Jervis Bay

Travel Guide
Booderee National Park showing a beach

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.

Dolphin Shores
Dolphin Shores
4 out of 5
53 Beach St, Vincentia, NSW
The price is AU$164 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Vincentia Shopping Village, Collingwood Beach and Jervis Bay. Orion Beach and Vincentia Marketplace ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (574 reviews)
"Nice motel Very clean. Comfy bed Nice quiet street"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

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The Cove Jervis Bay
The Cove Jervis Bay
3.5 out of 5
Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay, JBT
This Jervis Bay cottage is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bherwerre Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hyams Beach and Cave Beach. Greenpatch Beach and Bullocks ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Weekend away
"Secluded yet accessible location. Beautiful surroundings with the inlet and beach. Excellent facilities including 4 bbqs and 2 pizza ovens. Very relaxing stay"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2020

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Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach
Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach
3 out of 5
17A Beach Street, Huskisson, NSW
The price is AU$247 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Situated by the ocean, this holiday park is within a 15-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Collingwood Beach. Jervis Bay Marine Park and Callala Beach are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (68 reviews)
"Great place! Will come back"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Cove Jervis Bay
The Cove Jervis Bay
3.5 out of 5
Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay, JBT
This Jervis Bay cottage is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bherwerre Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hyams Beach and Cave Beach. Greenpatch Beach and Bullocks ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Weekend away
"Secluded yet accessible location. Beautiful surroundings with the inlet and beach. Excellent facilities including 4 bbqs and 2 pizza ovens. Very relaxing stay"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2020

The Cove Jervis Bay
Walters Holiday Flats
Walters Holiday Flats
3.5 out of 5
70 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Hyams Beach apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vincentia Golf Club, Booderee National Park and Collingwood ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (304 reviews)
"fantastic location, great accomodation at reasonable prices - i would definitely book again!!"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2021

Walters Holiday Flats
Newly built luxurious apartment situated a stone's throw away from the beach.
Newly built luxurious apartment situated a stone's throw away from the beach.
86 Cyrus St, Hyams Beach, NSW
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Jervis Bay and Hyams Beach. Nelsons Beach and Vincentia Golf Club are also within 3 miles ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Stylish apartment in great location
"Loved my stay so much, from the style of the beautiful modern apartment , including big king sized bed, to the gorgeous location. Great communication with the host. I’ll be back !"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2021

Newly built luxurious apartment situated a stone's throw away from the beach.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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