"Where the River's Meet the Sea".
Derived from the local Aboriginal word " Yurrun.ga" which translates to 'long white sands', Urunga is the largest town in the Bellinger Valley, and is positioned right on the estuary of the majestic Bellinger and Kalang Rivers.
Famous for its superb year round climate and spectacular unspoilt beaches - which you can see featured in the film version of Peter Carey's novel 'Oscar and Lucinda' - the tranquil and relatively secluded coastal village of Urunga is ideally situated midway between Sydney and Brisbane.
Take a walk on the scenic 1km boardwalk out to the river mouth and beach to soak in the atmosphere and see how the tide is running for fishing, or whether the outlying reef is rolling in some swell for a spot of surfing.
For nature lovers, the spectacular scenery of the nearby World Heritage Dorrigo National Park will not disappoint. Take a rainforest walk and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and wildlife on offer, then back to the Canopy Cafe for a coffee, or come prepared and cook yourself a barbecue.
If something more active is more on your agenda, the unique cultural town of Bellingen is a short 12 minute drive, while bustling Coffs Harbour is only 20 minutes away. Start your engines for a drive around Raleigh International Raceway, horse ride through the forest at Valery Trails, golf at any number of local golf courses - including the well known Bonville International Golf Course, visit the Big Banana, Coffs Harbour Marina and Jetty, Butterfly House, or any other number of local attractions.
Urunga and its surrounding areas offer many activities for all the family including swimming, sail boarding, water skiing, fishing, bike riding, boating, bowls, bush walking, horse riding, sight seeing tours, carting and much more. While the local licensed clubs offer lawn bowls, 18 hole golf course, croquet lawns, squash, tennis, and also have junior playground areas.
Urunga is also serviced by rail with Countrylink's XPT travelling through 3 times daily. If you are looking for a stress free totally lifestyle, or holiday away from the fast paced city and commercial activity, Urunga is the ideal place for you.