Bomaderry is on the northern side of the Shoalhaven River, four kilometres from Nowra. It takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning 'fighting ground' or 'running water'. David Berry laid out the township, which dates back to the late 1800s, and good infrastructure and local businesses have kept it thriving. Bomaderry is the terminus of the South Coast railway line with feeder bus services conveying passengers to other towns within the Shoalhaven area and down the coast as far as Eden. 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. Bomaderry Creek Walk is another worth exploring. It follows the line of the creek and offers both a short and long walk option.