3 days in Jervis Bay: a weekend itinerary
All the important activities and the best beaches to visit in 3 days in Jervis Bay. A weekend itinerary of contact with the sea, nature, and the beauty of this amazing place in Australia.
All the important activities and the best beaches and places to visit in 3 days in Jervis Bay, the traveller will find through this post. Jervis Bay is a true paradise of natural wonders, and it is situated on the south coast of the Australian state of New South Wales. This is a perfect “escape” for those who love to relax by the sea.
3 Days in Jervis Bay: A weekend Itinerary
- #1 day: Sydney – Jervis Bay, Callala Beach, Huskisson, and Nelson’s Beach
- #2 day: White Sands Walk and Cave Beach
- #3 day: Boodeere National Park
From crystal clear waters to resident dolphins, to splendid beaches with water sports, this coastal paradise in the Shoalhaven region delights travelers with many experiences.
Jervis Bay, or rather, Huskisson, the main city of this bay, is approximately 180 km from Sydney. The road is quiet and has one-way, two-way, and multiple lanes. During holidays and vacations, it is possible to get congestion due to the one-way stretches.
We left Sydney at 8:30 am, more precisely Kings Cross Station ( we rented a car and had to pick it up at the Holiday Inn hotel at this station), and set off towards the Jervis Bay area and start activities.
Our first stop of the day was at Callala Beach, around 11.15 am (a little bit of traffic at some points due to the long holiday in Sydney), and soon we were already with our feet in the sand.
The beach has a long strip of sand, and a look to envy any Brazilian beaches.
We stopped the car in a parking lot right in front of the main entrance, and then we settled down on the white, fine sand of this place.
As the day was very windy, we sat closer to the vegetation to try to avoid the wind and stayed on a beautiful beach for about 3 hours in Jervis Bay.
After taking advantage of this first of many others to come, we drove to the center of Huskisson, the most popular town in the region.
There we got used to it and soon we were already sitting at a local cafeteria eating a beautiful fish.
Refreshed and with more energy, we went on to explore this center and the attractions it has.
We walk through the marina, where the tour boats leave to see whales, dolphins, and many other points of Jervis Bay, and there we spend a little finger taking beautiful pictures.
About dolphins we found that in Jervis Bay about 60 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins call Jervis Bay home year-round and they can often be seen from shore, chasing school fish and socialising in pods.
By now it was after 4 pm and the energy was already getting lower. Even so, we rolled up our sleeves and headed towards Vicentia, or to be more precise Nelson’s Beach. This place is one of the beach “tips” that exist in this region, and there we find another beautiful beach and great scenery for more photos.
After that marathon on the first day, we ended the activities. We continue to our hotel in Nowra, a city close to the region, and prepare to rest and recover energy for the second day.
The day started at 9:30 am when we arrived in the Hyams Beach area. Soon we found a place to park the car, and the first beach we saw was Chinamans Beach. After all, she has already attracted a lot of attention due to the clear water and its even whiter sand. We went down a small trail, and soon we were already with our feet in that paradise.
The idea of the day was to make the 3 white sand beaches and then pay a visit to another important beach, but totally different.
We started, then, walking to the rocks of the beach of Chinamans, and after many, many photos we returned towards the beach that was chosen by the Guinness Book as the one that has the whitest sand in the world!
We followed the wide sands of Chinamans and soon we were already crossing the rocks to access Hyams Beach.
As it was a beautiful Sunday in the middle of the holiday, the beach was very crowded.
We passed it, took the time for more and more photos, and continued on the sand for another spectacle of nature, the beach at Seamans Beach. There we decided that we would spend our day.
Properly seated on the sand and with very Brazilian sarongs, we spent at least 4 hours with that special beach!
After 2 pm we were already feeling a cold breeze, and then we decided to take the car and go to Cave Beach (it is on the premises of Boodeere National Park ), a beach that I had read about and wanted to know about.
We left Hyams Beach and in less than 20 minutes by car we were already entering the territory of the Cave.
This beach is in stark contrast to the others we saw in the morning. It is the open sea (the white sand beaches are in a bay, Jervis Bay) and has a structure for camping, that is, more for alternative people and without much “freshness”. The place is even more frequented by young people and surfers. The “beaten” sea invites you to practice surfing.
We visited the place, took some pictures, and were already happy to return and have lunch.
This is a great beach to enjoy the day as well. It was not our case, as we had already chosen the white sand for the day, but I also highly suggest this part of Jervis Bay.
And as I said, we left Cave Beach and went for a well-deserved lunch. We went to a shopping center near Huskisson, more precisely in Vincentia.
After our lunch, the idea was to rest and return to the white sand beaches (we love the place, so we came back). And that’s what we did!
The end of the afternoon was with a good sun on the face, a yoke stretched and the noise of the sea in the background, again, in Seamans Beach.
We close the day with the best therapy possible! At approximately 18h we finish our day and return to the hotel in Nowra.
We started our routine at 11 am, and for that third day, we booked the special locations inside Boodeere National Park.
We entered our car through the main concierge and paid 11 dollars (the amount charged per car and valid for 48 hours).
We followed the signs and Google Maps and soon we were already at the first stop of the day: Green Patch. In this place, there is a camping area, like many others scattered around the park, and its “exclusive” beach.
We parked and followed the beach because this day was reserved for a beautiful trail by the sea.
As I said earlier, we left Green Patch, and soon we were accessing a piece where we had to cross rocks and corals.
Following the beach, and in a few more minutes, we reach Scottish Rocks, the border with Bristol Point Reserve beach, which houses Hole in the Wall. This endpoint of the trail has a rock wall and a hole in the middle of it, which gives the place its name.
In Bristol Point, it is also possible to find a reservation with camping.
It took us approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to go, and to get back, as we didn’t stop for more photos, we managed to do it in 50 minutes (around 3.5 km one way and 3.5 km back).
It is very worthwhile to walk to the Hole in the Wall (our final stop), admire the diving spots, and enjoy the beautiful color of the water.
In addition to all the attractions that the traveler finds on this route, you can still see the 3 white sand beaches from afar (Chinamans, Hyams, and Seamans Beach).
When we returned, we took the opportunity to relax at Green Patch Beach, and around 3:30 pm we continued on our way back to Sydney. This was our last day of rest at Jervis Bay.
The return was a little longer due to the holiday traffic. It took us about 4 hours to get to Sydney. And that way our script was closed.
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