NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Huskisson

Tiny Town: population under 1,500 residents

09:00 Weds 13 April - till - 17:00 Weds 27 April.
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Pack Up the Family and Head to the Heart of Jervis Bay for the Ultimate Bucket List Getaway 

From natural wonder to unforgettable adventures, Huskisson is a slice of paradise on the NSW South Coast  

With a reputation for having some of the whitest sand in Australia, clear waters, diverse sea life, and an extensive foodie scene it’s no wonder that Huskisson or locally dubbed “Husky” has established itself as one of Australia’s most beloved family holiday destinations. Only two and a half hours from Sydney and Canberra, Huskisson is perfectly positioned for regional road trips, making it to the top of everyone’s bucket list. 

Nestled within Jervis Bay Marine Park the 16 white sand beaches of Jervis Bay are an adventure lover's paradise with the well-known Hyams Beach among the 16. What makes these unspoilt beaches so special is that at any one of these locations you will spot resident dolphins, playful seals, and from May to November, the humpback whale migration joins the pack coming within eyesight of the marine park shore. Huskisson wharf is lined with eco-boat tours and diving expedition boats ready to help travellers discover the underwater magic of the bay. 

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Dive Jervis Bay  and Woebegone Freedive go as far to offer the family an experience of a lifetime – swimming with the whales – two of only a handful of operators approved in Australian waters. But if you prefer staying dry and watching from the boat, Dolphin Watch Cruises and Jervis Bay Wild have you covered. 

There is nothing quite like enjoying family time on a paddle adventure! A kayaking tour can have you exploring the clear waters of Currambene Creek on one side and the calm ocean on the other with friendly guides found at Jervis Bay Kayaks & Paddle Sports Co and Sea Kayaks Jervis Bay, ready to help you unlock the lesser-known paddle routes. 

Family fun can be found on every surface! From bike riding the coastal round the bay track to paddling up a crystal-clear inlet or enjoying a relaxing picnic on the white sands of Jervis Bay with SUP with George. Alternatively, you can use your two feet and heartbeat to explore the vibrant strip of cafes and shops on Owen Street  like Salty Joes or 5 Little Pigs, the possibilities are endless. 

Jordan Robins, Murrays Beach, sea cave, Booderee, marine park, man

Just a short drive and you will be at the entrance of one of the most in-demand National Parks,  Booderee National Park, or ‘bay of plenty’ carefully managed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community.

Find yourself stumbling across the sea caves and surf at Cave Beach or check out the only Aboriginal-owned and run botanical gardens in Australia.

Families must experience one camping trip in their lifetime and there is simply no better place than Booderee. Pitch a tent in unspoilt nature at one of the dedicated campsites by the beach or grassy bushland settings, because only good memories are made and shared around a campfire.

 For accommodation that will have the family coming back year after year, The Cove Jervis Bay offers a smorgasbord of options ranging from kayaks to bikes, glamping to cottages, playgrounds to big chess boards as well as the often-cute encounters with the local kangaroos.

The brewery scene is vibrant and growing in “Husky,” the best in the business for kids is Jervis Bay Brewing Co with a much-loved on-site playground to keep them entertained for longer. Foodies will also adore Huskisson’s plethora of world-class eateries ranging from the sleek modern feel of the brand new Jervis Bay Pavillion to the family-friendly vibe and views of Club Jervis Bay. 

Gather your loved ones and head to the pristine shores of Huskisson for an adventure-packed family holiday that is sure to live on in your hearts for years to come.


Two days in Huskisson

Family Getaway Fun - Huskisson on the South Coast of NSW is the jewel in the crown of Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven

Wake up with the sun, the sound of the sea and the dolphins on their daily cruise. Huskisson is the beating heart of Jervis Bay. The balance of natural wonders and coastal town fun is a magic mix for family adventures and connection time. Unplug and immerse yourself in coastal life.
Hot local tip: Jervis rhymes with service, not jarvis... because that doesn't rhyme with anything. 


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