Urunga is a charming town providing a relaxed seaside atmosphere with marvellous beaches less than half an hour south of Coffs Harbour.
The population of Urunga is more than 3,000 people, the median age is 51 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3.4% of the population.
Urunga is a small town on in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales just over 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour and just under 30 minutes south east of Bellingen.
The nearest airport is Coffs Harbour Airport, 25 minutes to the north. Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators, QantasLink, Tiger Air and Virgin Australia, servicing the region.
Coffs Harbour Railway Station is serviced by the North Coast railway line with six XPT services daily, three heading north to Brisbane and three south to Sydney
The main industries people from Urunga work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services,
- Education and training
The closest hospital is Coffs Harbour Health Campus. It has 292 beds and provides a broad range of specialist services including general medicine, surgery, day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care (including coronary angiography unit), intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, 24-hour Emergency Department, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, stroke, acute renal dialysis, high dependency and mental health and an extensive range of outpatient clinics.
Urunga is supported by NSW ambulance service.
There is one public primary school in Urunga: Urunga Public School.
Within the broader Coffs Harbour area there are outstanding opportunities in education with a wide range of public and private primary to tertiary educational services.
Urunga offers a few childcare options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional care, long day care and preschool.
Urunga has a FoodWorks and Five Star supermarket as well as a variety of unique retail outlets.
The nearby city of Coffs Harbour offers a vast array of additional shopping options.
Urunga has some marvellous beaches for surfing and swimming. Beach and rock fishing are popular in Urunga, and golfers will be delighted with the nine-hole course overlooking the waterways. Other activities include cycling, kayaking, fishing and boating.
The Coffs Coast is a 25 minute drive from Urunga where there are a broad range of entertainment options available from traditional to contemporary to suit all tastes.