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.
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.
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.
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.
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.