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Weekend Away in Nowra

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by May Rachel (subscribe)
I am an artist, teacher and writer, currently travelling Australia.
Published May 10th 2021
Nowra is a bustling town along the bushy banks of the Shoalhaven River, offering a wide range of sights and activities for visitors to explore. A 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, Nowra is home to delicious food, historic museums and galleries and the magical Shoalhaven River and hinterland.

Kohli's Indian Restaurant should be at the top of your list when it comes to dining out in Nowra. This family-owned restaurant offers a wide range of delicious meals, including both traditional and contemporary Indian dishes. The owners, Dolly and Mani are incredible hosts, who take pride in their mouthwatering food and excellent service at Kohli's. Their signature Butter Chicken is the best I've ever tasted, and paired with garlic naan, is a match made in heaven. If you have a sweet tooth, save some room for their chocolate naan bread!

kohlis Nowra Indian Restaurant butter chicken
Kohlis Indian Restaurant in Nowra


Hanging Rock Lookout presents spectacular views of the Shoalhaven River, just 5 minutes from the town centre. With picnic tables, barbecues and toilets, it is the ideal spot for a picnic lunch. Ben's Walk offers 5km of lush green rainforest, native bushland and Indigenous Australian rock art and other cultural artefacts. This area held special significance to Indigenous Australians, so be sure to leave any artefacts untouched.

Hanging Rock Lookout Nowra Shoalhaven River
Hanging Rock Lookout at Nowra


Tucked away amongst the bushland behind Nowra is Bundanon, a place of creativity, learning and deep connection to the Australian landscape. Once home to iconic Australian artist Arthur Boyd, the Boyd family opened Bundanon to visitors in 1993, creating a place where art, music, education, culture and the environment intersect to enrich and inspire those lucky enough to pay a visit. The Boyd Homestead and Studio are open to visitors on Sundays from 10.30am until 4.00pm, and talks on the lawn are at 11.30am and 2pm. A ticket is $10 and includes a visit to the homestead, studio and the surrounding bushland, where there are a variety of walking tracks. Enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on the lawn, or bring your own picnic lunch.

bundanon gallery artist homestead arthur boyd
Bundanon Art Homestead

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