My Urunga & Bellingen 2016

Urunga, where the ‘mountains meet the sea’.
The name is indigenous, meaning “long white sands”.

Bellingen is just a 10 min drive from here toward the mountains and is a magic little historic town with an alternative feel and population. It’s diversity is welcoming. Here’s my wrap-up & photos of the region.

Urunga NSW Hungry Head Surf BeachUrunga NSW Pelicans in the SkyUrunga NSW Sunrise Anzac Day 2015Urunga NSW Surf Beach FishermanUrunga NSW Surf BeachUrunga Sun Going Down During Bush Fire 1Urunga Sun Going Down During Bush FireUrunga BoardWalk








I have lived on the Coffs Coast for seven years now and enjoy the beach side living. I reside in the small beachside township of Urunga just off the old Pac Hwy = (Giinigay Way), recently bypassed.

Boardwalk Urunga

Urunga’s population varies being a tourist destination, and is more ‘family’ and elderly orientated. There is the pub for entertainment, The Ocean View Hotel   is a stunning old historic pub with a “local” feel to it,  managers  Katrina & Graeme  have some great live entertainment weekly..

The Bowlo, Golf Club and don’t forget award winning Anchors Wharf Cafe  for the best seafood in style…

Urunga Carols 2013 NSW Urunga Carols Fun 2013 Urunga Carols Stage Show 2013

Urunga is not as diverse as Bellingen.  I always thought Urunga would make a great “cafe precinct”, lo and behold,  there is now another Restaurant on Bonville St, also well appointed, opened Dec 2013. Embers Wood Fired Pizza Pasta 

In the past few years there has been a lot of construction going on. We have a new Medical Centre, Bowling Club, Restaurants and cafes, including Vinnies and other businesses, the town is taking a new shape, in general Urunga is thriving. We have unfortunately seen the closure of the local hardware. After some re-furbishment, the old hardware is now a Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta Restaurant… you MUST eat here…Yum! Some great new owners of the Newsagency, town is looking good.

Urunga NSW Boardwalk & BeachUrunga NSW Ocean View Hotel


The local Chamber of Commerce has the community in mind with several events drawing thousands to the town. Father’s & Mothers’s Day Picnic in the Park, Carols Urunga, in December, Sculptures in the Park and more events can be found on the Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce website.


Hungry HeadThe Boardwalk is a real feature I reckon, it brings the town to the beach, and is a great spot to view sea life and birds. The complete project of the boardwalk was completed in the past few years and now goes all the way to the ocean, the colors seen at sunset /sunrise are spectacular!

The photo (above)  is Hungry Head headland over looking the beach, this is where the Surf Life Saving Club is.

Urunga NSW Anchors Wharf Cafe Urunga NSW Golf Course

A beautiful looking town with Historic buildings, it has an diverse community including families, alternate lifestylers, trendy, hippies, greenies, cultural, gay & lesbian, etc.

Nestled in the hills beneath Dorrigo you will find, massage therapies, healing, yoga, landcare,  festivals,  markets, solar services …. Bello is a must see on your travel itinerary, eat at Chilli Affair for a awesome Indian or Asian meal to tantalize your taste buds.  You will LOVE Bellingen

Business Recommendations

CutzBothWays Hair Salon – Urunga’s Best Hair n Beauty
Mick’s Garden – Michael Harry
Stitches in Style – 6655 5363 – Embroidery Service
Hickeys Garage – Fuel & Discount Tyres

Anchors Wharf Cafe
Embers Wood Fired Pizza Pasta Embers Website
Boardwalk Cafe – NEW Owners March 2015
SPAR – Food Supermarket
Club Urunga – 6655 6258 – Bowling Club
The Kabana –  6655 6582 – Luxury Accommodation . Gay Friendly
Caroline Sharkey Textile Artist






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  1. Caroline Sharkey - April 3, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Love this site Pete well done…..where can we like it for facebook?? cause I wanna!

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