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Things to do in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is a slice of paradise on the New South Wales south coast. Calm turquoise water laps the whitest sand, making it the perfect destination for water-based activities like dolphin and whale watching. Browse our range of experiences at Adrenaline and find the best things to do in Jervis Bay.

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What to do in Jervis Bay

Whatever time of year it is, there is plenty to do in Jervis Bay. You can check out our hand-picked range of Jervis bay activities and experiences here at Adrenaline by browsing our site by location, and book in something to make the most of your visit. 

By far the most exciting things to do in a destination renowned for its pristine coast are water-based activities. Jervis Bay is actually an amazing spot for wildlife spotting, and you can find all the best whale watching and dolphin spotting tours easily here at Adrenaline.

In Jervis Bay, whale watching is a crowd favourite during the migration season between May and November. Adrenaline offers whale watching tours that let you get up close and personal to these giants of the ocean, and our eco tours quickly zip you out to sea in the smoothest conditions. This makes them a great option if you’re looking for family day trips from Sydney (although it’s easily worth staying longer if you can).

Year-round we offer dolphin cruises, so you can see the most playful residents of the bay frolicking in their natural habitat, and if you’re lucky you might spot a fur seal or penguin too. If you’re keen to get in the water, the Jervis Bay boom netting dolphin cruise is an exciting and completely unique opportunity to get close to bottlenose dolphins.

While you’re in Jervis Bay, there’s plenty more to explore. Take a stroll and enjoy the popular white sands beach walk and feel the famously powder-fine sand between your toes. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in the clear and still Jervis Bay water. Check out the surrounding bushland near the coast and wander through the quaint beach towns. 

You can soak in the best views of Jervis Bay from the Point Perpendicular Lighthouse on the northern tip, or scoot around to the Cape St George Lighthouse in the south. In between are cute seaside villages like Huskisson, Callala Bay and Vincentina, plus Jervis Bay Village itself.

A popular Jervis Bay attraction is the Maritime Museum, which shows a world-renowned collection of maritime artefacts and boasts a stunning waterfront location. This is a must-see in the area if you’re interested in all things nautical and keen to know more about the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area. Plus, the Maritime Museum has a large recreation area with gardens, a mangrove boardwalk, ponds, a boathouse and historic buildings.

Jervis Bay is an amazing place to visit throughout the year. You'll find plenty of things to do in winter, as well as summer, spring and autumn. So, start planning your visit today by adding some epic adventures to your itinerary. 

Where is Jervis Bay?

Jervis Bay is an oceanic bay and beach town on the south coast of New South Wales, about a three hour drive south of Sydney. If you’re looking for beach paradise in NSW, look no further. Renowned for having the 'whitest sand in the world’ and calm and clear turquoise waters, Jervis Bay is a super popular seaside holiday destination. It’s definitely a spot you need to tick off your Australia bucket list!

The close proximity of Jervis Bay to Sydney CBD makes it the perfect weekend getaway destination. It's a popular spot for short breaks, holidays and even day trips with people from across New South Wales and beyond. Head along the coast and experience the magic of the white sand beaches and charming coastal towns for yourself.  

Where to stay in Jervis Bay

If you’re wondering where to find accommodation in Jervis Bay, don’t worry too much as it’s hard to go wrong. There is plenty of holiday accommodation in the area, as well as camping spots. Jervis Bay camping is a popular option and an exciting experience well worth consideration. Imagine waking up with nature and heading straight down to the white-sand beach to enjoy a true escape from the hustle bustle of city life. 

There are good Jervis Bay camping grounds in Booderee National Park and Honeymoon Bay, plus some nearby spots and more boutique camping, glamping and caravan accommodation options. Choose your adventure and secure a spot so that you can start planning your Jervis Bay visit. 

How to get to Jervis Bay using Sydney public transport

Getting to Jervis Bay from Sydney without a car isn’t a problem as there are multiple public transport options. You can take the train from Sydney’s Central Station down the coast to Nowra (or other South Coast destinations), which takes a few hours and gets you right to the edge of the Jervis Bay region. 

Though a slower way to travel, you can also reach Jervis Bay from Sydney by bus - or a combination of buses. There are also shuttle services between Sydney Airport and NSW South Coast destinations like Jervis Bay available seven days a week. 

So whatever your situation, there’s a way for you to get to Jervis Bay and enjoy everything this spectacular beach holiday spot has to offer.

Book experiences around Australia at Adrenaline

Whether you’re planning on taking a trip or just looking for some local excitement, at Adrenaline we have hand-picked all the best and most thrilling experiences available around Australia. Just browse our site using the category and location filters, and you’ll find something to suit every kind of adventurer. Everyone deserves some excitement, and our goal is to make that possible. So take a look and book now!