Urunga has two easy access cabins with ramp access, parking out front and good accessible internal features. The gently sloping ramp access leads to a large verandah with plenty of room for wheelchair access to the outdoor dining table and barbecue.
Breakfast on the verandah was a favourite with our family and on occasion we were visited by inquisitive lorikeets who had a look of, “I’ll have what she’s having” on their little bird faces. Cabin 20, which we stayed in, has ocean glimpses from the verandah and the kitchen. Somehow, seeing the waves from the kitchen window made preparing food more palatable. Maybe the promise of a lovely walk along the boardwalk was a good incentive to get in and out of the kitchen as quick as possible.
It may seem odd, but we always take a keen interest in the lounge arrangement when we look at accommodation. Our family is now virtually four adults in size and part of relaxing at the end of the day is relaxing on the lounges and enjoying a bit of family time watching a DVD. Many places scrimp on their lounges and they are uncomfortable, small and not appropriate for the number of people able to stay in the accommodation. Not here, the lounges are just right. When BJ woke in the wee hours of the morning he could stretch out on the lounge and doze back to sleep while someone else lay on the other one.
The room is spacious and allows for easy wheelchair maneuverability in the room. We moved the coffee table to one side to allow BJ even more room to move about. There was an option to borrow DVDs and board games from the office but we ran out of time. We stayed four nights but should have stayed a week to make the most of all the area and park had to offer.
Access to the crockery, cutlery and saucepans is made easy with storage in large easy glide drawers. The only time we had to reach for anything was getting the glasses from the cupboard over the microwave. A drawer dishwasher is at a good height for wheelchair users and a lever tap is installed at the sink. Room under the kitchen bench allows wheelchair access.
The wide hallway makes for easy wheeling around the cabin and provides access to the bedrooms and bathroom.
The queen bedded room is large with room on either side of the bed for transferring. Plentiful storage means there’s no excuse for a messy room and helps to keep the floor area clear for good wheelchair access.
A bunk and single bed make up the second bedroom. The space is tight if using a wheelchair but there’s room on one side of the single bed for transferring.
It’s always lovely to walk into a well designed accessible bathroom and Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga has one. There’s a roll-in shower, a shower bench, lever taps and height adjustable shower head. Grab rails surround the toilet and shower.
The sink is also wheelchair accessible and has a lever tap.
I’m more of a cabin kind of girl but the water view camp sites did appeal to me.
What I absolutely love is the thought that’s gone into the accessibility of the bathrooms for families camping. The easy access bathrooms have a code allocated to guests needing them. They are in a central location and well equipped.
The easy access bathrooms have a flip-down shower bench, height adjustable shower, lever taps, grab rails throughout and an accessible sink. Entry to the bathrooms is via a key code tapped into a pad on the door. This may be difficult for anyone with restricted movement as the numbers are quite close and need a firm push.
A laundry is located near the Easy Access Cabins and has ramp access. Kids, and big kids at heart, can hire the peddle karts to ride around the park. Two supermarkets and take away stores are located in the street opposite the holiday park.
You can read more about Reflections Holiday Parks Easy Access cabins here.
Watching the families visiting the holiday park, it seemed to me they liked what we liked about it. The natural beauty of the location, the simplicity and quiet of the park.
There were plenty of families and we did see some enjoying fun with the karts available to hire but the kids seemed content with their own scooters, bikes and all that is on offer on the lake, mangrove and lagoons. It’s a laid back vibe at this holiday park.
Next to the holiday park and on the waterfront there’s a playground. Although not accessible there is one swing which is more supportive and has a harness.
The Urunga Boardwalk is so wonderful it deserves its own blog post which you can read here. The boardwalk, beach and playground are basically the front yard of the holiday park which makes it a wonderful location. It was a joy watching kids discovering nature, fishing, watching the crabs and searching for the stingrays.
Although Coffs Harbour is the headline act in this area, we feel Urunga shouldn’t be overlooked. As it’s only 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour it provides a central base for exploring up and down the coast.
We stayed as guests of Reflections Holiday Parks for the purposes of reviewing the Urunga property. We loved it, so all opinions expressed are based on a fabulous stay.
