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Things to do

Dolphin Watch Cruises:


Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching on Jervis Bay. The southern whale migration provides some of the best whale watching along the east coast of Australia, as mothers and calves head home on their long journey south from the tropical "breeding" waters of coastal Queensland. The mothers and calves often need to rest along the journey, and Jervis Bay has proven to be a favourite "rest stop". This provides the guests of Dolphin Watch Cruises with some of the most spectacular whale watching: the catamaran's engine is switched off, and visitors watch as the whales swim up to the boat to investigate what all the fuss is about. You sometimes wonder who is watching whom...?

The Fleet Air Arm Museum - Albatross Naval Base:


The Museum boasts a 6,000 m², two-storey exhibition centre, souvenir shop, cafe, function centre, theatre and airfield viewing platform. The Museum is open seven days, a week all year (except for Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days). Pre-booked guided tours are also available (for groups of twenty or more). Donations are essential for us to continue our work with amounts over $2.00 being tax deductible.

Explore the beaches and waterways:


The Shoalhaven boasts dozens of pristine, beautiful beaches and waterways, including the unspoilt waters of Jervis Bay and the mighty Shoalhaven River, which seperates Nowra from Bomaderry. Use us as your base to explore nearby beaches, lakes and rivers, all within a short drive of Nowra CBD.

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum:


This museum and gallery were opened by Olympian Dawn Fraser on 3 December 1988. The museum concentrates on the history of Jervis Bay and its district: including early exploration, the timber industry, Aboriginal history, early settlement, lighthouse history, shipwrecks, coastal shipping, whaling history and the naval base history.

Shoalhaven Zoo:


The largest zoo on the NSW South Coast, bringing together over 100 species of native and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles. Set in 16 acres of native bushland and resting on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, you’ll find plenty to see and do during your visit.

Shoalhaven Wineries:

The Shoalhaven Coast is an emerging wine region on the South Coast of NSW. The climate has a distinct maritime influence. Use us as your base to explore the many wineries scattered throughout the Shoalhaven Region.

Historic Villages & Towns:


Nowra is surrounded by many historic villages and towns, all within a short drive. Visit towns such as Berry, Kangaroo Valley and explore the history of Yalwal, the site of a former gold mining town of the same name. Use us as your base to explore all the area has to offer.