Laze on the beach, learn to surf, hike an extinct volcano, visit seals and penguins on Montague Island and soak up the relaxing atmosphere of this seaside town.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Narooma, a seaside retreat nestled in the shadow of Mount Gulaga. Find plenty to explore here, with Montague Island National Park Wildlife Reserve just offshore, hiking trails up the mountain and nearby heritage villages. Unwind on the beach, eat fresh seafood and experience the peace and quiet of life on the Sapphire Coast.

Narooma is close to several beaches. Bring a surfboard or paddleboard to Dalmeny Beach or head to Bar Beach for some fishing off the north wall. Stroll south down Surf Beach in the late afternoon to see the sun set over the towering red Glass House Rocks jutting from amid the crashing waves.

Visit the fur seal colony at Montague Island Nature Reserve and get up close with marine creatures while scuba diving. Go game fishing for tuna and kingfish in the waters surrounding the island. Dolphins, penguins, grey nurse sharks and whales can also be spotted around here. Trek to the former lighthouse for fantastic panoramic views.

Cultural entertainment is in ample supply here too. Book a romantic horse and carriage ride along the coast, discover the history of the lighthouse at the small museum at the Narooma Visitor Centre and watch a movie at the art deco cinema.

May is festival season, with celebrations of local art and artists, as well as the area’s delicious seafood catch. Taste the regional flavours at the Oyster Festival, which features live music, local wines and cooking demonstrations.

Hike the rainforest trail at nearby Mount Gulaga, a sacred site of the Yuin Aboriginal people. The 11-kilometre (7-mile) return trek up the once active volcano is dotted with unusually shaped granite boulders and has spectacular views over the rolling green hills and coast. Sip a coffee at the trail’s end in the heritage town of Tilba Tilba.

Find Narooma at the northernmost end of the Sapphire Coast. The scenic drive from Canberra leads through state forests and national parks, and takes just under 3 hours.

Top hotels in Narooma

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Horizon Apartments Narooma
Horizon Apartments Narooma
4 out of 5
147 Princes Highway, Narooma, NSW
AU$160
per night
19 Nov. - 20 Nov.

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Narooma Visitors Centre and Narooma Golf Club. Narooma Beach and Bar Rock Lookout ...

4.2/5Excellent! (285 reviews)

"Great location, walking distance to anything that you will need."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019

Horizon Apartments Narooma
Amooran Oceanside
Amooran Oceanside
4 out of 5
30 Montague Street, Narooma, NSW
AU$153
per night
18 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Situated in Narooma, this golf apartment building is steps away from Narooma Golf Club and Narooma Beach. Narooma Visitors Centre and Bar Rock Lookout are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (350 reviews)

"We stayed in the King studio room overlooking the golf course with ocean views. The room was well equipped and very comfortable. Excellent place to stay when in Narooma."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2019

Amooran Oceanside
Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
141 Wagonga Street, Narooma, NSW
AU$95
per night
18 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Situated in Narooma, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Narooma Golf Club and Narooma Beach. Narooma Visitors Centre and Bar Rock Lookout are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (114 reviews)

"Receptionist was very friendly and helpful... price was right for what it was"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019

Holiday Lodge Motor Inn

Top activities in Narooma

Narooma E-Bike Hire - 4 Hours
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Narooma E-Bike Hire - 4 Hours

AU$80

One of the most beautiful things to do in Narooma is to take a bike ride along the Narooma to Dalmeny cycle track. The 21 km round trip route hugs the stunning coastline on a cycle track that was built and funded by the community.

E-Bike Half Day Tour - 4 Hours
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E-Bike Half Day Tour - 4 Hours

AU$220

One of the most beautiful things to do in Narooma is to take a bike ride along the Narooma to Dalmeny cycle track. The 21 km round trip route hugs the stunning coastline on a cycle track that was built and funded by the community.

Reviews of Narooma

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5/5 - Excellent

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29 Oct. 2019

One of the best places on the south coast.

5/5 - Excellent

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20 Oct. 2019

very nice, clean and great spot for relaxation

5/5 - Excellent

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9 Oct. 2019

What a beautiful place!!!

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Aug. 2019

Love it. Unfortunately no public transport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Jul. 2019

Grew up in Narooma for the first 22yrs of my life, nothing compares to it... will always be my home

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Jun. 2019

Booking was confirmed by email from website. The morning of the stay, while I was driving, the hotel called to say payment was not processed correctly. Next my bank called to saying the Hotel was fraudulent and trying to charge me over and over.