Nowra is the coastal destination encounted for Bustout before heading west to Canberra. Nowra could have so much going for the town/city. Unfortunately the developers hammer has held sway and little city heritage remains. The visitor is confronted with graffiti two dominant supermarkets and their obligatory blank walls with one fronting a pathetic mall scene

The name Nowra, originally written by Europeans as 'nou-woo-ro' (pronounced Nowa Nowa by the Aborigines of the area), is the Aboriginal word for black cockatoo

The Nowra Township was officially recognised in 1852. Less than ten years later, in 1861, a postal service was established.

The region around Nowra is a farming community, sustaining a thriving dairy industry and a number of State forests, but is also increasingly a retirement and leisure area for Canberra and Sydney. The naval air station HMAS Albatross is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-west of Nowra.

The Churches in Nowra are a mix of the modern and old and classic. The Two United and Anglican Churches are traditional and 100 year old buildings

The main Nowra War Memorial Is located at the showground’s and is a seemingly afterthought acknowledgement.

The Museum is a couple of blocks from the cbd in the 'old’ police station.

The court house and the churches are the surviving high profile buildings

The Royal Hotel has character. The Australia Hotel a bit of a tin shed.

The visitor will leave Nowra with the feeling; what might have been!!!!

Certainly a nice place for lunch or even a stay over.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course