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Jervis Bay

The Southern Peninsula of Jervis Bay is the home to Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens. HMAS Creswell (currently closed to visitors) is a Naval training college adjoining Booderee.

Its most famous beach, Greenpatch Beach has views that are spectacular and picturesque with the contrast of HMAS Creswell nestled serenely amongst the natural bush and sea landscape. The sweeping water views of Jervis Bay with its glistening sunlit colours of aqua and blue against striking white beaches complete the view. Hyams Beach is said to have the whitest sand in the world.

The administrative office of the Jervis Bay National Park is situated in the grounds of the village.

Jervis Bay is one of the true gems of the NSW south east region and its value to Australia has been recognised by its National Park status. It’s breathtaking beauty, rich cultural and natural significance have long been recognised and appreciated by locals and by domestic and overseas visitors.

Jervis Bay, located in the Shoalhaven area about 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney, is reputed to have the clearest waters and whitest sands in not only this country but also in the world. These beautiful blue waters are home to many dolphins and the opportunity to sight these graceful locals is one of the major features that make this area a magnet for lovers of nature. Whale sighting is also frequent in Jervis Bay and the choices of water sports here are wide. Many people come to dive, fish and explore these famous waters. None go home disappointed

Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens are also waiting for you to explore and fall in love with. The National Park includes Green Patch Beach and other notable beauty spots such as Hole in the Wall, Bristol Point and Scottish Rocks. Also available are a Visitors Centre, many bushwalking trails, boat ramps, picnic and barbeque equipment and camping areas.

A ruined lighthouse on the southern side of Jervis Bay is also well worth exploring.

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Dolphin watching

Jervis Bay is one of the true gems of the South Coast region. Reputed to have among the clearest waters and whitest sands in the world, Jervis Bay has another very special attraction.
The sapphire-blue waters are home to dozens of bottlenose dolphins that have become local residents in their own right. Pods of dolphins frolicking about the shoreline are a common sight in these parts.

Take an exhilarating dolphin-watch cruise from Huskisson for face-to-face encounters with these friendly creatures. Tours come complete with excellent commentary, superb refreshments and many options such as twilight and sunset cruises.

On route to meet dolphins, you can take in the awe-inspiring cliffs of Point Perpendicular, the endless white sands of secluded beaches and other spectacular coastline scenery. Jervis Bay is a recognised marine park and is adjacent to the magnificent Booderee National Park. It features stunning beaches, rocky platforms, reefs, extensive seagrass beds, estuaries and deep-water cliffs with caves.

The convergence of temperate and tropical waters attracts a great diversity of marine life that is fascinating to explore. The majestic humpback and southern right whales can also be seen during their annual migration between September and November, along with seals and turtles.

The region is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. You can meet many local seabirds such as the white-breasted sea eagles, crested terns, yellow-headed boobies, shearwaters, albatross and pelicans.

Activites and Experiences at Jervis Bay

  • Dolphin Watching
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Nearest Airport: Moruya (145km)

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