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Jervis Bay: The Whitest Sand in the World

Posted on 14/12/2017 by Whitestar Travel

When you first step foot on Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay – named the whitest sand in the world by The Guinness Book of Records – you might have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming.

Combined with the calm turquoise water and picturesque views, it is not hyperbole to suggest it could be heaven on earth.

Just one part of the easy 2.5 kilometre White Sands Walk, it is advisable to keep strolling along the magnificent coastline, before finding a tucked away spot to call your own. If you time your walk for dusk, the colours of the sky and ocean as the sun sets over the hills, can make for an unforgettable experience. Should you be extra lucky, you may even share the moment with a cruising dolphin pod or frolicking fur seal.

But Jervis Bay is not just about one beach. There are also a number of charming seaside towns and villages to explore. Callala Bay,  Huskisson and Jervis Bay Village – to name just a few – boast local produce markets, boutique shops, art galleries, world-class cafes, restaurants, pubs and wine bars.

The Huskisson Hotel, known by locals as ‘The Husky’, is a great spot for unpretentious pub grub, with uninterrupted views across the bay. If you come at the right time, you’ll even be able to watch humpbacks and southern right whales as you hook into some local tiger prawns or beer battered fish.

To get a closer look at the marine life, Dolphin Watch Cruises and Jervis Bay Wild offer whale and dolphin watching tours, as well as cruises to seal colonies. Or, for the more adventurous, you can scuba dive or snorkel the Jervis Bay Marine Park with Dive Jervis Bay. They cater to all skill levels and you might even spot a sea dragon or two!

Jervis Bay Village is the gateway to Booderee National Park, where you’ll find wonderful, secluded bays and beaches. Camping is popular here and there are three locations to choose from: Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach. Campsites fill up fast, especially in summer, so it’s best to book online with Parks Australia in advance.

The Aboriginal-owned Booderee Botanic Gardens is a great spot to learn about the local indigenous culture and pick up a few tips about bush tucker. The gardens are open daily and admission is included in the entry fee for the national park.

Surfers would have heard of ‘Aussie Pipe’. Snuggled deep within the park, it’s secret location really isn’t too hard to find, but still, we’re not going to give it away ;-). Make sure you don’t leave any valuables in your car when you go in search of those perfect barrels though – the locals have a reputation for being a little light-fingered.

Getting to Jervis Bay is easy. Less than three hours’ drive from Sydney and Canberra, you can hire a car with Hertz or a door-to-door shuttle service is available between Sydney Airport and the South Coast seven days a week.

Stay at Paperbark Camp for glamping at its finest. On the shores of Currambene Creek, the camp offers luxury tented accommodation and is all about enjoying a tranquil bush experience in comfort. 

For more information, call 03 9042 3321 or email info@whitestartravel.com.au

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