Urunga is a small town on in the Mid North
Coast region of New South Wales,
Australia, in Bellingen Shire.
Urunga is famous for its surf spots (reefs,
beaches and mouth of two rivers). At the 2011
census, Urunga had a population of 3,020. The
town is south of Coffs Harbour and Sawtell and
north of Nambucca Heads.
The place name, Urunga (pronounced Oo-run-
ga), is derived from an Aboriginal word
meaning "long white sands".
There are two main streets in Urunga, and both
a bowling club and a golf club. A weekly 6-a-
side soccer competition is held on Thursdays at
Urunga is a fishing ground, with bream being
the main sport fish. The Urunga boardwalk,
leading over the tidal Urunga Lagoon then 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.