What to do and see in Nowra, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

April 8, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Discover the best top things to do in Nowra, Australia including Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Shoalhaven Zoo, Meroogal, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Visitor Information Centre, Hop Dog Beer Works, Harry Sawkins Park, Nowra Farmers Market.
Restaurants in Nowra

1. Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

Cnr Moss St & Princes Hwy | Nowra, New South Wales,, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 2 4429 1900
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

Reviewed By bundeenian - bundeena

Stopped here on way home from weekend away.
Bought the best Sydney rock oysters ,mussels ,flathead tails $30 kilo,the best quality sashimi salmon,green prawns ,frozen lobster tails.
In the meat the Milton grazed bones and cattlmans cutlet were first class, even bought a Toblerone frozen cake.geat shopping.

2. Fleet Air Arm Museum

489A Albatross Rd, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia +61 2 4424 1920
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Reviewed By Douglas A - Zurich

The fleet air Arm museum exceeded my expectations but it's still a far cry from the impressive flight museums around the world.
Of course they are focused on Australia's Navy flight operations history, starting with fixed wing and moving towards rotary as Australia stopped sailing aircraft carriers.
The museum has a couple of WWI aircraft, one or two WWII aircraft, for our five post war early jet era aircraft like vampire fighters, A4s, then a good selection of helicopters. For the kids there are a couple.
There's also a small art exhibition and a collection of other random artifacts and personal stories.
There's a store as well with generic Navy gear and toy planes.
You can play with a simple helicopter simulator and climb into some deconstructed cockpits for the kids.
So I would go out of your way to visit but if you're in the neighbourhood with some time to kill, it's worthwhile for $10.

3. Shoalhaven Zoo

23 Rock Hill Rd, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 2 4421 3949
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 284 reviews

Shoalhaven Zoo

Reviewed By jodie_amanda - Shellharbour, Australia

Today my family and I visited Shoalhaven Zoo for the first time, and by the end of our visit we were so impressed that we upgraded our tickets to annual passes (which are great value!).
The staff are really friendly and helpful. The animals are well kept and many of free to roam large enclosures and interaction is encouraged between visitors with the friendlier animals. Animal feed is for sale at the entrance or in the farm yard for $2 per bag. Both of our girls (aged 3 and 20 months) absolutely loved feeding and patting the animals and even got to hold and cuddle a bunny.
The shows were very informative and fun for all ages, from the little ones to adults.
Views of the Shoalhaven River are absolutely gorgeous, and provided a nice breeze on a hot day like today.
There are photo opportunities provided by the zoo for a mere $10 per animal. My 3 year old wanted to have her photo taken with a huge snake, and it turned out great. Be sure to have cash on you when getting the photos taken, as they don’t accept eftpos.
We tried out the kiosk for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices and delicious food.
We are all very much looking forward to returning in the very near future now that we have annual passes!

4. Meroogal

Corner West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 2 4421 8150
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Meroogal

A few blocks from the town centre of Nowra on NSW’s south coast, Meroogal is a rare and precious gem. Barely changed since it was built in the 1880s, the distinctive ‘Carpenter Gothic’ house has been loved and maintained by four generations of Thorburn and Macgregor women through the pleasures and labours of daily life. The house still overflows with their belongings – favourite books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, newspaper clippings, receipts and recipes, appliances and clothes – and the garden, although reduced from its original size, still provides fruits and fresh produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Meroogal invites us into their lives, and through their private histories draws us into a shared and living past. You can only visit the house in a guided tour, which lasts for about an hour starting at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre in the backyard. We are open extra days during NSW school holidays.

Reviewed By Gaudibear21 - Cambewarra, Australia

Meroogal is a great afternoon's visit, the house is full of historic treasures, and a great place to take the kids, for a guided tour .Learn about the fabulous ladies of Meroogal, look at the beautiful handicrafts and learn about how they lived.

5. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

42 Bridge Rd, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 1300 788 503
Excellent
59%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Reviewed By MarriottParkMotel - Nowra, Australia

What a way to start a great night of entertainment than having a delicious dinner. Just go for dinner or purchase a dinner and show ticket well worth it. A nice varitety to choose from. Great acts also to see after dinner. Keep an eye out it is really worth it.

6. Shoalhaven Visitor Information Centre

Princes Hwy, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2529, Australia +61 1300 662 808
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Shoalhaven Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed By Catherine A - Nowra, Australia

The facility is now part of Nowra Entertainment centre which is on Bridge rd which is south as you leave the bridge going south,The centre needs to change their address on this website urgently.

7. Hop Dog Beer Works

175 Princes Hwy, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 428 293 132
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
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5 based on 7 reviews

Hop Dog Beer Works

Reviewed By Tony W - Sydney

Hopdog is a great little craft micro brewery in Nowra offering a number of interesting beers for both tasting (charge applicable) and to purchase. A little more expensive than your normal bottle shop offering but worth tracking down. When looking for the brewery its off the Princes Highway on a service road, next to Bunnings Warehouse.

8. Harry Sawkins Park

Princes Highway, Nowra, NSW 2541, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Harry Sawkins Park

Reviewed By PennyPussyCat - Nowra, Australia

This is a lovey park with a river view of the Shoalhavev River....plenty of Seating...excellent safe play area for children...lovey shaded area several coffee takeaways close by...take a picnic lunch feed the friendly birds a very nice park

9. Nowra Farmers Market

111 North St | Cnr North Street and Princes Highway, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia +61 2 4422 3356
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Nowra Farmers Market

Welcome to Nowra Farmers Market, the South Coast’s premier fresh food destination! We’re passionate about supporting local growers and delivering only the finest quality fresh produce, deli and grocery lines. Our fruit and veg is sourced from nearby farms and markets and our deli stocks world-class products from Australia and Europe. Our relationship with nearby growers means we’re able to get produce from farms to our shelves within 24 hours of harvesting. Our ever-growing network of local suppliers includes a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread, milk, yoghurt, cheeses, eggs, honey, olive oil and more. Conveniently located just off the Princes Highway, we’re in the same complex as Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market and a selection of restaurants to complete your gourmet experience. Food-lovers, make this the #1 destination on your itinerary!

Reviewed By bundeenian - bundeena

We love stopping g here on trips south.
Last weekend Brough the best local sweet corn,mini Swiss brown mushrooms ,local spuds ,the must buy are the Tilba milk and pot set yogurt.great cold cuts,and Barossa duck terrine and pates ,Masadam cheese from Holland.

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