Wagonga Inlet scenic route

Any bicycle ride in the Eurobodalla is set amongst beautiful scenery and this ride is particularly stunning, taking you through beautiful forest, alongside coastal wetlands and along an amazing stretch of coastline. It also goes along side Wagonga Inlet. This forest and ocean cycle loop west of Narooma is a true pleasure.

ROUTE:  Nar2 - Narooma Forest and Ocean Loop

DISTANCE: 39km

GRADE: moderate to hard

VERTICAL ASCENT: 650m

SUITABLE:  Mountain bikes or hybrids

The ride starts at the car park on Riverside Drive, Narooma, near the restaurants. It follows The Scenic Drive along the southern side of Wagonga Inlet right up to the top of the inlet where there is a good rest stop at the wharf. From there, it heads north into the forest along overgrown sections of road before joining Mitchells Ridge Rd and back to the Princes Highway.

Two kilometres of riding on the shoulder of the highway is then required to get to the Dalmeny turnoff. Care is required when crossing the narrow Lawlers Creek Bridge on the highway. You join Cycle Route Nar1, the wonderful coastal shared pathway at the Dalmeny Sports Club and follow it all the way back to Narooma. Look out for the viewing platform and story board adjacent to the wetland that captures the history and flora and fauna of the area as you're heading into Narooma. There are cafe and restaurant opportunities in Dalmeny and Kianga, as well as Narooma, at the end of the ride.

The ride is undulating and is for fit riders, but is one of the best the coast has to offer

Cue Sheet

Cumulative

Distance

Notes

0km START

0km

Ride starts at the large car park in Riverside Dr near the boat ramp and restaurants. Head south along Riverside Dr following signs for cycle route Nar 2

0.39km

0.39km

Pass Bettini Lane on left

0.56km

0.56km

Pass Davidson St on left, continue straight ahead along Lake View Dr to the end

1.06km

0.50km

Follow the track through water front reserve to Gem Cres

1.28km

0.22km

At end of track, join sealed road (Gem Cres) up the hill.

1.43km

0.15km

Turn right down Gareth Ave

1.63km

0.2km

Turn right left into Dorothy Dr

1.81km

0.18km

Turn right into Cole Cres

2km

0.19km

Turn right into Old Highway, keep following this until Scenic Dr

4.15km

2.15km

Turn right at top of hill into Scenic Dr.

7.24km

3.09km

Pass Engine Rd on left and descend the hill with caution

8.94km

1.7km

At bottom of hill, continue straight ahead on Scenic Dr at intersection with Tilba Punkally Rd on left

12.4km

3.46km

Look for gravel road off to right that goes down to the water. Take a break at the jetty and picnic area

15.42km

3.02km

Pass F Ridge Rd on left

15.54km

0.12km

Pass Cobra Rd on left

17.33km

1.79km

Pass Frenchmans Gully Rd on right

18.66km

1.34km

Proceed straight ahead leaving Tobacco Pinch Rd on left and Box Cutting Rd on right. The old Scenic Dr becomes a more minor road/track at this point. Take care with encroaching vegetation.

21.61km

2.94km

Pass Red Knob Rd on right

21.92km

0.32km

Ignore Track on right (this is a no through road) and proceed to cross Lawlers Creek at ford. If water depth is too great retrace route to Box Cutting Rd where you turn left and follow it through to the Princes Highway where you turn right to return to Narooma

23.3km

1.38km

Bear right to join Mitchells Ridge Rd and pass Whittakers Crk Rd on left. Follow Mitchells Ridge Rd through to the Highway

25.78km

2.48km

Turn right on to the Highway with care. Head south on the Highway across Lawlers Creek Bridge. CAUTION.No shoulder lane on the bridge so wait until there is no traffic behind before crossing it.

27.97km

2.19km

Turn left off the Princes Highway at major intersection with Dalmeny Dr

28.59km

0.62km

Join cycle path near Dalmeny Sporting Club and follow signs for cycle route Nar1 to Narooma

28.65km

0.07km

Cross Binalong St and stay on cycle path

30.02km

1.36km

Follow cycle path left around foreshore out to headland

30.41km

0.4km

Good view point, continue on cyclepath

31.4km

0.98km

Join road until next corner

31.62km

0.22km

Rejoin cyclepath to left

32.51km

0.89km

Stay on cycle path and head south to Kianga

35.72km

3.21km

Follow cycle path to left along Centenary Dr

35.91km

0.19km

Pass access road to reserve on left. cycle path veers left down the hill.

36.68km

0.77km

Stay on cycle path alongside car park and join timber boardwalk along Wagonga Inlet

37.22km

0.55km

Cross road/car park and join bitumen track up the hill to the highway

37.33km

0.1km

At top of hill follow the pathway behind guardrail down to the bridge

37.49km

0.16km

Dismount and walk bikes on footway across the bridge

37.67km

0.18km

Remount and rejoin the cyclepath

37.82km

0.15km

Turn right into Riverside Dr and follow cycle path back to start of ride

38.6km FINISH

0.78km

End of Ride. Time for coffee!!