Located 20 minutes from
Nowra and just two and a half hours from Sydney. Huskisson
is often referred to as the gateway to Jervis Bay. Sitting
on the shores of the famous Jervis
Bay Huskisson is an ideal family holiday destination
offering activities year round. The historic town also
serves as a convenient base for exploring Jervis Bay
and areas around the Shoalhaven area. Huskisson offers
magnificent national parks, creeks and inlets, natural,
unspoilt secluded bays, clear blue water and incredible
white sandy beaches. In contrast there is a hinterland
offering magnificent views, mountains, waterfalls,
creeks and great bushwalking tracks. The waters of Jervis
Bay and areas around Huskisson offer some superb fishing
spots with fishing and
the main industries.
Huskisson had a major boat building industry which
was established by George Dent in 1864. The industry
in the 1880’s and continued to 1966 due to the availability
of high quality local timber. One well known boat built
in Huskisson was the Lady Denman ferry which operated in
Sydney Harbour and was eventually towed back to Huskisson
in 1981 to serve as a maritime museum.
Huskisson also offers some unique shopping opportunities
including an aboriginal arts and crafts centre, several
antique and second hand shops.
Outdoor activities include bush walking
along one of the many tracks, or relax on one of the
- Boat hire and boat ramps
- Bowls club
- Golf course
- Tennis courts
Jervis Bay claims to have the whitest sand in the world
on its beaches. To celebrate this unique feature
the White Sands Carnival is held every year around
Easter. There is a parade with floats, music, stalls
and a fireworks display.
Places to Visit
Aboriginal Art and Craft
The Aboriginal Art and Craft Centre sells articles made
on the site by local Aboriginal crafts people. You can
also see didgeridoos played, learn how a boomerang is thrown
and experience Australian bush tucker.
The Huskisson markets are held monthly on the 2nd Sunday
at sports ground. There is also a local fresh Produce
Market held in the grounds of the Lady Denman on
the morning of the 1st Saturday each month.
Lady Denman Museum
The Lady Denman Museum displays the history of wooden
ship building at Huskisson. The Lady Denman served
as a ferry on Sydney Harbour for about 60 years.
Both the maritime museum and the museum of Jervis
Bay Science and the Sea are located at the Lady Denman
complex. The Science Museum has a broad collection
of maritime items on display.
Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens
Booderee is an Aboriginal word
meaning 'bay of plenty' or 'plenty of fish'. Booderee
National Park is home to the White-bellied Sea Eagle.
The large white and grey
eagle is believed to be the guardian of the Aboriginal
people of Wreck Bay.
The botanical gardens located in the national
park are included in the Register of the National Estate.
Jervis Bay National Park
Sections of this park fringe Jervis Bay as well
as St Georges Basin and the Pacific Ocean. The park includes
wetlands such as Lake Wollumboola and has a
wide diversity of native flora and fauna.
The forests, bays
and beaches offer great opportunities for bush walking
, bird watching and swimming. There are BBQ's toilets
and wheel chair access is available to the beach.
Jervis Bay Marine Park
Jervis Bay Marine Park covers
approximately 22,000 hectares and spans
over 100km of coastline. The marine park aims to conserve
marine biological diversity and marine habitats,
while catering for a broad range of recreational and
commercial activities. Recreational fishing is permitted
in many areas of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.
The climate is mediterranean.
Typical summer and winter temperatures are:
Summer - 16.1°C to 25.8°C
Winter - 6.2°C to 15.8°C
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,143.1mm
Total rainfall (days) - 130.4
Huskisson is located on the Pacific Ocean just
off Princes Highway 2.5 hours from Sydney 3 hours and
- From Sydney take the Princes highway and follow
the road along the picturesque coastline.
- From Canberra travel via Queanbeyan along the Kings
Interstate bus services operate daily.
City Rail offers regular services to Bomderry and Nowra.
See www.cityrail.com.au for
a wide variety of accommodation including bed and breakfasts,
hotels, motels, self contained cottages, holiday units
and beachfront caravan parks.
Huskisson chamber of commerce
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