This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Narooma. To help you make friends with Narooma before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Narooma, New South Wales, Australia, is a small pretty town in the far south of New South Wales -- the perfect spot for travel-weary backpackers to rest and rejuvenate. As it's a small town, there are just a couple of hostels in Narooma, New South Wales, Australia, but they are friendly and well-equipped with everything that an independent traveler could want or need.
There is plenty to do during a sojourn in Narooma. Nature-lovers will enjoy visiting the national parks and reserves that surround the town, including the Gulaga National Park, Eurobodalla National Park, and Montague Island Nature Reserve. These are great places to see the local fauna and flora in their natural environment, and to do some bushwalking. Most national parks and reserves have picnic areas too, so you can easily spend a whole day out exploring.
Narooma is famous for its pristine beaches and the Mill Bay Boardwalk is a great way to experience some lovely marine panoramas without even leaving town. Various marine species such as sting rays, seals, dolphins, and large schools of fish are regularly spotted by walkers as they make their way around the bay. The town is also a whale-watchers' paradise and fortunate walkers can often spot these gentle giants from the shore, although it’s also possible to get up closer on a whale-watching cruise.
Other fun things to do in and around Narooma include swimming at the beaches during summer, diving, canoeing, snorkeling, cycling, visiting the local museum and galleries, and visiting the nearby heritage villages of Tilba and Central Tilba. If you like arts and crafts, be sure to also check out the Narooma Rotary Markets, which are held on the fourth Sunday of each month. Throughout the year, there are also a couple of major festivals held in town. Ask for more detail at your hostel in Narooma, New South Wales, Australia.
Narooma is approximately three hundred fifty kilometres south of Sydney, on the Princes Highway, and is a great spot to pause for travelers taking the coastal route to Melbourne. It’s also just over two hundred kilometres by road to Canberra. For those relying on public transport, Premier Bus Services operates two services a day from Sydney to Narooma, traveling through many of the towns and cities along the south coast.
Written by local enthusiast for Narooma hostelsCarsani