Located on the south coast of New South Wales, only 4 hours drive from Sydney, you’ll find this budget motel in Narooma. At only 3 minutes drive to the town centre, 1 minute to the plaza and 2 minutes to the main beach, you are ideally placed for the most enjoyable stay possible.
There are 12 ground floor units available at Motel Farnboro, including: standard rooms, studios (which also offer a kitchenette) and 2 bedroom spa suites (which sleeps a maximum of 4 people and offers a luxurious spa bath in the bathroom). All rooms offer comfortable queen beds, reverse cycle air conditioning, televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, electric blankets and refrigerators.
Motel Farnboro also offers a number of other amenities to make your stay more enjoyable, including: a solar heated swimming pool, gazebo and complimentary gas BBQs. There is also a large parking area that can accommodate buses, boats and trailers if required. Breakfast and other meals can be made available in rooms upon request.
Fresh local seafood is available at nearby restaurants. Montague Island offers short seasonal whale watching, seals and penguins – daily charter tours are available.
When staying at this accommodation in Narooma, we hope that you will take the time to explore the surrounding area. Mystery Bay, Dalmeny, Tilba Tilba, Bodalla, Bermagui, Cobargo, Turlinjah and Moruya are all a short distance away.
One of the best things about staying at Motel Farnboro is that it places you within close proximity of many of the region’s best-known attractions. No matter your interests, there is sure to be something for you to see and do.
Many people use Narooma as the ideal base for checking out the regions stunning beaches. Some of the better spots include the Narooma Surf Beach (where you’ll also find the amazing Glasshouse Rocks) and Handkerchief Beach. If you’re into surfing, appropriate beaches can also be found at Dalmeny, Kianga and Mystery Bay. Family friendly beaches are patrolled during peak times, often including warm paddling channels and rock pools.
Explore the rugged coastline and surrounds be checking out some of the more natural attractions, such as: the Lake Brou to Potato Point Walk, Wagonga Inlet, Mill Bay Boardwalk, Corunna Lake, Ringlands Rotary Walk, Glasshouse Rocks and Pillow Lava, Box Cutting Rainforest Walk (only 35 minutes of easy walking), Gulaga National Park, Eurobodalla National Park, Montague Island Nature Reserve, and the Batemans Marina Park (set on 85,000 hectares).
If you want to immerse yourself in the history of the region, there are plenty of sites to visit during your stay. These include the Narooma Lighthouse Museum (which is located at the Visitor’s Centre) and the Montague Island Lighthouse (which was built in 1881 and is the only remaining occupied light station on the NSW coast). In fact, much of the apparatus that was removed from the Lighthouse is on display in the museum.
When visiting Narooma, ensure that you sample some of the delicious local produce that the region is known for. Tilba Valley Wines is definitely worth the visit – tastings are available in the cellar door and lunch is available in the restaurant. Gardener’s Harvest is known for quality homemade jams, marmalades, pickles, chutneys and relishes. South Coast Cheese has a shop in nearby Tilba and Rolf’s Patisserie is known for delicious pastries.
Those who enjoy playing a round or two cannot visit Narooma without stopping by the town’s famous golf course. The coastal setting offers a challenge for serious golfers whilst being quite enjoyable for the not so serious. The brasserie, called Paul’s on the Course, is the perfect place to enjoy a meal before or after heading onto the course. Fresh local seafood features prominently in the menu, including fresh oysters (which are a popular choice).
The region is also rich in art and culture, which you should definitely immerse yourself in during your stay. Check out the SoART Gallery (which is managed by a volunteersub-committee and provides locals with an opportunity to showcase their own work), and the Montague Art and Craft Society (there are two galleries plus a studio where lessons are held). We also recommend checking out the Narooma Cinema, which has been placed on the National Heritage Register.