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Things to Do in Hungry Head

11 Apr 2023
5 minutes


Hungry Head fishing is a top activity for visitors to the area. With a wide variety of fish, there are plenty of opportunities for both experienced anglers and novice fishers alike. In addition to ocean fishing off the beach or bay, Hungry Head also offers inshore and offshore charter fishing trip options.

At Hungry Head, you can fish for Mackerel, Tuna, Marlin, and other species. Experienced fishing guides are available if you need help catching the big one at these great fishing spots.

For more fishing locations, check out the town of Urunga, right on the estuary of the Bellinger River and offering some of the best freshwater fishing around.


With its waves crashing onto sandy shores, Hungry Head is home to some of the best surfing in Australia. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of spots around Hungry Head where you can catch a few waves.

Horn Point and Baragoot Beach are popular locations for surfers looking for challenging breaks. Beginners should check out North Beach, Town Beach and Boomerang Beach for a gentler ride. Surf lessons are available if needed, so don’t feel intimidated by the locals – everyone has to start somewhere.

Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding

The calm waters of Hungry Head offer the perfect environment for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. If you’re looking for a leisurely paddle, take advantage of the sheltered bays found along the coast. Experienced paddlers can also challenge themselves with some of the more rugged sections of the coastline, at Urunga lagoon, or along Kalang River (and its river mouth).


The Urunga Golf Club is a popular spot for golfers. Set in the rolling hills of the lush, green countryside, this 18-hole layout features some beautiful views. With an onsite pro shop and practice facilities, it’s easy to improve your game while enjoying the peaceful surroundings.



Uncover off-the-beaten track locations with a cycling adventure around Hungry Head. The flat terrain makes Hungry Head ideal for novice cyclists looking for an easy ride. Experienced riders may want to try tackling some of the more challenging coastal routes that wind along cliffs and ravines before coming to a stop at beachside views. Cycling tours are available throughout Hungry Head if you need extra help navigating the area.

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Where to stay at Hungry Head

Perfect for larger groups, Hungry Head Cabins are a great rustic way to get back to nature with a family or friend groups. For smaller cabins or camp sites, check out Urunga Holiday Park only 5 minutes away.

Is Hungry Head a good place for fishing?

Yes. With inshore, offshore, and beach fishing opportunities, there are plenty of chances to throw in a line. You can also take advantage of the charter fishing trips that offer guided tours with experienced anglers.

Are there surfing lessons available in Hungry Head?

Yes, surfing lessons are available throughout Hungry Head if you’re a beginner looking to get started or an experienced surfer looking to improve your skills. Horn Point and Baragoot Beach are popular locations for more advanced surfers while Town Beach and Boomerang Beach offer gentler conditions for beginners.

Is kayaking popular in Hungry Head?

Yes, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) are very popular activities in Hungry Head. The calm waters of the bays provide a great environment for novice paddlers while experienced riders can challenge themselves with some of the more rugged coastal areas. Guided kayaking/SUP tours are available if needed.

Are there any golf courses nearby?

Yes, the Urunga Golf Club is located just outside of town and features an 18-hole layout set among rolling hills and lush green countryside. An onsite pro shop and practice facilities make it easy to perfect your game while enjoying beautiful views.