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Top 5 activities to do in Jervis Bay - Best Five Things to Do on a Jervis Bay Holiday

Tipped to be one of New South Wales' most iconic beach hubs Jervis Bay is a dream come true for active travellers. From diving to whale watching the area's top activities are as follows.


Whale watching Cruises

Tipped to be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have in Jervis Bay whale watching is a popular activity among seasoned visitors to the island. As New South Wales' most coveted whale watching hub Jervis Bay is the best placed among the top destinations in Australia to witness the giant marine mammals. With a lengthy whale watching season that surpasses other well-known whale watching hotspots this iconic holiday town 2 hours from Sydney attracts a host of mother whales and their calves who travel from the south of the Antarctic to stopover at the bay for some much deserved leisure time. Boasting a 98% chance of witnessing the gentle but mammoth creatures at close range visitors should not miss the opportunity of a lifetime afforded by Jervis Bay's strategic location.


Take a Dip

Home to some of the most pristine beaches in New South Wales Jervis Bay boasts white, sandy beaches that are the envy of other beach hubs across Australia. Lying on the southern shores of New South Wales Jervis Bay are also some of the safest in the region. Hyams Beach is one such hotspot while other breathtaking beaches in Booderee National Park include Wreck Bay and to St Georges Head where the beaches are peaceful and calm. Hyams Beach boasts the whitest sand found on a beach anywhere in the globe and is ideal for swimming activities. In fact almost all of Jervis Bay's stunning beaches are perfect for swimming activities and other aquatic pursuits.


Go Snorkelling

Tipped to be one of the most accessible and widely practiced activities among locals and tourists alike one could hardly conceive of a more perfect locale for snorkelling expeditions than Jervis Bay. With designated areas and protected marine spaces dedicated to the activity the venue is ideal for beginner and expert snorkelers as well as those interested in taking up the sport while on holiday. With coves and protected beaches among its many attributes some of the snorkelling hotspots on the bay include Murrays Beach, Plantation Point, the Stoney Creek Watering Hole and Hyams Beach while Green Patch, Honeymoon Bay, Bristol Point, Blenheim Beach and Greenfields Beach are equally well-known snorkelling hubs.


Take a Fishing Trip

An angling enthusiast's haven Jervis Bay provides both day long and half day fishing charters for traveller groups of all sizes. Offering visitors a taste of Australia's best deep sea fishing experiences a variety of angling options are at the disposal of fishing fanatics touring Jervis Bay. Bay fishing for example is perfect for novice anglers as one can bring one's kids along for this adventure of a lifetime in calm waters close to the shore. Yellowtail kingfish, Snappers, redspot whiting and sea breams are known to occupy the bay area while calamari, bonito, Australian salmon, mackerel and flatheads are other varieties of fish in the area. Reef fishing expeditions and deep sea fishing trips however set out to snare fish occupying deeper waters of up to 120m in depth.



A well-regarded diving site in NSW for the past three decades marine life enthusiasts can take a peek beneath the azure waters off Jervis Bay to uncover an underwater garden littered with colourful marine life. Home to a plethora of engaging dive sites visitors can chart the submerged playgrounds of the bay with local diving tour operators that offer tailor made packages to suit one's skill level. Visitors that have secured strategically located Huskisson accommodation at venues such as the Sundowner Huskisson Jervis Bay Motel will have easy access to diving activities and other water sports hubs in the area.