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Jervis Bay Weekend Getaway

Experience the raw beauty of the great outdoors by exploring the many natural wonders of Jervis Bay in New South Wales. With pearly white sands and azure waters, Jervis Bay is a destination that will rekindle your wandering spirit.

Things to do and see in Jervis Bay

Visit the town of Huskisson near Jervis Bay to charter a boat for fishing off the coast or join a tour. You’ll encounter numerous marine animals including dolphins, pelicans, and of course plenty of seagulls. After touring the seas, get even closer to the water with sea kayaking and fishing trips. From Coonemia Creek to the open waters of Jervis Bay, this area has many locations that will impress even the most experienced angler. If you go to Jervis Bay to test your fishing skills, be sure to come prepared; the waters are home to challenging game species like snapper and tuna.

If you’d prefer to stay dry, visit the lookout along the coast of Jervis Bay to watch whales. From May to November each year, these majestic mammals migrate near the shore. One of the best locations to see whales during their migration is Bull Hole Lookout. With blue waters and calm surroundings, Bull Hole Lookout is a prime place to experience the peaceful qualities of nature. This area is well-preserved, so a trip there is an excellent way to experience New South Wales as it’s been for thousands of years.

 

Booderee National Park – Jervis Bay, New South Wales

People bushwalking in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay.

While there are several areas of Booderee National Park and Jervis Bay that can be reached by driving, the true adventurer will appreciate the area’s walking treks. Trek along the Hyams Beach trail to enjoy one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Australia. The areas surrounding Hyams Beach are wildlife sanctuaries, so there are plenty of opportunities to see exotic wildlife. With privacy and woodlands, trekking Hyams Beach trail will give you many opportunities to see many birds, including Holland honey-eaters, eastern rosellas, crimson rosellas, and eastern spinebills.

If you’re an adventurer in search for a longer trek, Hare Point trail is an excellent option. This six-kilometre trail is rather remote during the winter months, so you can enjoy the stunning views of Carama Inlet without distractions. Hare Point trail follows an untouched coastline and dense vegetation. Hare Point is also an excellent place to watch whales.