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FCSWC Resorts Accredited for Top Tourism, Sustainability & Covid Clean

By Rebecca Beaton & Taryn Blight on Apr 15, 2021 3:18:01 PM

The Federation of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs (FCSWC) and the teams at Riverside, Seaside and Haven Holiday Resorts have worked so hard over the past few years to offer their guests the best in affordable coastal accommodation, and constantly strive to improve the resort facilities, with all three resorts undergoing renovations, customer service and guest experiences.
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Day Trip Stunning Shoalhaven on the NSW South Coast

By Taryn Blight on Apr 14, 2021 9:00:12 AM

If you are looking for the perfect place to escape to for a weekend, week or more, there is no better place to unplug and reconnect with nature than stunning Shoalhaven on the New South Wales south coast. Stretching from Kangaroo Valley and the historic town of Berry in the north, almost all the way to Batemans Bay in the south, and with spectacular Jervis Bay to the east, this region has an abundance of natural beauty and potential for adventure on offer.

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Moto Trekkin 2021 Ridge Rider

By Taryn Blight on Mar 18, 2021 9:33:28 AM

Ridge Rider Motorcycle Experience

Hunter Valley to the Gold Coast

Topics: Sponsorship
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Why you need to add Port Stephens to your Destination Bucket-List

By Taryn Blight on Feb 25, 2021 4:41:55 PM

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
7 min read

Accessible NSW Getaways at Riverside, Seaside & Haven Holiday Resorts

By Taryn Blight on Jan 21, 2021 3:27:41 PM

Topics: Accessibility
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Urunga's Award Winning Riverside Holiday Resort

By Rebecca Beaton & Taryn Blight on Jan 8, 2021 7:44:30 AM

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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An Australian Christmas

By Taryn Blight on Dec 14, 2020 1:06:29 PM

Christmas in Australia is synonymous with summer and the outdoors, often consisting of the three B’s: barbeques, the beach, and backyard cricket. A time for gluttony, our tables adorned with ham, prawns, roasts and salads, along with a festive blowfly or 30 for that extra layer of authenticity.

Topics: Family Holidays
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Day Trip to the Hunter Valley

By Taryn Blight on Nov 27, 2020 4:01:00 PM

Intersected by the winding Hunter River, flanked by highland areas to the north and south, and home to the country's oldest vineyards, and a mere three hours north of Sydney, and two hours from Newcastle, it is easy to see why the Hunter Valley continues to be such a popular holiday destination as well as the largest growth centre in the state of New South Wales. For those considering a holiday at Seaside Holiday Resort in Fingal Bay, the Hunter Valley is only a two-hour drive away, and makes a perfect destination for a day trip.

Topics: Things to do
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Back to Nature in the Bellingen Shire

By Taryn Blight on Nov 12, 2020 4:55:33 PM

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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The Undeniable Beauty of Jervis Bay

By Rebecca Beaton & Taryn Blight on Oct 30, 2020 2:56:34 PM

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet
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The Story Behind Port Stephens and Fingal Bay

By Taryn Blight on Oct 12, 2020 3:43:54 PM

Worimi (Warrimay) Country – The Worimi Nation
We acknowledge the Traditional Worimi Owners and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Located in Worimi Country, Fingal Bay is a small coastal town nestled amidst the picture-perfect Tomaree National Park in Port Stephens, New South Wales. Less than a three-hour drive north of Sydney and an hour past Newcastle, Fingal Bay is only a hop, skip, jump, 12 minute drive away from the larger and slightly more famous township of Nelsons Bay. Originally named “false Bay” due to it often being mistaken as the entrance to Port Stephens harbour that is located just 4.5 kilometres to the north, it wasn’t until 1845 that the name Fingal Bay appeared on a chart drawn by Captain Phillip Parker King to became the official title we know it as today.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Top things to do in Coffs Harbour

By Rebecca Beaton on Sep 30, 2020 9:01:19 AM

Keyword: Coffs Harbour, Things to do in Coffs Harbour

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A Brief History of the Town of Urunga

By Taryn Blight on Sep 3, 2020 1:58:23 PM

Urunga

Yurruun.Ga – long white sands

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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Whale Watching in Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven

By Taryn Blight on Aug 7, 2020 2:29:05 PM

 

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Things to do
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Whale Watching in Spectacular Fingal Bay

By Taryn Blight on Aug 7, 2020 2:28:47 PM

Picturesque Fingal Bay is the perfect holiday destination for whale watching aficionados and photography enthusiasts alike. Situated in New South Wales’ Port Stephens a mere two and a half hours north of Sydney, the region boasts the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern hemisphere, and features a plethora of natural wonders from its pristine oceans to its enthralling national parks. 

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Adventure Tourism Things to do
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Experiencing the Annual Humpback Whale Migration on the Coffs Coast

By Taryn Blight on Jul 31, 2020 10:43:57 AM

The ultimate nature experience for the genuine wildlife lover is to view the majestic humpback whales on their yearly migration along the Australian eastern coastline. There truly is no way to adequately describe to someone the awe-inspiring feeling these gigantic mammals leave you with.

Topics: Things to do
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FEDERATION Of COMMUNITY, SPORTING AND WORKERS CLUBS HISTORY 1949-2015

By Bob Broadfoot OAM JP (Rebecca Beaton) on Jul 23, 2020 4:27:10 PM

THE FIRST 66 YEARS 1949 - 2015   Bob Broadfoot OAM JP

Bob Broadfoot OAM JP - Spent 50 Years (1965 to 2015) Involvement with The Federation Of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs, from Northern Region Committee Member to Federation Secretary and assisted in the Development of the three Holiday Resorts In NSW. 

