Jervis Bay is the perfect weekend getaway from Sydney! Just 3 hours south, it’s easily doable, even just for one night really. There’s tons of camping and cute beach side cottages available around Jervis Bay Territory. I’d recommend camping, as this tiny beach town can be quite pricey for the older bed and breakfasts and homes you’d find on Airbnb, and there are some pretty spectacular campgrounds right on the beach.
We took a campervan and it was SO MUCH FUN! We rented from Wicked Campers (see the photo of our van below), but be warned they have some pretty funky vans (and some highly inappropriate 😂). Campervans are amazing because you never need to deal with the main annoyances of camping - unpacking then repacking everything. Instead, you just bring everything with you at all times!
The beaches in Jervis Bay are absolutely stunning, with the most crystal clear water and white sand that I’ve seen in Australia to-date. Our friends we were with compared the beaches in Jervis to the Whitsundays - and it’s a much cheaper tropical getaway than that, as the Whitsundays are going to cost you.
Click below for a 1 minute Jervis Bay highlights video blog!
There’s plenty of hiking trails and beaches to check out in Booderee National Park, but I’d also recommend checking out Huskisson’s marina & main street area, filled with restaurants and bars, right near the beach. We also rented a boat one day and I HIGHLY recommend that for some boating and snorkeling. We hopped around to all the different beach coves and popped in for a swim at all the best spots!
My Jervis Bay Camping Guide
WHERE TO CAMP:
BEACHES TO CHECK OUT:
Hyams Beach - looks like the Whitsundays with it's white sand and clear water. This beach is STUNNING!
Honeymoon Bay - an amazing little swimming hole that's great for snorkeling.
Green Patch - a family favorite and one of the most popular beaches in Booderee National Park.
Murray's Beach - a local beach that looks to Bowen Island (ps: you can often spot a cute little penguin colony here!)
Caves Beach - an awesome little surf beach, with long, rolling waves perfect for beginners or a fun ride. If you're lucky, you'll see kangaroos here or in the campsite at the top of the beach!
Long Beach - a usually empty beach with pristine white sand that stretches on for 2 kilos!
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