There’s so much to do when you stay at barranca Jervis Bay, here are some of our favourites…
1. Swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters of the bay: Jervis Bay is known for its clear waters and vibrant marine life. The bay is home to a wide variety of fish and other sea creatures, including dolphins, seals, and whales (in season). The area also offers a number of snorkelling and diving sites, including the Point Perpendicular Lighthouse and the HMAS Adelaide shipwreck.
2. Surfing and kitesurfing at the nearby beaches: The beaches of Jervis Bay, such as Callala Beach, Hyams Beach and Greenfields Beach, are popular spots for surfing and kitesurfing. These beaches offer a variety of waves and conditions suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers. The beaches are also great for other water activities such as swimming, fishing, and beachcombing.
3. Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in the bay: Jervis Bay is an ideal spot for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The bay offers a calm and scenic setting that’s perfect for exploring the area’s coastline. There are a number of rental businesses that supply kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards as well as guided tours.
4. Bushwalking and hiking in Booderee National Park: Booderee National Park offers a variety of bushwalking and hiking trails that showcase the park’s beautiful coastal and bushland environments. You can enjoy some of the park’s stunning natural features, such as the Cave Beach, Botanic Gardens, and the caves of Booderee National Park. It is also a great way to spot some of the native Australian animals and plants.
5. Visiting the Jervis Bay Marine Park: Jervis Bay Marine Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. The park is home to a wide range of marine life, including dolphins, seals, and whales (in season). The park also offers a number of walking tracks, lookouts, and picnic areas where visitors can explore the park’s diverse ecosystems and enjoy the beautiful coastal views.
6. Fishing in the bay: Jervis Bay is a popular spot for fishing, the bay is known for its variety of fish species, including bream, tailor, and jewfish. You can choose to fish from the shore or rent a boat to fish in the deeper waters. There are a number of boat hire companies that you can rent boats from and take a fishing trip to the bay.
7. Go on a beach picnic. Jervis Bay has a number of picnic spots with beautiful coastal views, such as the beachfront at Hyams Beach, Greenfields Beach and the Botanic Garden in Booderee National Park.
8. Exploring the local villages of Huskisson and Vincentia: Huskisson and Vincentia are charming villages located on the shores of Jervis Bay. Both villages offer a range of dining and shopping options, as well as access to the area’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Visitors can explore the local museums and art galleries, or take a stroll along the village’s historic streets and appreciate the local architecture.
9. Take a scenic flight over the coast and the bay: Taking a scenic flight over Jervis Bay is an excellent way to experience the area’s natural beauty. There are a number of companies that offer scenic flights over the bay, these flights usually take around 30 minutes and allows you to see the beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and diverse wildlife.
10. Visit the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum: If you’re interested in the area’s history, culture and maritime heritage, you can visit the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum in Huskisson. The museum showcases the history of Jervis Bay, including its Indigenous history, early exploration, and maritime and coastal activities. The museum offers exhibits, films, and interactive displays and also a beautiful garden to explore.
11. Go for a dolphin or whale watching tour: Jervis Bay is known for its abundant marine life, including dolphins and whales (in season). There are a number of companies that offer dolphin and whale watching tours, which can be a great way to see these magnificent creatures up close and in their natural habitat.
12. Of course, you can do nothing at all, and just soak up the seclusion and serenity at Marlu House or The Hideaway.