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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

Huskisson Bayside Resort
Huskisson Bayside Resort
3 out of 5
28 Bowen Street, Huskisson, NSW
The price is £65 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

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! (406 reviews)

"Nice location, Friendly staff, in walking distance to town"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Huskisson Bayside Resort
Dolphin Shores
Dolphin Shores
4 out of 5
53 Beach St, Vincentia, NSW
The price is £79 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

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! (510 reviews)

"Quite location, close to shops and beach. Room was lare, as was bathroom and bed super comfortable. Air conditioning quiet yet effective."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Dolphin Shores
Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
3.5 out of 5
58 Hawke St, Huskisson, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is £76 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was in a great position within walking distance to shops and restaurants. It was very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. My only criticism would be that the room needed to have bedside tables provided and it would have been nice ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Jervis Bay

Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
3.5 out of 5
58 Hawke St, Huskisson, NSW
The price is £76 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was in a great position within walking distance to shops and restaurants. It was very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. My only criticism would be that the room needed to have bedside tables provided and it would have been nice ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Huskisson Holiday Motel Cabins
Riviera Caravan Park
Riviera Caravan Park
2 out of 5
158 River Road, Sussex Inlet, NSW
The price is £63 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated near the beach, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sussex Inlet - Lions Park, Conjola National Park and Swan Lake. Cudmirrah Beach and Berrara ...

4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)

"We liked the location and helpful friendly staff, would come again."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Riviera Caravan Park
Jervis Bay Cabins & Hidden Creek Campsite
Jervis Bay Cabins & Hidden Creek Campsite
3 out of 5
55 Goodlands Road, Woollamia, NSW

Situated by the ocean, this campsite is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Woollamia Nature Reserve and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. Jervis Bay Marine ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)

"Amazing place for holidays! 10 out of 10! 😊"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Jervis Bay Cabins & Hidden Creek Campsite
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.

Popular places to visit in Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach
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Hyams Beach

5/5(8 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Hyams Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Jervis Bay.

Jervis Bay
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Jervis Bay

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Jervis Bay during your travels in Jervis Bay.

Murrays Beach
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Murrays Beach

5/5(2 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Murrays Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Jervis Bay. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Jervis Bay National Park
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Jervis Bay National Park

5/5(2 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Jervis Bay National Park, a lovely green space in Jervis Bay. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

Greenpatch Beach
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Greenpatch Beach

5/5(1 review)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Greenpatch Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Jervis Bay. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Caves Beach
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Caves Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Caves Beach during your travels in Jervis Bay? While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Top things to do in Jervis Bay

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

£19
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Jervis Bay Passage
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Jervis Bay Passage

£40
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)

£500
Per adult
South Coast to Country Private Tour from Sydney
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South Coast to Country Private Tour from Sydney

£566
Per adult
Harley Tour of New South Wales South Coast
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Harley Tour of New South Wales South Coast

£278
Per adult
Fishermans Paradise Eco-walk
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Fishermans Paradise Eco-walk

£34
Per adult

Cities near Jervis Bay

Photo by Roxanne Bamboat / The Tiny Taster

Nowra

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

Huskisson

Collingwood Beach which includes a beach and a bay or harbour 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