Booderee National Park is a place of outstanding natural beauty offering a wide range of activities including bushwalking, camping, cycling, boating, swimming, fishing and snorkelling. Booderee is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and is a significant place for Koori people. Learn about Koori culture and traditional foods through Booderee's Aboriginal interpretive program.
Enjoy a camping experience unlike any other by setting up a tent with your family and friends on the beaches around Jervis Bay. Camp moments away from the beach at the Bristol Point, Cave Beach and Green Patch camp grounds located within the beautiful Booderee National Park.
Jervis Bay is one of the most popular fishing destinations on the NSW South Coast. The rock platforms on the northern side of the bay are renowned for land-based game fishing for species such as marlin, tuna and kingfish. Inside the bay, chase bream, whiting and flathead from many of the beaches. Experienced local fishing operators offer great fishing adventure tours in and around the bay.
Watch these majestic creatures swim and play in the waters along the NSW South Coast during their annual migration between May and November. Whale numbers have risen substantially around Jervis Bay in recent years, making the area are great place to watch these graceful mammals from shore or the deck of a tour boat. The viewing platform in Booderee National Park, located at Cape St George Lighthouse, is a splendid observation point. Perpendicular Lighthouse, at the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula in the Jervis Bay Military Reserve, also offers a good vantage point.
The Jervis Bay area features several lakes, inlets and calm surf beaches from where you can begin a stand-up paddleboarding adventure. Most locations have nearby parking if you're bringing your own paddleboard, or there are several operators along the coast offering rental, tours and private or group lessons. Paddleboarding in the Jervis Bay Marine Park gives you the chance to be surrounded by colourful sea life including dolphins, eagle rays, penguins, fish and birds.
A beautiful town with a rich shipbuilding heritage, Huskisson is on the shores of the spectacular Jervis Bay Marine Park in the Shoalhaven region. The crystal-blue waters are home to abundant marine life, including bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and weedy sea dragons.
Shoalhaven Zoo is the largest zoo on the New South Wales South Coast, bringing together over 100 species of native and exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles. Set in 16 acres of native bushland and resting on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, you'll find plenty to see and do during your visit. After spending time exploring the zoo you can relax with a picnic by the river, cook up a barbecue or eat in the delightful Zoo Haven Cafe while taking in the wonderful views. And before you leave, don't forget to browse through the gift shop where you will find a great selection of souvenirs to remind you of your visit.
Dolphin Watch Cruises - the most experienced cruise company in Jervis Bay, operating for over 25 years, who have now won more then 25 tourism awards. Jervis Bay is home to 120 resident bottlenose dolphins who live inside Jervis Bay all year round. The average sighting rate for dolphins is 99 per cent. Dolphin cruises are available all year round. Whale season is mid May to late November and you can see humpbacks, southern right, minke, as well as seals, penguins and albatross. TEKIN III The Spirit of Jervis Bay, is a 17 metre triple deck catamaran, with five viewing platforms and is 80 per cent under cover for all weather cruising. Dolphin and whale watch cruises include complimentary morning/afternoon tea.
Sea Kayak Jervis Bay (SKJB) is a fully accredited Outdoor Adventure Tour Operator with over 20 years of full time operation in the Jervis Bay region of the South Coast of NSW. The Jervis Bay Marine Park, 2.5 hours south of Sydney, offers world class bay, sea, river and mangrove paddling experiences in crystal clear waters, with white sands, protected coves and surf breaks hosting resident dolphins, migrating Humpbacks and abundant fish and bird life. Sea Kayak Jervis Bay offer a range of quality kayaking tours, courses and outdoor education activities. Enjoy a day of adventure with their popular sea kayak trip, a simple short Sit On Top paddle with the family, an overnight camp or go it alone by hiring from their modern fleet of Expedition Sea Kayaks on Jervis Bay and surrounding waterways.
Trees Adventure is an eco-adventure experience. The park features exciting and challenging courses high in the tree canopy, that will have you swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest. The course lets you experience Australia's unique landscape, allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before. Flying foxes zip between the trees at exhilarating speeds, while cargo nets, rope bridges and wooden obstacles offer physical challenges high above the ground. There's even an airborne skateboard! The courses become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you. Suits ages from four years up to adult, and yes, there are even extreme "black" courses for the really adventurous!
