Narooma


Narooma

New South Wales, Australia

By far, my most favorite place in Australia, Narooma is a panoramic sensation for the beach enthusiast. Think the historic Highway 101 Coastal Oregon route meets the Bahamas and you have “Narooma”. The Aborigine suitably called this area “Clear blue waters” and nothing more could be true. Crystal clear waters. A town of about 3,000 and a strip of geological wonders along the beach, this captures the contrast of earth and water perfectly. The rocks found near Narooma include the Narooma Chert that dates to Cambrian times. There are also underwater remains of a submarine volcano with pillow lava offshore. The Island known as “Montague Island”, now a National Park and Wildlife Refuge, is 8 kilometers offshore from Narooma and was one of the islands sighted by Captain Cook in 1770. The island has 8 known rainforests on it. The area brought white settlers for timber, gold, and fishing. It was declared a port in 1884, opened its first school in 1886, and its first post office in 1889, and originally was only accessed via the sea. By the 20th century, it became a major tourist destination and boomed in oyster farming. Then saw construction of the first major bridge to be constructed on the Princes Highway, improving access by road. In 1937, industry boomed again with a local cannery opening its doors to process tuna and salmon which eventually saw a drought of salmon causing the cannery to close its doors. Narooma was also home to the annual Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival held in October until it moved to Batesman Bay in 2010. Rating 5 stars out of 5.



 



 



 



 



 




 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 




 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


Taylors Fish n’ Chips * Narooma

New South Wales, Australia


 



 



 

Narooma YHA * Narooma

New South Wales, Australia




Narooma

New South Wales, Australia



 


Taylors Fish n’ Chips * Narooma

New South Wales, Australia


 



 



 



 





Bar Beach * Narooma

New South Wales, Australia

Just to the north of Narooma is the infamous “Bar Beach” which is a popular area for snorkelling off the rocks and beaches. It is also one of the safest beaches in Australia as it is naturally enclosed and protected near the Wagonga Inlet mouth and further enhanced by a break-wall at its north end. The beach is also enclosed by netting. The waters are full of young fish, squid, seahorses, and jelly fish. Next to “Bar Beach” to the south is “Apex Park” which includes a playground, picnic tables, barbeque grills, and is a great place to watch seals and rays feed. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.



 



 



 



 



 




 




 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 




 





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Narooma

New South Wales, Australia



 




Narooma YHA * Narooma

New South Wales, Australia

Narooma, New South Wales, Australia


 





 




 



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