Top ChoiceNature Reserve in Narooma

Montague Island (Barranguba)

Wildlife thrives on this small, pest-free island, 9km offshore from Narooma, where fur seals frolic and 90 bird species wheel overhead. Little penguins nest here from September to February, while, offshore,...

Cafe in Narooma

Quarterdeck Marina

This 'little red house of tunes' overlooking Forsters Bay is a dreamy venue, ideal for farewelling the sun and welcoming a plate of lime-buttered scallops or blue-cheese oysters. The tiki-themed bar is busy on...

Australian in Narooma

Whale Restaurant

Attached to a neat motor inn at the top of the hill is the surprisingly chic Whale Restaurant. Local knowledge gained by years of exploring the waves and tracks of the region has been put to use by the chefs who...

Food & Drink in Narooma

Oyster Festival

A shucking good time can be had at Narooma's major festival. Oyster masterclasses, cooking demonstrations and shucking competitions fill a program of mollusc-focused hi-jinks, backed by live performances as...

Indian in Narooma

Mannat Residency Inn

Ignore the somewhat stuffy name – this motel-adjoining restaurant serves high-quality Indian food suiting all tolerances for spice: salmon-coconut curry, chilli-fried paneer cheese, punchy kadai (tomato, ginger...

Italian in Narooma


This much-loved place is a sociable spot doing hearty Italian home cooking, and very fine pizzas. Save space for the decadent dessert menu. The back deck has great views over the estuary. It's very family...

Cinema in Narooma

Narooma Kinema

With a radiant sun shape emblazoned across its art-deco exterior, this fabulous 1920s building screams old-school Hollywood glamour. New releases, art-house movies and sometimes singalong showings take place inside.

Landmark in Narooma

Australia Rock

Squint at the unusual rock formation on Wagonga Head and the gap in the centre vaguely resembles the outline of Australia (with apologies to the island state of Tasmania).

Viewpoint in Narooma

Bar Rock Lookout

Walk from Riverside Dr along the inlet to the ocean and take the stairs up to Bar Rock Lookout for an inspiring ocean panorama.