Accessible Visitor Information
for the Bellingen Shire
We are passionate about Accessibility at Riverside Holiday Resort
The Urunga Boardwalk is a 1km accessible walk from the swimming Lido to the ocean and travels along the break-wall over the tidal lagoon, past mangroves, and coastal scrub, and an array of marine and land wildlife including pelicans, stingrays, crabs, water-dragons, wallabies, to dolphins and breaching whales.
The scenery is stunning with the aquamarine colours of the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers as they converge, the blues of the ocean, and the mountain ranges beyond the town on the return trip.
Some sections of the boardwalk are narrow and it is recommended that it is done with assistance as there are no wheel rails.
Lido Saltwater Pool
The Urunga Lido Saltwater Pool not only has an accessible jetty and pontoon that can be accessed by ramp but also has beach wheelchair access via mobi-mats.
The Urunga Foreshore that surrounds the Lido has picnic tables, BBQ area, outdoor shower, children's playground with accessible swing, and an accessible path that takes you to Riverside Holiday Resort in one direction, and Hungry Head in the other.
There is a keyed-access wheelchair-accessible public toilet at the picnic area where you will find the riverside outdoor ampitheatre opposite the Ocean View Hotel.
Beach Wheelchair Hire
A beach wheelchair is available to hire from the Reflections Caravan Park where you access the boardwalk and Lido foreshore area.
Hire comes at no cost, and the chair can be folded and packed into most sized cars to take to use at any beach in the area.
For those wishing to find out more or make a booking, please contact Reflections on 02 6655 6355.
Urunga Wetland Boardwalk
Located at the south end of town on Hillside Drive near the corner of Giinagay Way, the Urunga Wetland walk is a short 600-metre loop that takes you over the wetland waters where there was once an old Antimony mine that has now been regenerated into the species diverse sanctuary that it is today.
There is some gravel track, however, the walk is free from hills or steps so suitable for those with accessibility needs.
There is a rest stop out on the water for those that want to take the time to soak in the surrounding bird and frog calls, or with a keen interest in nature photography.
A picnic table is also located at the top of the hill from the car park so you can bring a picnic lunch.
The picturesque seaside village of Mylestom is less than a 15-minute drive from Urunga and makes for the perfect spot to visit with a picnic, or grab a coffee and treat from their General Store Cafe.
You will find an accessible pathway along the river, picnic, and BBQ facilities, and there is a saltwater pool in the Bellingen River enclosed by deck and netting and accessed via steps with handrails down the steep river bank so not suitable for those needing wheelchair access.
The toilet block at the river park has accessible access although is an older building so might not suit some visitors.
On the North Beach side of Mylestom, there is an accessible ocean viewing platform to view the surf from.
Waterfall Way came across its name for good reason! The road from Bellingen to Armidale has the most spectacular waterfalls in the country and Dangar Falls are now more accessible than ever.
Located 45 minutes from Urunga, the 30m Dangar Falls are located just five minutes from the township of Dorrigo and have recently received an upgrade with a large new viewing platform and more accessible amenities and a new playground area.
There is a keyed toilet with wheelchair-accessible paths, and a selection of picnic tables to enjoy.
The track to the base of the falls cannot be accessed by wheelchair, however, those with greater mobility should be able to achieve this.