Cambewarra Estate Winery lies at the foothills of the majestic Cambewarra Mountain in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region - only 2.5 hours South from Sydney. A 2nd generation family run winery, with a focus on quality over quantity. Cambewarra Estate Winery offer a diverse range of premium, award winning wines, with something to suit everyone. The Estate features a cellar door, restaurant, a boutique garden studio Bed and Breakfast, a function centre and stunning outdoor surrounds ideal for weddings, private functions and events. Their child and pet friendly cellar door is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Two Figs is a boutique winery and vineyard located 12 kilometres from Berry. Its spectacular position offers panoramic 360 degree views from the beaches of Shoalhaven Heads along the expanse of the Shoalhaven River and beyond. Two Figs vineyard was planted in 2003. The winery is now producing wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chambourcin and Verdelho. The climate is temperate with maritime influences and produces soft, approachable wines. Winemaker Shayne Bricker now offers these premium wines for tasting on the cellar door with himself or Leah amidst the equipment and barrels of a working winery. Come and buy a bottle of wine and a gourmet local plate and enjoy the scenery.
The Royal Australian Navy invites you, your family and friends to visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross Nowra. Explore and experience the story of naval aviation from its beginnings to the present day. The current exhibition "Wings over Water" tells the story of naval aviation in Australia, with aircraft from the 20th Century, ranging from a World War One Sopwith Pup to an A4 Skyhawk jet fighter. The exhibition also includes examples of allied and foreign aircraft, like the MiG-17 fighter. Showcases and audio visual displays add to the stories of these aircraft and those who flew and fixed them. Individual displays include the US 135th Assault Helicopter that incorporated the RAN Helicopter Flight-Vietnam and a special exhibit on Admiral Sir Victor Smith. The Museum's flight simulator provides a 'virtual experience', for all ages, on what it is like in the pilot's seat.
Lyrebird Ridge do not charge a tasting fee for individual visitors, and while visiting their cellar door you are welcome to take your time and wander around the property. Your hosts embrace the opportunity to answer any questions and to discuss all aspects of Lyrebird Ridge. A barbecue area is available to those seeking a pleasant, covered area for a barbecue or picnic lunch, and the grassed area adjacent is perfect for the children to play under your supervision. Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery offers visitors a chance to try high quality wine produced without the use of chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. The organic wines are grown and produced at the winery and are aged in underground cellars. The cellar door operates by appointment. If you are visiting the area and would like to come for a visit please phone ahead so they can organise a suitable time.
The historic Jindyandy Mill is one of the most popular one stop shopping destinations on the South Coast, just five minutes off the highway from Nowra. The Mill itself was built in 1830 and was the first convict built brick building south of Sydney. Set in a picturesque parkland with relaxing views across the paddocks and river flats to the mountains. There are five specialty shops including Antiques, Dress shop, Hairdresser, Bric-a-brac, and a delicious Lolly shop, gift and Christmas store. There is also a cafe featuring fabulous locally sourced organic cuisine. Plenty of easy parking and lots of room to stretch your legs. Treats, treasures and bargains you won't find anywhere else.
Members of the Timbery family regularly produce the artwork and artefacts sold in the shop. Paintings, both traditional and contemporary, are on offer as is Laddie's artwork. Laddie's specialty is burning-in - a technique for burning designs into wood. Other family members are highly regarded for their shell art. There are many other artefacts sold including boomerangs, didgeridoos and bullroarers; many are beautifully decorated and all are authentically sourced from Aboriginal artists in regional New South Wales and around Australia. Laddie is in the shop most days and is always happy to demonstrate boomerang throwing or talk with you about the history of the artwork, what the artefacts are used for, and of course Aboriginal culture, history, and Dreamtime legend. On any day, there is someone at the shop to 'yarn' with on these topics.
Cupitts is a winery, restaurant, micro-brewery, fromagerie and cellar door on the NSW South Coast between Milton and Ulladulla. Join a Meet-the-Maker experience where you get to go behind the scenes and enjoy a walking tour of the property to experience their award-winning wines and beers as well as the delicious boutique cow and goat cheeses which are also made on site. You will visit the Kitchen Garden where you can see the wide variety of produce that makes its way the 40 metres to the kitchen for your lunch or dinner. You'll also learn about the wine making, brewing, and cheese making processes in their beautiful vineyard location, tasting the products along the way!
