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. It is open to visitors on the first Sunday of each month.
Bundanon is a spectacularly beautiful property on the banks of the Shoalhaven River and was the inspiration for many of Boyd's most famous paintings.
Arthur Boyd is seen here, content at the easel in the natural beauty of Bundanon.
The lazy expansive Shoalhaven River flows under the bridge at Nowra on its way to the coast at Shoalhaven Heads.
River cruises, photography and fishing are some of the popular experiences on this beautiful and precious waterway.
The appreciation of the Shoalhaven River can not be bettered than by a trip on its waters.
Its banks merge from picturesque, gentle rural flats to sheer rock faces breathtaking in their colour and ruggedness.
This river is not be taken for granted.
The river is seen here at dawn, meandering to the Pacific coast past nearby Mount Coolangatta, which lies between Nowra and the Shoalhaven Heads.
Nowra's adjoining town of Bomaderry is the southernmost coastal link to the NSW rail system from Sydney.
The population of Nowra / Bomaderry is around 25,000, enhanced by the number of service men and women based here. The town is divided by the river running east to Shoalhaven Heads, and by the Princes Highway running north south.
Historically the area has relied on timber, wheat, wool and produce industries and today supports tourism, local government, naval bases, manufacturing, dairying, paper and starch mills and more.
There is an extensive range of accommodation alternatives in and around the Nowra-Berry-Kangaroo Valley-Jervis Bay region. You can choose to stay in a rural retreat, on the beach or closer to the middle of town and its own attractions, in a quality motel. Many caravan parks, motels, hotels and guesthouses are available for the tourist. Backpacker accommodation is also available around the area.
Along with our 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.
Many community festivals and events are also held during the Shoalhaven's busy entertainment calendar.