The commercial and administrative hub of the Shoalhaven region, Nowra is located on the southern shores of the beautiful Shoalhaven River. The town of Bomaderry is on the river's northern shores.
Nowra is located 170 km south of Sydney (2.5 hr drive) and only 80 km (70 min drive) from Wollongong.
Close to Nowra is Bundanon, a 1100 hectares property on the Shoalhaven River, a gift to Australian from the artist Arthur Boyd. Bundanon is a popular location to experience a range of arts from music to the visual and performance arts.
The closest airport to Nowra is Sydney International Airport (2.3 hours by road).
Regular City Rail train services are available on the South Coast line, the line runs from Sydney Central Station heads south through Wollongong to Bomaderry where the line ends.
There are a number of bus and coach services available throughout the Shoalhaven.
The Nowra – Bomaderry area is home to more than 30,000 people, the median age of residents is 39 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 9% of the population.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services. The hospital has an intensive care unit that incorporates high dependency and coronary care beds. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy obstetric unit and children’s ward. A number of outreach services, such as cancer and renal services, are conducted at the hospital.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Bomaderry.