Booderee Botanic Gardens are owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and are the only Aboriginal owned botanic gardens in Australia. Learn about bush tucker, the medicinal uses of plants and the long association that Koori people have had with the area. A range of facilities and services are available to help visitors explore the gardens, including formed paths, self-guided and guided walks, interpretive displays and picnic areas.
The Jervis Bay Marine Park is home to dolphins, seals, penguins, seabirds and many other animals. Scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing and fishing are popular activities in the crystal clear waters. Explore various walking trails available in the surrounding Jervis Bay National Park and see whales swim through these waters during their annual migration along the coast between May and November.
With white sands, crystal clear waters, forests, woodlands and wetlands, this beautiful South Coast national park is a popular destination. Its Aboriginal heritage dates back thousands of years and local Aboriginal people have strong connections with the land and waters. Explore the incredible White Sands Walk and Scribbly Gum Track, relax on uncrowded beaches, and swim, fish or snorkel in the invigorating waters.
Discover the history of Jervis Bay at this fascinating museum. The centrepiece is the Lady Denman, a wooden Sydney Harbour ferry built in Huskisson in 1911 and retired in 1979. She was returned home in 1980 and now rests in a purpose-built building. At a waterfront location on Currambene Creek, the museum is in a beautiful bush setting and includes a large recreation area with native gardens, a mangrove boardwalk, fish feeding pond, boathouse, and historic buildings.
The White Sands Walk and the Scribbly Gum Track are interconnected walking trails that create a delightful – and easy – loop within Jervis Bay National Park. Start the White Sands Walk at Greenfield Beach picnic area, or begin farther north at Plantation Point to enjoy a longer route. You’ll be treated to incredible water views and visit great locations for birdwatching and glimpsing dolphins. The return leg along the Scribbly Gum Track takes you through scenic woodland.
Yarrawa Estate Vineyard is nestled in between the rugged escarpments of Upper Kangaroo Valley, offering unmatched scenic beauty. This vineyard enjoys a temperate climate with rich volcanic and alluvial soils, providing an ideal environment for viticulture. Farm tours available by appointment to observe macadamia, walnut, pecan, and Japanese raisin trees plus large citrus grove. Seasonal farm produce is also available for purchase. Visit Yarrawa Estate cellar door for wine tastings. Sample nuts, jams, and pickles whilst enjoying the picturesque views. Wines produced include chambourcin (spray free and hand-picked), unwooded chardonnay (clean and fruity), verdelho (lovely summer wine), chardonnay (softly wooded, complements seafood, poultry), cabernet (Barossa Valley grapes), shiraz (mature, full bodied wine, great with most foods, pinot noir brut (apertif style with crisp finish), sauvignon blanc/semillon (easy drinking luncheon wine, Jasmin Grace (made with muscatel grapes, everyone's favourite) Their fortifieds include white port, red port, muscat and walnut liquor wine.
The philosophy of Flour Water Salt is simple. Yes, simple. They believe you don't have to do a million things, just a few and do those few right. They don't offer countless types of breads, cakes or sandwich varieties, just a few that they think are delicious, and they hope that you will think so too. Quality ingredients, skilled producers and passion - from start to finish.
Visit Jervis Bay Wild's waterfront café and be mesmerised by the breathtaking views overlooking the pristine waters of Jervis Bay. Portside has indoor or alfresco dining, where you can enjoy anything from decadent cakes to their amazing seafood platter while perhaps being lucky enough to watch dolphins play in the bay. The cruise terminal opens onto the restaurannt's deck from which their world class cruises depart, making it a truly beautiful view with options for you to enjoy a cruise or grab a kayak after your lunch. Portside Seafood Bar and Grill is fully licensed (no Bring Your Own), has fully accessible amenities with a lift from Field Street, Huskisson, straight into the restaurant.
Figbird Café and Deli, tucked away from the bustling main street of Berry, boasts a welcoming atmosphere, delicious European and Australian inspired meals, and attentive service. During the day, their light-filled café and deli is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch with friends, while at night it transforms into a candle-lit restaurant featuring delectable Mediterranean fare, and authentic pizzas on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. You will find the coffee delicious, the portions generous and the prices reasonable. Gluten, wheat and grain free options are available, ask their friendly staff. Figbird Café and Deli is proud to actively support organic and fair-trading practices. They offer BYO with no corkage charge.
