Narooma is an attractive town at the base of Mount Gulaga where the Wagonga Inlet meets the Pacific Ocean. Its name translates from the Aboriginal word meaning “clear blue waters”, which accurately describes the natural coastal beauty that surrounds Narooma.
Things to do in Narooma
The most famous landmark in Narooma is Australia Rock, which was accidentally created by a ship’s chains many years ago. The shape of Australia was chiselled into the rock during heavy seas, creating one of the South Coast’s most photogenic attractions.
Just offshore lies the protected reserve of Montague Island home to the largest fur seal colony in New South Wales and around 12,000 little penguins. Join a day trip to visit its historic Lighthouse Station and learn about the Aboriginal connections to the island. You might even spot whales between June and November.
Don’t miss the dramatic views at Mount Gulaga, an extinct volcano sacred to the local indigenous people. Tackle the steep summit track originally constructed for gold miners in the late-19th century, with spectacular views of the coast from the top.
Enjoy the sweeping panoramas of Montague Island and the Glass House Rocks from Narooma Golf Course, rated one of Australia’s top public access courses. There are 18 challenging holes, with the most famous six perched high up on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Getting around Narooma
The closest airport to Narooma is at Moruya, around 40 minutes’ drive to the north, with regular regional flights from Sydney. Narooma is small enough to explore on foot or by bicycle, but having your own vehicle is best for exploring the surrounds.