Narooma – Day Trip and Weekenders Guide
Narooma - Day Trip and Weekenders Guide
BEACHES – EXPERIENCES – EAT – STAY
Narooma is a perenially popular coastal holiday destination located on the pristine Wagonga Inlet and bordered by amazing beaches and rural landscapes
Narooma is one of the chain of larger coastal towns that stretch down the south coast of New South Wales. The town has a population have about 3000 people out of season which probably doubles during the busy summer holidays. It’s located in the Eurobodalla Shire which is one of the smaller New South Wales councils situated in between Shoalhaven to the north and Sapphire Coast to the south. You can find this lovely spot about 350 km south of Sydney, 260km south of Wollongong and 80km north of the border town of Bega.
The coastline in the south coast is awesome - here are our picks for the best beaches around Narooma.
The Yuin People are the traditional owners of the land that the town of Narooma now sits on. There has been aboriginal occupation in this area stretching back at least 20,000 years. In 2006 Wallaga Lake and Gulaga Mountain (a sacred place for the original Australians) were handed back to the Yuin People.
The European settlement of Narooma came into existence partly thanks to the discovery of gold in nearby Tilba in 1880. Consequently a a post office was opened at Corunna and a couple of years later in 1883 the township of Narooma in 1883 was officially surveyed and in 1884 it was declared a port. The bridge across Wagonga Inlet was built in 1931 – prior to that a petrol-powered wooden punt would transport cars, trucks and people across the water.
So much to see and do around Narooma, but here are our picks for a weekend trip.
The best time of year to visit Narooma is undoubtedly the ‘shoulder’ months – October/November and February/March. During those months you’ll get the best weather with warm temperatures averaging 24-25ºc and, as it’s outside the main holiday season, it will be much less crowded too. Accommodation rates are as much as 30-40% cheaper than during the peak season and you can pick up some terrific weekend deals if you shop around.
There are some awesome eateries in Narooma - here are our (personally tested!) choices.
Narooma is certainly a beautiful place and there are plenty of awesome locations at which to take a cool photo or two. Our picks would definitely be Wagonga Head where you can photograph the boats coming in and out of the bar, Smugglers Cove at the north end of Narooma Beach, Glasshouse Rocks Beach near the town cemetary, Mill Bay Boardwalk for views looking back on the Narooma Bridge, Narooma Marina to photograph the awesome boat sheds and wooden boats and Buckridge Lookout on Kianga Road looking back onto town from the hills to the west.