Taryn Blight

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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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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
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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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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 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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A Brief History of the Town of Urunga

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


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