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Narooma
Travel Guide

Narooma showing boating, general coastal views and a coastal town

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 of the Town Motel Narooma
Top of the Town Motel Narooma
3.5 out of 5
126 Princes Highway, Narooma, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 31 May to 31 May
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Narooma Visitors Centre, Narooma Beach and Narooma Golf Club. Bar Rock Lookout and Montague ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (202 reviews)
"Great price, for nice clean and modern rooms, thank you!"

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2021

Top of the Town Motel Narooma
Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
141 Wagonga Street, Narooma, NSW
The price is AU$115 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Narooma Beach and Narooma Golf Club. Montague Island Nature Reserve and Bar Rock Lookout are ...
4/5Very Good! (133 reviews)
"Spacious room with queen bed, 2 bedside cabinets, sofa, desk, table,3 chairs; kitchen area with microwave, jug, toaster and sink; bathroom with toiletries, hand towel and face washers; and table and chairs on the balcony."

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2021

Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
Amooran Oceanside
Amooran Oceanside
4 out of 5
30 Montague Street, Narooma, NSW
The price is AU$130 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Situated in Narooma, this golf aparthotel is steps away from Narooma Beach and Narooma Golf Club. Montague Island Nature Reserve and Cemetery Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
"Loved the roomy unit and the great view."

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

Amooran Oceanside
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Amooran Oceanside
Amooran Oceanside
4 out of 5
30 Montague Street, Narooma, NSW
The price is AU$130 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Situated in Narooma, this golf aparthotel is steps away from Narooma Beach and Narooma Golf Club. Montague Island Nature Reserve and Cemetery Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
"Loved the roomy unit and the great view."

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

Amooran Oceanside
BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park
BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park
3 out of 5
41 Princes Highway, Narooma, NSW
The price is AU$140 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated on the boardwalk, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Narooma Visitors Centre, Narooma Golf Club and Bar Rock Lookout. Narooma Beach and Montague ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (144 reviews)
"Good place to stay , stay there every year, good people close to shops and food venues right on the water"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2021

BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park
Horizon Apartments Narooma
Horizon Apartments Narooma
4 out of 5
147 Princes Highway, Narooma, NSW
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! (318 reviews)
"Clean and tidy, a little more dated than the pictures lead you to believe. Bed not overly comfortable but everything worked ok - great views of the ocean and Montague Island, close to supermarket and town centre"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

Horizon Apartments Narooma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Narooma

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

JUDY

4 Dec. 2019

A beautiful place to see seals and lakes, the boardwalk is fantastic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Nov. 2019

Quiet location and away from the crowds.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov. 2019

We love Narooma great coastal town plenty of options to eat and things to do and see. I would definitely stay in Narooma again.

5/5 - Excellent

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29 Oct. 2019

One of the best places on the south coast.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Oct. 2019

very nice, clean and great spot for relaxation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Oct. 2019

What a beautiful place!!!

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