This is a fairly at easy sightseeing perfect for the family. It has a couple of small hills and not a lot of traffic. Take your swimmers as there are some great swimming beaches. The ride can be extended if you feel energetic.
Start at the Urunga Visitor Information Centre and ride down the hill (Bellingen Street) and under the road and rail bridges. Continue on past the golf course to the ‘T’ intersection.
Turn right into Morgo Street and follow this road past the Ocean View Hotel, shops and the Urunga Heads Holiday Park, up the short steep hill and past the playing fields.
After about a kilometre you will come to another ‘T’ intersection - turn left and 200m along you arrive at a car park. Keep going east through the car park and you can enjoy the magnificent view of the coastline. This is Hungry Head. There is a turnoff just before the car park to the right which will take you down to the Surf Club if you want to swim. The hill down is steep and so is the one coming up and out. The surf beach is patrolled in school holidays. Return the way you came.
For a longer ride...
If you are adventurous there is a continuation of this ride to Wenonah Headland (3rd Headland). Go right instead of left at the ‘T’ intersection. Ride 1.4km and turn left into Osprey Drive and pass the Macadamia plantations. Follow this road, keeping left at all times. Watch out for trains at the crossing. From the turn off it is 5km to Wenonah. There is about 1.5km of gravel from the end of the bitumen. This beach is not patrolled. Distance from Hungry Head is 6.4km one way.
Don't forget to wear a helmet, apply sunscreen and carry water and a puncture repair kit when you venture out on your bike!
8.28 km / 5.145 mi
140 m / 459 ft
48 m / 157 ft