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View of Nowra and Bomaderry. The Shoalhaven River is to the right of the Photo
Photo: View of Nowra and Bomaderry. The Shoalhaven River is to the right of the Photo
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Nowra South Coast NSW

See Nowra and Bomaderry on the map: South Coast Map.

Both Nowra and Bomaderry are historic towns in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. Near here are stunning beaches and scenic national parks, easily accessible and likely to give visitors lifelong memories.

The Shoalhaven River, on the right in the photo, is popular for boating and fishing. In fact, all along the coast here, the fishing is great. Another way to explore this part of the South Coast is to take a cruise on the river itself.

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.

Nowra Wildlife Park

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.


The terminus for Sydney trains is at Bomaderry. From here, there are numerous bus services that can take you to the many places of the Shoalhaven. You can find them in Sydney as well to get you to the South Coast.

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Nowra Visitors Information

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.

Main Photo: View of Nowra and Bomaderry. The Shoalhaven River is to the right of the Photo

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