Huskisson

Population 3391

Huskisson is a sleepy holiday resort and fishing port on Jervis (pronounced 'Jarvis') Bay. It was named after British politician William Huskisson, secretary for the colonies and leader of the House of Commons, who was killed by a train in 1830 while talking to the Duke of Wellington at a railway opening. The idyllic bay is renowned for its white sand and clear water, and there are usually several pods of dolphins living in the bay, making the area ideal for cruises and diving.

Visitor Information

Lady Demnan Visitor Information Centre, 11 Dent St; (02) 4441 5999

www.ladydenman.asn.au

Nearby national parks

  • Conjola National Park

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  • Murramarang National Park

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Nearby towns

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  • Nowra

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  • Berry

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In Town

Lady Denman Heritage Complex Lady Denman is a wooden Sydney ferry that was built in 1910, retired in 1979, and now is the centrepiece of this heritage complex. There's a maritime museum, as well as an Aboriginal Arts and Craft centre, and it is the home of the regional Visitors Information Centre; 10am–4pm daily; 11 Dent St, (02) 4441 5675.

Nearby

Sussex Inlet: coastal hamlet with fishing carnival in July; 34 km SW.

Booderee National Park: see Jervis Bay

Eco-friendly activities around town

Sailing around Jervis Bay 10 km

Imagine. No engines. Just the flapping of a sail and the splash of the waves. The South Coast’s tranquil lakes and inlets are ideal for sailing. Jervis Bay Sailing Charters is one of several operators who will take... Find out more


Bushwalking on the South Coast, NSW 52 km

From meanders along isolated beaches and around heath-covered headlands, to long hikes up rugged mountains in Budawang, Morton or Deua national parks, the South Coast provides limitless possibilities for great... Find out more


Cafes & restaurants around town

Huskisson Bakery and Cafe

The sandwiches are great, but the true highlight of this bakery cafe is the beguiling array of homemade pies vying for your attention. To enjoy the full Husky experience, devour a pie while soaking up the rustic charm of... Find out more


Locavore

A ‘locavore’ is a person who focuses on eating food grown or produced within 160 kilometres of where they live. Locavore cafe is therefore a celebration of regional dining. Even when they ‘cheat’... Find out more


Seagrass Brasserie

Seagrass is a hugely successful local restaurant, operating from a charming cottage filled with happy guests enjoying their dinner on the deck. The owners have worked with some of the world’s A-list chefs, and it... Find out more


The Gunyah Restaurant

Nestled high in the treetops above Jervis Bay, The Gunyah stays true to its Aboriginal name (meaning ‘meeting place’). The menu is modern Australian and, while it does display European sophistication and... Find out more


Campsites around town

Green Patch camping area 11 km

This spacious but discreet beachside camping ground can be accessed off Jervis Bay Rd. There are walk-in and vehicle-based campsites, which are allocated depending on your group size and requirements. The easy Telegraph... Find out more


Bristol Point camping area 12 km

Wizened banksia, towering gums and coastal scrub meet the tranquil beauty of Bristol Beach at this medium-sized campsite off Jervis Bay Rd east of Green Patch. All sites require a short walk from car to tent (up to 50... Find out more


Cave Beach camping area 13 km

It’s a 300 m walk from carpark to tent site at this grassy camping area at the end of Cave Beach Rd off Jervis Bay Rd. It’s a small and secluded spot suitable for the lightweight camper. Tents must be no... Find out more


Danjera Dam camping area 29 km

The dam’s waters cover an old gold-rush town called Yalwal; today, visitors come to the area for aquatic activities such as kayaking, swimming, fishing (the dam is stocked with rainbow trout and bass) and boating.... Find out more


Grassy Gully camping area (bush camping) 32 km

You can reach this campsite via Grassy Gully Rd, which turns off Burrier Rd. It’s basic bush camping here – bring your own everything, including water and a portable toilet. There are no wood BBQs, so also... Find out more


