New platforms were installed within the lagoon in 2019, adding to the fun for swimmers. At high tide, the water here is very deep, and many people jump from the jetty as well. However, it is worth keeping in mind that there are no lifeguards at Urunga Lagoon, and the depth can vary as the tide moves sand along the bottom.
Just when it seemed Urunga Lagoon couldn't get any better - they installed platforms in the swimming area!
The boardwalk which runs along Urunga Lagoon and the banks of the Kalang River, all the way to its junction with the Bellinger River, is 1Km in length and emerges at an unpatrolled surf beach that allows off-leash dogs. The boardwalk itself gives amazing views of the rivers, the ocean, and the creatures within them through the stunningly clear water.
Visitors are treated with stunning views of the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers from the boardwalk
Heading back, the boardwalk provides views of the World Heritage Gondwana rainforests of the Coffs Coast Hinterland. Dolphins are also frequently seen from the boardwalk as they enter and leave the Bellinger River.
Heading home, visitors are greeted by views of the Coffs Coast Hinterland World Heritage rainforests
The entire boardwalk is wheelchair friendly and there are numerous benches installed along it. There are also interpretive signs that explore the heritage and some of the wildlife that lives around the boardwalk.
Urunga Boardwalk is well-maintained, has interesting signage installed, and is wheelchair friendly
Urunga Lagoon and the entrance to the boardwalk are accessed from the short footpath at the end of Morgo St, Urunga. There is a carpark here, and a public amenities block with showers that is convenient for changing before and after swimming. There are also picnic tables, and rubbish and recycling bins along the lagoon's foreshore. The beauty of Urunga Lagoon, and the facilities installed there, make it a perfect destination for a great day out.