Hidden away up along the Shoalhaven coastline, and once explored by English explorer and cartographer Matthew Flinders, Flinders Estate have been producing cheese in traditional cheese making methods and offer a range of smooth, creamy, quality, tasty and award winning cheeses.
Matthew Flinders was born in Lincolnshire, England in 1774. He joined the navy in 1789, and trained as a navigator. In 1801 he said from England on the ship Investigator, and completed the circumnavigation of Australia. It was Matthew Flinders who suggested the name ‘Australia’, but this was not adopted until 1824, 10 years after his death. The Flinders Estate Nowra was named to commemorate Matthew Flinders achievements.
The Shoalhaven can be reached from Sydney by car via the Princes Highway and by rail via the South Coast railway line which terminates just north of Nowra at Bomaderry. The Shoalhaven is adjacent to the well known Jervis Bay area. The area is approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) long along the coastline, including 109 beaches, which allegedly possesses the whitest sand in the world, as well as pristine natural Australian bushland. The Shoalhaven area is home to numerous species of native Australian flora and fauna.