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Arts, culture, heritage and lifestyle in Nowra

Nowra is an historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It’s on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.

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About Nowra

The broad Shoalhaven River offers a number of recreational possibilities such as fishing, boating and river cruises. Nowra is also a base for local adventure tour operators. Options include four-wheel drive tours, scuba diving, canoe trips and cycling tours. Nowra has a number of historic buildings and houses dating from the Victorian era.

Be sure to check out the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The museum celebrates our proud links with the aviation industry with a wonderful display of military and civil aircraft. Also, explore 'Meroogal', an historic, timber, gothic-style house with one of the most authentic 19th century interiors in NSW.


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  • Attractions

    Visit Cambewarra Estate for a selection of fine wine and a spectacular view of Cambewarra Mountain overlooking the vineyard and dams. Kids will love Flip Out, a trampoline arena that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

  • Events

    Nowra hosts many great events. The annual Nowra Kids Day Out features facepaiting and entertainment that the entire family can enjoy. Check out the Shoalhaven River Festival, a fun community event which offers something for everyone.

  • Restaurants

    Wharf Rd Restaurant and Bar was awarded one chef hat in 2014 and features spectacular views of the South Coast. Trevi Fountain bychef Adam Gallo delights diners with wholesome Italian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.

Explore Nowra

Kangaroos at Pebbly Beach
Fishing in Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven