Bolwarra is a suburb in the north eastern part of the City of Maitland. Many productive farms lie in the area of Bolwarra, including turf farming in the levee banks behind the Hunter River. Land in Bolwarra is also used to graze livestock. Bolwarra is a thriving community that has schools, community halls, sporting fields, small-scale businesses and shops, although the suburb is largely residential. It is situated near the Maitland central business district.
Businesses in Bolwarra include landscaping supplies as well as lawn and turf supplies, which benefit from the local turf farming industry. Growing residential developments include Larg and Bolwarra Heights.