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Travel guide Narooma


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Exploring Narooma and surrounds
  • Montague Island from the headland
  • Fishing alcoves along the walkway
  • Tuross Heads boatshed
  • Mystery Bay
  • Central Tilba
Narooma is a well-known fishing destination, whether your thing is estuary, river, bay or deep-sea fishing, this is the place! Its proximity to the continental shelf and reef fishing around Montague Island (only 8kms from the mainland) make it a popular holiday spot.
 
Of course, there is much more to the area than just fishing and it's a lovely location that is worth exploring in more detail, from the heritage village of Tilba Tilba to the ‘mystery’ of Mystery Bay.
 
Top 5 things to do and see
 
Montague Island - www.montagueisland.com.au
Montague Island is a National Parks and Wildlife Reserve with a historic lighthouse, huge seal colony, little penguins, great snorkelling and - of course - fishing (although some areas of the surrounding waterway are a protected marine park). There are guided tours of Montague Island available - many include whale, dolphin and sea watching, and you can even stay overnight on the island.
 
Fishing Charters -  www.fishingnarooma.com
There is a range of boats in different sizes available for charter from Narooma wharf, offering many fishing alternatives for both game and sport…whether you want to chase kingfish in the bay, are looking to catch the snapper of your dreams or want to head to the shelf for some marlin fishing. Booking in advance is recommended, but remember that you are at the mercy of the weather and plans could change at the last minute.
 
Taking your own boat is also a good option, however be aware that the Narooma bar is one of the most dangerous around and requires careful navigation.
 
Outdoor activities (both in and out of the water)
Deserted beaches and rocky headlands dot the area, including Mystery Bay, Kianga, Dalmeny and the Tuross Lakes. Pack a picnic, take your beach towel, snorkelling equipment and head for the sand… you’re sure to find a protected piece of paradise somewhere!
 
Tilba
Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba are historic National Trust villages just to the south of Narooma, off the main highway. Reminiscent of the 1900s, there are antique shops, jewellery shops, some gorgeous cafes and arts and craft shops, as well as the ABC Cheese factory. If you’re feeling energetic you can stroll through the 5 acres of gardens at Tilba Tilba.
 
Tuross Heads
Looking for a laid-back lifestyle? Then head to Tuross Head for a visit, find the Boatshed at the marina and settle in for a relaxed day’s eating and drinking... perhaps even hire a boat or fish from the wharf.
 
Holiday options
Great for couples and group getaways, particularly fishing weeks or weekends. 
 
When to go?
Any time of year is good in Narooma, as fishing is great all year round. Summer is more suitable for beach sports, but winter is a perfect time to cosy up in Tilba, so plan a visit at a time to suit you and your interests.
 
How to get there?
Follow the Princes Highway south of Sydney past Batemans Bay; from Canberra the Kings Highway takes you to Batemans Bay and then take the Princes Highway south past Moruya.
 
How long to go for?
At least a week, as there is plenty to do. Accommodation bookings on weekends are essential as this is a well-known fishing area.
 
Where to Stay?
There is an extensive range of Narooma holiday accommodation available, with everything from self-contained houses and apartments to B&Bs and motels. Check out the many listings on rentahome.com.au, takeabreak.com.au and Stayz.com.au and you are sure to find the perfect place for your next holiday escape to Narooma.
 
Tourist Information
There is an annual visitors guide published, visit the website at www.eurobodalla.com.au or the visitor information centres at Batemans Bay and Narooma.

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