The coastal town of Woolgoolga is known for its beaches, whale watching and views of the stunning Solitary Islands, it is also known for its Sikh temples and large Sikh population.
Woolgoogla is approximately 550 km (6 hr drive) north from Sydney. It is 26 km (25 min drive) from the regional centre of Coffs Harbour and 60 km (45 min drive) from Grafton.
Banana and blueberry plantations surround Woolgoolga, it was the banana farms that attracted Sikh workers to the town. Woolgoolga's large Sikh population is reflected in the local Indian restaurants and Curryfest a popular festival of food, music and dancing.
The closest regional airport is Coffs Harbour Airport, 30 min drive south of Woolgoolga. The airport is serviced by Fly Corporate (flights to Brisbane), Tiger Air (flights to Melbourne and Sydney), Qantas (flights to Sydney) and Virgin Australia (flights to Sydney).
Coffs Harbour is also serviced by NSW TrainLink with northbound trains to Brisbane and southbound trains to Sydney daily.
Woolgoolga is home to nearly 5000 people, the median age of residents is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4% of the population.
The nearest hospital is Coffs Harbour Health Campus, a 30 min drive from Woolgoolga, it is the major referral hospital for the Coffs Network of the Mid North Coast Local Health District. It is a 292 bed facility and provides a broad range of services including day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care (including coronary angiography unit), intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, 24-hour emergency department, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, stroke, acute renal dialysis, high dependency and mental health and an extensive range of outpatient clinics. A range of allied health services are also available on the campus.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Woolgoolga.