Bombaderry – Terar – Burnier – Yalwal
The regional centre of Nowra, situated on the beautiful Shoalhaven River, is a bustling town which contrasts the pleasant laid back lifestyle enjoyed by locals. 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 and options include canoe trips and skydiving.
Nowra has a number of historic buildings and houses dating from the Victorian era. Heritage walks and other information can be picked up from the local Visitors Centre.
One of the cultural delights of Nowra is nearby Bundanon, the rural property of the late Arthur Boyd which he gave to the nation to be used as a retreat for artists. Along with the district’s many wonderful natural attractions, Nowra itself provides an extensive selection of entertainment for all ages.
Live entertainment is found at local clubs, hotels, halls and schools. Cinemas offer the latest releases and touring circuses pitch their colourful big tops throughout the year.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum celebrates links with the aviation industry with a display of military and civil aircraft- it is well worth a visit. You can also explore Meroogal a historic timber gothic-style house with one of the most authentic 19th century interiors in NSW.
Original historic town with buildings dating back to 1850’s. The area is a prime agricultural region with great fresh local fruit and vegetable shops to buy local produce from. Use Millbank Road to cut through to Pyree and closer to the beach.
What to See & Do
■ Visit Gradys Riverside Retreat in Burrier – you can hire a canoe and explore the Shoalhaven River.
■ Picnic at one of the pretty parks located on the outskirts of Nowra and at Bomaderry (just north of Nowra).
■ Take a stroll through one of the walking trails in Morton National Park.
■ Stop for lunch at the ‘Boatshed by the Bridge’- they serve quality local food and wine.