AROUND THE AREA

Huskisson B&B is close to Jervis Bay’s main hub of Huskisson, the famous white sand beaches
of Jervis Bay (Huskisson Beach, Vincentia & Hyams Beach & Booderee National Park).

JERVIS BAY

JERVIS BAY

 

(pronounced jervis not jarvis)

Known world-wide for its stunning white-sand beaches and clear blue waters, Jervis Bay is a Marine Park nearly eight times the size of Sydney Harbour.

You’ll find National Parks, seaside villages, lagoons, creeks and the some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – from long empty bays to secret coves.

The climate is coastal temperate, not too different to Sydney, and the bay is breathtaking at all times of the year.

HUSKISSON

HUSKISSON

 

Many people think that Jervis Bay the name of a town or village, but it’s actually the name of the bay. There are several villages on its shores, but Huskisson is the hub of the area – its main street filled with great cafes, boutique fashion, gift and homeware shops, cafes, delis and restaurants.

Both the dolphin and whale-watching cruises depart from Husky’s wharf (as the locals call it) and it’s where you’ll find the Jervis Bay dive shop, kayaking centre, camping store, fishing and bait store, bakery, banks, cinema, pub, bottle shop, post-office and real estate agents.

The open air sea-pool is open from October long weekend to Easter.  The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, art gallery and markets are across the road.

JERVIS BAY’S FLORA & FAUNA

JERVIS BAY’S FLORA & FAUNA

 

Apart from the many dolphins that live in the bay and whales that visit, you’ll find seals, little penguins and weedy sea dragons (if you dive).  You can see kangaroos and wallabies on the beach or in the bush, from the national parks to outside our front door occasionally.

An incredible variety of native brightly coloured birds – parrots, lorikeets, rosellas, cockatoos and galas are everywhere. Rare black glossy cockatoos and white-bellied sea eagles are also seen quite often – especially in the national parks.

The coastal bush has an incredible variety of unique plants and the ‘scribbly gum walk’ in Jervis Bay National Park and the National Botanic Gardens in Booderee National Park are favourites.

DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING

DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING

 

All Jervis Bay’s dolphin and whale watching boats leave from the public wharf in Huskisson. They claim a 95% chance of seeing dolphins and a voucher for a free trip if you are unlucky enough not to see any.  The dolphins usually come right up to the boasts and play in the bow waves.

In May, June, July and August, humpback whales are their way up the coast to breed and in September, October and November they come back down the coast with their calves – often coming into the bay for a rest and to train their young. It can be quite a show!

If you are not a boat person, the cliffs in Jervis Bay are some of the best vantage spots for whale-watching on the East Coast. You often see dolphins from the beach and sometimes the whales come into the bay – especially with their young.  dolphinwatch.com.au

DIVING & SNORKELING

DIVING & SNORKELING IN JERVIS BAY

 

Jervis Bay is the most popular diving site in Australia after the Great Barrier Reef, thanks to its incredible visibility and variety of marine life. The water stays crystal clear because of the lack of development on the shores, the ancient untouched seagrasses and the fact that there are no rivers (only small creeks) flowing into the bay.

You’ll see weedy seadragons, giant cuttle-fish, seals and little penguins. Dive Jervis Bay

BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK

BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK

 

Booderee National Park is one of the best National Parks in NSW, with its stunning coastal bushwalks, cliff-top lookouts (some of the best whale spotting in the East Coast), the ruined lighthouse and sheltered white-sand bay beaches or ocean surf. It is 10 minutes away.

Booderee National Park is owned and run by the local aboriginal community in conjunction with Environment Australia – like Uluru and Kakadu. The National Botanical Gardens (in Canberra) has its coastal section here in Jervis Bay – a truly wonderful place.

During school holidays Booderee Park runs activities such as koori (aboriginal) camp-fire yarns, night-time nature spotting and rock-pool walks.

Galamban, from the indigenous community of Wreck Bay run great bush-tucker walks, medicine tours as well as storytelling events. (galamban@gmail.com or 02 4442 1117). Booderree National Park

LOCAL ARTISTS

LOCAL ARTISTS

Jervis Bay has many artists living in the area and a thriving creative community. Local and nationally known artists exhibit their work in cafes and galleries around the area. Biannually in June, the Jervis Bay region hosts its own arts festival called Seechange. Visit website

HUSKISSON PICTURES

HUSKISSON PICTURES

 

Originally the local School of Arts, Huskisson Pictures is a quaint heritage cinema with a recent release program. It is just around the corner from us only 3 minutes’ walk. Visit website

WHITE SANDS WALK & HYAMS BEACH

WHITE SANDS WALK & HYAMS BEACH

 

The Jervis Bay ‘White sands walk’ officially starts at Vincentia’s Plantation Point. You can follow a coastal path all the way to Hyams Beach, past Nelson Beach, Blenhiem Beach and Greenpatch then through the Jervis Bay National Park to Chinamans beach and Hyams Beach village.

Hyams  is supposed to have the whitest sand in the world. It actually the third whitest, according to Geoscience, but it is breathtaking non-the-less. Hyams is a 10 minute drive from us.

Trip Advisor, certificate of excellence

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE


We have been awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for 9 years in a row with 5 stars every year.

We are in their Hall of Fame and #1 of 7 B&B’s in Huskisson.

  •   Kate and Steve were welcoming and it was a relaxing place to stay. Beds were comfy, rooms nicely decorated, with a lovely verandah. It is also walking distance to town,... read more

    Denise R
    3/15/2020

      I cannot fault this beautifully fairly newly renovated accommodation ... my son and I had a fantastic experience with Kate and Steve going over and beyond for us; also with... read more

    Dreamer173104
    3/14/2020
  •   If you are visiting Huskisson on the South Coast you have to stay at this cosy comfortable quaint BnB. Kate and Steve are the most welcoming of hosts and a... read more

    Firsttime09
    2/17/2020

      We loved our night at Huskisson B&B! Kate’s hospitality was second to none from the moment we arrived. She showed us around her beautiful property and invited us to help... read more

    331tiffanye
    2/02/2020
  •   The hosts Kate and Steve are super lovely and great hosts. I stayed in the verandah room and the place looks exactly like the pictures. The room and bathroom is... read more

    gordana00
    11/20/2019

      We had a lovely couple of nights at Husky B&B and could easily have stayed much longer. The room and bathroom were very comfortable, well furnished and just what we... read more

    Delia C
    11/01/2019
  •   Really enjoyed our 3 night stay and meeting Kate & Steve who were great hosts. Breakfast was well laid out and offered all we needed. We received lots of... read more

    Vanessa M
    10/30/2019

      We spent a wonderful 3 nights at Huskisson B&B, enjoying the charming home of hosts Kate and Steve. The accommodations were excellent from the oh so comfortable bed and the... read more

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    10/15/2019
June 1st, 2020 update.
We are staying closed for at least 2 more months through winter as some sections of the BnB are shared with us, and this is also our home. We are working on a way to make the guests' areas completely separate from our own.Once we work out how we can operate safely in the new world of COVID-19, we will let you know. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.Stay safe all of you. Kate and Steve - Huskisson BnB.
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