DALMENY is approximately seven kilometres north of Narooma.
Mainly residential, the town looks out over the Tasman Sea or Lake Mumumga, a coastal lagoon on its norther border.
Dalmeny has a long history of being a holiday destination with first accounts of camping on the headland back in 1877. The popular Dalmeny Camping Ground remains and is perfectly located in the centre of town overlooking the southern end of Brou Beach.
Be careful if swimming on this beach as most of it is isolated and rip-dominated. The beach is patrolled in summer and this is the best place to swim, though rips are still common.
Brou Beach is 6.5 km long running essentially due south from Jemisons Point to the serrated Mummuga Head at Dalmeny. It is a long and interesting beach backed by three lakes.
In the north is the smaller Lake Tarourga, which exists occasionally against Jemisons Point, with the larger Lake Brou in the centre, and equally large Lake Mummuga in the south which exits hard against the southern rocks.
There is a small shopping precinct in the centre of town and a bowling club with 4 greens with a small restaurant.
Be sure to visit the excellent lookout that is located adjacent to the Dalmeny to Narooma cycleway in Ocean Parade. It offers views south towards Narooma, to Montague Island, and to the north, the cliffs and headlands in the Eurobodalla National park, with Tuross in the distance, and the Eurobodalla National Park just over the water and is a great spot to watch whales during their migration season.
The 7 km of coast between the towns of Dalmeny and the mouth of Wagonga Inlet at Narooma contain eight beaches each separated by generally low rocky headlands composed of 450 million-year-old, tilted metamorphic rocks.
The main Dalmeny Drive, as well as the community cycleway, run right behind these beaches providing excellent access. The community built cycleway links Dalmeny to Narooma and is graded EASY with a return distance of 16 kilometres
Yabbarra Beach just to the south of Dalmeny is not patrolled by lifeguards at any time. This beach is more popular with surfers, as the waves here are usually stronger than Dalmeny Beach. Yabbarra Beach also has many rocks to the side of the beach, which can pose a danger during rips.
Further south your next village to explore is Kianga
Dalmeny and Kianga have an interesting history that is well worth discovering as it explains how the town came to be named and how it came to be subdivided. You can read the history HERE
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DALMENY TO DOs:
A cycleway leads from Dalmeny to Narooma. Graded EASY this cycleway skirts the coast and then hugs the shoreline of Wagonga Inlet taking you into Narooma via the Mill Bay Walkway. Southof the Narooma Bridge you can continue to the town wharf area or follow the Inlet path to the boatsheds and marina. Click on the link to visit our CYCLING Page that has all the info you need.
Eurobodalla is a fishing wonderland with land and water options available to suit all ages and all abilities. For tips and location info visit our FISHING page.
Walking around Dalmeny is a pleasure. Either via the cycleway that links the town to the Bowling Club or via the same cycleway to the Whale Watching platform at Ocean Parade. Visit our WALKING page for more information of other walks. There are lots of little coves to explore.
Dalmeny has a rich and interesting history. Have a read and then watch the town come alive as you walk it with fresh eyes.