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Narooma - Cities, Towns and Localities

South Coast Clown Fish - courtesy Tourism New South Wales

Lovely resort town sited abreast the Wagonga inlet 350 km south of Sydney. Ideal for families getting away to do that spot of game fishing, feast on the fat local oysters and generally take it steady for a while.

The area was originally inhabited by the Wandandian Aborigines, who were made to give way to the new settlers who wanted more land for their cattle runs in the 1840's. The area's main industries these days are oysters, fishing, big game fishing tours and tourism.
 

Montague Island lies just of the coast from Narooma declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1953, the island is home to many seals and fairy penguins, guided tours of the island and its lighthouse are available from Narooma.

Narooma is home to one of the more unusual movie houses in Australia the Narooma Kinema. The movies are displayed on the screen using a Kinematograph instead of a projector. The technology never really took off however this wonderful old art deco theatre manages to survive intact to this day.

Check out our listing of Narooma accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Narooma Visitor Information Centre
Princes Highway
NAROOMA NSW 2546
Ph: 02 4476 2881
Freecall: 1800 240 003
Email
Web: www.eurobodalla.com.au
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Narooma Attractions

Montague Island
• Montague Island was originally a fertile hunting ground for the local Aboriginal people and the island contains a number of Aboriginal sites. With the appearance of white settlement, huge numbers of seals were commercially harvested during the early part of this century.
Narooma Lighthouse Museum and Visitor Centre.Narooma Lighthouse Museum and Visitor Centre
• Address above
• The light source for the Montague Island Lighthouse beacon was converted from oil to kerosene, and then to electricity in 1969. The mechanism was completely removed in 1986, and replaced by a battery of solar powered quartz halogen lamps. The original light mechanism packed, prism by prism in individual cases surrounded by expanding foam sprayed in to protect the contents. It was then stored in Sydney pending a decision on its final destination.

In October, 1986, the Narooma Apex Club wrote to the Department of Transport and Communications asking that the original light be returned to Narooma to be placed on permanent display in the town. This was agreed to, provided the light could be housed in a acceptable manner. In consultation with Eurobodalla Shire Council, an extension was built and accessible thorough the Narooma Visitors' Centre to house the light.

Drop in and visit the centre, where there is a collection of items on display, as well as historical information about the lighthouse.

Source: Lighthouses of Australia - The Narooma Lighthouse Museum


Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Tours
• Bermagui Rd, FMB WALLAGA LAKE NSW 2546
• Ph: 02 4473 7232 • Ph: 02 4473 7062 • Fax: 02 4473 7169 • Email
• See historical photographs of the Aboriginal reserve at Wallaga Lake and the extensive documentation on the local Yuin peoples fight for the protection of their sacred sites. There is also a workshop viewing area where you can watch Aboriginal spears and boomerangs being made. Hands-on activities include spear throwing, bark hut building, painting with ochres and boomerang throwing.
Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching
• The whale watching season starts in September through to November and visitors can witness the annual migration south of the Humpback Whales. Other whales seen sighted include Southern Right Whale, Fin Whale, Bryde’s Whale, Blue Whales, Sei Whales and Killer Whales. Dolphins are also sighted in the region.
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Narooma Events

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Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival
• The festival has now moved from NAROOMA to BATEMANS BAY NSW • Ph: 02 4476 2550 • Email
• October Labour Day Long Weekend
• Annual music festival event held over 3 days of hot rhythms and cool blues, market and craft stalls and food fair. A fantastic blend of international, national and local artists performing over the weekend on the multi stage, with performances of some of the greatest blues and roots music artists from around the world. Check website for accommodation and camping facilities.

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Narooma Tours

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Montague Island Tours
• Narooma Town Wharf, Blue Water Drv • Narooma Visitors Centres (Bookings)
• Ph: 02 4476 2881 (Narooma Visitors Centre) • Freecall: 1800 240 003
• World class tours through a landscape teeming with wildlife and steeped in history. Explore the natural and historical heritage of this unique environment with your guide. Morning and evening tours, subject to minimum numbers and sea and weather conditions. Between mid September to mid November, there are usually combined Whale Watch Tours, as this is also the peak period for visiting the island. A proportion of the cost is used to fund projects on the island. Access to Montague Island Nature Reserve is currently provided by Narooma Charters from Narooma's Town Wharf.
Narooma ChartersNarooma Charters
• PO Box 265, NAROOMA NSW 2546 • Ph: 02 4476 2240 • Email
• Fishing, tours, dive, whale watching and more. Montague Island Nature & Wildlife Tours.
 
Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Tours
• Bermagui Rd, FMB WALLAGA LAKE NSW 2546
• Ph: 02 4473 7232 • Ph: 02 4473 7062 • Fax: 02 4473 7169 • Email
• Tours of the area's cultural sites are available by contacting the Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
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Narooma Distance

Distance to Narooma
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Narooma:
  Km
• Batemans Bay 69
• Bega 78
• Bermagui 32
• Braidwood 129
• Cobargo 37
• Mogo 59
  Km
• Moruya 42
• Nelligen 77
• Quaama 48
• Sydney 342
• Tilba Tilba 19
• Ulladulla 121
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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