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 an amazing spot for wildlife spotting, and you can find the best whale watching and dolphin spotting tours 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 on the breathtaking Hyams Beach. 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 Vincentia, plus Jervis Bay Village itself.

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

Sydney to Jervis Bay

The easiest way to get to Jervis Bay from Sydney is by car. The journey typically takes less than three hours. Much of it is a scenic trip with great views along the appropriately names Grand Pacific Drive.

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.

Nowra to Jervis Bay

The journey to Jervis Bay from Nowra is a relatively easy one. By car it’s approximately 20 minutes to the coastal town of Huskisson and a direct bus service also run between the towns at various times of day.

Jervis Bay to Canberra

The journey from Jervis Bay to Canberra (and vice versa) usually takes less than three hours by road. There are various route options, including scenic journeys via Kangaroo Valley and Batemans Bay.

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.

Check out our New South Wales page to continue your adventure south coast NSW adventure with things to do in Batemans Bay and more.

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!