Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

My family and I had been eagerly looking forward to our stay at Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga  North Coast, NSW.

The prospect of a week-long getaway to a beautiful accessible resort in December was an enticing one. As we arrived, the balmy December weather greeted us with open arms, setting the perfect tone for a memorable holiday.

We strategically planned our trip outside of school holidays to avoid the crowds, as we were all adults. However, we couldn’t help but notice the park, trampolines and vast green spaces that would undoubtedly make this place a haven for families with children.

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

A Warm Welcome and Helpful Staff

Our experience began on a warm and welcoming note when we encountered the friendly and relaxed office staff. They directed us towards our truly impressive apartment, which exceeded our expectations. The spacious and attractive interior boasted all the modern conveniences we could ask for, including complimentary internet access. Conveniently, our apartment was also located right next to the pool.

One of our foremost concerns was ensuring that our son, a power wheelchair user, would have a comfortable and accessible stay. Our worries quickly evaporated as we assessed the ample turning space within the apartment and the bathroom. We were delighted that what was described on the Accessible Accommodation website listing was consistent with what we saw on arrival.

However, a minor hiccup arose when we realized that the bed lacked clearance underneath for the Romedic lifter. A swift visit to the office, and the problem was ingeniously solved with some specially designed bed lifters. Crisis averted! (we will remember next time to request they be set up before arriving). We also utilised the hallway space outside the rooms and bathroom to provide additional turning room for ease of transfers.

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

Things to do around: Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga

Urunga, a charming coastal town nestled between the river and the sea, offered us plenty of opportunities for swimming and fishing.

The local pub, with its extensive menu and spacious ambience, became a frequent dining spot for us. A visit to the local markets yielded unique products that we gleefully purchased as gifts.

We relished the chance to explore the beachside boardwalk and the wetlands all of which were wheelchair accessible. Urunga’s strategic location allowed us to embark on exciting day trips to nearby Nambucca Heads and Bellingen.

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

Accessible Units at Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga

The resort boasts 21 ground-floor accessible units, making it ideal for those who require assistance with walking. 5 wheelchair accessible units come equipped with designated parking spaces right outside each unit.

All units have 2 bedrooms (queen bed and 2 singles), a sofa bed in the lounge area, open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms. Tv’s have closed-caption capabilities. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms offer step free shower entry, accessible toilet, fixed grab bars and a shower bench. Additionally, the property offers hairdryers for added convenience. Bed risers are available should you need room under the bed using your mobile hoist.

For your convenience, the resort can even arrange equipment such as bed lifts, mobility aids/scooters, wheelchairs and toilet aids to be delivered to your unit (additional cost).

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

Accessible Resort Facilities: Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga

This property goes the extra mile to ensure that everyone can enjoy their stay, from fully accessible flat paths throughout the resort to the Dolphin Mobility Chair Lift at the swimming pool. It’s not surprising that this award-winning resort was recently inducted into the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Excellence in Accessible Tourism.

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

An Unforgettable Stay: Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga

Our entire family had a delightful time, Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga was nothing short of extraordinary. We left with cherished memories of a truly accessible paradise that had thought of everything to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable vacation for all. Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga not only met but exceeded our expectations, and we’re already planning to return with extended family members for another unforgettable visit.

Melisa – December 2023

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga – Truly Accessible North Coast Paradise

Accessible Holidays in NSW

Club Holiday Resorts has three accessible holiday resorts in NSW. They are also in the planning stages of building a fourth accessible resort in the Hunter Valley wine region of NSW and hope to open this within the next few years.

How to Book:

Click on the below links for details on these properties including lots of photos, a video tour and the answers to our 50 frequently asked questions.

Riverside Holiday Resort, Urunga
Seaside Holiday Resort, Fingal Bay
Haven Holiday Resort, Sussex Inlet

Contact our team on 1300 180 889 or email booking@theaccessiblegroup.com if you have further questions regarding these magnificent properties. You can book via the orange BOOK HERE button. Our team can also arrange NDIS STA packages.

Written by Sharron Marshall

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