Montague island is about 8km off the coast at Narooma, it takes about 20 minutes by boat to get hereIt is a NPWS reserve, if you want to actually land on the island you have to join one of their guided tours as it is a protected area, or you can go around it by boatthere are daily tours which cost AUD70, the times depend on the season so ring 02...more
BODALLA, a small town located on the south coast of New South Wales, about 20kms north of Narooma. It is a Dairying & Cheese making district and has pretty scenery surrounding the town.What a sight we saw when arriving on the Princes Highway from Sydney, the beautiful, historic, All Saints Church sitting high on the hill. Wow! A stop had to be...more
Australia Rock, actually looks like a map of Australia. IT is found at the bar crossing (where the inlet empties into the sea). The shape of the rock wall was accidental and was created many years ago when a ship was tied to the rock with large chains to prevent it from washing away.The chains wore the shape into the rock during rough seas and it...more
AT Bar Rock lookout, just don't stop there, but walk further on. There is a very good pathway that winds its way down the hillside to where "Australia rock" is. By going on this walk, even if you don't go to the bottom, you get good views of Wagonga Inlet and the Wharf area, which you can't see from the 1st lookout.more
This is a great lookout with views over the Ocean and the Bar. The Cliffs are pretty rugged around this area, and there was a plaque about a shipwreck.It is also a good spot to watch Whales and Dolphins. There is a notice at the lookout with photos of the different types of Whales that you may spot on their migration to Queensland.The Ocean...more
Moruya, is located on the Moruya river, between Batemans Bay and Narooma. It is located in the area known as the Eurobodalla coast. The Moruya river flows through it.When we were passing through Moruya, I noticed a lot of wooden carvings in the main street. We stopped the Car and turned around, and went back to the main street to find out about...more
The latest of woodcarvings located in the main street of Moruya, was unveiled in June, 2009.This 10 foot tall carving depicts a Dutch World War 2 pilot.Dutch aviator Gus Winckel, was there on Saturday (6/6) to see his likeness unveiled and speak as one of many pilots who relied on Moruya airfield between 1942 and 45 while tracking and attacking...more
Not rock music, but a hole in a rock formation on the shore, amazingly it is almost Australia shapedwith time and patience it is possible to take a great photograph of someone standing in the opening, but it was so windy the day we were there that all attempts at creative photography were abandoned, this picture was taken as we set off on the whale...more
We saw quite a large colony of Australian fur seals, there were several cubs which are really cute, a smaller colony of New Zealand fur seals live close by, their coats are more red than the Australian sealsthe two colonies seem to co-exist quite happily, and were very interesting to watchunfortunately they did give off a very powerful aroma ! it...more
126 Princes Highway, Narooma, NSW 2546
While madam checked into the Whale Motor Inn, the driver took a quick squiz at the on-site restaurant. All looked good with outstanding view, quality tablewear, interesting decor and a menu offering a good choice of product including seafood. An invitation to dine no where else that night.The menu offers a choice of eight Entrees ranging from...more
for an amazingly cheap lunch this is the place ! there is a varied menu and the prices are rock bottonthe food is excellent, there isnt much in the way of ambience in the dining room, but for the price who cares ?the restaurant is in the Sports club, but non members are welcome, you just have to sign in at the door honey chicken with fried rice ...more
Nell`s food is fantastic, the varied menu has international flavours and the portions are generousthere are sea views and a log fire, it is a very cosy intimate restaurant, but the thing we liked best was the menu, its written on a blackboard, not unusual, but the blackboard here is at leat 1.5 metres tall and is wheeled from table to table for you...more
Central Tilba is only a tiny little old village, but it is a very busy one, especially on weekends.
We were there during the week, and the narrow street was full of parked cars, there was a tour bus, and the car park by the ABC cheese factory was full.
We managed to get a park in the street, just pure luck!
What we didn't know was there was another car park at the opposite end of the street nearly empty.
Now, I don't know why, but its the same distance walk which ever end you park.
This car park is the one located by the junction of the road that goes to Tilba Tilba. The double story B&B is on the corner and there is a monument.
BAR ROCK LOOKOUT and the wind can be blowing a gale here. If you are visiting on a not real warm day, then you will need to pop a Jacket on to keep warm!
I took a photo of the wind swept shrubs just to show how strong the wind is on these Cliff tops.
After enjoy my walk around the beautiful gardens, then it was time to browse the Nursery. Called "The Spires Nursery" (next to Foxglove Spires Open Garden) it had a good array of interesting Plants. Quite a few were more unusual than what you find in another Nursery. There were quite a few Cottage and perennial plants (including many featured in...more
The Foxglove Spires Open Garden surrounds a 100 year old farm cottage.Some other areas of interest which I didn't mention in my previous tip, was the pond at the bottom of the garden with the Irises in bloom, there was an area where you could sit and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty. It was not in flower when I visited, what a shame because it...more
This is the name of an open garden at the town of Tilba Tilba. It is quite a well known one, having been on Television several times. It is open all year round. A large garden, which was originally three and a half acres of farmland, is now a wonderful woodland garden with rambling walks, archways, hedges and masses of flowers. Scattered around the...more
Down Narooma way, they have Oyster farms.
What we noticed was the price, SO CHEAP buying direct from the grower.
We saw a roadside sign advertising them for $18 for 3 dozen (2009 price)
Now, I don't know what they were like, but I do know that is extremely cheap, so it may be the place to get your "Oyster fix!"