Jervis Bay is home to some of the best beaches in Australia, and Huskisson makes for a great base for exploring them. Huskisson, which is three hours south of Sydney, is a cute little tourist town with some good places to eat, excellent beaches within walking distance and wildlife spotting opportunities out on the bay. Looking for fun things to do in Huskisson? You’ve come to the right place!
Huskisson Beach is a short walk from the town centre and it’s a good option for some sea and sand. Are there better beaches in Jervis Bay? Definitely, but this one is one of the most convenient to visit if staying in Huskisson and you’re never far away from a café or bar to relax in (which are rare at the other beaches).
Moona Moona Creek
Moona Moona Creek is a great spot to swim, especially if you have kids. The water is shallow and crystal clear and again, it’s close to downtown Huskisson.
Shark Net Beach
If you’re paranoid about getting eaten by a shark (which is extremely rare in Jervis Bay) you’ll probably want to save your swimming for Shark Net Beach. Again it’s close to town, and features that clear blue water and white sand that Jervis Bay is famous for.
Other Jervis Bay Beaches
While Huskisson is home to some stunning beaches, you’ll have to travel a little further afield to see the best beaches in Jervis Bay. Hyams Beach, which people claimed had the whitest sand in the world, is the most iconic beach in these parts and it really is beautiful. From there you can do the White Sands Walk which takes you to some other excellent beaches.
Booderee National Park is also a good beach spot. Iluka Beach and Murrays Beach were our highlights, but there’s heaps to see there (including kangaroos!).
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin watching is easily one of the best things to do in Huskisson and it’s a very popular option with holidaymakers. We did a trip out onto Jervis Bay and saw heaps of dolphins swimming and jumping around. It was an awesome experience – if you’ve never seen dolphins in the wild, I highly recommend it (also check out boom netting — an interesting experience). Whales are also found in Jervis Bay – head there mid-October – late November for a chance to see them in the calm waters of Jervis Bay.
See Colourful Birds
We walked around Huskisson quite a lot (mainly the coastal path where you’ll find the beaches) and saw heaps of cute, colourful birds. Keep a look out for them – especially near the camping ground. The holiday park there (Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach) looks like a cool place to stay.
Explore the Town
Downtown Huskisson has some nice aspects, especially down by the marina. There are some nice little sections of beach and the whole area has laidback charm to it. We stayed outside of Huskisson and didn’t end up eating any dinners there, but I reckon one of the restaurants down by the water would be idyllic in the early evening.
Eating and Drinking
We had a few lunches in Huskisson and managed to find some nice food. We went to the Huskisson Bakery twice and it was really good (your standard pies, slices etc). It’s a popular spot and it’s easy to see why! As for other food, there are heaps of options – tourist towns like this are usually good for eating and Huskisson seems no different. Let me know in the comments below if you recommend any restaurants! The Husky Pub is famous, so if you’re looking for somewhere to drink, I reckon that’d be a good bet (my dad went there a little while after me and raved about it).
Go for a Walk
Huskisson is small, so you don’t have to walk far before you’re outside of the main bit. Our favourite walk was along the coastal track, past Shark Net Beach, Huskisson Beach and Moona Moona Creek. You can cross Moona Moona Creek (it’s fairly shallow, careful of your electronics though!) and then continue along Collingwood Beach if you want to extend it a bit.
Another top hike nearby is the White Sands Walk, which takes you to some of the best beaches in Jervis Bay, including Hyams Beach.
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
We didn’t go to this museum, but it seems like it’d be worth It if you’re interested in maritime history. Let me know if you’ve been there and whether or not you’d recommend it to my readers!
Other Things to Do in Huskisson
Other things to do in Huskisson include stand up paddle boarding, a trip across the creek on the Husky Ferry, kayaking and the Huskisson Carnival (late December to late January). And, of course, there’s a whole lot to explore in the Jervis Bay region. It’s one of the best beach destinations I’ve been to and there’s so much to explore!
Are you planning a trip to Australia? Check out my post about some of the best things to do in Sydney!
Disclaimer: I was hosted by Jervis Bay Wild (for the dolphin tour). All opinions are my own.
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