about minnie water

Minnie Water is a small coastal village completely surrounded by Yuraygir National Park.

The village is picture perfect when the Christmas Bells or the Flannel Flowers bloom in the surrounding parklands with over 120 species of wildflower identified around Minnie Water.

There are two short but picturesque walks in the national park: Angophora Grove Walk and Rocky Point Walk. The rock platforms extending seawards to Rocky Point offer hours of entertainment for those who enjoy examining the microcosm of marine life in tidal pools and rock crevices. Sea urchins, star fish, cunjevoi, coral and a variety of sponges and shells may be found in this area.

Minnie Lagoon is a very popular and beautiful spot for swimming, picnics and safe boat launchings. To find this spot, turn into Hiawatha Road, then left at Pipers Hill following the Waratah Reserve along to the Tree of Knowledge Lookout where there is a steep sealed road down to the lagoon.

see & do

Main Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers during the holiday season. Other beaches in the area include Sandon Beach, a huge 10km long beach where the forest runs right to the sand, and Back Beach.

Sandon and Main beaches have 4WD access. The surrounding area includes Sandon, Diggers Camp, and Wooli, all of which also feature several beautiful beaches. Snorkelling is popular in the lagoon at the south end of Main Beach.

Many of the beaches in the area are well known for excellent surfing conditions. In the off peak season surfers love the uncrowded quality surfing breaks.

The nearby pristine waters of the Sandon, Wooli and Clarence river systems attract fishermen, sailors, and swimmers. Canoeing along the rivers is a great for bird watching or fishing.

Deep sea fishing is excellent all year round with safe and easy boat launching in the lagoon at the southern end of Main Beach. The whole area is part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, and Sandon River does include some Sanctuary Zones where fishing is not allowed, so please check before throwing in a line! Ask for a Recreational User Guide from the Trading Post for information on how to best enjoy fishing this amazing area.

national park
The Yuraygir National Park surrounds Minnie Water and features excellent bushwalking, trail riding and bird watching areas. The local population of Emus is famous for wandering around the holiday park delighting guests, along with their friends the kangaroos, wallabies and beautiful birds.

whale watching
The Tree of Knowledge lookout, on Minnie Water headland just 5 minutes walk from the park has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, providing a great view of the whale migration from May to November.

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