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New South Wales
Population 3,020 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2455
LGA(s) Bellingen Shire
State electorate(s) Oxley
Federal Division(s) Cowper

Urunga is a small town on in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in Bellingen Shire. It 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 the Gumbaynggir word Yurūnga (pronounced Yu-roon-ga), which is derived from the word for long yurūn in reference to "long white sands".

There are two main streets, and both a bowling club and a golf club. A weekly 6-a-side soccer competition is held on Thursdays at the Oval on Morgo Street, colloquially known as the Cabbage Patch or simply 'The Patch'.

Urunga is a fishing ground, with bream being the main sport fish.

Urunga railway station opened on the North Coast line in 1923 and continues to be served by country passenger trains.


Urunga celebrates with a small annual festival called "Toast Urunga" in September.



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