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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.

Explore with a guide

To explore with a guide, check out these Connection to Country tours with Southbound Escapes to learn from First Nations Businesses, or visit Eurobodalla Tourism Things to Do, to find out about local markets, national parks and much, much  more.


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 Motel, Apollo Holiday ApartmentsAmooran 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.

A dining room decorated in warm timbers and white furniture overlooks a stunning blue waterway - Wagonga Inlet.

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.

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
Narooma Taxi Service operates locally and offers airport transfers to Moruya, for more information and bookings please phone 02 4476 4476. Car hire is available at Narooma Auto Rentals. During the festival the Lighthouse Foundation 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.

A green countryside with a two land road, a car is driving through.