On the Princes Highway from Sydney, Nowra and Bomaderry have developed into an important junction on the Shoalhaven River. Acting as the administrative and commercial centre for Shoalhaven City, it has thrived with the growth of the timber and dairy industries in the region.
Meroogal House Nowra
For a fascinating view of life of the settlers can be experienced by visiting Meroogal, run by the Historical Houses Trust of NSW. A family of women lived here for four generations.
The house is known for its architecture and gardens, but the women that lived here have left their mark. Exploring the layers of time from the domestic duties they performed, to the pursuit of their many and varied interests through the years by the successive generations, the house is well worthy of a visit.
At the Nowra Wildlife Park you can pet a koala. The largest native animal park in the Shoalhaven, the 16 acres of native bush has over 100 different species of native fauna - reptiles, birds and animals.
Another way to explore this town is to take a river cruise.
The terminus for Sydney trains is at Bomaderry. From there are numerous bus services that can take you to the many places of the Shoalhaven, you can find them in Sydney as well.
Attractions in New South Wales
Enquire at the Nowra Visitors Information Centre for more about the river cruises, Meroogal, restaurants and places to stay in and around Nowra and Bomaderry. Cnr. Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra NSW 2541. Phone 1300 662 808 or International +061 2 4421 0778.