Urunga is a wonderful destination where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet with the ocean. A relaxed seaside atmosphere, the town on the mid North Coast of NSW has marvellous beaches for surfing and swimming. Other activities include cycling, kayaking, fishing and boating.

The elevated Urunga Boardwalk is a splendid trail, taking you over the estuary where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet to a beach and the Pacific Ocean. Beach and rock fishing are popular in Urunga, and golfers can delight in a nine-hole course overlooking the waterways.

Sunrise at Little Bay Beach - Arakoon National Park

Accommodation options suit a range of budgets, and cafes and restaurants such as the riverside Anchors Wharf serve local fresh seafood. A popular event is ArtUrunga’s Sculpture in the Park, where you can amble in a gorgeous riverside park and admire more than 30 sculptures.

The town is a good base from which to explore the Waterfall Way touring route to the World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park. For wine lovers, Raleigh Winery is just north of Urunga. The young and young at heart will love go-karting at Raleigh International Raceway.

Urunga is 23 minutes’ drive south of Coffs Harbour. From Sydney or Brisbane, you can drive along the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route or take a train to get to Urunga. Flights are available to Coffs Harbour Airport, where you can rent a car for the short drive south.

Coffs Harbour Airport

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLinkTigerairVirgin Australia and Fly Corporate


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  1. Bellinger River Agricultural Show

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Bellingen

    The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show …

    05 May - 06 May
  2. Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: June 2018 , Bellingen

    The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest. The program focuses exclusively on…

    09 Jun
  3. Bello Winter Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Bellingen

    Image Credit: Kurt Peterson Photography Bello Winter Music is the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend and shake off the winter blues. As well as the music, Bello Winter Music comes alive with street theatre, workshops, free events …

    06 Jul - 09 Jul