Positioned in the heart of the Riverina, this beautiful country town is an easy drive from a number of regional centres including Albury and Wagga Wagga and destinations such as Corowa and Mulwala.
The name 'Urana' is derived from a local Aboriginal word 'airana', meaning a temporary shelter (usually consisting of a simple frame of branches covered with bark, leaves, or grass). Historically, the town boasted two hotels, a post office, a telegraph station, two large stores, a police station and a church.
Today, Urana has much more to offer with a number of accommodation options and plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout your stay.
The local Caravan Park is located besides the towns Aquatic Centre and has a reputation for friendly, courteous staff and clean, well appointed and easily accessible facilities. You can bring the whole family and stay in one of the four to sixth berth cabins, pitch a tent in the waterfront camping grounds or hook the caravan up to one of the 21 powered sites available.
The Urana Aquatic Centre is a manmade lake that is an ideal venue for any water based and family activities including water skiing, fishing and boating.
Developed on the original site of the town’s water supply reservoir, the Aquatic Centre now provides the community and visitors with picturesque parklands, a playground for water sports, walking tracks, barbeque and picnic facilities.
For those looking to keep fit during their stay, you'll love the newly installed outdoor gym equipment that's located along the walking trail near the Caravan Park.
The Urana Hotel also offers an excellent accommodation choice, where you don't even need to step outside for a hearty, delicious meal. With its warm hospitality, you'll be made to feel right at home from the moment you arrive!
Keep an eye out for the giant spider in Urana! He is part of the sculpture trail that will take you to a number of other small, but equally charming townships including Boree Creek, Oaklands and Morundah. The works, completed by local artist Andrew Whithead, are a unique attraction that draw many visitors to the area.
The area offers an abundance of camping and fishing opportunities along the expansive creek system. The creek systems found in the area are mostly from the Murrumbidgee, with the Yanco, Billabong and Colombo creeks being the most easily accessed.