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

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. 

Some wonderful walks are easily accessed from this hidden gem of a spot on our northern coastline. It’s also advisable to explore the nearby bushland at the town’s main beach of Hungry Head which offers rare coastal rainforest. Other enjoyable day trips include the world heritage listed Dorrigo National Park, Go-Karting at nearby Raleigh International Raceway, wine-tasting at the Raleigh Vineyard and Winery or a short trip to Sawtell or Coffs Harbour.

Our Award Winning Resort boasts 40 fully self contained units, consisting of 14 upstairs, 21 ground floor accessible & 5 wheelchair accessible units. All units are fully self-contained offering full kitchen with oven/stove and fridge, plus internal laundry with front load washer and dryer. All units can accommodate up to 6 guests at no additional charge. Resort staff aim to ensure that every guest’s stay is as enjoyable as possible and are committed to providing suitable accommodation for all guests, whatever their individual needs. Resort facilities include a large accessible pool and 2 x BBQ area's, as well as a playground, 3 x spring free trampolines and kayak & paddle board hire. 

COASTAL ADVENTUREWhy is Urunga so great?

Urunga is well known for its beautiful boardwalk. The boardwalk is a 2km return walk, stroll (or jog!) enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Leading to a long stretch of white sandy beaches, the accessible board walk is a long jetty and is best experienced at dusk or sunrise, you will appreciate the scenery and natures swimming pool under your feet. The Urunga boardwalk is like no other, where else can you go all the way to the waves in a wheelchair. Below the boardwalk is a large 'Lido' swimming hole offering a jetty and pontoons. The lido is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a kayak or paddle and spend some quality time in the sunshine. 

Urunga and the surrounding coast line offers some of the most well-known beaches in Australia, Hungry head is where the locals go when they want to catch a wave. The surf around this area is famous, so whether you’re surfing, body boarding, or swimming, the clear water and white sand is a great bet for an afternoon of fun.

There’s something tranquil about fishing in the river, and with two rivers to choose from, estuaries and the ocean, you’ll be spoilt for choice if this is your annual fishing get-away. If you enjoy fishing there are a few great fishing comps held every year. The Berkley Urunga Sport Fishing Flat Head Tournament is held the 2nd weekend in November and the Put Bennett Family Fishing Festival is held the 2nd weekend in January every year.

Urunga is a central hub to all the breathtaking locations in the Bellingen Shire and on the Coffs Coast. Take a 15 min drive inland along the waterfall way and visit the quirky township of Bellingen.  Continue along for 30 min to Dorrigo and visit the Gondwana Rainforests National Park. Just 15 min To the south of Urunga you will stumble upon the small coastal community of Valla Beach and the picturesque township of Nambucca Heads. Nambucca visitors are encouraged to paint a rock at the legendary V-Wall Nambucca Heads to leave their holiday messages, inspirational words, and memories. To the north of Urunga we are blessed with the most beautiful beaches and scenic walks, along with shopping & exceptional dining options at Sawtell & Coffs Harbour all within a 30 min drive. There is so much to see and do while staying with us at Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga. 

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C.ex Golf Club Urunga

C.ex Urunga, is situated right next door to Riverside Holiday Resort and featuring a nine hole golf course, tennis courts, croquet green, squash courts, The Shank Inn (open Wednesday to Sunday), TAB facilities and a lounge area with spectacular views to the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers.

The Urunga Bridge Club meets every Wednesday and Friday, there is Raffles every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, Bingo every Tuesday and Friday plus regular promotions, there is always something happening.There is plenty of sports on offer including a full golf program, tennis lessons, croquet and squash.

The club boasts a large Auditorium with amazing views that can comfortably seat up to 200 people and is perfect for weddings, family celebrations or conferences. There is also some smaller rooms available for groups of up to 30. Catering can also be arranged for any event through The Shank Inn Restaurant. To make an inquiry about your next event contact our Events Team on 0266919289

 

Rebecca Beaton

Written by Rebecca Beaton