Jervis Bay is a stellar destination for any camping trip. The area offers many facilities designed to improve the quality of your weekend holiday such as hot water, gas barbecues and powered sites, and the local flora and beaches are absolutely amazing. Indeed, Jervis Bay’s claim of being home to the world’s whitest sand at Hyams Beach draws crowds of thousands each Summer season from Sydney, Wollongong and elsewhere across the state of New South Wales. The following post highlights some of the area’s many activities.
Hiking and Bushwalking
One of the more convenient features of Jervis Bay installed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service is the area’s trailheads. These are all at or near beaches, meaning an afternoon hike is within easy grasp of any travelers to the area following a morning swim. The ruined Cape St George Lighthouse, for example, is within easy walking distance of Hyams Beach and displays a proud snapshot of life in the 1800s when fishing and whaling boats were reliant on the lighthouse for safety amongst the bay’s rocks. Trails throughout the rest of Booderee National Park offer a wonderful way to engage with nature up close and personal, with trails varying from overnight trails to simple afternoon treks.
The neighboring Cave Beach is often patronized by wallabies so confident around humans they’ll come up and ask you for food! Wake up each morning to the sound of Cockatoos and Kookaburras caterwauling from the trees and spend the day swimming in the crystal-clear blue water at your leisure. Murrays Beach offers some fantastic snorkeling opportunities at its shores and is close-by to Bowen Island which is a breeding ground for a colony of Little Penguins. As a conservation area, Bowen Island is unapproachable but can be heard at dusk as Little Penguins stir up a kerfuffle on their way home.
Drinking, Dining and Shopping
The Jervis Bay/Hyams Beach area is home to a vast variety of fresh seafood, caught nearby and lovingly prepared in the area’s local kitchens. One more-noteworthy establishment is the Huskisson Hotel. Built in 1932, the local pub offers entertainment on Friday and Saturday night and has an emphasis on delicious, fresh seafood. Patrons are able to bask in the sea breeze out on the deck: THE spot to watch the sunset. Huskisson also offers several small restaurants and cafes as well as the local RSL and movie theatre. Grocery shopping will need to be done in nearby Vincentia.
Campers and Campervans
The Booderee National Park offers powered sites at its camping grounds perfect for enjoying the weekend with your family or friends in your trusty caravan or campervan. The drive from Sydney is relaxing and enjoyable and there is plenty of space alongside campsites for your chairs, barbecue and other forms of entertainment. Get in contact with Sydney Caravans and Campers today to discuss more camping options close by to Sydney and elsewhere in New South Wales!