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Your guide to Jervis Bay

All About Jervis Bay

With its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, and abundance of marine life, Jervis Bay is paradise for those who love the ocean. The Jervis Bay area is home to many bays and beaches that have towering bushland as their backdrop. The calm waters of Hyams Beach and Moona Moona Creek are ideal for swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking, whereas others like Caves Beach and Culburra Beach offer popular surf breaks.

However, this inviting town on the south coast of New South Wales has more to offer than its pristine waterways. There are also several national parks with spectacular bushwalks, native wildlife, and cliff-top lookouts. You can discover the traditions and culture of the area’s Traditional Owners, the Yuin and Dhurga People, visit nearby wineries, or cycle one of the many scenic bike paths. The area is also known for its marine heritage, and the town has its own maritime museum with artefacts, photos, and even a historic Sydney ferry.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Jervis Bay

Though there are plenty of Jervis Bay holiday rentals to choose from, this town is at its most popular during the school holidays, especially over summer. Although this is the hottest and most humid time of the year, it’s also great for enjoying the area’s spectacular beaches and broad range of outdoor activities. Autumn and spring are cooler, but the water can still be warm enough for swimming, and in autumn you’re the least likely to have rain — an ideal time for bushwalking, cycling, or picnics. While winter can get quite cool in Jervis Bay, the beaches are uncrowded and it can be a great time to work up a sweat outdoors, tour the wineries, or relax in the winter sunshine with a good book.

Top things to do in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

The Jervis Bay has a strong and interesting maritime history, which you can learn all about at the town’s maritime museum. See maritime artefacts, navigational instruments, nautical equipment, photos, and drawings. The museum is even home to several vessels, including the historic Sydney Ferry and the Lady Denman Ferry. Throughout the year, the museum’s spaces are also used to house different shows and exhibitions.

Jervis Bay Marine Park

One of Jervis Bay’s biggest drawcards is the protected Jervis Bay Marine Park, which is popular with snorkellers and divers. You may see bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins, and sea dragons, as well as countless species of fish. From May to November, you can also often see migrating whales off the coastline, and there are plenty of whale watching tours to choose from in the area.

White Sands Walk

This area of New South Wales is renowned for its pearlescent, white sand – which you can discover with the White Sands Walk, which starts at Vincentia Sailing Club at Plantation Point, and stretches to Hyams Beach. The walk only goes for 2.5-kilometres and in the warmer months, you can stop for a swim and picnic along the way.

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