Callala Bay, New South Wales

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Callala Bay
New South Wales
Wowly Creek, Callala Bay, New South Wales.jpg
Wowly Gully in northern Callala Bay
Callala Bay is located in New South Wales
Callala Bay
Callala Bay
Coordinates 35°00′S 150°43′E / 35.000°S 150.717°E / -35.000; 150.717Coordinates: 35°00′S 150°43′E / 35.000°S 150.717°E / -35.000; 150.717
Population 1,951 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2540
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
  • 132 km (82 mi) S of Sydney
  • 16 km (10 mi) SE of Nowra
LGA(s) City of Shoalhaven
State electorate(s) South Coast
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.9 °C
68 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
1,240.9 mm
48.9 in

Callala Bay is a small town on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven.

The town is situated on the northern shore of Jervis Bay about 20 minutes drive from Nowra and 10 minutes from Culburra Beach. Callala Bay has an approximate elevation of 13 metres (43 ft) above sea level,[2] and is located inland from Callala Point, a headland facing the Tasman Sea.[3] Nearby settlements include Callala Beach and Myola to the south-west, Currarong to the south-east and Culburra Beach to the north-east.

Local facilities and community activities include:

  • a safe harbour
  • jetty
  • sailing club
  • boat ramp
  • medical centre
  • primary school
  • child care and pre-school centre
  • faith groups
  • soccer club
  • skateboard park
  • netball/basketball courts
  • community centre (available for hire)
  • NSW Rural Fire Service - Callala Bay
  • a small shopping centre (Australia Post, supermarket, chemist, baker, butcher, cafe, take away, real estate agents, cellars)
  • shared pathway around the headland
  • small group activities (aqua exercise group, craft, folk dance, yoga, over 50's social group, garden club, Writers, Bushcare)
  • regular bus service to Nowra, including for high school students.

Profile statistics used by Shoalhaven City Council for planning purposes are located here

Callala Bay is a short drive or flat bike ride from the popular Club Callala (Callala RSL Country Club) which hosts a challenging 18 hole golf course, two bowling greens, great food and nightly entertainment.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Callala Bay (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Map of 35° 00.000' S 150° 43.250' E near Callala Bay". Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Callala Point (NSW)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 

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