Nature in Narooma
Narooma is a coastal town with superb beaches and abundant wildlife. It's set on the the foreshores wrapped around the Wagonga River estuary.
From canoeing to fishing, surfing and beach walking, Narooma and the lazy, winding Wagonga River were made for summer holidays. The seas around Montague Island, just 11 km off Narooma, teem with marine life making the island a haven for sea birds and seals, once a hunting ground for the local Wallaga and Djiringanj people.
Montague Island has the State's only known colony of Australian fur seals as well as sea eagles, little penguins, mutton birds, hawks, terns, silver gulls, harriers and peregrine falcons.
The town has just about everything you need to make the most of its natural credentials, including various accommodation and dining options, sports shops and boat charter operators. Be sure to go whale-watching either on a cruise or from a headland overlooking the ocean during the migration season from September to November.
For golfers no visit to the south coast of NSW is complete without playing a round of Narooma's famous golf course. With its unique and stunning coastal setting the course is both a challenge for serious golfers and a pleasure to play for the not so serious. The 3rd Hole at Narooma Golf Course has now been officially recognised as one of the country's best with induction into the Australian Golf Digest Golf Holes Hall of Fame.
Saturday 2 May to Saturday 2 May 2015
Narooma Oyster Festival The Narooma Oyster Festival, at the
Montague Island Nature Reserve lighthouse. Image Andrew Brown
Couple fishing in Narooma. Image Sally Mayman
Fishing boat jetties and sheds at Narooma. Image Nick Rains
Golf, Narooma. Image Glen Ryan
Shoreline at Glasshouse Rocks, Narooma. Image Mike Newling