NARRAWONG

Narrawong Project spring 2014

WELCOME TO NARRAWONG

Narrawong is situated at the mouth of the Surry River 18km from Portland along the Princes Highway.  Along with a wonderful river and beach Narrawong offers some amazing Gardens and Galleries.  Lose yourself in a world of wonderful art, find yourself roaming the rows of Lavender or just be at one with nature but no matter what you fancy be sure not to miss what this little, yet wonderful town has to offer. 

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Narrawong is suitable for all ages from Mums and Dads, Sons and Daughters, the Grandies and even the fur babies.  There is plenty to do and fun to be had by all.  There is a wonderful Caravan Park with play areas for the kids located right on the beach leaving plenty of space for the adults to roam, relax and do some nice easy walks.  If a caravan park is not your style be sure to check out the array of B&B's.  

Narrawong Playground Victoria Great Ocean Road
Narrawong Beach Great Ocean Road Victoria

THE BEACH

Patrolled during the summer months, the beach is great for swimming, beach combing or just walking the dog. Access to the beach from the Reserve area is across a footbridge over the Surry River.  Keep an eye out for the Hooded Plover as this is a home for these lovely birds.

A kids playground is right at the edge of the beach so the young ones can enjoy a combination of beach and slides.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Surry River – easily accessible for fishing, kayaking or canoeing. Narrawong is where the Surry meets the sea.

Boat Ramp and Fishing Platform – located at the Narrawong Reserve. All abilities fishing platform allows easy access to the Surry River.

Bay of Whales Gallery & Coffee House – Open to the public every weekend, other times by appointment, the Gallery is attached to the residence of world renowned realist artist Brett Jarrett. Ph: 0414 494 707

Timandra by the Sea Garden – Open daily from 10am – 4pm this is a unique privately owned garden surrounded by tall trees and created using sustainability principles.  Ph: 0418 825 625

Narrawong Lavender – Soaps, crèmes and pure oils all handmade on premises using the oil distilled using the traditional wood fired furnace method. Open by appointment. Ph: 0407 052 481

Mt Clay Sawpit Picnic Area – Suitable for day visitors or as a free camping location, there are plenty of walking and mountain bike trails and an amazing viewing area taking in the Portland Town and Bay.

Narrawong Cemetery - An historic cemetery where one of the first European settlers to the area, Captain William Dutton, is buried. It is of further significance as the burial site of three whalers who drowned in the rescue of the Julia shipwreck in 1863.

Narrawong Sawpit 8
Mouth 2 Mouth Running Event Narrawong Victoria

EVENTS

Narrawong Mouth2Mouth - A fantastic annual community event, raising funds to support lifesaving on the Narrawong beach, as well as other local community projects.

The event starts with runs/walks (14km, 7km or 3km) along the beach and around the Surry River. There is even a kid’s lap of the oval. It finishes with a great carnival featuring local musicians, stalls, fabulous food, children’s activities and whale boat races.

There is a fantastic focus on health and fitness, with 3 running events tailored to all levels. Walkers are invited to register on-the-day at Narrawong Oval.

FISHING

Fishing for all ages is available at Narrawong with plenty of surf fishing as well as fishing along the river.  Head across the footbridge from the reserve and try running sinker rigs for Gummies and Mullaway or try sending out some Squid strips under a float and the Kingies might just like what they see.  Popular for catching Bream near the Mouth of the Surry in the surf and if you're lucky you may even hook onto a Salmon.

When in doubt have a chat to the locals as they will know what is biting and where.

Narrawong Fishing Visit Great Ocean Road Victoria