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Nowra camping/accomadation
2:43:18 PM
I am planning a trip to nowra in late september for one week. Anyone know what the weather is like that time of year?

also does anyone have any information on camping/accomadation ?
2:53:21 PM
Weather is still perfect. Low humidity, little rain fall, cool temps. across from Thompsons - they used to lend canoes so you could paddle across.

Or check out the many other accommodation options here.

3:02:06 PM
You can also stay in the ammo dump (I think that's what it's called) on the road into Thomson's Point for free. That's what we used to do.

3:05:26 PM
Camping on the way to Thompson's Point is a no-no these days.

3:10:02 PM
Why is that?

3:14:09 PM
On 8/08/2006 Paulie wrote:
>Why is that?

The ammo is very old and unstable now.
3:29:10 PM
Camping used to be popular to the left of the Access road, shortly after turning off the bitumen (which is now a TAFE!?). Also Julians old site to the right behind the Coal Burners place was were I used to camp when Nowra was the annual winter climbing trip. Secluded and the coal burner whos property boundary was close to the campsite would keep an eye out on our stuff in case local kids came across our camp (which did happen once and he scared them off for us!)

Last time I passed through Nowra in 2000 for a triathlon - I got into Nowra late and needed a place just to sleep that night. So drove to Julians - it was now overgrown again and couldn't even get the car down there.

Guessing people just pay now?

4:05:18 PM
The ski park has canoes you can use to get to Thomsons point. The animal farm doesnt have canoes but has a good shed with a barbie which is great to cook in if it rains. These places are next to each other opposite Thomsons point.
4:43:28 PM
Thanks for the clarification Harold. Never camped on that side of the river - thought they were one and the same...
6:54:02 PM
Hi - the other option is to hire a house if there are a few of you.

Don't forget about Point Perpendicular this time of year! I was there for a week about 2 weeks ago and the
conditions at Point Perp are ideal! Clear sunny days, not super hot but also not too cold, nice still wind.
Ideal playing conditions.

There are some good photos on Simon Carter's website (Onsight Photography) if you want to check it out.
There is a good guide, and updates available on the Sydney Rockclimbing Club Website.

The house we hired was for a week at Culburra Beach. The chick who we made the booking through at
Ray White real estate was nice but clueless. There are quite a few houses for hire there (and in Nowra).
Culburra beach is a nice little beach side town about 20mins from Norwa (and about the same to Point
Perp - ideally in the middle if you want to climb at both locations).

There is also camping at Point Perp which is great (Honeymoon Bay), but check with the rangers if the
bombing range is in action when you plan on going as they close down the entire site for up to 4-5 days at
a time so the navy and air force can practive bombing the crap out of a section in the middle.

They now (sob!) bomb the cliffs where we were once able to climb. There is still heaps of great climbing
available though so I really reccomend checking it out!

Happy climbing.


10:50:14 AM
There is free bush camping out West. Close to Crags like West Bank and OT, but you will need to drive (10-15km) to the Grotto and/or TP.
10:57:21 AM
Hi Joesf,

So you were able to climb at the Point during the week. I thought it was closed during the week.

4:01:41 PM
On 9/08/2006 BundyBear wrote:
>There is free bush camping out West. Close to Crags like West Bank and
>OT, but you will need to drive (10-15km) to the Grotto and/or TP.

do you have any specific information on this bush camping ???

12:27:55 AM
Hey Jonno,

yeah we were able to climb on Friday about 2 weeks ago, it was closed for most of the week however. Just give the ranger a ring before you go as I think they change the days it's open and closed.

Awesome place. Enjoy.


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