Things To Do In And Around Urunga

Located in the mid north coast area of New South Wales, the tranquil township of Urunga is famous for its beautiful beaches and is a favored spot for fishermen. Situated on the banks of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers, this coastal town enjoys warm comfortable weather all year round. It is often used as a base for travelers who wish to explore nearby regions.

A lot of travelers flying to Sydney find that Urunga is an ideal place to stop since it is the halfway mark between Sydney and Brisbane.

Tourist Attractions

For nature lovers, the spectacular scenery in the World Heritage Dorrigo National Park will leave you in awe. During your rainforest walk, you will be able to see red-necked pademelons, the wompoo fruit-dove and the stunning regent bowerbird. A short drive will take you to Mylestom, a small peaceful village with kilometres of white sandy beaches. Be sure to take a walk on the scenic 1 km boardwalk which will take you all the way to the beach. If you like honey, have a taste test at The Honey Pot.

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery

Within easy driving distance is the Raleigh Winery, not only famous for its red and white wines, but also reputed to have the best Brandy Crème Liqueur. This is a great place to sample the wine and sit on the deck overlooking the Bellinger River.

Nambucca Heads

Approximately twenty minutes south of Urunga, in a pristine coastal location, is Nambucca Heads. Explore the river system with a river cruise or wetland canoe tour. Explore the numerous pathways and boardwalks winding through the lush rainforest walk. Stop at the lookouts and view the magnificent scenery and have a look at the messages on the rock postcard wall.

Coffs Harbour

Only a short half hour leisurely drive from Urunga, is Coffs Harbour. If you are feeling adventurous, try a Segway experience or try an exhilarating beach to bush buggy tour. Scuba divers regard the Solitary Islands Marine Park as one of the best dive spots in the worlds.


This small coastal town is rich in wetlands, forests, beaches and crystal clear rivers. This is an ideal spot for fishing and other water activities. The Bongil Bongil National Park is a picturesque nature conservation area in which to enjoy the diverse animal and plant life. Sawtell Beach and Boambee Beach provide a safe swimming haven for families. It is also used as a departure point for deep sea fishing.

Urunga means long or white beach in the Aboriginal language and it certainly lives up to its name. If you are looking for a stress free totally relaxing holiday, Urunga is the place for you and there are some bargain domestic holiday deals available now. It is an idyllic getaway for vacationers, as well as fishermen. This place is known to be teeming with schools of fish, which attracts hordes of fishermen to this great fishing spot. The outlying reef also rolls in some great surf, which draws the surfing crowd. If you are looking for a holiday away from the fast paced city and commercial activity, Urunga is the ideal place for you.


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