KICKSTARTER: GUERRILLA ROASTERS
If you’re driving from Canberra or Sydney, drop into Guerilla Roasters in Moruya for a coffee or to stock your holiday larder with fresh-roasted beans. If you want to ensure the coffee making in your holiday home is up to scratch, book your group into a Coffee Experience in the Roastery. No excuses for a bad coffee on this getaway!
LUNCH: Oyster Farmers Daughter
Start your week with a lunch in the sun at pop-up cocktail and oyster bar, Oyster Farmers Daughter.
Tash and her team have set up a fun pop-up bar right next to her parents’ oyster shed, so you’ll get the freshest oysters along with prawns and fish and chips in a casual and friendly setting. Tash loves to experiment with cocktails and there’s an adventurous cocktail list for you to try.
DINNER: Party at your place
You’ve booked an amazing Air BNB with a view over the Wagonga Inlet or Dalmeny Beach, so you want to spend some time there, right? But who wants to cook on their first night of holiday? You’re in luck because Mr Bold Catering is right here in Narooma.
To celebrate your first night on the Gourmet Coast, host a cocktail event or dinner party for your friends. Glam it up with Mr Bold Catering. They will craft a menu to complement the unique style of your event.
You can also stock up the larder of your group’s getaway house with a selection of Mr Bold Catering’s meals, available from their kitchen.
COFFEE STOP: Pistachio
Rise and shine, you’re on the road to explore beautiful Bermagui today. But not before you drop by this chilled coffee stop. There are delights in store for anyone seeking a gluten free treat with their coffee fix. And if you’re a lover of records, this is a place to talk about vinyl with the owner-barista while he pours you a smooth coffee.
BRUNCH OR LUNCH: Boneless Vegetarian Café
Just 30 minutes south of Narooma, Bermagui has seen a food revolution recently, including the arrival of Boneless Vegetarian Café. Great coffee roasted in-house, creative food and hemp milkshakes served with a view over Horseshoe Bay to Gulaga mountain
SWIM: THE BLUE POOL
If you’re in Bermagui, The Blue Pool is an essential stop. This iconic seapool is great for a quick dip or a long snorkel. It’s home to sea creatures of the friendly variety and you’ll find the braver locals there year-round. The viewing platform on the clifftops above the pool afford great views over the passing parade of humpback whales in spring.
CELLAR DOOR: Breakfast Creek Vineyard
Meet winemaker Lucy Wilson at her vineyard in Coolagolite, just outside Bermagui. This unpretentious cellar door is all about having a fun time with your friends. The cellar door is open on certain days only, but Lucy is more than happy to open for private groups. Whether you want a short tasting or a tour or a full vineyard picnic experience with hammocks, lounges and firepits, she can plan it for you.
Stock up for the rest of your week or for your home cellar.
DINNER: Camel Rock Brewery
It has been a big day, but it’s not over yet. There’s more fun to be had at the relaxed Camel Rock Brewery, Bar and Grill. Try a beer paddle of the local brews made in-house. The generously-sized, American-styled grill meals will fill you up to keep the party going. For some after-dinner exercise, try your hand at mini golf right next to the outdoor beer garden.
After that huge day your drivers from Southbound Escapes or Bermi & Beyond will take you home. There might even be singing on the way.
BREAKFAST: Enjoy your view
After yesterday, you might want a slower start. And someone in your group is bound to be a great short order cook… How about some local farm-fresh eggs on sourdough?
Grandpa’s Garden sells fresh veggies and specialises in organic produce. Perfect for your holiday kitchen.
TOUR: MYSTERY BAY KELP
This morning you get to be farmers of the sea and discover the superfood that is kelp. This private walking beach tour at gorgeous Mystery Bay will invigorate your senses and introduce you to the many tastes and culinary uses of this remarkable ingredient.
MORNING TEA: Tilba Real Dairy
After your beach tour, take a stroll down the arty main street of Central Tilba to the ABC Cheese Factory. There you can sample the award-winning savoury delight of cheese made with milk from Tilba Real Dairy and infused with Mystery Bay Kelp. Then enjoy a sweet morning boost of a rich milkshake made with the creamy jersey milk that Tilba Real Dairy is known for.
You’re off on another adventure today, but first take time to relax right on the peaceful waters of Wagonga Inlet. The team at Salt serves up a fine breakfast while you soak in the views of Mount Gulaga. You probably need a coffee… Here you’ll find coffee by Guerrilla Roasters, by the cup or ground to your liking in take-home bags.
CLASS AND CELLAR DOOR: NORTH OF EDEN GIN SCHOOL
Another short hop down the Princes Highway, you’ll find North of Eden Distillery. The distillery runs regular scheduled Gin School classes, which are listed on its website. It’s also happy to offer, on request, additional one-off classes for small groups visiting the region, where they’ll teach you how to create and make your own bottle of gin (6 person minimum, 12 person maximum). Bookings essential.
If you’re travelling on a weekend, the distillery also offers a unique cellar door experience. Enjoy a guided gin tasting in a stunning farm setting or simply relax in the garden with an amazing cocktail and drink in the views. Bookings highly recommended.
VISITING IN WINTER?
Gulaga Gold Truffiere runs private and shared truffle hunts throughout winter. Join in the fun of a hunt. You’ll be paired up with a truffle dog whose keen sense of smell will help you find truffle gold below the oak and hazel trees.
NEED SOME MORE ADRENALINE?
The Gourmet Coast is shaping up as an exciting mountain biking destination. Bring your bikes to try out some of the hand-made tracks around Narooma.