For the perfect beach holiday, hire a beach hut with all the essentials and order a delicious hamper from Hyams Beach Hampers. Recline in the shade and relax on some of the whitest sands in the world at beautiful Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, on the NSW South Coast. Choose from a scrumptious range of hampers and Hyams Beach Hampers will hand-deliver the gourmet delights to your place of choice. The hampers are filled with the best regional produce and there's a selection for all occasions. Combine the hamper with a luxury beach hut for the ultimate day at the beach. Within easy driving distance of Sydney and Canberra, Jervis Bay has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy them in style with Hyams Beach Hampers!
A new addition to the South Coast dining scene, Queen Street Eatery is a small and intimate venue for a special lunch, dinner or a casual breakfast with family and friends. The menu is inspired by the simple comforts of rustic French fare with a fresh Australian coastal interpretation and a fun wine list focussing on French and unique wine styles. To avoid disappointment, bookings are recommended for lunch and dinner.
The Heritage Bakery—established in 2003 in the lovely little town of Milton, located in one of the oldest and most beautiful historical buildings of the region. Their aim is to be the best Bakery in Australia, by providing to their customers, exceptional customer service, quality products. Their experienced and talented Bakers produce their beautiful products on sight seven days a week. Their product range is second to none from their famous pies or pastries, from fresh sandwiches or bread, including or wonderful sourdough range, you will be sure to find something that will delight your taste buds.
3Gringos specialises in Mexican and modern Australian cuisine. The menu features a selection of appetisers along with Mexican classics such as fajitas, burritos, enchiladas and tortillas served sizzling hot with spicy aromas. Gluten and dairy-free meal options are available upon request.
The Gunyah Restaurant is built high off the ground to offer scenic treetop dining in the luxurious Paperbark Camp. The seasonal menu specialises in modern European cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local produce. Enjoy a long leisurely breakfast including house made granola and cooked-to-order eggs, or enjoy sunset drinks and a candlelit dinner on the inviting verandah.
Enjoy the flavours of Thailand on the shores of Jervis Bay. The kitchen showcases the abundant fresh local seafood. Order from the banquet menu to share dishes across the table and taste the balance of delicious sweet, spicy and salty creations. Wild Ginger's chefs have cut their teeth at the likes of Sailors Thai in Sydney, so expect imaginative dishes with sophisticated flavours.
The Milton Show is an annual event. You can expect the following at the Show; Dressage, cattle, pavilion exhibits, dog and cat shows, U Beaut Aussie Ute, Motocross, show jumping, wood-chopping, poultry, Showgirl and Junior Showgirl, sporting horse events, Jack Russell races and rodeo. Pavilion exhibits include craft, cooking, agriculture, produce, plants, school displays, local industries and much more. The Rodeo will start at 7pm on Friday night.
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2018 Season The team behind The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses live on stage. Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre. Speaking of movies, your friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival - a three day celebration of music, poetry, dancing, art and craft in Australia's most beautiful valley. Enjoy over 50 fabulous acts from around Australia and overseas in six intimate venues. The fun starts 3pm Friday and continues all weekend until 5pm Sunday. There are lots of hands-on activities too, such as dancing, poetry, tune sessions, instrument and singing workshops. It's a family friendly event. Accompanied children under 12 get in free and can enjoy the kids' craft and kids' performers.
A fun family day out in October featuring a street parade, markets, musical entertainment and food stalls. Watch an exciting program of races on the Sussex Inlet River including dragon boats, surf boats and stand-up paddleboards. A big fireworks display marks the end of the festival.
This fishing carnival invites the whole family to participate in weigh and release competitions with more than $A25,000 in cash and prizes to be won. Held annually in July, competitors can choose to fish from the river bank, off the rocks, inside the basin or out in the ocean.
Enjoy a day of entertainment in April with more than 100 stalls and exhibits including hot rod and vintage cars, bikes, vintage machinery and power boats. A grand parade kicks off celebrations with Scottish marching bands, floats and community groups. The festivities draw to a close in the evening with a fireworks display on the waters of Jervis Bay.
