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Where is the branch located?
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It’s time for your trip to Nowra Downtown! Part of the beautiful Shoalhaven South Coast, Nowra is a thriving coastal town that is the commercial hub of the area. There is always something to do and see while you’re here, so make the most of what Nowra and the surrounding towns have to offer.
The climate in Nowra is warm and temperate. With cooler, drier winters and warmer, wetter summers, Nowra is great to visit all year round. Just make sure to research the weather ahead of time and pack accordingly.
Nowra is the perfect place for your coastal trip. Whether you want a beach-filled holiday, or to check out the local arts community, there’s something for everyone in Nowra. And you can do it all, with Thrifty.
Located on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, Nowra is full of local walks and riverside options. Take a stroll through Ben’s Walk, an easy and well-shaded riverbank walk that will give amazing views of both the river and hinterland. Or hike through The Grotto Walking Track, which will give you beautiful views at the summit.
Nowra has a thriving arts and culture scene. It’s home to the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, where you’ll find a huge array of local artwork to see and admire. You can also visit the Meroogal, which is part of the Historic Houses Trust. It’s set up in tribute to the four generations of Australian women who once lived there. If you’re interested, head to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, which is the largest aviation museum in Australia. There’s so much to discover in Nowra!
Of course, no trip to a new location is complete without some excellent food. For brekkie, check out The Tea Club Cafe or The Deli on Kinghorne - both delicious, local options. For dinner, there are plenty of options. Try the LEAF in Nowra, Tuscany Wood Fired Restaurant, or the Southern Stones Bar and Rockgrill. For a special evening, head over to the waterfront Ponte Bar and Dining, where you’ll enjoy delicious food while looking over the Shoalhaven River.
While you’re in Nowra, you’ll have to explore the local area, too.
Luckily, Nowra is close to some incredible sights, like Jervis Bay Marine Park, for example. This National Park consists of several protected areas along the coast of Jervis Bay. Explore the incredible white sand of the world-famous Hyams Beach and take a dip in the pristine blue waters while you’re here. You’ll also need to keep a lookout for any whales if you visit during the migration season. It’s such a beautiful area, so we recommend checking it out.
Just an hour away is Wollongong, which is another beach town. It boasts beautifully sunny summers with a chilled-out beach vibe. You’ll find endless cafes, thriving nightlife, and some incredible sights while you’re here. You can find Wollongong by heading up the Grand Pacific Drive, which is a 140-kilometre road that’s full of breathtaking sights.
On the road up to Wollongong, head into Kiama and take a peek at the spectacular blowholes. And, if you’re ready for an awe-inspiring view, keep driving past Wollongong and along the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. This bridge is heavily featured on many Instagram pages, and wow - it’s easy to see why!
Nowra is the gateway to some incredible sights. Situated within the Shoalhaven region and South Coast, it’s the perfect base for some epic coastal adventures. From the world-famous Hyams Beach to the Grand Pacific Drive, there are some beautiful spots to drive to in your Thrifty rental. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nowra Downtown for your Thrifty adventure soon!