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Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

  • Picnic in the Shoalhaven
  • Couple caravan and camping at Merry Beach Shoalhaven


Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is a truly unique destination that offers visitors plenty of things to do. Beach or bush walks, deserted white sand beaches, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and fishing to name just a few. Complimented by a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs and a myriad of accommodation offerings, Jervis Bay is an ideal location for your next getaway. 

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Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven Area

The Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay regions cover the majestic stretch of coastline from Shoalhaven Heads to Bawley Point. Bordered by mountains, the region boasts more than 100 magnificent beaches and is blessed with lush green hinterlands. It is a popular holiday destination, especially for families, keen beachgoers, and those who enjoy bushwalking and nature. Jervis Bay, Nowra and Ulladulla are among the region's coastal destinations while Berry, Kangaroo Valley are some of the hinterland favourites.

There are some beautiful beaches in the Shoalhaven area and around Jervis Bay. Just north of Shoalhaven heads, the pristine, untouched expanse of Seven Mile Beach spreads out north to Gerroa, bordered by national park complete with bbq facilities and a picnic area. Head to Hyam’s Beach for the world’s whitest sands, and check out Pebbly Beach near Jervis Bay, home to troupes of kangaroos.

Whale and dolphin watching are very popular activities for visitors to the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay area. Whale watching season runs from May to November, when you can find a spot on a headland overlooking the ocean or hop on a tour boat to see humpback and southern right whales up close. Dolphin watch cruises are a great day out year-round, and you may even spot a seal.

You can also explore the many lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports such as kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. The Shoalhaven River, Jervis Bay, Huskisson and Callala Bay are all good spots to try out these relaxed watersports. There are also some very good fishing spots in the area if you feel like throwing a line in.

Foodies will love the range of fresh local produce available. Farmed and harvested locally, you can taste top quality seafood, market garden produce, great cheeses, and South Coast wines; the region features 20 vineyards and 11 cellar doors.


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Local areas

  • Bawley Point Bawley Point is popular with surfers looking for the best waves along the coast.
  • Berry Berry is a rustic and sophisticated village surrounded by rich dairy country below the coastal escarpment.
  • Callala Bay Sitting at the northern end of Jervis Bay, best known for its stunning beaches, safe bay swimming and resident dolphins.
  • Culburra Beach You'll discover your own piece of beachside heaven at Culburra. Surf, swim, fish or wander along long sandy stretches.
  • Currarong Currarong’s spectacular coastal setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it a popular holiday spot at any time of the year.
  • Huskisson Wrapped around the vast blue playground of Jervis Bay Marine Park, Huskisson offers pristine beaches and great swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing.
  • Hyams Beach A popular holiday spot on the South Coast that has the whitest sand in the world.
  • Jervis Bay Jervis Bay offers a pristine coastal wilderness and is a great location for whale watching, camping, fishing and boating.
  • Kangaroo Valley A National Trust-listed village that's nestled between mountains.
  • Lake Conjola A deep coastal lake regularly open to the sea which provides a wonderful playground for fishing and boating enthusiasts.
  • Milton Milton is a historic agricultural town close to magnificent beaches.
  • Mollymook This quiet, leisurely town is set on hills rising from the coast into pastureland. Mollymook Beach is one of the South Coast's most popular beaches.
  • Nowra Nowra is an historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It’s on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.
  • Shoalhaven Heads A tranquil beach resort town in an idyllic location where the Shoalhaven River flows into the ocean.
  • St Georges Basin St Georges Basin is a large, shallow lagoon with outstanding boating and fishing.
  • Sussex Inlet A quiet but spirited holiday town with excellent water sports facilities.
  • Ulladulla A great base for exploring local natural attractions such as Morton National Park, Lake Conjola and Lake Burrill.
  • Vincentia Vincentia is home to many of Jervis Bay's most beautiful and accessible beaches.

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