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The top things to do in your area

(note: this page is currently being updated, 12-12-18 to 14-12-18)

Check out our Famous Beaches

With some of the most well-known beaches in Australia, Urunga 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.

Coffs Coast Surf Tours – Surf Lessons

Weather you are a keen surfer or never been in the surf before Coffs Coast Surf Tours will make your surf experience the best possible. For individual lessons or group sessions (up to 8). You can be picked up from Riverside Holiday Resort (minimum of 2 for pick up) and the team will track down the best surf spot for you that day. All surfboards & wet suits are provided (or you can bring your own) guests are responsible for their own sun protection. This experience is for capable swimmers all ages 5 years & up and for all skill levels. Don’t worry if you have never surfed before that’s what lessons are all about. A day in the waves is a day you will never forget.

Coffs Coast Scenic Tours

Take a guided tour with Coffs Coast Scenic Tours. Guests are picked up from Riverside Holiday Resort and taken on either a Coastal Sightseeing Tour to explore the coast line, meet local kangaroos and taste unique wines from Two Tale Winery Nana Glen.  A Dorrigo Scenic Tour, this includes morning tea at Dangar Falls, a stroll through Dorrigo National Park and view the waterfalls, a stop in Bellingen, and wine & brandy creme liqueurs tasting at Raleigh Winery. For the More adventurous why not take the Dorrigo Adventure Tour this includes a hike through the Dorrigo National park and a swim under the waterfalls, Zorb Soccer and Kayak & Paddle board your way to a sunset BBQ dinner.

Coffs Coast Trike Tour

Coffs Coast Trike Tours are based in Urunga, we tour up and down the coast and through the Bellingen shire to Dorrigo. We are happy to customized tours to suite your liking. Guests can be collected direct from Riverside Holiday Resort. Our trikes have three wheels and can take up to two passengers, plus the driver. This means that you can enjoy your tour sitting comfortably next to your friend or partner while taking in the views of the Coffs Coast. Each trike is able to carry two passengers, children are able to go on trike tours as well, so long as they are over 8 years of age. With a little notice, we can organise a second trike so that we can take a group of 4 on the tour at the same time.

 Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

If you want to experience the local Gumbaynggirr culture first-hand whilst you take in some of the most beautiful creeks and water ways on the Coffs Coast this is the activity for you! Blending nature, adventure, education the Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours stand up paddle board tours are amazing!

River fishing

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.

Canoe do it?

Canoeing and kayaking is a relaxing, family-friendly way to get the kids out of the cabin and outside. Fun, relaxing and maybe sometimes a bit of arm work, enjoy the tranquil scenery as you coast down our beautiful rivers, full of native wildlife. This is a perfect option for birdwatchers and nature-enthusiasts alike.

Urunga Board Walk

A 2km return walk, the Urunga Board Walk is a beautiful stroll (or jog!) enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Leading to a long stretch of white sandy beaches, the board walk is a long, jetty is best experienced at dusk, and perfect for walking off a heavy lunch or dinner.

Whale Watching

During their winter migration, whales are around the warmer, shallow areas of Urunga and Coffs Harbour, and can often be seen from the shore breeching and frolicking with their young calves. Whale watching tours run from Coffs Harbour from May to October.

Raleigh International Raceway

Unleash your wild side and enjoy the thrill of a 1.1km adrenaline track and do a few laps in a Go Kart at Raleigh Raceway. Double Karts are available for 3-12 years (accompanied by responsible adult) Single Karts from 12 years. If your not up for the Karts why not make a day of it and check out the Drifts or Rally Cross.The international circuit is laid out between the forest and with various parts going up and downhill, it’s an incredible challenge and something you wont want to miss.

Horse Riding – Valery Trails

“Experience horse riding at its best” at Valery Trails. Valery Horse Trails is a long established Horse Riding Centre on the Mid North Coast of NSW and holds accreditation with the Australian Horse Riding Centres (AHRC) . The centre offers trail rides, lessons, kid’s club, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and tailored programs for children, young people and groups. the property is situated on approximately 100 acres in majestic natural surroundings, with valleys, creeks, rivers  and rain forest and is surrounded by national parks and state forests. Our 40 well disciplined horses are suitable for beginners or experienced riders alike. Non riders can relax at the pool ,walk the trails or mountain bike on the farm.



Bellingen Community Market

These local markets are located just 30 minutes west of Urunga by car, these markets are a must for those who love a browsing local produce and wares. They’re open from 9am – 2:30pm on every third Saturday of the month. Located by the river, it’s also the perfect place to drop a line after lunch before heading home!

Dorrigo National Park

This world heritage-listed park feels like a whole new world, though it’s only an hour from Coffs Harbour. With amazing waterfalls, wildlife, scenery and a walking trail, a day in the Dorrigo park is a great adventure. Enjoy a BBQ for lunch at our facilities, and maybe, you’ll even spot an elusive lyrebird!

 The Big Banana and Coffs Harbour

Whether you’re wanting to watch the latest film, do some shopping, enjoy the day by the beach, or have a fantastic seafood dinner. Check out our other post on the best places to eat in Urunga and Coffs Harbour! The most well-known of the big ornaments, The Big Banana pays homage to the banana plantations and the history of the area. It’s a fantastic place for a photoshoot!

The Honey Place

Built in 1982, this iconic locale is a honey mecca. Featuring several different flavours of honey, including chilli honey, this sweet little gem is shaped like the Skep which used to house the honey bee. You can’t miss it!


Coffs Coast has many stunning beaches and waterways to experience. Our swimming season is just about to start and we want you to stay safe on our beautiful coast.

Click below to see our video featuring local lifeguards and their key messages to you.


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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

What a great day we had with Annelies & Chelsea from Coffs Coast Surf Tours - Rainforest & Coastal Experiences, on their Dorrigo Scenic Tour. These ladies have a wealth of knowledge and run guided tours that pick up direct from our resort. With 3 tours on offer from a sightseeing tour through to an adventure day one of these all inclusive tours will meet your needs. #createyourownparadise #urunga Contact the team today and make your visit to the Coffs Coast one you will never forget.

Coffs Coast Surf Tours - Rainforest & Coastal Experiences
Whether you are travelling by bus, train, plane or car, do not pass through Coffs Harbour without jumping on one of our Dorrigo Adventure Day tours! Not only will you be treated to an amazing day out, with absolutely delicious lunch & dinner our guides put their heart & soul into these trips and guarantee it will be a highlight of your time in Australia!
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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Another Award for Urunga 🦋 we pride ourselves in offering affordability, accessible & inclusive accommodation to our guests. We offer 18 x two bedroom ground floor and 3 x wheelchair accessible units. We also provide a hydronic lift for our swimming pool, fabricated furniture along with paths throughout our complex to cater for guests with all abilities. We are very proud to be awarded the 2018 Ian J. Cooper award for Access & Inclusion. ... See MoreSee Less

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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

We are so very proud! We won gold at the NSW Tourism Awards in the Self-Contained Accommodation category and are now finalists for the Australian Tourism Awards where we get to represent our state in Tasmania. We couldn't be prouder #NSWTourismAwards #NSWTA18

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Congratulations Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga on winning the Self Contained Accommodation Award!
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