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Anchors Wharf set to reopen its doors after devastating fire in 2021

By Taryn Blight on Sep 21, 2022 3:11:32 PM

Anchors Wharf cafe and restaurant, on the waters of the Kalang River in Urunga, is set to reopen its doors on Tuesday, October 4th 2022, after being devastated by fire on the 3rd of May 2021.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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Social Stories - My Holiday at Riverside Holiday Resort in Urunga

By Brooke Beaton-Rowe & Taryn Blight on Jun 16, 2022 2:57:32 PM

Story-based intervention to assist guests living with autism prepare for their holiday at Riverside Holiday Resort in Urunga, Bellingen Shire


Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Accessibility Riverside
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Riverside Holiday Resort earns Travelmyth Top Hotel Awards for 2022

By Taryn Blight on Apr 14, 2022 11:14:45 AM

Riverside Holiday Resort in Urunga on the Coffs Coast has been recognised as the Top Hotel in Bellingen and Urunga, as well as the Top 3 Luxury Accommodation in Bellingen by Travelmyth, and featured in a variety of traveller search categories for 2022.

Travelmyth uses search data from booking websites such as Booking.com, Expedia and Hotels.com, and ranks them in order of guests search preferences when looking at holiday accommodation in each area. Riverside features in the Accessible Accommodation, Eco-Friendly, 4-Star Hotels and Outdoor Pool categories to name a few.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside FCSWC
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Riverside Urunga wins Bronze at the Australian Tourism Awards 2021

By Taryn Blight on Mar 21, 2022 5:06:21 PM

The team at Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga on the NSW North Coast are still celebrating their Bronze Award win for the Self Contained Accommodation category at the Australian Tourism Awards 2021.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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Club Holiday Resorts now accepting Stay NSW and Parent NSW Vouchers

By Taryn Blight on Mar 16, 2022 10:12:24 AM


 Members and guests of Riverside, Seaside and Haven Holiday Resorts can now use their Stay NSW and Parents NSW Vouchers towards bookings at any of our three resorts.


How to use your Stay NSW or Parents NSW Vouchers with Club Holiday Resorts


Vouchers can only be redeemed on direct bookings at our three resorts.

If you have booked through Booking.com or another third-party booking platform, you will be unable to use your vouchers.

Guests will only be able to redeem their Stay NSW Vouchers OR Parents NSW Vouchers per stay.

This means if you have two to six adults staying at one time, then all guests would be able to use their Stay NSW vouchers (either one person's or all adult Stay NSW vouchers) towards the one booking, OR their Parents vouchers (one $50 or multiple $50 vouchers).

Stay NSW or Parents NSW Vouchers can be used on new or existing bookings.

If you have already made a booking to stay with us directly to stay at one of our three holiday resorts in the near future, you will be able to use the vouchers towards your balance. Otherwise, if you are making a new direct booking, you can redeem the vouchers towards your deposit. 

Vouchers need to redeemed and processed before October 9 2022.

Guests will need to redeem their vouchers before the 9th of October. Any vouchers not processed before this date will expire. 

Voucher codes refresh every 15 minutes.

The voucher codes refresh after 15 minutes, which means they need to be processed by one of our busy reception team within the resort office hours and can't be emailed during the evenings or over the weekends. This may be tricky when using multiple guest Stay NSW vouchers, so we recommend calling or emailing the resort to find out the best way to proceed.  

Please note Vouchers are non-refundable.

If you have to cancel your booking and are unable to schedule to a later date, we are sadly unable to refund the voucher amount.


About our three Coastal NSW Holiday Resorts:


Riverside Holiday Resort - Urunga

Come Play on the Coffs Coast

Located in Urunga in the Bellingen Shire and on the Coffs Coast, Riverside Holiday Resort is positioned along the river and surrounded by the town's golf course.

A short five-minute stroll to the shops, cafes and pub, and to the town's famous 1km boardwalk to the ocean, Riverside Resort treats guests to both river and mountain views, with the comfort of 40 two-bedroom fully self-contained apartments with both accessible and upstairs options, and five wheelchair accessible apartments.

