|The unspoilt seaside town of Narooma is a great base to explore and enjoy the far south coast of NSW, a region becoming renowned for its untouched natural beauty and relaxing lifestyle. Nestled along the foreshores of the pristine Wagonga Inlet and below majestic Guluga Mountain, Narooma occupies a very picturesque part of the world.
The hinterland and coast surrounding Narooma has a variety of National Parks and forests, beaches, lakes and rivers to explore in the leisure mode of choice: walking, bike riding, swimming, surfing, fishing, canoeing, water skiing, diving or snorkelling.
Montague Island and Whale Watching
Montague Island, off the coast of Narooma in Bateman’s Marine Park is a gift of nature providing habitat to sea birds, fur seals, fairy penguins and a variety of native plants. Indulge yourself and take a trip to the island in spring to see whales and their calves up close as they playfully make their way south.
Narooma Golf Course
Play Narooma’s renowned golf course. Scenically spectacular and technically challenging, Narooma Golf Course offers a unique golfing experience for both serious and casual golfers. Fairways run adjacent to a rugged coastline on the front nine and on the back nine, meander through forest, coastal scrub and wetlands. If golf is your passion stay longer and play courses in nearby towns: Bermagui, Moruya or Bateman’s Bay.
Throw a line in: relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity at sunset on the beach or discover the thrill of deep sea fishing; the choice of beach, rock, estuary or open water abounds. Local tackle shops have the gear and knowledge and charters are available for both estuary and open water.
Diving and snorkelling
Don’t miss the exhilaration of diving or snorkeling with a bunch of playful fur seals. The seal colony on the northern end of the island is renowned as one of Australia’s safest seal diving sites. The warmer summer currents may provide the opportunity to dive with the harmless grey nurse sharks as well as tropical fish, pelagics and a range of species not normally seen so far south like turtles, manta and sunfish. Not far from Montague Island is the wreck of the “Lady Darling”, sunk in the late 1800’ and a popular dive for keen underwater photographers.
From Mystery Bay to Dalmeny there is a beach for all occasions. Enjoy a romantic stroll along Glasshouse Rocks Beach, take the family for a safe snorkel or swim at sheltered Bar Beach, go swimming, fishing or worming at Narooma Main, or find a wave to surf along the Kianga coastal strip
Walks and Cycling
Be captivated by the breath-taking coastal scenery on the Narooma-Dalmeny cycleway or the giant stingrays and fur seals clearly visible from the Narooma boardwalk. From scooter to wheel chair, for fitness or fun, there is a path to suit everyone.
Take a day to visit the nearby villages of Tilba, Bodalla, Cobargo and Mogo with their vast array of craft shops, cafes and galleries. Sample local produce; cheese, wine, honey and drive the coastal routes to ensure you soak in the spectacular sea scapes of the far south coast.
Eating out can be a casual or fine dining experience in Narooma with venues to cater for a range of tastes and budgets. Don’t forget to sample local seasonally fresh seafood, especially oysters from Wagonga Inlet …. Narooma even has an Oyster Festival in May to celebrate their magnificence!
Local Tourism Centres
Eurobodalla Tourism Centre
Freecall 1 800 802 528
Narooma Visitors Centre Princes Highway
Narooma NSW 2546
Tel 02 4476 2881
Fax 02 4476 1690