Although just a tiny village, Jervis Bay is the largest town in the Jervis Bay Territory. It is home to the HMAS Creswell Navy Base. With the spectacular waters of the Jervis Bay Marine Park just offshore, and the stunning Booderee National Park nearby, Jervis Bay plays host to tourists enjoying the natural beauty of this region.
Lady Denman Heritage Complex, 11 Dent St, Huskisson; (02) 4441 5999
Nearby national parks
Located on the state’s south coast, Conjola National Park embraces a landscape of woodland and heath, creek and river estuaries, the...more
Small but spectacular, Budderoo National Park in the Southern Highlands is notable for its outstanding Minnamurra Rainforest Centre,...more
Murramarang National Park rims the south coast for 44 kilometres and includes Durras Lake and several small offshore islands. The park...more
Huskisson is a sleepy holiday resort and fishing port on Jervis (pronounced 'Jarvis') Bay. It was named after British politician William...more
Nowra is the principal town in the Shoalhaven district and is popular with tourists for its attractive river and water activities. The...more
This fishing town, built around a safe harbour, is surrounded by beautiful lakes, lagoons and white sandy beaches. It is a popular holiday...more
Hyams Beach: This famous beach has pristine sand and stunning turquoise water. While the sheltered outlook makes this a great place to swim, the beach is unpatrolled.
Booderee Botanic Gardens: the gardens received heritage status in 1994 and have a large selection of native plants; Caves Beach Road, Jervis Bay; (02) 4443 0977.
Booderee National Park This park used to be known as Jervis Bay National Park and was renamed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community. Booderee is home to some spectacular beaches, including Murrays Beach. There's a range of water-based activities available at this national park, including swimming, snorkelling and whale-watching, as well as some spectacular bushwalks.
Lake 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, Huskisson; (02) 4441 5675.
Jervis Bay Kayak Company: kayak the pristine waters of Jervis Bay Marine Park; closed Tues, open 9.30am–5pm other weekdays, 9.30am–3pm Sat–Sun; 13 Hawke St Huskisson; (02) 4441 7157.
Campsites around town
Green Patch camping area 2 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 2 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 5 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 37 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) 41 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
Sassafras camping area (walk-in camping) 41 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
Bendeela Recreation Area 47 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
Meroo Head camping area 48 km
Follow Meroo Point Rd off the Princes Hwy to reach this camping area. Given the relative newness of the national park, facilities are underdeveloped, but this is part of the park’s charm. You can walk to the beach... Find out more
Yadboro Flat camping area 50 km
Situated on the clear and sparkling Clyde River, which offers swimming and fishing, Yadboro Flat enjoys the beauty of Morton National Park without its fees and regulations. Don’t let your dog wander into the... Find out more
Long Gully camping area 51 km
You can camp with your vehicle at this spot in the park’s south, accessed via Long Gully Rd off Yadboro Forest Rd, or via the Western Distributor. It’s next to Yadboro River at the foot of the mighty... Find out more
Caravan parks around town
Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort 9 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
Huskisson White Sands Tourist Park 10 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
Swan Lake Tourist Village 15 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
Currarong Beachside Tourist Park 16 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
Lake Conjola Entrance Tourist Park 25 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
Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park 25 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
Conjola Lakeside Van Park 26 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
Shoalhaven Caravan Village 30 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 31 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 31 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
Rest areas around town
Bewang park area 16 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 38 km
At Burrill Lake
Just off the highway overlooking the lake on the south side of town.