How to Spend the Weekend in Jervis Bay

From the scenic backdrop to the gourmet delights, there is so much to experience during a weekend in Jervis Bay. Lucky for you, Sitchu have done the hard work and put together the best places to eat, drink, stay and shop while you’re on the South Coast.

 

Bordered by coast and bushland, Jervis Bay is one of the most picturesque spots on the South Coast of NSW. Just a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, this part of the world is renowned for its pristine beaches of white sand and turquoise water, and lush wilderness that’s teeming with wildlife, both on and off the land. It’s all about the great outdoors here, from the eateries that celebrate locally grown produce to tourism operators that venture to far-flung places to explore the wild at its purest. This is our round-up of things to do in Jervis Bay that will have you coming back time and time again.

EAT & DRINK

The Butter Factory

A 30-minute drive from Huskisson, but well worth the effort, The Butter Factory in Pyree is set in the middle of dairy country. This gem of a place dates back to 1889 when it was, in fact, a butter factory, now a must-book restaurant where husband and wife duo source produce from their garden and local growers to deliver rustic, seasonal country-style dishes. It’s open for lunch and dinner and full-licensed.

739 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree

 

Pilgrims

A vegetarian café with a cult following, Pilgrims is now a five-strong mini-chain, and lucky for Jervis Bay locals, they have opened a café in the middle of Huskisson. A breakfast menu that will have the most loyal of carnivores ditching their regular go-to’s, while burgers, pies, wraps and toasties fill the lunchtime offering. Adding a little spice to the weekend (and things to do in Jervis Bay), Pilgrims is open for dinner on Friday and Saturdays with a Mexican-themed menu with sangrias by the jug.

5-6/57 Owen Street, Huskisson

 

The Huskisson Hotel

Along the water’s edge, The Huskisson Hotel has been the local go-to pub for almost 100 years. Serving pub classics and icy cold beers, this upscale pub is the perfect place for sundowners, a good feed and live music, making this a popular thing to do in Jervis Bay. If you are looking to visit for dinner, come in a bit earlier to experience the sunset. Nab a seat on the deck, and you’ll have front row seats to watching the pastel colours streak the sky.

75 Owen Street, Huskisson

 

5 Little Pigs

The self-awarded “happiest little café on the planet”, 5 Little Pigs is the crowning jewel of Owen Street. This industrial-styled café provides their customers with coastal hospitality, from the friendly staff and consistently good brews to the solid menu of modern Aussie classics and fusion favourites. From breakfast staples to burgers for lunch – but with a 5 Little Pigs twist.

64-66 Owen Street, Huskisson

EXPLORE

Jervis Bay Marine Park

Deep dive into a wildlife sanctuary where you can explore reef fish and rays. Kayak amongst the playful sea life, or swim, snorkel or scuba dive with bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and little penguins. From Huskisson jump aboard a whale or dolphin watching cruise, or for something a little closer to shore, hire a SUP board or kayak and explore the foreshore harbours of Jervis Bay.

Booderee National Park

A lush wilderness rich in wildlife, in Booderee National Park you’ll feel like you’re in absolute paradise (and you are!). Sitting to the south of Jervis Bay, this natural playground is overflowing with pristine beaches with white sandy beaches, walking trails that lead to stunning lookouts and campgrounds shrouded in bushland. Pack your swimwear, because you’ll be spending a whole lot of time at Cave Beach, Iluka Beach and Captains Beach.

STAY

Mandala Beach House

A comfortably stylish Aussie beach house filled with organic and natural textures, this six-bedroom, five-bathroom holiday house on Callala Bay is the perfect getaway for families and groups. The spacious open-plan living area that flows onto a balcony with uninterrupted views of Jervis Bay is where you’ll be when you’re not in the backyard, which features a saltwater pool and an alfresco dining area.

From $900 per night

Marine Parade, Callala Bay

 

Hyams Beach Bed & Breakfast

If you love the idea of staying in a B&B as much as we do, then check out this beautiful stay overlooking Hyams Beach. Only a two-minute stroll to the beach, they offer a handful of suites for you to choose from, some that open out to the lawn terrace and others onto the sun-soaked courtyard. Breakfast is included and served until 11am, so you have time for a swim and walk on the white-sand beach of Jervis Bay.

From $230 per night

77 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach

Paperbark Camp

Glamping at its most luxurious, this safari-style retreat is in the heart of the bush, featuring 12 canvas tents each with a bed, ensuite (and in the deluxe rooms, a bath), hardwood deck and wrap-around verandah. The tents also feature roll-up walls, so you can decide how much you want to bring mother nature in. Paperbark also has an on-site restaurant The Gunyah which is an absolute must.

From $580 per night

571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia

 

 

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