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 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.
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.
Kayak & Paddle boarding is a relaxing, family-friendly way to get the kids out of the apartment 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 fishing, birdwatchers and nature-enthusiasts alike. Kayak & Paddle board hire is available to guests from Riverside Holiday Resort, cost is $10.00 per craft and allocated session times apply. For further info or to make a booking see Resort staff.
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.
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.
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 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.
If you want to experience the local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal 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!
Enjoy an hour or 2 cruising on the beautiful Nambucca River, leaving from the wheelchair friendly jetty at the Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre on Riverside Drive in Nambucca Heads. There are so many cruises to choose from so be sure to check availability and book your Nambucca Valley River Cruise while staying in Urunga.
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. The Honey Place is a great place to stop for fresh scones and tea.
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.
“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 markets are located just 15 minutes west of Urunga by car, these markets are a must for those who love a browsing local produce, crafts and wares. They’re open from 9am – 2:00pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bellingen is a beautiful little town located by the river offering great shopping, fresh organic produce and beautiful food. Bello is the perfect place to grab some lunch or a gelato and relax by the river or enjoy a swim.
This world heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest feels like a whole new world, though it’s only an hour from Coffs Harbour (30 min from Bellingen). The Dorrigo National Park offers 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 Dorrigo Plato is like no other and it’s well worth spending the time to enjoy the scenery and get up close with the waterfalls.
During the whales winter migration (June-October), 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. If you would like to get up close and personal why not take a whale watching tour, swimming with the whales or do some scuba diving or snorkeling with the Jetty Dive Centre in Coffs Harbor.
At the Coffs Harbour TreeTop Adventure Park there’s an amazing array of challenges in the trees to enjoy. Featuring awesome flying foxes, cargo nets, Tarzan swings, tightropes, suspended rafts, trapezes, twisted ladders and more! This is an adventure and fun for all ages. Located at the Ski Pear Sealy Lookout in Coffs Harbour this is a view you don’t want to miss.
Whether you’re wanting to watch the latest film, do some shopping, enjoy the day by the beach, or have a fantastic seafood dinner. 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!
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.