Narooma, the "jewel" of the south coast, is one of the most beautiful and relaxing towns of the Sapphire coast, in the midst of Sydney and Melbourne, 218km of Canberra.
Narooma is said to be derived from the Yuin Aboriginal word " Noorooma" meaning "clear blue waters". There is the blue of the beaches, the calm blue of nearby lakes, the deep blue of the sea surrounding Montague Island and the intense teal waters of pristine Wagonga Inlet, something you will never forget.
Narooma is surrounded with the beautiful “Barunguba” (Montague Island) seaside and a coastline dotted with gorgeous beaches and significant geological rock formations such as the famous Australia Rock, Glasshouse Rocks and Pillow Lava (remains of a submarine volcano).
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Gulaga, extinct Volcano and sacred mountain for Yuin Aboriginal people, Narooma is also the mainland departure point for Montague Island. A Nature Reserve home to hundreds of seals and more than ninety bird species. it is classified as a Landscape Conservation Area due to its scenic, historical and scientific significance.
You can go snorkeling or scuba diving with seals and book a tour to see penguins in their natural habitat. The island is also a great location for whale and dolphin watching.
Wagonga Inlet is described as “the fishing jewel” of the South Coast and is known for its extensive oyster farms. Some of the world best fresh oysters!
The Horse’s Gift sanctuary is located right next to an Oyster farm that has a brand new Oyster bar for the Oyster lovers.
There are cruises and Kayak rentals available on the Wagonga Inlet for those who would like to explore the surroundings.
The natural beauty, harmony and peacefulness of this place make it the perfect getaway to unwind and connect with nature while discovering one of Australia richest cultural site. Truly the best sanctuary The Horse's Gift could find for equine experiential learning activities.
You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, ranging from charming cottages and lakeside glamping to coastal retreats and camping grounds. For more information, please go to our "where to stay" page.
With its stunning white sand coastline, river estuaries and craggy headlands, the Eurobodalla region is an ideal holiday destination.
Mystery Bay lookout is in the most southern part of Eurobodalla National Park not far from the picturesque hamlet of Mystery Bay. The lookout offers fabulous scenic views out to the Pacific Ocean where you are likely to see whales during their spring migration.
The coastal Yuin People traditionally camped, fished and collected resources in this area, a tradition that continues into present. A number of middens and artefact scatters remain visible in Mystery Bay.
There are plenty of walking opportunities from Mystery Bay lookout as well as swimming, fishing and surfing at nearby beaches. For the adventurous, the coastline around Mystery Bay has deep channels that are great for snorkelling.
In the picture-postcard Tilba region, you'll relax among the green hills of Gulaga, where a very tempered climate and rich soil have produced excellent wines and beautiful, formal gardens. You'll admire colonial timber cottages as you browse delightful shops and galleries, savour local produce and amble in splendid gardens.Cheese and wine are a highlight of Eurobodalla's local produce and markets.
Discover brilliant wildlife in the area. Deua National Park is a haven for birds, wallabies and possums, as well as the rare tiger quoll. Bushwalk through the scenic Monga National Park and you may spot a lyrebird. Murramarang National Park is another exquisite natural reserve, with a large population of eastern grey kangaroos.
This region has also lots of exciting events and activities throughout the year, like the Four Winds festival for the music lovers gathering fantastic performers from around the world to perform in a unique outdoor setting. And there is so much more to enjoy, you can find all information and details via the following links: