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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“While you are at the zoo you can also do the tree tops adventures. Lots of fun for the whole family. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Nature
“Join in on a thrilling new Tree Top Adventure course overlooking the Shoalhaven River and Shoalhaven Zoo. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“I like the relaxed atmosphere and food whilst sitting in the vineyard another must see , would go for lunch and stay the afternoon with a cheese platter. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra serves as an exciting artistic hub for the Shoalhaven Region South Coast NSW. Each year welcomes a vibrant exhibition program featuring both contemporary and traditional works, a diverse range of touring exhibitions by leading Australian and Shoalhaven artists, Community based exhibitions and works from the Shoalhaven City Art Collection. Exhibitions change every six to eight weeks. Shoalhaven Regional Gallery prides itself on fostering dynamic Public Programs. It presents art, cultural and community events aimed at audience development, accessibility and education, for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. Their Gallery Shop supports local artists and artisans with an eclectic array of unique gifts. With four spaces available to hire for your business needs and special events they can cater for your event.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“This is a simple walk, but with great variety of scenery. Highlight is the stunning views of the Shoalhaven River, but it also goes along a quiet creek through meadowlands and a lovely bush track. Start in the Nowra showgrounds, a 5.5 km loop.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Again a stunning well maintained and varied walking track hidden in Bomaderry. Do the 5km round trip along the creek for a good morning walk thats not too steep. Also dog friendly!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fantastic views and great home style meals available at the lookout. Panoramic vistas across the Shoalhaven district looking south and east. Paragliding by arrangement.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“On the banks of the Shoalhaven River in North Nowra (access from Yurunga Drive) is The Grotto. Whilst access to The Grotto is steep in parts, the walk is short and the ambience of the reserve more than makes up for any effort expended. Take a picnic and spend some time watching the beautiful Shoalhaven River, from a superb vantage point. A large overhanging rock called the Grotto has given its name to this walk. This is a beautiful walk with steep entrances that zigzag down 45 metres from the cliff-tops to the banks of the Shoalhaven River. The walk is a two kilometre loop track taking between one to two hours depending on whether you visit all of the four lookouts at the top of the cliffs. The walk passes through an old farm and orchard which belonged to John Hanson in the 1920s.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“Taste the Tavern. Grab a drink with friends, or pop in if your passing through for a taste of the tavern.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bowling Alley
“Looking for something to do with the kids during the day or even of a night time. Take them bowling. Plenty of room for the family and friends to go and enjoy a game or two.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Beautiful bush walking around the river. Fully pathed with steps and bridges.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Hanging Rock is a popular picnic spot, loved by walkers and photographers. The rocky platform is 46 metres above the Shoalhaven River and offers spectacular views. It's a great place to rest after a circuit of Ben's Walk, and is close to Nowra Showground, with toilets and plenty of car parking.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Pub
“Taste the Tavern. Grab a drink with friends, or pop in if your passing through for a taste of the tavern.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
“If you're on your way back from Nowra or Jervis Bay it's well worth a stop here on your way home. Excellent wood-fired pizza. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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