Location Nowra New South Wales
Pop: 29 000
Location : 160 km south of Sydney
The first buildings were erected at Nowra in the 1850s.
The town experienced a small boom in the 1870s when nearby Terara, the largest village in the area, was flooded by the Shoalhaven and most of its inhabitants left in favour of Nowra.
In 1861, jockey Dave Power walked and rode the horse ‘Archer’ from nearby Terara to Melbourne – and won the first Melbourne Cup.
They repeated the feat the following year, but in 1863 Archer’s owner, Etienne de Mestre, was refused permission to enter the horse when his entry form reached the Victorian Turf Club one day after the closing date for the race.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Marvel at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The museum celebrates our proud links with the aviation industry with a wonderful display of military and civil aircraft.
~ Take a trip to Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River.
For several years these luscious, bush-cloaked surroundings were the home of the celebrated painter Arthur Boyd. On Sundays, the house and grounds, Boyd’s studio and a collection of his work is open to the public.
~ Explore 'Meroogal', an historic, timber, gothic-style house with one of the most authentic 19th century interiors in NSW
DON'T MISS :
¦ Sunday amongst the art at Bundanon.
¦ The walking trails of Morton National Park.
¦ Greenwell Point oysters, fresh from the shell.
¦ Nowra Markets on the fourth Sunday of each month.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum has several Air Shows each year, when aircraft from the golden days of aviation take to the skies.
Meroogal Garden Fair in November is a gardening expo.