Tell someone you are going to Narooma and they will most likely reply “Where’s that?”. Of course, those who share the secret know that it is on the South Coast of NSW, about 5 hours drive south of Sydney.
You won’t need an excuse to spend a few days in this beautiful seaside environment.
Local chefs as well as Julie Goodwin, demonstrated seafood dishes using mainly local produce.
Huw Jones from Zanzibar Cafe` in Merimbula (another wonderful secret further south), created an amazing dish: Marinated yellow fin tuna, black lip abalone, squid ink consomme` and beach herbs. His restaurant is definitely on my ‘must do’ list.
Those who were fortunate to taste this dish would surely agree that it tasted amazing.
Alex Dawkins announced that he would soon be opening a new restaurant in Ulladulla at the Habourside restaurant site. Great news for the improving food scene in that area.
After the buzz of the Festival, there are plenty of ways to relax. An enjoyable walk along the boardwalk will take you to the boat ramps where fishermen clean their catch after returning from ocean fishing. Giant sting rays wait in the shallows for scraps.
For the energetic there are boat trips to Montague Island or if you want to relax there are many beaches to choose from. Hiring a tinnie is a relaxing way to explore the inlet. Through the clear water see many of the baby fish, such as yellow fin tuna, that develop here as well as magnificent birdlife.
Narooma, well worth the effort to visit. Many more secrets to discover along the way.