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The word Narooma is derived from the Yuin term for ‘clear blue water’, it aptly describes the stunning Wagonga Inlet that Narooma is located adjacent to.

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Location

Narooma is in the Eurobodalla region on the south coast of NSW. The town is on the Princes Highway, 350 km from Sydney (5 hr drive) and 220 km from Canberra (3 hr drive).

Approaching Narooma from the north provides one of the most spectacular entries anywhere to a town with its old steel bridge and the beautiful clear waters of Wagona Inlet.

How to get there

Moruya Airport (50 min drive from Narooma) is serviced by Regional Express (REX) offering daily flights to and from Sydney and Merimbula.

There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Local bus services run regular timetables between Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.

Population

Narooma is home to more than 3300 people, the median age of residents is 58 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.

The town is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Narooma Community Health Centre, with Batemans Bay Hospital and Moruya District Hospital make up the Eurobodalla Health Service. The Narooma Community Health Centre

The Moruya District Hospital (40 min away) is a 55 bed acute care hospital at level 3 role delineation providing general medicine, general surgery, paediatric, obstetric, renal dialysis, oncology, high dependency care, Hospital in The Home and emergency services. The Batemans Bay Hospital (20 min drive from Narooma) is a 31 bed hospital at level 2 role delineation.

There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Narooma.

Accredited GP practices

  • Katungul Aboriginal Medical Services - Narooma
  • Lighthouse Surgery

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Narooma are: accommodation, supermarkets and grocery stores, secondary education, aged care residential services, and local government administration.
  • Education

There are two schools in Narooma: Narooma Public School (K-6) and Narooma High School (7-12).
  • Childcare

For young families, Narooma has a range of facilities offering family day care, child care, pre-school, after school and vacation care services, as well as an Aboriginal pre-school.
  • Shopping

Narooma has two supermarkets, Woolworths and IGA and a number of boutique and specialty stores. Narooma Plaza contains a bottleshop, clothing store, cafes, a bakery, hairdresser, newsagent, pharmacy, variety store, and garden centre. The Bridge Plaza in Batemans Bay is home to a number of supermarkets and major retail outlets.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Narooma include Catholic, Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temples and mosques are located in Canberra (3 hr drive from Narooma).
  • Points of interest

Narooma has an independently run two-screen cinema showing current releases, art house & foreign films. The timber boatsheds on the inlet offer fresh local oysters and seafood to the public, th annual Narooma Oyster Festival is celebrated each May. Narooma is also a prime spot for whale watching during migration season (June - November). Nearby Montague Island teems with marine life and is home to NSW’s only known colony of Australian fur seals.
  • Sporting activities

The 3rd Hole at picturesque Narooma Golf Course has been officially recognised as one of the country’s best, with induction into the Australian Golf Digest Golf Holes Hall of Fame. Other sporting activities available include netball, AFL, soccer, rugby league, squash, croquet, bowls, surfing and rock wall climbing.  There is also an 50m indoor swimming pool in Narooma.
  • Community groups and activities

In Narooma community groups and volunteer organisations include the Country Women’s Association, Rotary Club, Lions Club and Narooma Surf Club. There is also the Narooma Community Garden and Narooma Arts Centre.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Narooma. Good places to start are the Facebook pages: Narooma NewsNarooma Notice Board and Narooma – Eden Buy Sell Swap Free.