Traffic advice for Hyams Beach
Expect delays and traffic congestion at Hyams Beach this Easter Holiday Period Sunday 1 April – 18 April. We suggest you visit one of the 15 other equally beautiful and less busy White Sand beaches and explore the many options of Shoalhaven beaches on shoalhaven.com/100-beach-challenge.
- Traffic Management and Parking Rangers will be enforcing changed road conditions to deal with the high volume of visitors expected. Please carefully plan your journey to Hyams Beach by checking livetraffic.com and google maps.
- The gates of nearby Booderee National Park will likely close along with Hyams Beach so be prepared to make plans to avoid this general area.
- White sand beaches
- Snorkelling & diving
- Swimming with dolphins
- Whale watching in winter
Vivid aquamarine waters, a menagerie of wildlife and sand the colour of snow. Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast has it all. Found in the Shoalhaven region, indulge in an assortment of water sports, join dolphin-watching cruises, explore national parks and snorkel with marine life in this coastal paradise.
Immerse yourself in nature
Jervis Bay is home to two national parks, as well as Jervis Bay Marine Park, a haven for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and sea dragons. In Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park, meet kangaroos and birdlife. Be sure to visit the Aboriginal-owned Booderee Botanic Gardens.
Murrays Beach is a seaside jewel in Booderee National Park, perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. At the southern tip of Jervis Bay, Cape St George Lighthouse is a great vantage point to spot migrating whales. On the other side of the bay, Point Perpendicular Lighthouse also offers spectacular views.
Uncover coastal towns & villages
Explore the charming seaside towns and villages scattered around Jervis Bay, from Callala Bay in the north to Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach at the southern end of the bay. Jervis Bay Village is the southern gateway to Booderee National Park. Join dolphin and whale-watching cruises from Huskisson or discover a fascinating underwater world with Dive Jervis Bay and Crest Diving. There are also a number of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and fishing tours available. In Vincentia, stroll along the spectacular White Sands Walk.
Getting there & where to stay
Jervis Bay is less than three hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra. There are many places to stay in Jervis Bay, with accommodation options ranging from seaside cottages and holiday homes to caravan parks and beachside campgrounds at Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach.