The villages of Upper Orara and Karangi are the gateway to the Orara Valley with lush rolling hills and crystal clear waterways. The scenic drive from Coffs Harbour sets the scene as you unwind and immerse yourself in nature.
For those looking to stay and play, you’ll find several boutique accommodation options in the locality. From here, you can settle back and relax in this tranquil slice of paradise or explore the hinterland on a 4WD adventure.
Take a day trip to Bindarri National Park and picnic on the banks of the Urumbilum River at Bindarray Picnic Area. Be sure to pack your swimmers so that you can go for a dip in the crystal clear river pools nearby. Within the Bindarri National Park, Bangalore Falls is a must-see with superb waterfall views from the lookout and just a short walk along an easy walking track. The Plateau Circuit loop trail will see trail riders cycling through lush subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest.
If you’re up for getting on the water instead of in it, Hartley’s Bridge is one of many put-in points for a leisurely kayak down the beautiful Orara River. You can hire kayaks and standup paddle boards through C-Change Adventures.
Pop into the Coramba Hotel for a good old fashion pub lunch. the pub has a great menu, plenty of space for the kids to play and views of the lush rolling hills. You’ll be glad you stopped by.