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Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, to wine & dine or enjoy nature, Urunga has it all

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Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga 

The Award-Winning Riverside Holiday Resort is located by the riverside in the tranquil town of Urunga, situated on the NSW North Coast. Our resort boasts 40 fully self-contained two-bedroom spacious apartments, consisting of 14 upstairs, 21 ground floor accessible, and 5 that are wheelchair accessible with widened entranceways and bathrooms. Our Riverside Resort is a quick, accessible walk to the town centre, the famous Urunga boardwalk and tidal saltwater pool, restaurants, cafés, pub & clubs. 

NSW Tourism Awards 2022 - Hall of Fame - Landscape
2022 NSW Tourism Awards 2022 Gold Award
KAYAK Travel Awards 2022
Travelmyth Top Hotel Urunga 2022
Travelmyth Top Hotel Bellingen 2022
Travelmyth Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Bellingen 2022
Winner Australian Tourism Awards 2021 Bronze Self Contained Accommodation
NSW Tourism Awards 2021 Hall of Fame
NSW Tourism Awards 2021 Gold
Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business
Accessible Accommodation Qualified - independent Wheelchair User
Regional Tourism Awards Gold winners 2019 Excellence in Accessible Tourism and Self-contained Accommodation

About Urunga

In the local language of the First Nations Gumbaynggirr Peoples, Urunga means “long white sands”, and both Urunga and North Beach certainly live up to their name. Urunga is located where the rivers meet the sea with the convergence of the Bellinger and Kalang rivers, making water activities, including boating and both freshwater and saltwater fishing, extremely popular and a major draw card for the area.

Urunga is located between the beachside holiday hotspots of Nambucca Heads, Sawtell and Coffs Harbour, and is the gateway to the spectacular Waterfall Way and the historic villages of Bellingen and Dorrigo.

Resort Features


All our two-bedroom apartments have an open-plan kitchen, dining and living rooms. They are fully self-contained, offering a full kitchen with oven, stove, and fridge, plus an internal laundry with a front load washer and dryer. All apartments can cater for up to six people at no extra charge.

Each apartment is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning, a smart TV and DVD player. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds, all of which are made up on arrival. The lounge in the living room is a fold-out queen-size sofa bed with innerspring mattress. Each apartment has crime safe sliding doors opening up onto your own patio or balcony.


Wheelchair Accessible ApartmentGround Floor Accessible

All our ground floor accessible apartments have two bedrooms and open-plan kitchen, dining, living rooms. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. The lounge in the living room is a fold-out queen-size sofa bed with an innerspring mattress.

We have 21 ground floor accessible units with a small lip/step at the 760mm wide front door. Each apartment has crime safe sliding doors opening up to 1630mm wide to take you out onto your own patio.


Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom at Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga 900x600Wheelchair Accessible

Our five wheelchair-accessible apartments are specifically designed to cater for all accessibility needs, including those with wheelchairs.

Entranceways are roll-in and our wheelchair friendly bathrooms have a roll-in shower, handrails and a seat. Spacious bedrooms and lounge area along with kitchens and laundry facilities specially designed for guests with access needs.

We have 21 ground floor accessible apartments with a small lip/step at the 760mm wide front door. Each apartment has crime safe sliding doors opening up to 1630mm wide to take you out onto your own patio.



Upstairs Apartments

Featuring all of the standard two-bedroom apartment facilities including open-plan kitchen with full service kitchen and spacious lounge room, air conditioning, internal laundry, the upstairs two-bedroom apartments have the added bonus of elevated views over the riverside, or hinterland and adjacent golf course.

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Complex MapOverview

Our complex boasts 40 two-bedroom bedroom fully self-contained apartments that can sleep up to six guests each. We have level paths throughout the complex, an accessible pool with ramp and hoist on request, inclusive play equipment and trampolines for children, and BBQ areas.

Riverside Holiday Resort is located directly across the road from the Kalang River and is backed by the Urunga Golf Course, just a five-minute accessible walk to town.


See what our guests have to say

"This place is amazing, fully self contained.
Kerrie, who booked us in last minute, was so lovely I didn't want to leave.
We had a room looking over the water.
Urunga is just a lovely, welcoming place.

Sharron Knights

"Our experience was EXCELLENT. This resort is contemporary and spotless. The apartment interior is spacious with abundant privacy even for six guests, as are the recreational areas. Rebecca and her team were extremely generous, agile, and friendly. We were so impressed that during this stay we planned and booked a whole week with them next year and will be delighted to return."

Kelli M

"Our home away from home. Urunga is our special holiday place and we absolutely love Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga as it has everything you need for a wonderful stay in Australia’s little treasure - where the rivers meet the sea. Love everything about it. ❤️"

Skye Davis 

The Riverside Holiday Resort

Riverside Holiday Resort is located right on the Kalang River at Urunga and boasts an abundant array of wildlife – including native birds, fish and reptiles. Urunga is well known for its beautiful boardwalk that stretches almost 1km across a tidal lagoon. The boardwalk is accessible so you can go all the way to the waves in a wheelchair.

The Urunga Lido also features pontoons & a jumping platform at the end of the jetty where you can swim, relax and have fun regardless of your age or ability. As a tributary to the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque area offers numerous great beaches and surf spots nearby. The town of Urunga also has local cafes, restaurants, museum and art gallery to enjoy.

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. Enjoyable day trips include walks along the coastline, Hungry Head beach with its rare coastal rainforest, Dorrigo National Park, Go-Karting at Raleigh International Raceway, wine tasting at Raleigh Vineyard and Winery, or short drives to Bellingen, Sawtell, Coffs Harbour. and Nambucca Heads.

Things to do

Famous for its amazing surfing spots, Urunga on the Northern NSW coastline has something to offer everyone from families to older travellers. Those looking for a great wave definitely won’t be disappointed, but Urunga is so much more than just a great beach holiday. You can have it all in this lovely location - whether you want to fish, golf, whale watch, hike, relax, dine or enjoy a drink, Urunga is waiting for you!

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