NOWRA TODAY

  • Hyper Hyper Coffee located in North Street, Nowra is the number one placed coffee on www.beanhunter.com - a national website allowing coffee connoisseurs to find out where to find the best drop.

     

  • Former Australian professional basketballer in the National Basketball League, Andrew Parkinson was born in Nowra, 21 September 1967.

     

  • It was in Nowra, where Artist Leonard Long became more seriously interested in Landscape Painting and spent more and more of his spare time painting, eventually commencing full time painting in 1955.

     

  • Ben's Walk at Nowra retraces part of a walk which was established during the depression years by Ben Walsh. The track commences at the Shoalhaven Showground. Superb views of the river, golf course and mountain scenery can be enjoyed from vantage points along the way.

     

  • Wharf Rd Restaurant and Bar situated on the banks of the Shoalhaven River at Nowra is a hatted restaurant.

     

  • The Shoalhaven is home to Blue BioTech Shoalhaven - a group which was formed to advance aquatic biotechnology in the Shoalhaven and Australia. As a new collaboration between local industries and government to promote aquatic biotechnology growth in the region, the shared vision of the group has created a unique, dynamic and future facing industry with infrastructure and resources found nowhere else in the world. Blue Biotech is made up of local manufacturers - NowChem, Flavorjen, Probiotec, Algae.tec, Venus Shell Systems as well as government agencies - Shoalhaven Water, NSW Fisheries and Shoalhaven City Council as well as the Institute of Polymer Research at the University of Wollongong.

     

  • Argyle Prestige Meats, operating as '8 mile meatworks' in their newly established Bomaderry Plant is expected to process 280 bodies of beef a day, and 3000 lambs a week for export to China.

     

  • The Shoalhaven River was a key inspiration for renowned Artist, Arthur Boyd, painting many pieces from his Bundanon Property which was given as a gift to the people in the form on Bundanon Trust 1993.

     

  • HMAS Albatross at Nowra is the largest operational Naval establishment and the Navy's only Air Station.

     

  • The Historic Houses Trust property, Meroogal is located in Nowra and is a rare and precious gem. Barely changed since it was built in the 1880s, the distinctive 'Carpenter Gothic' house has been loved and maintained by four generations of Thorburn and MacGregor women through the pleasures and labours of daily life. The house still overflows with their belongings - favourite books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, newspaper clippings, receipts and recipes, appliances and clothes - and the garden, although reduced from its original size, still provides fruits and fresh produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Meroogal invites us into their lives, and through their private histories draws us into a shared and living past.

     

  • Hop Dog Beer Works, based in South Nowra, is Australia's smallest professional brewery.

     

  • The Shoalhaven River is home to the Shoalhaven Waterdragons - a dragon boating club who participate in an annual regatta and multiple events every year.

     

  • Nowra is a national rock climbing hotspot.