Stay & Play

Narooma comes from the Aboriginal word for ‘clear, blue water’ which is exactly what you’ll discover here… and so much more.

The journey itself takes you past epic coastlines, through spotted gum forests and over the stunning aquamarine waters over Wagonga Inlet.

Around the festival, there is much opportunity for adventure on land and sea and great food and wine experiences to explore when the sun goes down.

Narooma’s warm, temperate climate means aquatic adventures are on offer all year – swim with the seals at Baranguba Montague Island, kayak on pristine waterways and perhaps catch your own seafood dinner aboard a charter. Those who like to explore on two wheels can explore 400 kilometres of cycle paths and mountain bike trails across 13 routes. Bushwalkers can visit the ancient mother mountain in Gulaga National Park and step out on trails and beaches in Eurobodalla National Park.

inlet and ocean at Narooma


There is high demand for accommodation in Narooma for three nights over the festival weekend. We recommend festival partner Whale Coast Realty for all your accommodation needs. Festival accommodation sponsors Harrington MotelAmooran OceansideThe Farnboro MotelHorizon Holiday Apartments, and Easts Holiday Parks are also happy to assist you.

Accommodation is also available in nearby towns and villages such as Moruya, Batemans Bay and historic Tilba. Coaches will operate from these towns on the Festival Saturday. Find the perfect place to stay at Eurobodalla Tourism’s Accommodation Search tool.

white country table

Getting to Narooma

Narooma is a two hour drive east of Canberra via the Kings Highway. Sydneysiders can travel via the Princes Highway, a scenic and easy 3.5 to 4 hour drive with opportunities to visit oyster farm gates at Shoalhaven and Bateman’s Bay. For those travelling from Victoria, Narooma is an 8 hour drive from Melbourne and once you enter New South Wales there are opportunities to try oysters at every coastal town you pass through.

Driving an Electric Vehicle? There are dozens of places to recharge along the coast, with high power stations at Narooma and to the north at Batemans Bay, Nowra and further south at Bega. See all the stations here.

Fly or catch a coach
Regional Express offers flights to nearby Moruya (a 45 minute drive) from Sydney and Melbourne and there are four coach companies which cater to travellers from interstate, across the region and locally. For more information visit Eurobodalla Tourism, Getting Around.

Local transport
During the festival the Shuttle Bus operates around Narooma on Friday night and Saturday, and coaches travel between Batemans Bay and Bermagui on Saturday. See the festival timetable and get tickets here. Car hire is available and a local bus service.

car driving