Narooma locals have always known the Narooma-Dalmeny Cycleway is pretty spectacular, but now it’s official.
Australian Geographic has named the Narooma-Dalmeny Coast Ride in it’s top three bike rides across New South Wales.
The 21 kilometres (Easy) ride, links the two towns, and takes in golden beaches, inlets and just off the coast, Barunguba (Montague Island).
The write-up states that:
The NSW Far South Coast towns of Dalmeny and Narooma abut a coastline that is magnificent in its splendour. Thankfully, for two-wheeled visitors, there’s a brilliant bike path that links the two towns, allowing you to experience all these natural wonders up close.
This easy ride offers brilliant views of one of the most spectacular parts of the NSW coast, with pristine beaches and tranquil inlets. – Justin Walker
The ride heads north from Narooma with the start at Riverside Drive, near the wharf at Wagonga Inlet.
From here you follow the path beside the blue-green waters of Wagonga Inlet, toward Narooma Highway Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, you join the (timber) Mill Bay Boardwalk and wind around toward the inlet’s mouth (stop at where fisher-folk clean their catch and you may spot one of the resident seals).
As well as seals, keep an eye out for other marine life, such as rays, and fish, and – if you’re riding here in whale season – there’s a high chance of spotting these migrating giants, too. Continuing, you ride past wetlands (great for birdwatching) and then any number of beaches.
The ride is excellent when it comes to outlooks; several viewing platforms along Kianga headland offer views over some of the best beaches in NSW (there are also picnic spots along this route).
The sealed path continues all the way to Dalmeny Sports Club, your start/turn-around point for this memorable family ride.
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