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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it safe to come after the 2020 bushfires?

Yes! Jervis Bay and the almost all of the Shoalhaven towns and villages were thankfully untouched by the fires. The national parks have reopened, the bush along the coastal sections is just as it was before the crisis, all the shops and restaurants and cafes and cruises etc are open for business and waiting for you to come back! The government, the council and the Rural Fire Service are all actively encouraging everyone to return to Australia and specifically the whole NSW south coast.  You can get here from Sydney or Canberra or the Southern Highlands now.

If you come soon (I am writing this January 14th 2020) you will be lucky enough to have empty beaches and the best seats at the cafes. Even if you can’t come soon, it’s a good idea to book into the future as there is a HUGE national campaign to get people back, so hopefully we will be very busy again.

We are encouraging everyone to think of vouchers as an option too – they make a lovely gift and last a year. 2 night minimum for $500. Also – think of buying vouchers or purchases from your favourite South Coast shop (or restaurant) by phone – we are all suffering having been in the ‘closed zone’ for the what is usually the busiest 2 weeks of the year. Thanks.

Who are the hosts?

With a background in TV documentary we chose Jervis Bay as our home because of its unique, unspoiled beauty.  Having travelled all over the world we fell in love with Huskisson and bought the historic Huskisson Bed and Breakfast to restore, renovate and create our own version of the perfect place to stay.

Does each room have its own ensuite bathroom?

Yes. Both rooms have cast iron clawfoot baths and showers. The Porch Room shower is over the bath so if you need a walk-in shower choose the Verandah Room

What is for breakfast? What is a ‘simple, light breakfast’?

Orange juice, tea, espresso coffee. All the cereals including muesli and yoghurts. Fresh bread to toast or fruit toast with home-made jams and marmalades (using limes from our garden). Fresh fruit or compotes.

Will I have to sit with other people for breakfast?

Each guest has their own breakfast area on the verandah. Occasionally, on a very busy (or very rare cold) day you may have to share a big table with one other couple but we give you plenty of space.

Will we have to socialise with the hosts?

We will be around to help with breakfast and we try to welcome all guests on arrival but we are transitioning to keypads for guests to let themselves into their rooms when we can’t be here. We are available for help with anything, or advice about activities in Jervis Bay, but we leave you alone and give you plenty of privacy. The sitting-room is for guests only – we have our own private flat in the rear of the house. That said, we have made some wonderful friends and have many, many returning guests.

Do you take children?

We are very sorry but we no longer take any children or infants.

Can we walk into Huskisson village?

Yes we are 5 minutes walk from the heart of the village!  We are 3 minutes from the Huskisson cinema or Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Gallery and all the cafes, restaurants and shops. Across the road from Dent Street hole-in-the-wall cafe open weekends.

Can we get Public Transport – a train and bus to Huskisson?

Yes, but it takes about 4-5 hours from Sydney to here door to door.  Public transport once you are here is few and far between, so we do advise you to drive if you want to see the national parks etc. You can hire a bike of course! Please go to the end of ‘directions’ section of this website for all details.

Driving directions for Huskisson B&B

If using the GPS make sure you put WHOLE address in as there are three Tomerong Streets in the region (one is almost an hour away from us!)

12 Tomerong St, Huskisson, NSW 2540.

If you are coming from SOUTH/CANBERRA allow at least 3 hours at least (with stops) unless it’s a busy Friday night or long weekend.

Route 1 by coast: Via Braidwood and Batemans Bay. Then onto Princes Highway heading north

Route 2: Via the Kangaroo Valley. North onto Hume Highway via Goulbourn and Moss Vale. Then head for Nowra down through Kangaroo Valley. This is a beautiful but mountainous drive. You join the Princes Highway above Nowra and turn right (south).

Route 3: Tarago/ Sandy Point/ Nerriga / Nowra route is ‘cross country’ and through Morton National Park and back roads which only takes 2.5 hours. Sections of this road are remote. For a MAP OF THIS ROUTE (click here)

Once you are on the Princes Highway:

From North or the Kangaroo Valley route (or from Nowra):
Head South along Princes Highway past South Nowra (where bed/tile/pine shops are).
12 km after South Nowra turn left into Jervis Bay Road.
After 9 kms (approx) turn left into Huskisson Road (signposted for Huskisson and Vincentia).
After 5kms you arrive in Huskisson (50km zone). On the left you will see a Garage, then the police station and then ‘The Trading Post’. We are three doors down on the right – a green weatherboard cottage set back behind trees. You can see the sign Huskisson B&B.