Julie Jones is the brains behind Have Wheelchair Will Travel, a family travel blog which features tips and tricks on accessible travel. Julie and her family stayed as guests of Reflections Holiday Parks.
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Moonee Beach Holiday Park
Moonee Beach, NSW
Drift with the tranquil tide at Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach, where the lush green surrounds, neighbouring estuary and fresh ocean breezes seem to magic away the stresses and strife of the daily grind.
Just 10 minutes from Coffs Harbour and a stone’s throw from the fishing and surfing haven of Moonee Beach, this dog-friendly caravan park is a welcoming and serene oasis on the Coffs Coast. Gather some of your nearest and dearest and get back to life’s simple pleasures.
Take the dog for an early morning beach walk. Watch the kids as they paddle in the safe waters of the estuary or hire a kayak for an explore. Get out the fishing rod or challenge your friends to a hit on the tennis court. Then when the sun goes down gather the crew around the campfire, toast a marshmallow or two and prepare to do it all again. Find more fun things to do near Moonee Beach here
Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach boasts plenty of large dog-friendly sites beside the calm waters of Moonee Creek, perfect for your caravan or RV. Set up camp on a powered site, or choose unpowered for more of a bush-camping experience. There are also cabins if you prefer the comforts of home and all visitors appreciate the parks’ facilities and activities.
Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach is also an ideal base for exploring the Coffs Coast. Head to Coffs Harbour for its famous tourist attractions, thriving food and wine scene and unique shopping boutiques, or visit regional gems such as Dorrigo and Bellingen.
*We are proud to say we are dog-friendly! Dogs are currently welcome all year round on selected dog-friendly sites and cabins. Up to 2 dogs can be booked online, by phone, or in park.
Tuncurry Holiday Park
Flat, dog-friendly and with direct access to Nine Mile Beach and the famous Tuncurry Rockpool, Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry is an idyllic spot to slow down, chill out and spend time in stunning surrounds.
Whether you’re looking to wet a line in the waterways of Wallis Lake, or simply need some quality beach therapy, Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry is a beautiful place to feel the sand between your toes, smell the salt in the air and feel your cares melt away.
Take the dog for a walk on the leash-free Nine Mile Beach. Enjoy breakfast at the Tuncurry Rockpool Café, followed by a swim in its calm blue waters. Jump on a bike and cross the bridge to Forster, or head out onto Wallis Lake and see what’s biting. Clubs, restaurants and supermarkets are all within walking distance so once you’re here it’s easy to stay put. Find more things to do at Tuncurry here.
Tuncurry Beach Holiday Park offers plenty of flat, powered sites, all within easy reach of the park’s facilities and activities, with a dedicated area especially for travellers with pets. Pick either grass or slab and make yourself at home in your tent, caravan or RV. Extra-large sites are also available and there are a range of cabins if you prefer to travel light.
Stay a day, a week or a month. Bring your pup, your partner, or make some pals while you’re here. Explore the broader Great Lakes area, or stay close to home. However you like to holiday, Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry is the ideal backdrop for cherished holiday memories.
*We are proud to say we are dog-friendly! Dogs are currently welcome all year round on selected sites and cabins. Up to 2 dogs can be booked online, by phone, or in park.
Byron Bay Holiday Park
Byron Bay, NSW
If you’re looking for a Byron Bay holiday that’s light on commotion, but big on convenience and charm, then Reflections Holiday Parks Byron Bay, previously known as Reflections Clarkes Beach, is the place for you.
An easy 10-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay, Reflections Holiday Parks Byron Bay Holiday Park is a calming oasis, a lush and lovely paradise with direct access to one of the most photographed beaches in Australia.
Enjoy peaceful walks along Clarkes Beach. Bring the board for a surfing session or two, or book a lesson with one of the local surf schools. Dine in award-winning restaurants and cafes, browse quirky boutiques, then visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse and watch for the migrating whales. Find more things to do near Byron Bay here
With everything within walking distance, you won’t need to move your car or van. Just pull up your caravan, put up your tent, and make yourself at home in stunning natural surroundings. A variety of cabins are also available and all visitors enjoy the park’s facilities and activities.
*Unfortunately our park is not dog-friendly. For a full list of dog friendly parks head here.