Narooma and Bermagui road trip; lighthouses of South coast NSW

Travel Guide | Narooma & Bermagui (Australia)

Narooma and Bermagui, are coastal towns in the South Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). Supposedly the name Narooma is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘clear blue waters’ and Bermagui, is derived from the Dyirringanj word – permageua meaning ‘canoe with paddles’.

How to get there?

The distance between Sydney and Narooma is around 349 kilometres. And Bermagui is about 36 kilometres from Narooma.

Things to do

There are many things to do in these towns and some of them which I definitely recommend are:

  • Visiting the Camel and Horse Head rocks. Horse Head Rock is a short walk on the rocks from Camel Rock. The best time to visit is during low tide.
  • Australia Rock and Seal Colony – Yes, you heard it right! There is a rock that is in the shape of Australia. And opposite to the Australia rock there is a colony where seals rest.
  • Swimming with seals – At Montague Island, one can swim with these amazing pups of the sea – seals 🙂 .

Where to stay?

There is an awesome camping ground called Surf Beach Holiday Park in Narooma. For an unpowered site for three people, the total cost was only AUD 53. It is surely a great place to stay on a budget. Note: Sometimes you can get the camping site right in front of a lake and also the camping site has all the facilities like barbeque and showers.

Contact Details

5 Ballingalla Street, Narooma
New South Wales 2546
Phone: +61 2 4476 2275
ABN 18513423417



  1. Hi Raksha,

    Thanks for sharing this information about Narooma & Bermagui. Admittedly when it came to planning for our South Coast NSW road trip, we couldn’t find a lot of information on the Sapphire Coast!

    If you like sea stacks, we highly recommend visiting the Glasshouse Rocks & Pillow Lava at Narooma. For information on how to get there, we have detailed visiting there in our guide –

    We hope that it helps your readers and helps everyone see more of the beautiful south coast of NSW 🙂

    Thanks, Dan & Beck | Travel Made Me Do It

  2. Would you rather stay in Bermagui or Narooma! We are planning 3 nights from Sydney and will drive to one from the other. Which one is a better base?


    • I absolutely loved staying at Narooma. It’s extremely pretty town. And the distance between the two is just 30 minutes drive.

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