The resort has a pool with mobility lift, BBQ areas and picnic tables, and trampolines and toddler play equipment, kayak and standup paddleboard hire and with accessible pathway to the town's playgrounds, Lido saltwater pool and accessible boardwalk, and town.

Book Now: 02 6655 3911



Seaside Holiday Resort - Fingal Bay

Enjoy Life at Fingal

Positioned across from the beach and foreshore in the Port Stephens' town of Fingal Bay, Seaside offers the perfect affordable family beach holiday and is an easy 2.5hrs from the heart of Sydney.

The largest of our three Club Holiday Resorts, Fingal has a total of 60 self-contained apartments with two and three-bedroom options. 41 apartments are downstairs accessible (six of which are wheelchair accessible), and there are 19 upstairs apartments. There are two pools, one heated adult sized with mobility lift, and one for toddlers, fenced playground with trampolines and play equipment, BBQs and picnic tables, and coin-operated laundry.

The resort looks out to the Fingal Foreshore with playground, Surf Life Saving Club, cafe and a seafood restaurant. A ten-minute walk along the accessible pathway next to Fingal Beach will take you to the town's general store, takeaway food shop, and wine bar cafe/restaurant.

Book Now: 02 4981 1533



Haven Holiday Resort - Sussex Inlet


Escape to Nature at Sussex

The NSW South Coast town of Sussex Inlet is the home to our bush hideaway, Haven Holiday Resort. Surrounded by native flora and fauna, and a mere 3hr drive south of Sydney and 2.75hrs from Canberra, Haven is the perfect location to escape it all.

Haven is tucked away in Shoalhaven's Conjola National Park and has private access to the sand and water of the rivulet that the town takes its name from. Across the water from Haven, you will find Jervis Bay Territory and the Booderee National Park that is owned and operated by the Wreck Bay Peoples.

It is a five-minute drive to the township of Sussex Inlet, which is set on a system of canals and the inlet that links St Georges Basin to the Tasman Sea; Swan Lake, which is the perfect spot for sailing and other water-based activities; and the Sussex Inlet Surf Life Saving Club and Cudmirrah Beach which is ideal for keen surfers.

Haven Holiday Resort has 14 two-bedroom self-contained apartments, 3 three-bedroom villas, and 1 three-bedroom executive residence. The resort has a heated pool, trampolines, play equipment, laundry, BBQs and picnic tables, with private water access and the Alemain bush track that takes you alongside the inlet into town.

Book Now: 02 4441 2367



Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Family Holidays Seaside Riverside FCSWC Haven
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Riverside Holiday Resort wins GOLD at the NSW Tourism Awards

By Taryn Blight on Feb 7, 2022 12:09:53 PM

Riverside Holiday Resort wins GOLD at the NSW Tourism Awards for Self-Contained Accommodation and Excellence in Accessible Accommodation and Enters the Hall of Fame.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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The best beaches from Coffs Harbour to Nambucca Heads

By Taryn Blight on Jan 27, 2022 3:26:37 PM

New South Wales possesses some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, and the beaches of the Mid North Coast certainly hold their own against the 'Bondi's and the 'Byron's, but unlike those world famous beaches, you are much more likely to get lucky and possibly have a few of these beaches almost all to yourself.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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The best nature walks in and around the Bellingen Shire

By Taryn Blight on Dec 20, 2021 4:40:03 PM

The Bellingen Shire is renowned for its incredible natural environment and the diversity of landscapes. From the heritage Gondwana rainforest of the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, lush valleys of sub-tropical vegetation and dairy farming paddocks surrounding Bellingen, to the long white stretches of sand and surf along the coastline near Urunga, the scenery continues to capture hearts and has people wanting to return over and over for more.

Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Riverside
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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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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 Bellingen Shire's Award Winning Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

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

The team at Urunga's Award-Winning Riverside Holiday Resort are incredibly proud of all their achievements during the past few years. Having been recognised again and again for our commitment to inclusive tourism and quality self-contained accommodation, we will continue to strive to provide the best family-friendly accessible accommodation and facilities so that all our members and guests are able to enjoy their holidays to the fullest.

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

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


Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga