Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay

St Georges Basin – Sanctuary Point – Callala Bay – Callala Beach – Myola – Huskisson – Vincentia – Hyams Beach

 

Jervis Bay measures about 15 km from north to south and about 10 km across. The main town is Huskisson, where you can enjoy dolphin and whale watching cruises, fishing trips and boats, but it’s the natural beauty of the area that seduces. Other towns in this area include St Georges Basin, Sanctuary Point, Callala Bay and Beach, Myola, Vincentia and Hyams Beach.

The bay’s beaches are impressive – a series of scalloped coves bracketed by rock formations and backed by blackbutt, tea tree and mahogany forest. The bay’s sparkling waters, the underwater topography of arches, caves and rock stacks, and an impressive marine population make this one of the finest dive sites in the state.

At its southern end, Jervis Bay is enclosed by Booderee National Park, a pristine coastal wilderness. From Wreck Bay village on Summercloud Bay in the park’s south, a walking trail circles the peninsula to St Georges Head, passing quiet beaches, cliffs and forests.

Huskisson is the location of many facililties including the Lady Denman Heritage Museum, as well as a variety of great cafes and shops to explore. Hyams Beach is surrounded by natural bush and is far enough removed from the ‘rat-race’ to be as peaceful a retreat as one can imagine with the added attractions of pure white sand and crystal clear water.

What to See & Do

■ Go for a walk to St Georges Head, passing quiet beaches, cliffs and forests.

■ Feel the world’s whitest sand between your toes at Hyams Beach.

■ Take a dive or snorkel with local dive operator Crest Diving.

■ See the restored ‘Lady Denman’ ferry and the world famous heritage maritime museum at the Lady Denman in Huskisson.

■ Go for a walk around Cave, Green, Murrays or Steamers beach in the Booderee National Park. For more info call 4443 0977.