Visit the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum which has a great collection of maritime artefacts and an aboriginal arts centre, as well as a mangrove boardwalk and wildflower garden. The highlight is Lady Denman, a Huskisson- built timber ferry that once served on Sydney Harbour.
Surrounding the vast blue waters of the Jervis Bay National Park, Huskisson is a natural magnet for fans of watersports, and for those seeking a classic Australian beach holiday. Fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing are at their best here, while the beaches, known for their spectacular stretches of white sand and their crystal blue waters, are well-protected and ideal for families.
Whale watching is a popular activity in Huskisson and the Jervis Bay area, with migrating whales often sighted between May and November inside Huskisson’s bay. Whale watching tours depart from Husky's Wharf, and Jervis Bay Whales guarantees a second trip if you don't spot any whales the first time around. The most commonly sighted whales are humpbacks and southern right whales. Huskisson is home to the most northerly fur seal colony, and you can also spot fur seals and dolphins from the many cruise vessels that roam the nearby waters.
Huskisson is also home to the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, featuring a collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments including nautical equipment, models, photographs, paintings, drawings and objects relating to the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area. The museum is home to the historic Lady Denman - a wooden Inner Harbour Sydney ferry built in Huskisson in 1911 and retired in 1979. The museum relates the fascinating history of Jervis Bay from the different perspectives of whalers, timber cutters and local Aboriginal people.
In Sherwood Reserve you’ll find the Falls Walking Track, an easy, meandering walk which runs along Woolgoolga Creek to Woolgoolga Creek Falls. Starting at the Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, stroll through subtropical rainforest and see if you can spot a goanna or a python. There are more than 50 bird species in the Woolgoolga Creek rainforest, so it's an excellent spot for birdwatching. Keep your binoculars handy to spot wompoo pigeons, rose-crowned fruit-doves, brush turkeys and grey-headed flying foxes.
Sunday 1 November 2015 to Tuesday 19 January 2016
Home: On Country 40,000 years of Aboriginal culture
Huskisson is a prime whale watching destination. Its clear waters allow maximum visibility. Humpbacks and southern right whales are the most commonly sighted in these waters. Dolphins can also be spotted.
Explore nature and learn about Koori culture through Booderee Aboriginal interpretive program. Enjoy a wide range of walks, surf at Cave Beach or swim amongst the fish in the tranquil waters of Green Patch beach.
The Lady Denman Heritage Complex holds the monthly Huskisson markets with stalls selling a wide range of goods from fresh produce and plants, to clothes, toys and crafts. The Huskisson Running Festival is very popular amongst locals.
Jervis Bay Wild Cruises at The Docks. near Huskisson.
Couple preparing to go on a Dolphin Watch cruise. Image Hamilton Lund
Kayaking with Jervis Bay Kayak Co. Image James Pipino
Currambene Creek, Huskisson