Narooma is located on the far south coast of NSW (Map), in the Eurobadalla Shire. Narooma has a lot to offer, plenty of things to see and do with a wide range of accommodation. This is a blog about traveling on a budget so we will concentrate on enjoying time in Narooma with very little costs. Narooma has two free camps, Bodalla Forest Rest Area (more info) which is located around 8km north of Narooma and Honeysuckle (more info) which is located about 5km south of Narooma. Mystery Bay (more info) also has a cheap camp which comes with a cost (approx $12pp) and is located 12 km south of Narooma.
The area around Wagonga Inlet is referred to as the flats by the locals, this area is great for fishing or snorkeling, kayaking and boating. Its also great to ride your bike or walk around the board walks or water front to explore the area. From the northern side of the inlet entrance there is a great beach which is great for surfing in the right conditions. Just inside the inlet there is a small beach with a shark net which is a very popular place to swim. Not far away is the boat ramp, when the fishermen come in to clean their catch you can watch out for the huge stingrays feeding on fish carcasses. This connects to the Mill Bay Boardwalk where you can enjoy the aquatic life, as the water is crystal clear. From the end of the boardwalk you can cross the bridge and continue to the south side of the inlet and see Australia Rock, an amazing rock formation. A little further along the break-wall you can sit and watch for hours the colony of fur seals rest on the rocks or playing in the water. Just above Australia Rock is a lookout, from here you can see an amazing view over Wagonga Inlet, Montague Island and whales at the right time of year.
From the North or South of Narooma you can take the Wagonga Scenic Drive. Driving through some amazing Aussie bush along a dirt road (suitable for 2 wheel drive) towards the North end of the road there is a spectacular veiw at lookout over looking Narooma and surrounding areas. The drive is about an hour long at a slow pace, there is also a turn off to drive to Tilba Tilba along another dirt road that is a stunning drive.