A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Bowraville

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
See full Terms & Conditions




The spirit of the land invites you to slow down, connect with our people and enjoy our town.

Nestled on the banks of the Nambucca River where the saltwater meets the fresh, lies the creative town of Bowraville. Whether you explore the mountainous hinterland, discover the delights of farm fresh produce or participate in the diverse cultural experiences in town, Bowraville is the perfect destination to reset busy, noisy lives.The Gumbayniggrr have been in Bowraville for thousands of years. Gumbayniggrr history and culture is an integral part of town life. You can discover the many pieces of Indigenous art around town. Our country Bowraville is fortunate to be ringed by national parks, conservation areas and nature reserves. These parks and reserves offer both adventure and a balm for the soul. An endless vista of mountains forms a landscape in transition from the coast to the plateau - a true Instagrammer’s paradise.




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Take any number of scenic drives to experience rivers, vibrant farmland, dramatic landscapes, biodiverse eucalyptus forests and quaint villages.  It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature, to slow down, pause and surround yourself with beauty. You can swim in creeks or throw in a line.  You can paddle the waterways in a kayak, ride mountain bikes through forest tracks, or dirt bikes in the bush.

You can bushwalk or bird watch or sit around a campfire and write your story upon the night sky.If you have a 4WD, plan a day trip on North Arm and Horseshoe Roads. 

Experience old growth forest at Leagues Scrub then move onto Killerkrankie Lookout for awe inspiring views of the escarpment and valley systems. Take a picnic lunch, then wind back down to the valley floor to cool off in the creek at Little Wonder. Head back to town feeling full of peace and gratitude.

Bowraville’s High Street is a picturesque streetscape full of colonial and art deco era architecture with many significant civic buildings.You can learn about local pioneer history at the Folk Museum. Further up the road the Frank Partridge Military Museum has one of the biggest collections of militaria outside of Canberra. You can attend the cinema or catch a show at the stunning Art Deco theatre, or experience fine art and fine food at the Phoenix Gallery and Cafe.

Enjoy the rustic charms of the public bar in the Bowraville Hotel, or seat the family in the terrace bistro. Grab a burger at the historic Coach House Inn or take a scenic trip to the legendary Pub with No Beer at Taylors Arm. Let your kids enjoy the adventure park or be a big kid yourself and have a skate.Bowraville is the perfect place to be inspired by beauty, both the natural and the manmade. Come and fall in love with Bowraville.

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Bowraville

Welcome! Giinagay!

A heritage town in the centre of the Nambucca Valley Shire. Enjoying a more relaxed pace these days, Bowraville was once the centre of trade and commerce in the valley.

With many shops in High Street featuring overhanging verandas, Bowraville is known as the Veranda Post Town. Originally called ‘Bowra’, the town’s name was changed to avoid confusion with Nowra and Bowral.

Bowraville is a diverse town with a main street lined with veranda-shaded footpaths, museums, art galleries and a treasure trove of Aboriginal art and culture. It is beautifully situated amongst rolling farmland, natural waterways, mountains and rainforests.




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