What communications do you have?

Yes, sorry about the WiFi, we’re still on ADSL and it’s PAINFULLY slow.

For those who desperately need to communicate with the outside world, we do have excellent service with Optus 4g and good 4g via Telstra … Vodafone is awful in this entire area.

Failing all of the above, we can lend you an Optus dongle to hotspot to, for those who really need it.

Where is The Bower located ?

The Bower is close to Canberra and also a convenient stopping point for touring the Sydney Melbourne Coastal route. If you’re considering breaking up your coastal drive between Sydney and Melbourne, a stop at The Bower and a second stop at The Moorings at Metung might be worth considering.

Suburbs nearby are Tomakin, Mossy Point, Jeramadra, Guerilla Bay, Moruya and Rosedale.

You can walk or drive to the beach.
The North Broulee beach is just on 1 km [1/2 mile] from the entrance to The Bower. It’s a fairly easy and level walk but if you want to find the best surf on the day, you might prefer to drive so you can easily check the conditions on both of the Broulee beaches as well as the nearby Barlings, Mackenzies or Malua Bay beaches.

Also. one of our popular walking trails also takes you to the mouth of Candalagan Creek via our bush walking trail and a public reserve which follows the South bank of the creek all the way to the ocean. This walk is approximately 4.5kms round trip.

Do you cater for guest’s pets ?



The Bower is designated a ‘wildlife refuge’ and our management plan specifies that we cannot accept guests pets on the property.

However, as animal lovers ourselves, we can recommend some excellent local pet boarding houses and even pet friendly accommodation that may be better suited to you and your best friend[s].


Where are the closest eateries ?

For breakfast and lunch, Single Fin Canteen check their opening hours [1.5km], The Mossy Cafe [1.9km],  Killibinbin [2.1km], South Brou Cafe [2.5km], The Rivermouth General Store [4km with great homemade pies and excellent coffee] and Smokey Dan’s Restaurant and Bar, [2.7km] at The Moorings and the Riverview Cafe at the Tomakin  club are all just a very short drive.  For a more complete details, check our recommended cafe’s page.

For dinner, Smokey Dan’s Restaurant and Bar, [2.7km] at The Moorings, the Left Bank Brasserie in the Tomakin Club and  Two Sisters on wheels [Lao Thai takeaway] are all possibilities nearby The Bower.

For other options at night, including some fine dining options, check our Where to eat near The Bower at night page.

Click here for Gluten Free options.