Nowra and Shoalhaven
Get to know Nowra and Shoalhaven
Located south of the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk and 160km from Sydney, Nowra has a population of around 29,000 people and is a mixture of a historic town with buildings dating back to the Victorian era blended with a modern incarnation as a holiday makers tour and action centre. Nowra based tour operators now offer 4WD adventures tours, scuba diving expeditions, and canoe trips.
Nowra’s first buildings were erected in the 1850s and in the 1870s the town’s population enjoyed significant growth when nearby town Terara flooded and many people opted to move to . And while we’re on the history trail, did you know that back in 1861 a jockey named Dave Power walked race horse Archer down from Terara to Melbourne to race in and win the first Melbourne Cup?