Park in front of the garage doors or, if you are in the verandah room, you can park in front of the front steps.

Driving directions from the South up the Princes Highway from Batemans Bay

About 10 minutes past the turn off for Sussex Inlet turn right off the Princes Highway towards Jervis Bay at Island Point Road (sign-posted Vincentia and Jervis Bay). Then immediately TURN LEFT at roundabout (signposted Tomerong).

At Tomerong (after village) turn right at Pine Forest Road (signposted Huskisson)
Go to the end and at Jervis Bay Road and do a ‘dog-leg’ left and immediately right into Huskisson Road. After 5kms you arrive in Huskisson (50km zone). On the left you will see a police station and then ‘The Trading Post’. We are three doors down on the right – a green weatherboard cottage set back behind trees. You can see the sign Huskisson B&B.

Park in front of the garage doors or, if you are in the verandah room, you can park in front of the steps.

Check in is from 3pm. PLEASE phone or TEXT us your ETA (time of arrival) 0407 929 083 

Directions from the NORTH/SYDNEY for Huskisson B&B

If you are coming from Sydney allow 2.5 to 3 hours unless it’s a busy Friday night or long weekend.

1) You can drive down the Princes Highway (past the airport and follow signs to Wollongong and then Nowra)

2) Another way is to turn right and drive through the Royal National Park to Stanwell Tops and down Wollongong’s Northern Beaches including the new and dramatic Seacliff Bridge. Much slower but a beautiful scenic ‘Tourist Drive’.

3) Follow signs to Canberra/Hume Highway (highway down to Southern Highlands, down the mountain at Moss Vale to Kangaroo Valley then join the Princes Highway just above Nowra).

The ‘Princes Highway all the way’ route is the simplest!

Whichever way you choose, when you get to Princes Highway head SOUTH to Nowra.

Follow Princes Highway past South Nowra (where all bed/tile/pine shops are).
12 km after South Nowra turn left into Jervis Bay Road.
After 9 kms (approx) turn left into Huskisson Road (signposted for Huskisson and Vincentia).
After 5kms you arrive in Huskisson (50km zone). On the left you will see a garage, the police station and then ‘The Trading Post’ shop. We are three doors down on the right – a green weatherboard cottage set back behind trees. You can see the sign Huskisson B&B.  Please look out for cats asleep on the driveway.

Please check in from 3pm.  Please dont arrive early unless agreed as we may not have your room ready (or even be here). 

Please don’t forget let us know your Estimated Time of Arrival text or call us 0407 929 083 

Public Transport from Sydney

Train on cityrail to BOMADERRY/ NOWRA South Coast line from Central Station (or some start from Bondi Junction end of the line so you can get on in Kings Cross or Edgecliffe etc!)  Make sure you are catching a train that has a bus meeting it, as not all do. Taxi from station to us is about $80 if you miss the bus.

Sit on the left side of train (coast side) for lovely sea cliff and national park views. Change at Kiama (just follow everyone else – all doing same as you).

and then get on Nowra Coaches bus 732 or 733 to BAY and BASIN from station to us.

Drops you almost outside our B&B if you ask to get off at Huskisson Trading Post.

*** Also very important check for buses and trains for your RETURN route back as there is almost nothing useful on a Sunday!

Cycle hire – book with this company and they deliver to the B&B.

What is the history of the house?

Huskisson Bed and Breakfast was built in 1913 and was originally located at the Australian naval training college at HMAS Creswell – just down the road. In the 1970s it was moved (on the back of a truck) to Huskisson and had a new wing added to it. About 20 years ago it became the first Bed and Breakfast in Huskisson.  In 2003, we saw its special charm and potential. Over the years we have renovated and rejuvenated the house in our own unique style to become one of the most popular B&Bs on the south coast of NSW.

What is a Bed and Breakfast?

Our B&B is like a cross between a small boutique hotel and a lovely home, with just two guest rooms.

Guests have their own private bedroom and ensuite bathroom. There is a big guest-only sitting and dining room with a real wood-fire. There is also a tea and coffee area with a sink, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle but no stove or oven so you cant cook yourself food, just reheat. There is plenty of space to sit in the sitting room and on the deep verandah.

Is breakfast included in the tariff?


Is cooked breakfast included?

For many years we have served cooked breakfast but we are transitioning to a more ‘help yourself’ continental breakfast now. It is still included in the (reduced) price. People love eating breakfast on the verandah or the dining room.

What time is breakfast?

