Nowra is located in the South Coast region of New South Wales.

Located 125 kilometres SSW and about 160 kilometres by road south of Sydney, With its twin-town of Bomaderry, Nowra has a population of 34,479. It is also the seat and commercial centre of the City of Shoalhaven.

Nowra is on the Shoalhaven River, which formerly hosted the Australian National wakeboarding championships, it is also a popular fishing location. The river divides Nowra from Bomaderry and North Nowra, and is bridged by the historic Nowra Bridge.

Nowra provides an abundance of shopping centres, Watersports, fishing spots and recreational activities.

Nowra has a number of schools and a private and public hospital.

Nowra is 24.8kms drive from the white sands beaches of Huskisson and Vincentia and the beautiful basin of St Georges Basin, Sanctuary Point and Basin View.

Nowra is also home of the Shoalhaven Zoo, this is the largest zoo on the New South Wales South Coast, bringing together over 100 species of native and exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles. Set in 16 acres of native bushland and resting on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, you’ll find plenty to see and do during your visit.

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In the heart of Shoalhaven City…
Where the Shoalhaven River flows,
Stands the beautiful city of Nowra,
Where many a tourist goes.

It was named in 1821
When Mr. Charles Throsby came…
Meaning – a camp or black cockatoo –
From an old aboriginal name.

Terara was once the main centre –
(A prosperous thriving town)
‘Till one night in 1870
When flooding rain came down.

Next morning, on April 26th – 
The Terara people found
Most of the farms completely destroyed
So they moved to higher ground.

Nowra became a busy port
For the steamships passing through,
The railway came, the bridge was built,
The population grew.

The modern town of Nowra, 
Has much for the tourist to see –
It is known for its beautiful scenery
And great Aussie history.

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