This small village packs a big punch!
Just 12kms north of the idyllic seaside town of Narooma, Dalmeny sits behind the middle of three prominent headlands. Mummuga Head to the north is the southern point of a long beach that stretches from Potato Point in the north. To the south of Dalmeny, Yabarra Point offers spectacular views of the coastline and Montague Island from a viewing platform.
Things to see and do
Eat & drink
Dalmeny has a small but well provisioned shopping precinct which includes a supermarket. It’s progressive food scene with obligatory coastal cafes, like Sea Salt, is complemented by Big Niles Brewing Co, a craft beer brewery, and an organic smoothie, juice and light-bites bar, Wildflower Organics. Try the Tropicana smoothie for a real taste of coastal paradise!
Dalmeny is at the northern end of Tourist Drive 5. If cycling is not on your radar, then driving the scenic route south to Narooma is an easy way to appreciate the amazing beauty of the coastline in this part of Eurobodalla. Picnic spots, parks, lookouts and a coffeee and snack at Anton’s Cafe at Kianga can make this short drive take a whole lot longer if you want to take your time.
Positioned conveniently at the northern end of the Dalmeny to Narooma cyclepath, packing or hiring a bike is a no-brainer activity. The magnificent views during the 21km return trip makes the ride seem easy, and there are plenty of places to stop and really admire the scenery along the way. Hiring an e-bike from Southbound Escapes in Narooma is a fun way to ride with a little extra power boost to get you up the hills.
If your up for a long or leisurely walk, the cyclepath doubles as a shared walkway. The Mill Bay boardwalk at the southern end is a particulalry pretty spot and a good place to spot seals and other sealife and birds. The boatramp and fish cleaning tables at Apex Park is a regular hangout.
If you’re looking for a beach hike, head north of Dalmeny, past Mummuga Lake and follow the beach from the boardwalk. You can walk all the way to Potato Point.