A Guide to Nowra and the South Coast
Situated on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, Nowra is a charming town that makes a great base for those wishing to explore the many attractions and beautiful scenery of the South Coast. Nowra itself offers a wide range of things to see and do, while Jervis Bay, Boodoree National Park, the Kangaroo Valley and the picturesque villages of Berry and Greenwell Point are all just a short distance away.
The town of Nowra enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River and has many museums and galleries to explore, plus a great range of shops and eateries.
Be sure to take a river cruise, where you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing ride along this picturesque stretch of water – or for the best panoramic views over Nowra and the Shoalhaven, head off on foot along Bens Walk and finish up at Hanging Rock, which is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the area.
Visit the Tree Adventure at Nowra Park
The ever-popular Tree Adventure at Nowra Park offers great fun for all the family, with a wide range of exciting and challenging treetop obstacle courses that will have you climbing, swinging and gliding through the forest!
Visit Shoalhaven Zoo
Shoalhaven Zoo is the largest zoo on the South Coast and is home to a wide variety of native and exotic animals, including mammals, birds and reptiles.
Take a Trip to Kangaroo Valley
Immerse yourself in nature by visiting Kangaroo Valley, where lush green pastures, clear rivers and sparkling creeks are just waiting to be explored.
Located just a short distance away from Nowra, the Jervis Bay National Park is a breathtakingly beautiful area where you’ll find paradise beaches and clear turquoise waters, plus many great walks and some of the best whale watching vantage points in the whole of Australia.
Head to Hyams Beach
Head to Hyams Beach, which it is claimed has the whitest sand in the whole world! It’s a great place to relax, read a book and go swimming – or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not go snorkelling, paddle-boarding or even kayaking?
Go Whale Watching
Whether from the shore or by boat, Jervis Bay is one of the best places in Australia to see humpbacks and southern right whales. Find a great vantage point at Greenwell Point or Cape St George Lighthouse in Booderee National Park – or why not head off on a whale-watching boat tour and experience the beauty of these magnificent creatures up close and personal?
Explore Booderee National Park
Bodoree National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that’s home to secluded beaches, inviting bays and an array of beautiful walks. Cave Beach is a great place to go surfing, or head to Green Patch Beach and experience swimming amongst the fish. It’s also a popular place to go camping and has three popular campsites to choose from: Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach.
Article by Dan Flower.
Join our mailing list to receive our news letter which has out of the way places to see and lots of traveling tips.