URUNGA

Urunga is a small unspoiled seaside town encounted between Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads. There are lots beaut things about Urunga that will give the visitor an inclination to stay for a day or two.

The place name, Urunga, is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'long beach'.

Urunga is famous for its surf spots (Reefs, Beaches and mouth of rivers). At the 2006 census, Urunga had a population of 1,919. The town is south of Coffs Harbour and Sawtell and north of Nambucca Heads.

There are two main streets, and both a bowling club and a golf club. A weekly 6-a-side soccer competition is held on Thursdays at the Oval.

Urunga is a fishing ground, with bream being the main sport fish] The Urunga boardwalk, leading out to the beach, was rebuilt in 1988 and extended in 1991. The full boardwalk was completed in 2007. In November 2010, a further section of boardwalk was completed. This extension finishes at the mouth of the river and has taken the length of the boardwalk to almost 1 kilometre. Hungry Head, 4 km to the south is the only patrolled beach in Urunga

A railway station opened on the North Coast line in 1923 and continues to be served by country passenger trains. The Urunga Museum gives a great insight into the heritage and history of the town.

The Urunga War Memorial is located in the centre of the town.

The Ocean View Hotel is an ‘old’ beachside traditional pub. Position will ensure many years’ service to the community for years to come.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are semi-modern buildings, but both have character.

Urunga is a quite nice small resort town and there will be an urge to linger and enjoy what is on offer.

 

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course