Jervis Bay

Australia

Booderee National Park featuring a beach

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.

Known for

Beaches, Dolphins and Walking

Top Hotels in Jervis Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Huskisson Bayside Resort
3 out of 5
28 Bowen Street, Huskisson
$64/night
Jul 18 - Jul 19
3.8/5Good! (350 reviews)

"It is very near to a late night market if you want to have a stroll and have some coffee also it is 5 minutes away from the whale watching cruises"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Huskisson Bayside Resort
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Jervis Bay Holiday Park
3 out of 5
785 Woollamia Road, Woollamia
$51/night
Jul 22 - Jul 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)

"Everything was great. Some noise from tent revellers"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Jervis Bay Holiday Park
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Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach
3 out of 5
17A Beach Street, Huskisson
$107/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.6/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"This small but charming cottage located steps from a beautiful beach was just the ticket! Slightly disappointed that the confirmation we received had different check-in times and a different unit # than the actual. And the welcome was cold and quick, like the attendant had somewhere else to go. However ..."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach

Popular things to do in Jervis Bay

Booderee National Park
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Booderee National Park

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

Top activities in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay Whale-Watching Eco Cruise
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Jervis Bay Whale-Watching Eco Cruise

$45

Set a course for the steel-blue waters of Jervis Bay for an exciting humpback whale-watching cruise. Learn about their seasonal migration from onboard guides and enjoy sweeping views of the bay and sheer sea cliffs from inside the boat's cozy interior or out on the open-air decks.

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

$24

Pristine Jervis Bay plays host to the largest population of resident pod of bottlenose dolphins in Australia! We have encounters with Dolphins in Jervis Bay every day all year round.

Jervis Bay Passage
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Jervis Bay Passage

$52

Explore the stunning natural sights scattered around Jervis Bay on this fun-filled cruise. Snap photos of the towering cliffs at Point Perpendicular, peek into hidden coves flanked by white sand beaches, and look for area wildlife, including dolphins, penguins, and sea birds, along the way.

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