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Wharf Rd

Big views of the river are amplified by beautifully presented seafood at understated, elegant Wharf Rd. Rich but creamy rock oysters and sashimi, brightened by yuzu granita, are highlights. Pub classics are...

Winery in Nowra

Coolangatta Estate

Founded on a 19th-century wine-growing estate, Coolangatta has been bottling its signature creamy semillons and stone-fruit scented savagnins since 1990. The wine's fantastic, and the cellar-door experience is...

Cafe in Nowra

Tea Club

A secret garden, amiable service and excellent caramel slices are among the many reasons to duck into Nowra’s low-slung, boho hang-out. Generous salads, vegan burgers, soup (and yes, a selection of teas) grace...

Coffee in Nowra

Hyper Hyper

Nowra's smoothest espresso is poured at an industrial-looking, mural-covered shed north of the CBD. Grab kicking coffee to take away, or perch on a crate and hang with fellow caffeine-heads.

Museum in Nowra


Guided tours reveal the history behind this attractive mint-green mansion that's pretty as a picture with its gabled roof and lace-like balconies. Built in the 1880s, the house contains the artefacts accumulated...

Cafe in Nowra

Deli on Kinghorne

Nourishing brunches and lunches fill the menu at this likeable cafe. Unwind with a flat white, debate between watermelon salad or a mighty 'Wagon Wheel' hot cake, and always say yes to extra mushies or bacon with...

Cinema in Nowra

Roxy Theatre

It's worth scanning the movie listings just for an excuse to be inside this attractive cinema, a beloved landmark since it opened in 1935.

Cafe in Nowra

Hunt & Gather

Reassuringly rough-hewn decor (wooden tables, brick walls) sets the organic tone of Hunt & Gather. Expect big salad bowls, tasty banana bread and silky coffee.

Zoo in Nowra

Shoalhaven Zoo

Meet wallabies and other native animals, and ever-popular imports such as monkeys and lions, at this 6.5-hectare private zoo on the north bank of the Shoalhaven River, 5km west of Nowra bridge. Though it feels...

Historic Building in Nowra


Arthur Boyd, perhaps Australia's greatest painter, found inspiration in this remote homestead in a bend in the Shoalhaven River. If you're here on a Sunday, head west from Nowra (north of the river) for around...

Gallery in Nowra

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

Four small galleries house temporary exhibitions by local creators, including Aboriginal artists, at this diverting art space near the library.

Museum in Nowra

Nowra Museum

In the former police station (1901), a 30,000-item collection is packed into a small museum of local history.