Surrounded on three sides by the huge Yuraygir National Park, and to the east by the Solitary Islands Marine Reserve, the isolated seaside village of Wooli, about 40km as the crow flies north of Coffs Harbour, has a lot going for it if you're ecologically-minded.
Needless to say, the fishing around here is great - in the creek estuary, or off the long, broad stretches of beach. There are good boat-launching facilities and swimmers have several options, not the least of which are the fine surfing beaches.
The park, which stretches a few kilometres south, inland, and all the way up the coast to Angourie, has some fine walking trails and sand dunes.
Warm tropical currents from the north merge with cooler southern currents on the coast off Wooli and the amazing diversity of life this fosters is protected by the marine reserve.
Of great interest to researchers and conservationists, and a popular destination for anglers, divers and family groups, this marine park even features the unusual combination of hard and soft corals. Popular deep sea fishing tours and dive tours are available.