Cupitt’s Winery hosts a monthly local produce market on the last Saturday of the month, with delicious home grown fruit, vegetables and and other produce available. Come along and buy fresh local produce, and why not combine your visit with morning tea overlooking the winery, with Cornish scones, jam, clotted cream and the best coffee in town. There is often a surprise in store! One grower visiting the area recently bought along oranges and garlic from his Riverina farm; while a Clyde River oyster farmer may appear with a sack of oysters. Olive oils, preserves and rustic baskets have also made an appearance.
The Greenwell Point Markets stalls include fishing gear, jewellery, homemade soft goods of all sorts, plants, natural timber products, homemade soaps, pegs and sauces, seashell wind chimes, and many more products. This market is run by Marine Rescue Shoalhaven and is a fundraiser to assist them with offering their 24 hour daily service to the boating public of the Shoalhaven. Greenwell Point Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month at Greenwell Point Bowling Club
Mollymook Markets are all about location. Held on the reserve overlooking the beautiful Mollymook Beach, this market only occurs on the fifth Sunday of the month, about four times per year. A large market with all the goodies you would expect to see and buy, ranging from plants, clothing, homemade foods, art and craft items to handyman tools - they even have a petting zoo. Visitors to the market are treated to 120 market stalls, all organised by the Lions Club.
The Ulladulla Harbour Markets are run by the volunteer members of the local unit of Marine Rescue NSW and have become an institution in this pretty South Coast town. Usually held on the second Sunday of each month, the craft, produce and speciality stalls attract visitors from near and far.
Clayridge Honey supply locally produced pure, raw and unprocessed honey. They also make creamed honey, honey energy drinks, honey popcorn and honey lollies. Honey is harvested straight from their own beehives ensuring fresh and high quality produce every time, and is chemical free. Their honey is cold extracted and is neither heat treated nor pasteurised.
Visit the gallery to see displays from local artists and photographers. A local artisan creates handmade jewellery made exclusively for the gallery. A large range of locally produced Aboriginal works from the Dharawal people are also available for purchase.
Laddie Timbery is a well-known artist and respected Koori elder who specialises in making traditional boomerangs from mangrove knee roots. Laddie and his family are from the Bidjigal clan and are highly regarded for their exquisite craftsmanship of burning-in - a technique of burning designs into wood to make and decorate a large variety of artefacts and artworks.
Visit the Potters Workshop where this market is held on the fourth Sunday of every month except December, when it takes place on the third Sunday. Stalls feature local produce, arts, crafts, pottery, woodcraft, needlecraft, natural fibre baskets, plants, cakes, jams, clothing and much, much more. The market specialises in handmade articles and goods and not commercial produce.
Jervis Bay is on the NSW South Coast, less than 200 km from Sydney. The drive from Sydney takes around 2.5 hours along the Princes Highway. Follow the road and traffic signs south to Nowra in the Shoalhaven region. Just outside the southern edge of Nowra watch for the left turnoff to Jervis Bay at Jervis Bay Road. Follow the signs to your Jervis Bay destination.
Transport NSW provides rail services from Sydney Central Station to Bomaderry in Nowra, a scenic three-hour train ride along the NSW South Coast. The coach journey from Nowra to Jervis Bay with Nowra Coaches runs on Tuesday and Fridays and takes just over two hours. Check the Nowra Coaches website at www.nowracoaches.com.au for days and times of operation.
Culburra Taxi & Car Hire • Cullburra Shops, Prince Edward Avenue, Cullburra • Phone: +61 2 4447 3123 Nowra Radio Taxi Co-Operative • 62 North Street, Nowra • Phone: 13 10 08 St Georges Basin & Jervis Bay Taxis • Phone: +61 412 429 439 Sussex Inlet Taxi Service • 2 Coral Court, Sussex Inlet • Phone: +61 2 4441 1000
Callala Bay Pharmacy • Shop 2, 55 Emmett Street, Callala Bay • Phone: +61 2 4446 4251 Hopes Pharmacy • 18 Burton Street, Vincentia • Phone: +61 2 4441 5777 Huskisson Pharmacy • Shop 1, 56 Owen Street, Huskisson • Phone: +61 2 4441 5104 Sanctuary Point Pharmacy • 195 Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point • Phone: +61 2 4443 0110 St Georges Basin Pharmacy • Shop 4, 136 Island Point Road, St Georges Basin • Phone: +61 2 4443 5433