Breakfast options will be available, in the fridge or on the counter, from 8.30 am until 9.30am. We can arrange early breakfast if you want and if you turn up at 9.30 you will still get breakfast.

Can we cook our own meals?

We do not provide for self-catering at the moment as there is no stove/oven in the guest area. We do have a sink, fridge, microwave and toaster and are happy for you to bring takeaway or deli cheeseboards or picnics to eat in the dining area on the verandah.

Where can we eat lunch and dinner or cooked breakfast?

Jervis Bay and especially Huskisson is lucky to have many excellent cafes and restaurants catering to all tastes. Many of the best cafes and restaurants are a five minute (level) walk from the B&B, so you don’t even have to worry about driving.

Can you provide for food allergies/intolerance?

Yes we will try to accommodate your needs. Please let us know your dietary preferences before you come. Bear in mind that if you prefer a particular brand of soy/almond milk or gluten free bread or cereal etc, you might be wise to bring your own. Please remind us when you arrive.

I am allergic to cats/dog. Does your cat/dog go in the guest areas/bedrooms?

We don’t have any pets anymore. Occasionally we look after friend’s dogs who might be around in our flat or on the verandah – so if you are very allergic to dogs, it might be best to stay elsewhere. On rare occasions we have been known to allow guests to bring their well behave dog.

Are you close to the beach?

It is about a 5-7 minute walk to the first of Huskisson’s Jervis Bay beaches. We are 10 minute walk to Huskisson’s beautiful main beach along a lovely coastal footpath through the village and park. Hyams Beach is a 7 minute drive away and Booderee National Parks beaches like Greenpatch and Murrays are 12 or 15 minutes’ drive away.

Where do the Dolphin/Whale cruises and dive boats leave from?

The wharf in Huskisson is only 5 minutes walk from our B&B and it is where all the cruise and dive boats depart from. The dive shop, dolphin and whale cruises have their booking offices in Huskisson’s main street – again only minutes from us. The departure times change with the tides and it is essential to book. We often have discount vouchers. (see whale specials on our specials page for the whales season.)

What shops / supermarkets are nearby?

There is a small supermarket in Huskisson as well as a deli, butcher, fantastic bakery, fish shop, banks, hair dressers, gelati and ice-creameries, candy stores, veggies, chemist/pharmacy, pub, cinema and a newsagent. Coles and Woolworths are a 5-8 minute drive away at Vincentia. Huskisson has increasingly wonderful boutique shopping – clothes, homewares and weekend markets.

Our Policies

Check-in: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • Amenity limitations – Good, fast WIFI is available in your room as the NBN (Broadband) has been connected.
  • Must climb stairs
  • Some spaces are shared – Guest sitting room with log fire and library of books games and DVDs. Dining and Tea and coffee area. Verandah and Garden.
  • Sadly, we no longer take children or infants at the B&B.
  • Please inform us if you have any special needs as regards room type. We will try to put you into the room you have requested, but we reserve the right to move you to another room.
  • Please let us know if you have a special diet or allergies. We endeavour to provide you with special food/allergy diet you have requested but cannot promise perfection. Please remind us when you arrive.
  • We obviously reserve the right to ask you to leave the B&B if you are not being thoughtful to us, other guests or our neighbours. This has never happened!

We are an established boutique Bed & Breakfast with two rooms so we expect all our guests to be mindful of other B&B guests’ comfort and privacy. We are in a residential zone so we ask for our guests to be thoughtful about neighbours. There is a private fridge and a shared microwave (for heating up takeaway etc,) but the B&B is not self-catering and you do not have access to a kitchen for cooking real meals etc.

  • If you cancel your booking, the deposit you have paid to confirm your room is REFUNDABLE up to 28 days prior to your stay with us.
  • After that you must forfeit the deposit of 50% to us. We do try to be flexible and generous and may be able to offer you credit or a postponement, depending on circumstances.
  • Please try to let us know any changes to your booking at least ONE MONTH before your arrival date as we are very popular and turn MANY people away.
  • We obviously reserve the right to ask you to leave the B&B if you are not being thoughtful to us, other guests or our neighbours. This has never happened!
  • You can pay the balance when you are here – cash or card – eftpos or credit.

Learn more about our accommodation

Our rooms are modern, stylish, bright and airy

We intend to reopen the B&B (room only) from 1st October 2020 and the calendar will be up and running one week before that.
Please send an email for priority booking if you have an unused voucher or credit.
Thanks for your patience. Kate and Steve (Huskisson BnB)