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Behind Narooma lies the sprawling Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) providing a wonderful backdrop to the towns' sparkling setting. Located on the beautiful Wagonga Inlet, Narooma has been a favourite holiday destination for many generations of families and with other happy visitors from near and far.

map of narooma

Built on land almost completely surrounded by the waters of Wagonga River, its estuary and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Narooma's name comes from an aboriginal word meaning clear, blue water. These waterways have been the very reason for Narooma's existence, from its early days as a port for the transport of local produce and as a ship building centre and through its many years since, as a popular tourist destination.

Narooma, South Coast, NSW



All types of watersports can be enjoyed around Narooma and fishing and swimming are the most popular. Commercial fishermen operate out of Narooma but there is still plenty for the amateur with all year catches of bream, flathead, trevally, tailor and for the more adventurous, big game fishing with charters operating locally. Narooma is famous for its fishing and thousands come here each year to try their luck.



The watersport beginner or long time enthusiast are both well looked after with sporting goods, fishing tackle, bait and advice all readily available. Boat hire and charter is also well represented and a trip to Montague Island is a must for all visitors.

If you want to spend some time on our beautiful beaches, you'll be greeted by clean, clear waters, golden stretches of sand and a variety of water conditions to suit all levels of paddlers, swimmers and surfers.

Narooma seals, South Coast, NSW

Seal photo © Narooma Charters



Whale watching is one of the most popular attractions and several charter boats operate locally to give the visitor an exciting experience viewing these magnificent creatures in their element.

Narooma's visitor information centre houses a museum of the history of nearby Montague Island. A scaled replica of Montague's historic lighthouse is at one end and it houses the fascinating light mechanism brought from the island.

Also famous in Narooma is its cliff top golf course which affords magnificent views of the coastline to the north and south and of Montague Island. This 18 hole course is recognised as one of the best in Australia. It features a pro shop with a good range of gear for sale and hire, a friendly clubhouse and a licensed restaurant which has superb views and offers delicious fresh local seafood including Narooma's own superb oysters.

There are a lot of scenic pleasures around Narooma and you can appreciate and explore these on walking trails and tourist drives. The natural environment is clean and respected and the forests and National Parks in the area will take your breath away.

Recover it in time to enjoy the fine dining and shopping available in town. A variety of restaurants and snack foods will keep your energy levels primed for adventuring and surfing. All the staple requirements plus specialty crafts, gifts and souvenirs and lots more are on offer.

Entertainment is presented at the town's licensed clubs and hotels and live acts come from afar to these venues.

The nearby towns of Dalmeny and Kianga are also worth a visit, each exhibiting their own particular seaside charm.

Accommodation in the area is plentiful with a range of motels, hotels, camping and caravanning areas, guesthouses, units and houses all available year round.

The coastal villages of Dalmeny and Kianga are only a short drive north of Narooma and feature attractive coastal vistas and great beaches.

Australia Hole, Narooma, South Coast, NSW

Australia Hole, Narooma