Narooma is a little town five hours south of Sydney and it’s a great place for a cycling experience. We chose to ride along the coastline from the Big 4 caravan park where we were staying, at Wagonga Inlet, to the Dalmeny shops.
It’s a return distance of 16 kilometres and is an easy grade ride. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views and at the right time of the year you can even see the migrating whales.
From the park you cross over the bridge but make sure you take in the views of the inlet from the bridge and the amazing colour of the water.
After the bridge, there is a short but steep section and a boat ramp at the bottom. Watch out for the bollard at the bottom it’s in a dangerous position and is easy to hit.
You are now on the Mill Bay boardwalk, a 700 metre wooden structure, from where you can see the fish and rays in the clear waters and seals that bask on the surface near the boat ramp and the fish-cleaning tables.
We rode on to the northern breakwater and watched the waves rush in through the heads. The small fishing boats coming over the bar have a hard time of it but it’s very entertaining for us.
Heading back on to the cycle track we ride off to Dalmeny. As you ride along there’s bush on one side and the ocean on the other. The colours of the water and rocks of the coastline are just spectacular.
There are two viewing platforms with great views, southward toward Narooma, and Montague Island, and to the north, the cliffs and headlands of the Eurobodalla National park, with Tuross in the distance.