A Unique Family Event in Wooli – Goanna Pulling Championships

 

This year on Sunday, 30 September, Wooli will play host to the 33rd annual Australian Goanna Pulling Championships.

You may ask what this is all about and Warning Spoiler Alert – there are no actual goannas used during this family friendly festival in Wooli.

The Australian Goanna Pulling Championships is where two combatants face off on all fours on Goanna Mountain for a tug of war style competition. There are weight categories for the men’s and women’s event for the chance to win the prized belt and prize money.

This flagship event is a popular draw card for the sleepy, yet stunning coastal town of Wooli in Northern New South Wales. It attracts upwards of 3,000 visitors to the town every October Long Weekend.

Commencing at 9am the fun packed day includes age & novelty races for all to participate. Stand back and watch in amazement as the woodchoppers demonstrate their precision chopping skills and individual events.

This truly is a unique event that is fun for the whole family. Other events include:

  • Tug of war Brick carrying races
  • North Coast Axeman event
  • Sprint age races
  • Market stalls
  • Food & beverage stalls
  • Carnival rides
  • Live Music

The whole Wooli community turns out for this event and is only made possible with the support of the Wooli Rural Fire Service, Wooli SES and Wooli Volunteer Marine Rescue as well as the wider Clarence Valley region.

For further information, visit www.goannapulling.com.au

 

 

Alison

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