Narooma is one of the most scenic towns on the Far South Coast, sitting between the ocean and the startling blue-green waters of Wagonga Inlet.
The town manages to retain a ‘1950s fishing village’ vibe but modernised, with great shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s a fantastic place for families, with a patrolled beach, bike tracks and lots of waterways to explore or fish in.
Narooma is the base for charter operators offering tours to nearby Montague Island, with its spectacular lighthouse, little penguin and fur seal colonies and Aboriginal heritage.
Just up the road from Narooma is Bodalla, the village with the magnificent stone church and many other historic buildings. The village was developed by Thomas Mort in the late 1800s as a private country estate based around the dairy and cheese making industries, which still dominate Bodalla today.
All Saints Anglican Church was commissioned by the Mort family in memory of Thomas Mort and his wife. Work began on the Church in 1880 and was completed in 1901.
Further north, the township of Moruya also has beautifully preserved heritage buildings and streetscapes and is a great place to explore.
Itís famous for supplying the granite used in the piers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Sydneyís Post Office, the Bank of NSW and the Cenotaph in Martin Place.
These days however, Moruya is known for the large, intricately carved wooden poles that are dotted along the footpath of the main street.
Fantastic cafes, restaurants and pubs with live music can also be found in this bustling little country town that has lots to offer.