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Jervis BayAustralia

On the south coast of New South Wales is a fascinating region full of wildlife-spotting opportunities on land and at sea.

With bays, beaches, lagoons and a hinterland of forests and woodlands, Jervis Bay is a great holiday destination if you want to be close to nature. Witness whale migrations, hike along cliff top trails and go on a kayak exploration of inland waterways.

Take advantage of the region’s many hiking and biking routes. Go for a stroll through wetlands and along the coastal paths of Jervis Bay National Park. See if you can spot whales from the Bull Hole lookout. Stroll through the botanic gardens and along the headlands of Booderee National Park. Camp overnight among its mature wooded areas. You may see some of the local wildlife residents, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats.

A good place to base yourself during your tour of Jervis Bay is Huskisson, its largest town. From this oceanfront location you can head out on dolphin and whale watching cruises, fishing tours and scuba diving trips. Among the popular dive sites are the docks and Slot Cave on the northern side of the bay. Experienced divers can dive down to the wreck of a Fairey Firefly, a bomber plane that crashed into the sea in 1956.

If you are into watersports, rent boards and boats and sail and surf along the coast. Venture inland on a guided kayak tour of the Currambene Creek Estuary System.

Where ever you are based in Jervis Bay, you won’t be too far away from a white-sand beach. Swim in the aquamarine waters of Hyams Beach, snorkel at Greenfields Beach and try fishing at Nelsons Beach.

Situated on the south coast of New South Wales, Jervis Bay is 184 kilometres (114 miles) south of Sydney. A pleasant way to arrive is to rent a car in the state capital or nearby Nowra and drive along the coastal highway. You can also catch a train from Sydney to Nowra and travel the rest of the way by bus. Come to Jervis Bay to enjoy wildlife adventures in an area of great natural beauty.

Top hotels in Jervis Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Huskisson Bayside Resort
Huskisson Bayside Resort
3 out of 5
28 Bowen Street, Huskisson, NSW
The price is AU$100 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Jervis Bay Marine Park. Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Collingwood Beach are ...

3.8/5Good! (396 reviews)

"So close to the Huskisson main street Very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Huskisson Bayside Resort
Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
3.5 out of 5
58 Hawke St, Huskisson, NSW
The price is AU$130 per night

Situated near the beach, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Jervis Bay Marine Park. Collingwood Beach and Jervis Bay Maritime Museum are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"The whole cottage was gorgeous but we just adored the outdoor area. Great place for bbq and a day bed to have a nice relaxing rest in the sun. The cabins are in a great location not too far at all from town or even the park. Kids loved it."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
Dolphin Shores
Dolphin Shores
4 out of 5
53 Beach St, Vincentia, NSW
The price is AU$145 per night

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Vincentia Shopping Village. Collingwood Beach and Orion Beach are also within 1 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (500 reviews)

"Spacious, quiet, clean, nice and informative host."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Dolphin Shores

Popular places to visit in Jervis Bay

Booderee National Park
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Booderee National Park

4.5/5(88 reviews)

Find out about the Wreck Bay Aboriginal people in this national park, which has a breathtaking coastline, botanic gardens and pristine marine reserve.

Collingwood Beach
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Collingwood Beach

4.5/5(52 reviews)

Stroll on white sands and play in the gentle waves of this wide beach or explore intertidal rock flats that are sheltered by Vincentia’s tree-lined bluffs.

Top activities in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay Dolphin Cruise- 1.5 hr
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Jervis Bay Dolphin Cruise- 1.5 hr

AU$35
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Southern Highlands Private Tour (Wildlife, Waves and Wines)
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Southern Highlands Private Tour (Wildlife, Waves and Wines)

AU$900
Per adult
South Coast to Country Private Tour from Sydney
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South Coast to Country Private Tour from Sydney

AU$1,020
Per adult
Private South Coast and Southern Highlands Tour
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Private South Coast and Southern Highlands Tour

AU$225
Per adult
Harley Tour of New South Wales South Coast
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Harley Tour of New South Wales South Coast

AU$500
Per adult
Conjola Tours
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Conjola Tours

AU$33
Per adult

Reviews of Jervis Bay

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Juliet

10 Mar. 2019

Hyams beach is an amazing place to visit

Cities near Jervis Bay

Huskisson featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as a small group of people

Huskisson

Collingwood Beach featuring a bay or harbour and a beach as well as a small group of people

Vincentia

Collingwood Beach which includes a beach and general coastal views as well as a large group of people

Sanctuary Point

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