Bendeela Recreation Area 37 km

In picturesque Kangaroo Valley, 20 km north of Nowra and 8 km west of Kangaroo Valley village, Bendeela is a hidden gem in a treasure chest of natural beauty. Camp in a secluded, shady grove next to the Kangaroo Riverand... Find out more


Sassafras camping area (walk-in camping) 39 km

At the central northern boundary of the national park, Sassafras camping area has walk-in access from the end of the Endrick River Fire Trail (off Turpentine Rd). It’s about a 5 km walk. Visitors generally use it... Find out more


Tallowa Dam Recreation Area 44 km

You’re surrounded by beauty in this camping ground, which is swaddled by Morton National Park and tucked into Kangaroo Valley. The camping ground itself is a broad, spacious grassed area along the Kangaroo River.... Find out more


Carrington Falls camping area 47 km

This small camping area can get crowded in peak periods, so think twice if you’ve got a campervan or trailer. You’ll find it on Carrington Falls Access Rd, off Jamberoo Mountain Rd, 8 km east of Robertson.... Find out more


Endrick River camping area 51 km

Five kilometers to the north of Nerriga brings you Endrick River; the camping area is at Endrick River crossing on Turpentine Rd. It’s a pretty spot and a welcome rest stop, where you can swim or fish. There are no... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Huskisson White Sands Tourist Park 1 km

This park is just 1 km from the town centre, and well positioned on the beachfront overlooking Jervis Bay; you can often see dolphins playing in the bay. The park has good facilities. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more


Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort 1 km

Looking out over Jervis Bay and close to the centre of town, this park has great facilities. Austar TV is cabled to all ensuite sites. It is a very popular place and bookings are generally required, particularly in peak... Find out more


Currarong Beachside Tourist Park 14 km

This is a large caravan park on the waterfront with clean, modern amenities, a fish-cleaning and boat-washing area, and two boat ramps. It is a popular holiday park for fishing enthusiasts. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more


Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park 17 km

This is a large council holiday park located on the southern headland of the Crookhaven River, north of Culburra. It has ocean views, good facilities and is close to both deepwater and estuarine fishing spots. Bookings... Find out more


Swan Lake Tourist Village 20 km

This is a popular holiday park located across the road from Swan Lake and just a short distance to the beach. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies over Christmas, Easter and long... Find out more


Shoalhaven Caravan Village 20 km

This is a large, owner-operated riverfront park just 1 km east of Nowra and easily reached from the Princes Highway. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park 22 km

Holiday Haven caravan parks are great parks, owned and operated by the Shoalhaven Heads Council. This large, award-winning riverfront park has very good facilities. It is just a short walk through to the beach and a... Find out more


Mountain View Village 22 km

This is a large, quality park with great amenities and very good facilities, including tennis courts, mini golf course and a very popular 500-metre walking track with eight gym stations. Ask about the courtesy bus that... Find out more


Lake Conjola Entrance Tourist Park 30 km

This is a large waterfront park with good facilities. Activities are extensive and kangaroos and other wildlife like to wander around the grounds. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies... Find out more


Conjola Lakeside Van Park 30 km

This is a quality park on the shores of Lake Conjola with its own nine-hole golf course. It has very good facilities, and there is good access to the lake. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Sandholme Guesthouse

Sandholme Guesthouse is a romantic coastal retreat designed for couples, offering five-star accommodation in secluded natural surroundings. There are five luxurious suites, all individually decorated in Neo-Federation... Find out more


Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp is located on the shores of Jervis Bay, 4 kilometres from Huskisson. The 12 safari-style canvas tents are elevated on individual timber platforms, hidden among spiralling eucalypts and paperbark trees.... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Bewang park area 13 km

38km N of Ulladulla (L) or 30km S of Nowra (R)

Adjacent to the highway and across the road from the roadhouse.


Burrill Lake park area 44 km

At Burrill Lake

Just off the highway overlooking the lake on the south side of town.

   


What's on around town

Market: Huskisson Sporting Ground; 2nd Sun each month.

White Sands Carnival: stalls, music and entertainment; Easter.

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