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Riverside announced as NSW Tourism Awards Finalist 2021

By Taryn Blight on Nov 1, 2021 1:15:33 PM

Riverside Holiday Resort is ecstatic to yet again become a finalist of the NSW Tourism Awards for our contribution in the two categories of "Self Contained Accommodation" and "Excellence in Accessible Tourism".

Topics: Riverside
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Our guide to Shoalhaven's Top 5 Walks

By Taryn Blight on Oct 21, 2021 1:03:47 PM

Not only does Shoalhaven encompass the world-famous Jervis Bay with its pristine white sand beaches and rich and diverse marine life including many that are endemic to the area, but it is also home to ten National Parks, and as a consequence, it is no surprise that the region is a fantastic spot for avid bushwalkers as well as those just looking for a leisurely stroll in nature.

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Things to do Haven
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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga receive recognition of excellence

By Rebecca Beaton on Aug 3, 2021 11:37:51 AM

Hotels Combined recognizes Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga amongst the best accommodation in Australia.

HotelsCombined is a hotel price comparison website that was recognized as Best Hotel Booking Site two years in a row for 2020 and 2021 by Frommer's.

HotelsCombined owned by KAYAK, has selected Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga to receive the official Recognition of Excellence Award. This selection has come from HotelsCombined’s extensive surveys using data from millions of guest reviews for a wide range of accommodation within Australia.

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts.

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga now joins an elite group of hotels around the world that have been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence. This exclusive collection of highly-rated accommodations has been chosen using a strict set of criteria such as the quality and consistency of reviews, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues with customers, popularity of the property and of course, the overall resulting score.

“We are thrilled to be working with the best accommodation in Australia. Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga has proven its place among them with this award and its commitment to providing high-quality services to all guests,” said Melinda Balazs, Hotel Awards Program Manager at HotelsCombined.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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Discount Weekender and Short-Term Accommodation on the NSW Coast

By Taryn Blight on Jul 30, 2021 1:20:22 PM

The one thing the pandemic has taught us, is how amazing discovering your own backyard can be! All those places close by that we have possibly shrugged off for not being exotic or far away enough, well they have turned out to be pretty amazing, especially when even travelling interstate, or to our closest cities, comes with so much uncertainty. 

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Our Guide To Eating Out In Urunga & Bellingen - Coffee Fix to Evening Feast

By Taryn Blight on Jul 28, 2021 9:19:28 AM

Knowing where to get the best coffee in town, or the best place to grab a bite when on holidays, often requires a bit of trial and error without the help of a savvy local, so we thought we would put together a little guide of some of our favourite spots in Urunga and nearby Bellingen to help you pick what is best for you!

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
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The Port Stephens Multisport Festival - 18-19 September 2021

By Taryn Blight on Jul 2, 2021 12:39:02 PM

The Port Stephens Multisport Festival is set to return to stunning Fingal Bay on the weekend of the 18-19th September 2021 with the TreX Port Stephens, Trail Run Australia Tomaree and Dirt Master Challenge after having been postponed last year due to Covid.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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The Sussex Inlet Viking Festival - 12th-13th June Long Weekend

By Taryn Blight on Jun 7, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The town of Sussex Inlet in the Shoalhaven Region of NSW is set to come to life this coming long-weekend with the inaugural Scandinavian & Viking Festival, a family friendly two-day event with a range of activities and entertainment to be enjoyed by everyone.

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet
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Haven Holiday Resort is a Registered COVID Safe & COVID Clean Business

By Taryn Blight on Jun 4, 2021 2:28:28 PM

As you may already know, Haven Holiday Resort is deeply dedicated to providing comfortable and safe accommodation to all of our valued members and guests, and we want to ensure all current and future guests that our commitment to providing a COVID Safe environment is stronger than ever following the recent contact tracing in the Jervis Bay region.

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Covid-19
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FCSWC Resort Accreditation - Tourism, Sustainability, Covid Clean & Vaxx

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.

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Things to do Haven
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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
9 min read

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
7 min read

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

Bellingen the Promised Land

It is no secret that the Bellingen Shire is the home to the creative hub and picturesque township of Bellingen which boasts some amazing coffee, delicious food, remarkable arts and crafts, markets, festivals, and a thriving live music scene, but what truly makes the Shire one of the most spectacular places in the country is the incredible variation in the landscape.

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

Nestled three hours south of Sydney, Jervis Bay is undoubtedly home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Australia. In fact, with its white sands and gorgeous aqua coloured waters, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve landed on your own Pacific Island paradise.

Topics: Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Things to do Haven
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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 become 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

7 min read

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

The stunning clear waters of Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven make for some remarkable whale watching. With sands that are the whitest of white, and an ocean teeming with marine life, the region is a favourite spot for romantics, families and adventurists alike.

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) involved 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 is asking holidaymakers 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 Holiday Resort Accommodation NSW

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

The Federation of Community Sporting & Workers Clubs offer affordable accommodation at three New South Wales holiday resorts on the East 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 has strict cleaning & sanitation procedures in place to protect our staff & guests.

Health & Safety has always been the Federation's primary concern, we will continue to do our part to contain & reduce the spread of Covid-19 throughout the local shires and the wider community of our three-holiday resorts. 

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

 

A quiet but spirited town, Sussex Inlet is located just 45 kilometres south of Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. Serene, isolated and tranquil, you’ll be surprised to discover Jervis Bay territory just 30 kilometres away, perfect for shopping and taking advantage of the world-famous attractions for a quarter of the cost.
Sussex Inlet isn’t just your next seaside break – it’s a place you’ll be sad to leave and eager to return, year after year. Here are some of the best things to do, whenever you decide to visit Haven Holiday Resort in 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
3 min read

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
4 min read

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
4 min read

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 Covid-19 Pandemic

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

The Health & Safety of resort guests and staff is the main concern at our three-holiday resorts during the COVID–19 pandemic.

 

The Federation of Community, Sporting & Workers Clubs, management, and staff at our three NSW holiday resorts located at Sussex Inlet, Fingal Bay & Urunga, have your Health & Safety as our main concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 29th November 2021) 

Topics: Covid-19
3 min read

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 29th November 2021) 

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