Welcome to Nowra Wildlife Park
We are the largest native animal park on the NSW South Coast and bring together over 100 species of 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. Nowra Wildlife Park is the largest native animal park on the NSW South Coast and brings together over 100 species of native Australian animals, 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.
Hanging Rock Lookout has been a prominent landmark of Nowra since the town was established. It is 46.25 metres above the river and offers spectacular views of the Shoalhaven and the town of Nowra. The precariously positioned overhanging rock formation with views across the Shoalhaven River can best be seen from the Bens Walk walking track. Site facilities include a car park and toilets.
Nowra Raceway is a modern and well designed racing complex which holds regular races and meetings. It is known as Archer Raceway and was named after Archer, the local winner of the first two Melbourne Cup Races. Shoalhaven City Turf Club is a dynamic flexible venue that not only hosts a number of exciting Feature race meets, but also manages a number of special events. The venue caters for gallopers as well as greyhounds and is home to the Shoalhaven City Turf Club and Shoalhaven Greyhound Racing Club. The Nowra Speedway is also located on the grounds. There are covered areas for picnics and barbecues with tables and toilet facilities. There is plenty of car parking with room for coaches.
What is Shoalhaven Life? A few words and a bit of fine art photography lumped together to highlight what a wonderful and unique area of Australia the Shoalhaven region is. A website to showcase the places, the characters, the people and the artisans wherever they may be in their natural environment. Dean's images capture the unique beauty and character of the Australian landscape and its people. His work has been highly commended in many National and International photography competitions and several of his images have been published in National and International magazines. Dean's photographs are available at the Shoalhaven Visitors Centre, or the monthly Artisans market.
The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a regional art gallery located in Nowra NSW. Its facilities include four exhibition galleries, a gallery shop, meeting room/community gallery, an elegant courtyard and a catering area for functions.
The exhibition program features incoming touring exhibitions, curated exhibitions by leading Australian and Shoalhaven artists, as well as community based organisations and works from the Shoalhaven City Collection
The Arts Centre presents art, cultural and community events on a regular basis and also encourages arts-focused activities and events aimed at development, access and education for the use and enjoyment of the entire community.
Exhibitions are changed approximately every four weeks in the East, Access and Foyer Galleries and in the Main Gallery every eight weeks.
The Royal Australian Navy invites you, your family and friends to visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross Nowra. Explore and experience the story of naval aviation from its beginnings to the present day. The current exhibition "Wings over Water" tells the story of naval aviation in Australia, with aircraft from the 20th Century, ranging from a World War One Sopwith Pup to an A4 Skyhawk jet fighter. The exhibition also includes examples of allied and foreign aircraft, like the MiG-17 fighter. Showcases and audio visual displays add to the stories of these aircraft and those who flew and fixed them. Individual displays include the US 135th Assault Helicopter that incorporated the RAN Helicopter Flight-Vietnam and a special exhibit on Admiral Sir Victor Smith. The Museum's flight simulator provides a 'virtual experience', for all ages, on what it is like in the pilot's seat. Come and have fun.
Close to beautiful Shoalhaven beaches, this golf range facility has grass or mat tees, along with an entertaining 18-hole Mini Golf/Putt Putt course, discount golf shop and refreshments. It offers full family fun with a barbecue and playground area. The Nowra Golf Range and Putt Putt has coaching, lessons, clinics, repair and hire services with an AAA rated PGA Golf Professional.
Bottlerocket Bar and Cafe is the Shoalhaven's first boutique style cocktail bar. The mood at Bottlerocket is friendly and relaxed and feels more like a home away from home. Choose from a large selection of cocktails from around the world whilst listening to a great mix of classic rock and feel good tunes. Bottlerocket is an over 21's bar and cafe making it a perfect location for a business meeting, or quiet catch up with friends. Tuesday night is Trivia night, so come join in the fun. Bottlerocket hosts touring and local artists on Thursdays playing original music from 7pm.
Werninck Craft Cottage is a settler's cottage that was built in the 1900s. Local handcrafts are sold at the cottage with all profits going to local charities in the area. The Cottage is situated in central Nowra close to the main central business district and offers an insight into the local arts and crafts as well as an opportunity to provide much needed funds to local charitable organisations.
Meroogal, in the South Coast town of Nowra, was built in 1885-1886. This delightful timber house, with its 'gothic' trimmings, is a charming testament to early days and early ways. Meroogal is a house that was greatly cherished by its owners. It was passed through the hands of four generations of women from the same family. The women led busy and fulfilled lives and their daily routines encompassed domestic chores and the pursuit of their own genteel interests and talents. Furniture, household objects, diaries, letters, scrapbooks, photographs and clothes allow a very personal insight into a more private world of the family. It is unusual for a house to be occupied by the same family for such a length of time, even in rural areas. Meroogal has survived to make its contribution to the study of our social history.
The Nowra Museum and Shoalhaven Historical Society aims to promote and encourage the study of Australian history and in particular, that of the Shoalhaven district. Founded in 1967 the Nowra Museum is located in the former police station and contains displays focusing on the Nowra district, using plenty of photographs held by the Society. The Society also has an extensive list of local history publications.
Aquatique surf shop is a family run business that has been operating three stores on the south coast of New South Wales since 1987. Excellent service and huge ranges of stock has firmly established Aquatique as a leading provider of surf wear and equipment on the South Coast. Come and check out the amazing Stockland store. Opened in 1991, the Stockland store has always been a busy store staffed by some fantastic people over the years. Always stocked with a huge range of the latest mens and ladies fashions by brands including Billabong, Hurley, Quiksilver, Roxy, Rip Curl, Rusty and many of the new up coming labels, you will always be able to find what you are looking for. They carry an amazing range of both mens and ladies surf accessories, watches, shoes, sunnies, backpacks and much more.