the fun.

Discover Minnie Water and Its Charms

Minnie Water, a charming seaside village surrounded by the Yuraygir National Park, calls out to travelers with its unspoiled beauty, rich wildlife, and peaceful atmosphere. It's a perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Minnie Water Main Beach

This beach is a hotspot for all sorts of activities. Whether you're into surfing, fishing, or exploring in your 4WD, you'll find plenty to do here. The northern end is great for surfing and fishing, while the southern end has a reef and boat launch for those wanting to explore the deep sea. Best of all, Minnie Water Main Beach is dog-friendly, so your furry pal can join in too. During peak times, the beach is patrolled for your safety. And with two 4WD access points, getting around the coastline is easy. You can grab beach permits from Minnie Water Holiday Park.

Minnie Water, NSW
Minnie Water, NSW

Sandon Beach

Sandon Beach is accessible via the Illaroo entrance for 4WD enthusiasts. Anglers will love the many beach gutters full of fish. Cruise around the Sandon area and discover hidden beaches and scenic rivers.

See here for more information on 4WD access to beaches in the Clarence Valley region.

From Minnie to Wooli: A Scenic Journey

Take a picturesque drive from Minnie to Wooli via the sealed road or take the more adventurous route through Diggers Camp Road to Wilsons Headland. Here, you'll find picnic areas, lookouts, scenic walking tracks, and panoramic views of the coastline. At Wilsons Headland, there's 4WD access onto Wooli Beach so you can drive right up to the village through the sand.

The Coastal Village of Wooli

Wooli is a hidden gem enclosed by the ocean and the river. It offers the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.

Wooli Beach

This beach is patrolled during peak season and accessible by 4WD. It's a paradise for fishing and surfing enthusiasts alike. Wooli Beach is dog-friendly, and a great spot for long walks along the sand.

Wooli Beach
Wooli Beach, 4WD Accessible

Wooli Wooli River

Head inland to the Wooli Wooli River for endless exploration. Try fishing at the break wall or river mouth, or enjoy a leisurely paddle by kayak, canoe, or SUP board. For those craving deep-sea adventures, Wooli Holiday Park has a boat ramp for easy access to the open waters. And if you don't own a boat, don't worry – you can hire one from Wooli River Boat Hire and explore to your heart's content.

Wooli Wooli River
Wooli River Entrance

Where to Stay and Stock Up

Whether you prefer a convenient riverside stay or an old-school camping experience amidst National Park scenery, there’s an option for you.

Wooli Holiday Park

Wooli Holiday Park offers powered sites with serene river views and a boat ramp for direct river access. Use the convenient fish cleaning station at Wooli Holiday Park to prepare your catch of the day.

Wooli Holiday Park, NSW
Wooli Holiday Park Caravan Sites and Boat Ramp

Minnie Water Holiday Park

Immersed in natural bushland, Minnie Water Holiday Park has unpowered and powered sites, cabins, and safari tents available. The park has a car and boat wash bay for those deep-sea and 4WD expeditions. As the sun sets on another day of adventure, gather around a crackling campfire at Minnie Water Holiday Park (permitted from May to the end of August) and swap stories under the starry sky.

Dogs are welcome at Wooli and Minnie Water Holiday Parks outside peak periods.

Minnie Water Holiday Park
Minnie Water Holiday Park

Diggers Camp

For a rugged camping experience, Diggers Camp is a primate, off-grid campground overlooking Diggers Camp Beach. The campground is open during NSW and QLD school holidays. Diggers Camp Beach is accessible by 4WD for launching your boat.

Diggers Camp, NSW Campground
Diggers Camp, NSW Campground

Before you head out on your outdoor adventures, stock up on bait, tackle, and camping supplies at Wooli Shop. And for all the essentials, food, and drinks in Minnie Water, check out the General Store.

Plan your adventure!

Minnie Water, Wooli, and Diggers Camp offer a haven for outdoor adventurers seeking excitement in stunning natural surroundings. Whether casting a line, riding the waves, exploring the rugged coastline in your 4WD, or simply relaxing in nature's embrace, this hidden gem on the New South Wales coast promises an unforgettable experience. So, pack your bags, fuel your sense of adventure, and get ready to discover the wonders that await in this coastal paradise. 

You can enter your preferred dates above and book online, or contact our team for all the info and tips you need to make the most of your stay.

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