Jervis Bay is the perfect weekend break to get away from the city. It’s a dreamy paradise located not far from Sydney, taking only 3 hours to get to. With some of the whitest sand and clearest water, we’ll be giving you our top recommendations for the best things to do in Jervis Bay NSW.
Best Things to do in Jervis Bay NSW
One of the best things to do in Jervis Bay NSW and most popular is to head to Hyams Beach. Hyams Beach is well-known for its blinding white sand and crystal blue water. On a perfect clear day you won’t be able to resist diving right into the ocean. Additionally, when we where there in June, there was not another person in sight. We spent the morning taking photos and flying the drone along the beach that we had all to ourselves.
Hole in the Wall Beach
Hole in the Wall Beach is located in Booderee National Park and gets its name from the sandstone wall which has a hole in it. From the parking area, it’s a short walk down and it’s beautiful. You’ll pass by some tall trees and super green tall grass, making for some good photo opportunities. Once we had arrived we noticed how quiet it was. The crazy thing about the beaches in Jervis Bay is that they are all so peaceful and quiet, unlike the beaches we are used to back in Sydney. Walk to the end of the beach and you’ll spot the hole in the wall. It’s a popular photo spot due to its unique formation.
Also located in the national park is another pristine beach with white sand and clear water. Murrays Beach is perfect for those that are looking to escape the crowds at Hyams Beach during peak seasons. It’s an ideal spot for some kayaking and swimming. The waves are not strong as the beach is tucked away behind Bowen Island, shielding it from the open ocean wind and currents. The island off in the distance is unfortunately off limits to visitors due to it being home to thousands of Fairy Penguins.
Lighthouse Ruins – Cape St George Lighthouse
After exploring the beaches, you can head towards the Cape St George Lighthouse to explore the ruins. The lighthouse has some great history behind it and also has some amazing views of the coastal cliffs. Around the ruins there are even some viewing platforms to gaze out into the horizon and endless ocean. The lighthouse ruins are a popular spot for whale watching. We were also lucky enough to see some whales that were passing by in the distance.
Have a Glamping experience
There are plenty of campsites and accomodation options around Jervis Bay but for a special and unique experience, we definitely recommend going glamping. Glamping is one of the most unique things to do in Jervis Bay. For those that don’t know, glamping stands for glamorous camping and it’s a more luxurious way to experience camping amongst nature.
We stayed at Paperbark Camp and our time there couldn’t have been any more perfect. The campsite is beautiful and is situated in the centre of nature with the sounds of wildlife. The cabin was gorgeous, having everything we needed. There was even an outdoor shower and front deck seating area to relax outside. They also provide bikes and kayaks for you to explore the surrounding areas. As soon as it’s dark, the campgrounds are lit up by fairy lights and that’s no exception for the restaurant. It’s welcoming and warm thanks to the wood fire which is a must in winter. Dinner was incredible and we also got to eat our dessert on the couches in front of the fire which was super cosy.
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