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Things to do in Urunga - Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Accommodation

Things to do
in Urunga

Whether you're looking to have an adventure, relax, shop or enjoy nature, Urunga has it all!


Explore Beautiful Urunga!

Famous for its amazing surfing spots, Urunga on the Northern NSW coastline has something to offer everyone from families to backpackers to older travellers. Those looking for a huge 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 or have a drink, Urunga is waiting for you!
Urunga Boardwalk Riverside Holiday Resort

Urunga Boardwalk

A 2km return walk, the Urunga Boardwalk is a beautiful place for a stroll or jog. Enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, there are spectacular views the whole way. Leading to a long stretch of white sandy beaches, the accessible boardwalk is a long jetty and is best experienced at dusk or sunrise. You will appreciate the scenery and natural 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? You can also stop and enjoy the view with a snack or a drink at the Boardwalk Cafe.
Urunga Beaches Riverside Holiday Resort

Visit the 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.
You can also take individual or group surf lessons through Coffs Coast Surf Tours. These lessons are available for anyone and any skill level from ages 5 and up. If you're keen, just talk to reception and we'll be more than happy to help set you up!
Kayak & Paddleboard Urunga

Kayak & Paddleboard

Kayaking and paddleboarding are relaxing, family-friendly ways to get the kids out of the apartment and outside. Fun, tranquil and maybe a bit of arm work, enjoy the incredible scenery as you coast down our beautiful rivers full of native wildlife. This is a perfect option for fishers, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. 
Kayak & paddleboard hire is available to guests from Riverside Holiday Resort for $10.00 per craft and allocated session times apply. For further info or to make a booking see resort staff.
Riverside Resort Urunga Holiday Accommodation



 Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

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! They operate tours in picturesque and highly culturally significant marine park settings – including Coffs Creek, Moonee, Red Rock and Corindi Old Camp. 


 Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

River & Beach Fishing

There’s something tranquil about fishing in the river, and with two rivers, estuaries and the ocean, you’ll be spoilt for choices here. You can charter a fishing trip, cast off the beach or head to the boardwalk for fishing fun. 

If you enjoy fishing there are a few great fishing competitions 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.

River and beach fishing Urunga Riverside Resort

Whale Watching Tours

During the whales’ winter migration (June-October), whales are around the warmer, shallow areas of Urunga and Coffs Harbour. They can often be seen from the shore, breaching and frolicking with their young calves. 

If you would like to get up close and personal, you can take a whale watching tour, swim with the whales or do some scuba diving or snorkelling with the Jetty Dive Centre in Coffs Harbour.

Whale Watching tours Coffs Harbour Riverside Holiday Resort

Nambucca Valley River Cruises

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.

Nambucca Valley River Cruises

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.

Valery Trails Horse riding

Dorrigo National Park

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. 

Crystal Water Shower Falls walk is a great option for beginners which starts at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and is only about 1.5 hrs round trip, plus, there's a waterfall at the end!

Dorrigo National Rainforest

Tree Top Adventures Coffs Harbour

At the Coffs Harbour TreeTop Adventure Park there’s an amazing array of challenges in the trees to enjoy with this adventure tree tops park. 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 and abilities. Located at Sealy Lookout, the drive is worth the view itself from the Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout overlooking all of Coffs Harbour and beyond. 

Tree Tops Adventure Park Sealy Lookout Coffs Harbour

The Big Banana Fun Park 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 in Coffs Harbour, you can't miss a stop at the famous Big Banana Fun Park.  The most well-known of the "big things" in Australia, The Big Banana Fun Park pays homage to the banana plantations and the history of the area and now has a huge range of kids and family activities including a waterpark, toboggan rides, ice skating, laser tag, mini golf, as well as, ice creamery, cheese making shop, candy shop and opal centre. It’s a fantastic place for a memorable photoshoot!

Big Banana Fun Park Coffs Harbour

Raleigh Winery

Newly reopened the award-winning Raleigh Winery is a lovely day out with a fantastic restaurant on site and free wine tasting, it's worth the short 10 -15 minute drive.

Sit on the deck, overlooking the Bellinger river and watch the cheeky birds play. Play amongst the vines, take a vineyard tour and learn how our family vineyard runs. Not to mention the delicious food by Head Chef Nicole. Group bookings are most welcome by appointment. Disabled access and facilities available.

Raleigh Winery

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 you're 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.

Raleigh Race Way Go Cart Hire

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 Coas Tours Riverside Holiday Resort

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 customised 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.

Coffs Harbour Trike Tours