Dalmeny & Surrounds
This small village packs a big punch!
Just 12kms north of the idyllic seaside town of Narooma, on the south coast of NSW, 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 Barunguba Montague Island from a viewing platform.
Things to see and do in Dalmeny
Eat & drink
When you visit Dalmeny you will find it has a small but well provisioned shopping precinct which includes a supermarket. Its progressive food scene with obligatory coastal cafes, like Sea Salt, is complemented by Big Niles Brewing Co, a local craft beer brewery. Why not throw the award winning ‘Harry’s Pale Ale’ on your list of things to do in Dalmeny, and experience the real taste of coastal paradise
Take the Tourist Drive
Dalmeny is at the northern end of Tourist Drive 5 which winds its way from the town of Narooma, past a string of beautiful beaches, and intersected by headlands offering 180 degree views and ideal whale watching vantage points during the annual spring migration.
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 New South Wales coastline in this part of Eurobodalla. Picnic spots, parks, lookouts and views across to Barunguba Montague Island can make this short drive take a whole lot longer if you want to take your time.
Sightseeing on 2 wheels
Positioned conveniently at the northern end of the Dalmeny to Narooma cyclepath, taking a scenic ride along the shores of the Wagonga Inlet and Mummaga Lake is a no-brainer among Dalmeny’s list of top activities.
The magnificent views during the 21km return trip makes the ride seem easy, and there are plenty of places to stop and explore. Take your time to really admire the scenery and nature 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 you’re up for a long or leisurely walk, the cyclepath doubles as a shared walkway.
The Mill Bay boardwalk at the southern end is a particularly pretty feature among Dalmeny attractions, and a good place to spot seals and other sealife and birds.
The boat ramp 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.
More to Explore
Once you’ve had your fill of things to do in Dalmeny, explore the other popular tourist attractions nearby.
Barunguba Montague island is an iconic landmark steeped in history and one of the top whale- watching, diving and fishing sites in Australia. Home to thousands of Australian and New Zealand fur seals, one of the must-do activities while you’re staying in Dalmeny is to go snorkelling with the seals.
There are regular tours to Barunguba Montague Island.
Tour operators near Dalmeny
Places to stay in Dalmeny
Dalmeny Campground is one of the most relaxed and beautiful campgrounds on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Great for family holidays or just a quiet weekend away.It has absolute beach frontage with stunning views over the ocean to the north stretching along Dalmeny Beach and Eurobodalla National Park to Potato Point.
Convenient location to access Dalmeny activities and attractions. Dalmeny Campground is pet friendly (conditions apply).
A mere 100 metre stroll from some of the best beaches in NSW, if not Australia.
The air-conditioned property suits a single, couple or the extended family group with kids in a three bedroom house. Two villas in a duplex are also on offer both at ground level.
Modern, serviced apartments located 300 metres from Carters Beach at Kianga, near Dalmeny, NSW.
Breakfast and other options for meals and barbecue supplies are available on request. Groceries can also be pre-ordered, ensuring everything is available when you arrive.
Dalmeny activities can be suggested, and day trips or tours can be arranged.
Brou Lake campground
A free campground managed by NSW National Parks. It offers limited facilities, but a great one for getting back to nature.
Water babies will love their campsite’s position, just behind Brou Lake and beside Jemisons Beach. Discover and explore the beautiful forest, go fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking and canoeing.