From playful dolphins and curious fur seals to pristine white sands and crystal clear waters, Jervis Bay is a perfect postcard destination. The oceanside town is perched on the south coast of New South Wales and is a fantastic place to experience Australia’s laidback lifestyle. For beach enthusiasts, Jervis Bay is said to have the whitest sand on the planet.
For a walk on Australia’s wild side, a trip to Booderee National Park is a must. The untouched reserve is home to some gorgeous camping areas, as well as the beautiful Murrays Beach. Whale watching trips are always popular during migration season, with lookouts like Point Perpendicular Lighthouse and Cape St George Lighthouse offering sweeping views of the ocean. For adventurous visitors, the area is peppered with bushwalking trails, cycling tracks, cliff-top walks and more.
Jervis Bay is nestled in the stunning Shoalhaven region and is coveted as a coastal paradise. It’s a 1.5-hour drive south of Wollongong and around three hours south of Sydney CBD. Most visitors choose to rent a car and explore the stunning NSW coastline at their own pace.
Beyond gorgeous scenery, Jervis Bay is rich in cultural heritage. It’s a sacred place for Indigenous Australians, and cultural tours are a fantastic way to soak up the ancient narrative. It also serves up a vibrant social scene, with its unspoilt coastal and country villages sprinkled with art galleries, museums, local produce markets, boutique gift shops, wine bars, cafes and more.