Huskisson

Highlights

Meet dolphins, whales and seals

Dolphin-watching cruises depart Huskisson, on the shores of beautiful Jervis Bay, a haven for dolphins, seals, penguins, whales and sea dragons on the NSW South Coast. The cruises operate all year and join whale-watching tours on the sparkling blue waters between May and November.

  • Breaching whale, NSW - Image; National Parks
  • Huskisson beachscapes, Image; Katie Rivers

About Huskisson

A delightful 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.

Join tours such as Jervis Bay Wild and Dolphin Cruises Jervis Bay in Huskisson and get up close to the resident dolphins frolicking in the marine park. Cruise operators offer whale tours between May and November, when humpback and southern right whales migrate along the NSW South Coast.

Dolphin Tour, Huskisson - Image; Andy Hutchinson

You’ll find plenty more amazing things to do and see, from diving and snorkelling to sailing, kayaking and fishing. You can even relax on the some of the world’s whitest sands on beaches around Jervis Bay and drive to the heritage-listed ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse for breathtaking panoramas.

Dive Jervis Bay will take you on an underwater adventure to the best diving and snorkelling spots in the marine park. Paddle with Sea Kayak Jervis Bay and see dolphins and migrating whales. During the summer holidays, join Aboriginal guides with Murrawadeen Bush Tours for a bush tucker walk.

Huskisson Beachscapes

Discover the maritime history and seafaring artefacts at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, which houses the Lady Denman, a timber ferry built in Huskisson that served on Sydney Harbour from 1911 to 1979. Browse authentic indigenous artworks at Laddie Timbery Bidjigal Aboriginal Art and Crafts.

Getting to Huskisson in Jervis Bay is easy, with the drive from Sydney or Canberra 2h 40 min. There are a range of places to stay and shopping opportunities, from surf gear to galleries. Enjoy the events calendar of festivals, markets and carnivals. You can even see a movie at Huskisson Pictures, an intriguing old theatre.

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