Narooma, NSW

Narooma is on Princes Highway (A1)

Narooma Attractions

Australia Rock

This can be seen at the bar crossing at Wadonga Head, where the inlet empties into the sea. With a bit of imagination you can see the shape of Australia cut into the rock wall. It was accidentally created many years ago when a ship was tied to the rock with large chains to prevent it from washing away. The chains wore away the rock during rough seas and it has been known as Australia Rock ever since. However with constant salt, wind and ocean waves it is gradually changing so it will not be there forever.

Turn east off the Princes Highway 1 kilometres south of the Wagonga Inlet Bridge at Narooma, onto Bluewater Drive, which is immediately south of the Narooma Information Centre at the roundabout. Follow this road for 600 metres then turn left immediately after the car parking spaces onto Bar Rock Road. Follow this road for 450 metres, veer left at the Y-intersection, head down the hill, veer right and drive to the end. There is room for a few cars to park (not suitable for caravans). The hole in the rock, that is shaped a little like Australia. is on the right hand side.

Glasshouse Rocks

These rocks spear up out of the sand and they take on different hues with the changing of the tide and the time of day. Turn east off the Princes Highway 2.5 kilometres south of the Wagonga Inlet Bridge onto Willcocks Road (The Narooma Plaza is on the corner). Follow this road to the end to the car parking area then walk south along the beach to the rocks. You can see the rocks in the distance from the car park.

Mill Bay Boardwalk

This 850 metre (one-way) boardwalk follows the waters edge of the Wagonga Inlet. It is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all levels of walkers. You may see Manta Rays, Octopus, Dolphins and a variety of fish in the water below the boardwalk.

Turn east off the Princes Highway at Narooma onto Dalmeny Drive (signposted to Kianga and Dalmeny). Travel 1 kilometre then turn right onto Centenary Drive. Travel 1 kilometre then turn left into the large car parking area of Apex Park. The boardwalk starts from the southern end of the car park, adjacent to the boat ramp. If you continue along Centenary Drive for another 600 metres then do a sharp left at the tight bend in the road, there is another car parking area where the boardwalk ends (or starts).

Montague Island

The waters around this island teem with fish and are hunted by the island’s colony of Australian Fur Seals and Little Penguins. There are also lots of sea birds that make it their home. September and November is the time to see humpback whales move south on their annual migration from the tropical waters to their Antarctic feeding grounds. Visitors can explore the island's lighthouse history, its Aboriginal heritage and its remarkable plants and wildlife as well as explore the island's unique landscape with one of the many guided tours available. The island is located 9 kilometres from the mainland and east of Narooma.

Wagonga Inlet Cruise

Travel the Wagonga Inlet on this 3 hour cruise on the electric Wagonga Princess which was built in 1905. On the cruise you will hear about the history of the area from the skipper, learn about Aboriginal culture, take a rainforest walk, see oyster shucking demonstrations and enjoy Devonshire Tea. The cruise departs from Taylors Jetty at 1.00pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday during off-peak season and daily during peak holiday times. Book through the Narooma Information Centre or direct to the Wagonga Princess.

Turn west off the Princes Highway 200 metres south of the Wagonga Inlet Bridge at Narooma onto Riverside Drive. The car parking area and Taylors Jetty are 850 metres.

This page last reviewed on 3 Dec 2016