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The festive season is just around the corner!  If you’re planning some down time with friends and family in the Coffs Harbour hinterland, you won’t want to miss these five family friendly activities.

Explore the walking tracks of Bindarri National Park

Escape the heat of summer in the shade of the rain forest canopy of Bindarri National Park.  Only a twenty minute drive from Friday Creek Retreat, the walking tracks and old growth forests of this National Park are a rare opportunity to find peace and creeks in the midst of drought conditions.

As always, please make sure to take care of these majestic places by practicing leave no trace principles. Pack it in and pack it out, dispose of waste properly, respect wildlife and be considerate of other visitors.  So that everyone can enjoy the natural beauty.

Horse Back Riding in Upper Orara

Just ten minutes drive from Friday Creek Retreat you’ll find the horse riding haven of HWH Stables.  Chris and his trusty herd of horses make for an epic day of riding with your choice of beach, bush or river trail rides.  Many of our guests have taken their families on one of Chris’ rides and come back with nothing but raving reviews about the whole experience.  From beginners to experienced riders, take in iconic Australian scenery on this unforgettable family adventure.

Keeping Cool by the Pool

Friday Creek Retreat guests, have access to our resort style amenities, including tennis court and swimming pool.  Within just a short walk from your cottage the split-level pool is surrounded by manicured gardens and has an incredible view overlooking the rolling hills of the Orara Valley.  Its the ideal spot for a family cool down after a day of adventure.

Orara Valley Hinterland Drive

During your stay make time to explore all that the local Orara Valley shops and restaurants have to offer with one of our favourite Coffs Harbour region drives.  From Coramba to Bucca and beyond, you’ll find small villages with big heart for community.  Enjoy gourmet meals, local wine, craft, honey, berry picking and art along the way.

DIY Pizza in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven

A popular activity for our guests is booking a pizza night at our poolside BBQ area.  Judy and Stuart will get you started with dough, sauce and a hot wood fired pizza oven, then the rest is up to you!  Bring your favourite toppings, beverages and make your own pizza.  When you book your cottage, let Judy know you’d like to have a pizza night and she will fill you in on availability and further details.

If you’re thinking of including your pet on your holiday away, let us know when you book your cottage, so that we can confirm suitability.

Currently we have cottages available for the January 2020 holiday season.  Book quick at fridaycreek.com or by calling Judy at 0434 284 070 to lock in your family getaway!


Written by Michelle King

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