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Settlement of the area dates primarily from 1852 when the township of Nowra was established. Population was minimal until the 1870s. Nowra developed as the largest town on the NSW south coast and the business and administrative ‘capital’ of Shoalhaven City. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly during the early 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Nowra Median Price
House $308,000
Unit $195,700

Nowra Median Rent
House $299
Unit $226

North Nowra

North Nowra which follows the scenic Shoalhaven River from the Nowra Bridge along its banks. There are lovely well graded bushwalks here including The Grotto Walk, which overlooks the Nowra Golf Course and descends the escarpment to the riverbank below and Bomaderry Creek Walk which follows the line of the creek and offers either a short or long course.
Travelling through North Nowra the drive opens out to the plateau of West Cambewarra, home to some skilled artisans and much loved local wineries.
North Nowra is a residential area, with some industrial areas and outlying rural areas. Predominate industries include manufacturing, education, retail and tourism. The majority of the workforce commute to Nowra/Bomaderry. North Nowra has a median age of 39 and is 6km from Nowra.

Local Features include Nowra Golf and Recreation Club, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, Nowra Wildlife Park, Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, Booragal Place Reserve, Devlin Avenue Reserve, Crest Park, Drexel Oval, Gordon Cook Reserve, Greys Beach Reserve, Phillip Drive Reserve, Sharman Park, Sharp Reserve, Greys Beach and two schools. There are also a selection of local shops, medical centre and gym.

North Nowra Median Price
House $348,010
Unit $226,679
North Nowra Median Rent
House $323
Unit $220


Bomaderry with its traditional railway station, is the last stop of the railway line south. Located 4 km north of Nowra and taking its name from the Aboriginal meaning “fighting ground” or “running water”, the township dates back to the late 1800’s when it was laid out by David Berry. The station is still the hub of the township, however now a good infrastructure of local businesses sees this as a thriving township. Bomaderry Aquatic Centre, Shoalhaven City Lanes and the indoor basketball stadium are popular venues offering family recreation and relaxation.
Bomaderry is bounded by the locality of Meroo Meadow in the north, the locality of Bolong and Hanigans Lane in the east, the Shoalhaven River in the south and the Princes Highway, Bomaderry Creek, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, the locality of North Nowra, Moss Vale Road and Bells Lane in the west.

Bomaderry Median Price
House $337,000
Unit $206,500
Bomaderry Median Rent
House $304
Unit $245


Worrigee is bounded by the locality of Terara in the north, the locality of Brundee, Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve and the locality of Pyree in the east, Currambene State Forest and the locality of Comberton in the south and the locality of South Nowra, Old Southern Road and Westbrook Road in the west.
Worrigee is a rapidly developing residential area, with substantial parklands in the south. Predominate industries include retail and tourism with the majority of the workforce commuting to Nowra/Bomaderry. Worrigee has a median age of 31 and is 6km from Nowra. Development of the area dates primarily from the late 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing ten-fold between 1991 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Worrigee Median Price
House $384,074
Unit $273,838
Worrigee Median Price
Unit $320

West Nowra

West Nowra – South Nowra & Surrounds is a predominantly rural area, with some residential and industrial areas. Predominate industries include defence, manufacturing and education. The majority of the workforce commutes to Nowra/Bomaderry. West Nowra and Nowra Hill has a median age of 34 and 33 respectively and are between 4 and 11km from Nowra.

Features of the area include University of Wollongong (Shoalhaven Campus), Nowra Airport, HMAS Albatross, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Flinders Industrial Estate, Albatross Aviation Technology Park, Nowra Speedway, South Nowra Soccer Fields, Polocrosse & Shoalhaven City Soccer Ground, Nowra State Forest, Shoalhaven State Forest, Bamarang Nature Reserve, Triplarina Nature Reserve, Wogamia Nature Reserve, Apex Park, Depot Farm Reserve, Ison Park, Nowra Hill Park, Rannoch Reserve, Rugby Park and two schools

West Nowra Median Price
House $318,010
Unit $273,567
West Nowra Median Rent

Cambewarra/ Tapitalle /Bangalee

Perhaps one of the most scenic drives on the South Coast is the beautiful winding drive from the base of Cambewarra Mountain and up the pass to Kangaroo Valley. Taking in lush rainforest ferns and timbers the drive provides outstanding views over the coastal plateau and ocean below. At its peak, the Cambewarra Lookout, which is open daily, makes a good morning tea or lunch stop, and on weekends is a popular hang gliding location.
Bangalee – Cambewarra & Surrounds is a mainly rural area, with some rural-residential areas, and recent residential areas in Cambewarra Village. Predominate industries include agriculture. The majority of the workforce commutes to Nowra/Bomaderry. Cambewarra Village has a median age of 39 and is 8km from Nowra. Cambewarra Village has the highest household income of all towns and villages in Shoalhaven.
Local facilities include a corner shop with post office, one primary school, tennis court, Scout Hall and Cambewarra Estate Winery.

Cambewarra Median Price
House $609,359
Bangalee Median Price
House $602,474
Tapitallee Median Price
House $$636,474

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