This bustling coastal town with a rich shipbuilding heritage is a great base to explore the natural beauty of Jervis Bay, home to some of the world’s whitest sands. Part of the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast, Huskisson is your starting point for wildlife cruises with Jervis Bay Marine Park on your doorstep.
The crystal blue waters off Huskisson are home to abundant marine life, including bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and weedy sea dragons. Join tours with Jervis Bay Wild and Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay to get up close to resident dolphins frolicking in the marine park.
There are also whale watching tours between May and November, when humpback and southern right whales migrate along the NSW South Coast. Other things to do include diving, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and fishing. Drive to the heritage-listed ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse for breathtaking views.
Dive Jervis Bay will take you on an underwater adventure to the best diving and snorkelling spots in the marine park. Or you can paddle with Sea Kayak Jervis Bay to see dolphins and migrating whales. During the summer holidays, join Aboriginal guides from Murrawadeen Bush Tours for a bush tucker walk.
Learn about Huskisson’s maritime history and see seafaring artefacts like the Lady Denman timber ferry at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. Then explore the 1.4km Mangrove Boardwalk that winds through the grounds.
Huskisson is a 2h 45min drive from Sydney or 2hr 30min Canberra. From cabins to holiday homes, there’s a range of places to stay, as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping opportunities. Enjoy a busy events calendar of festivals and markets or relax and see a movie at Huskisson Pictures.