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An idyllic outdoor playground

Jervis Bay

Uncover the treasures of a marine park on the South Coast of New South Wales. Rich in Aboriginal culture dating back to over 7000 years, Jervis Bay is a nature lover's paradise. With astounding white-sand beaches, unforgettable bush walks, year-round resident bottlenose dolphins, secret coves, quirky towns and more. There is so much to discover in this part of Australia.

Where should you visit in Jervis Bay?

Jervis Bay NSW is waiting to be explored!
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Wake up to hot coffee, peace and fresh air
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Welcome to Jervis Bay

Located within the Shoalhaven region in New South Wales, Jervis Bay is a holidaymaker's dream. Boasting unspoiled white sand beaches which are home to dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and sea dragons. An outdoor enthusiast paradise, go bush walking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, surfing, boating or fishing. If you are a food and wine lover, enjoy gastronomic delights at world-class restaurants.

Aboriginal heritage

While Jervis Bay is renowned for its incredible natural beauty, it also has a deep connection with Indigenous Australia. The Dharawal-Dhurga language group are some of the early Aboriginal people known to be connected with the region. Today, Aboriginal tribes still have very strong connections to Jervis Bay and there are several significant and sacred sites found in the area.

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Kayak and discover the beautiful Jervis Bay beaches
Spot cheeky dolphins!

Huskisson

Located approximately two and a half hours from Sydney, discover the gateway to Jervis Bay, Huskisson. This coastal gem is the heart of Jervis Bay and is renowned for its white-sand beaches, maritime history, snorkelling and whale watching (during winter). A wildlife haven, be sure to join a wildlife cruise and learn more about the marine park. Pop by a funky local cafe, go shopping or visit the nearby Heritage-Listed ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse.

Vincentia is another seaside town found in the Shoalhaven region and is located approximately 25 kilometres southeast of Nowra. Spot migrating whales, dive and discover Jervis Bay Marine Park or simply relax on one of the gorgeous beaches.

Feel the relaxed vibes of Huskisson
Soak up the views in Huskisson

Hyams Beach & Honeymoon Bay

Marvel at some of the world’s whitest sandy beaches such as Hyams Beach - featured in the Guinness World Records for its white sugar sands - which makes it a popular hotspot and often a destination on many a bucket list.

But at TravelEssence, we typically like to give our clients the option to travel "off the beaten track" to discover the less travelled and crowded destinations. That's why we recommend Honeymoon Bay instead of Hyams Beach.

Just across the bay lies Honeymoon Bay; small and sheltered, it is an idyllic setting for beachcombing and relaxation. A haven for dolphins, its crystal clear waters are perfect for water adventures such as snorkelling, diving, and paddleboarding.

For wildlife enthusiasts, this is an ideal destination to spot whales, which can be seen between mid-May and the end of November.

Marvel at the bright white sand of Hyams Beach
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Relax on the white sandy beach in Honeymoon Bay

Jervis Bay National Park

Located along the South Coast of NSW is Jervis Bay National Park. A bush walker's paradise, here you will find a great assortment of hikes, water activities, and more. Pack a picnic and head to the Red Point picnic area. Enjoy fish and chips on Hyams Beach or enjoy an Aussie-styled barbecue at the Greenfield Beach picnic area.

Picture-postcard beaches and ancient culture

Go on a guided bush tucker walk with an Aboriginal guide from Bugiya Naway Buradja and learn about native plants or have a go at weaving. An ideal way to learn more about Aboriginal culture in a stunning natural setting. Are you a bird watcher? Keep your eye out for a large selection of Australian birds including several threatened bird species.

Spot weird and wonderful wildlife
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Meereshöhle in Jervis Bay
Visit Murrays Beach Sea Cave
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Booderee National Park

Experience the outdoor Australian lifestyle at Booderee National Park. Family-friendly, this outdoor wonderland has so much to see and do. Spot lorikeets, visit the Booderee Botanic Garden or go beach hopping. Murrays Beach, Green Patch Beach, Cave Beach and Steamers Head beaches, just to name a few! Go fishing, bush walking, snorkelling, bird watching, diving and whale watching. Or if you feel like getting back to basics, go camping!

Booderee National Park is a must-visit!
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Say G'day to kangaroos in Booderee National Park!

Things to do and see

The perfect holiday destination, you will not have trouble filling your days in Jervis Bay. Rent a bike and discover the region or take a long bush walk, along Pretty Beach to the Pebbly Beach Walking Track. Learn more at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, visit Jervis Bay Botanical Gardens or catch a new movie at an old-timer cinema.

Spend your days by the beach

Go swimming at Murrays Beach, Blenheim Beach or Callala Beach. Visit Caves Beach, a rustic surf beach and perhaps you'll meet kangaroos at the car park! Pack a picnic and visit Moona Moona Beach (a shallow beach perfect for kids to swim). Greenfield Beach is also a family-friendly beach with white sand and clear water. There are plenty of picnic and barbecue options available too. Or take the kids to build sandcastles at Chinaman's Beach.

Savour freshly caught produce in the great outdoors
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Jervis Bay Marine Park is filled with an abundance of marine life

Where to stay?

Make your trip extra special by experiencing a unique stay from our large collection of hand-selected accommodations located in Jervis Bay and beyond. Your travel specialist will match you up with accommodation that suits your wants and needs. A journey where your accommodation is an experience in itself.

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Sleep in the middle of nature
Stay in unique bed and breakfasts' with local hosts
Stay in cosy accomodations by the beach

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