Topics: Club News
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Resort Guest Requirements due to recent Covid-19 Hotspots

By Rebecca Beaton on Jul 18, 2020 2:18:21 PM

Guest Requirements prior to arrival at FCSWC Holiday Resorts

The Federation of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs and their three Holiday Resorts are asking holiday makers to follow all recommendations that are currently in place from the NSW Government in regards to travel during the recent Covid-19 outbreaks. 

Topics: Covid-19
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Top 15 things to do around Fingal Bay

By Rebecca Beaton on Jul 3, 2020 2:55:13 PM

Top 15 things to do seasonally around Fingal Bay 

Fingal Bay is the eastern-most suburb in the Port Stephens community. Fingal Headland marks the north-eastern head of the bay (the bay itself is less than two kilometres at its widest point) and is connected to the mainland via a sand spit. Much of Fingal Bay is part of the Tomaree National Park. The park provides a striking backdrop to the bays and beaches of the area. Whether it’s kayaking, fishing, surfing, mountain biking, bush-walking or bird-watching, or even just enjoying lunch on the beach, Fingal Bay and the Port Stephens area have a multitude of activities. Here are some of the best things to do while staying at Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Covid Safe Resort Accommodation NSW

By Rebecca Beaton on Jun 17, 2020 1:21:03 PM

The Federation of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs offer three New South Wales holiday resorts on the eastern coast of Australia.  All resorts have been registered as Covid safe businesses through the NSW Government and have Covid-19 safety plans in place. In addition to this, each individual resort have strict cleaning & sanitation procedures in place to protect our staff & guests.

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga have been accredited as a Covid Clean Practicing Business and has successfully completed the Covid Clean module through Australian Tourism Industry Council. Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay & Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet have also applied for accreditation. 

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Covid-19
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Top 20 things to do around Urunga

By Rebecca Beaton on Jun 11, 2020 9:58:24 PM

Top 20 seasonal things to do around Urunga 

The Riverside Holiday Resort is located right on the river at Urunga and boasts wildlife galore – including native birds, fish and reptiles. Part of the Bellingen Shire, the relaxed little town of Urunga is located just 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, making it perfectly accessible for a quick run to the larger shopping centres, cinemas, sporting fields or a night out. Urunga boasts a great boardwalk, close to one kilometre in length that takes you from the tidal lagoon out to the beach – perfect for a little exploration or fish spotting. As a tributary to the Pacific Ocean, this area offers numerous great beaches and surf spots close by such as Hungry Head and North Beach at Mylestom. The town of Urunga also has many local cafes, stores and shops to casually peruse. 

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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Urunga The Perfect Holiday Destination on The Mid North Coast- NSW

By Rebecca Beaton on Jun 10, 2020 1:56:04 PM

Looking for the perfect holiday destination? Riverside Resort Urunga has what you need

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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Top 10 things to do around Sussex Inlet

By Rebecca Beaton on Jun 10, 2020 10:48:06 AM

Top 10 Seasonal Activities to do around Sussex Inlet

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet
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Waves to Wilderness there is so much to see in Urunga

By Rebecca Beaton on May 27, 2020 7:51:28 PM

There is so much to see & do while staying in Urunga and visiting our Award Winning Riverside Holiday Resort 

Topics: Things to do
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Fingal Bay The Perfect Holiday Destination in the Hunter Region - NSW

By Rebecca Beaton on May 27, 2020 4:38:26 PM

Looking for the perfect holiday destination? Seaside Resort Fingal Bay has what you need

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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The True History of Sussex Inlet

By Rebecca Beaton on May 22, 2020 1:39:55 PM

The True History of Sussex Inlet

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet
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Sussex Inlet the perfect holiday destination on the South Coast - NSW

By Rebecca Beaton on May 15, 2020 11:03:52 AM

Looking for the perfect holiday destination?  Haven Resort Sussex Inlet has what you need

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet
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Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Local Business Support

By Steve Allan on Mar 31, 2020 4:01:39 PM

Urunga Mylestom Chamber, along with Bellingen Shire go over and above to support local business through the cOVID-19 Crisis.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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Emergency Accommodation Available (COVID-19) FCSWC Holiday Resorts

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 29, 2020 9:00:43 AM

The Federation Holiday Resorts are here for the Community through the COVID-19 crisis

Topics: Covid-19
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Health & Safety is the FCSWC's Main Concern During Corona Virus Crisis

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 18, 2020 2:17:47 PM

 

Topics: Covid-19
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Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet, Cleaning & Sanitation (Coronavirus)

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 18, 2020 1:17:59 PM

HAVEN RESORT CLEANING & SANITATION  (UPDATED 26th March 2020) 

Topics: Covid-19
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Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay, Cleaning & Sanitation (Coronavirus)

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 18, 2020 1:04:09 PM

SEASIDE RESORT CLEANING & SANITATION  (UPDATED 26th March 2020)

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga, Cleaning & Sanitation (Coronavirus)

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 18, 2020 12:56:13 PM

 RIVERSIDE RESORT CLEANING & SANITATION  (UPDATED 26th March 2020) 

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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Riverside Holiday Resort Represent NSW at Australian Tourism Awards

By Rebecca Beaton on Feb 24, 2020 2:26:40 PM

 
RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY RESORT URUNGA Won GOLD at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards and the NSW Tourism Awards in the Excellence in Accessible Tourism category, along with the Self Contained Accommodation category for the 2nd year in a row.
 
Riverside Holiday Resort management & staff are extremely proud of their achievements and the ongoing commitment to provide, fully self contained,  accessible, affordable accommodation to their members & guests.
 
Riverside Resort were finalists at the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and were extremely proud  to representing the North Coast Region, the Coffs Coast, the Bellingen Shire and Urunga at this prestigious event that was held in Canberra on 6th march 2020.
 
Topics: Accessibility