Visit to beautiful Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW
Visit to beautiful Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW
Jervis Bay has been on my to do list for a really long time! Our family did a really quick day trip back in January, I fell in love with the green rolling hills, the ocean, the slow pace. It reminded me of New Zealand. We spotted a holiday Park on this first to and decided we needed more time in this magical place. We booked a weekend away in May. However, we experienced a huge storm the weekend we booked, so postponed for a couple of weeks later. That weekend we experienced similar weather, so postponed again.
Third time lucky, and we got sunshine. We visited towards the end of June, the first weekend of Australian school holidays. I expected the area would be busy, but it was still peaceful, the masses had not arrived. My husband finished night shift Friday morning, so once we arrived we grabbed a takeaway dinner and went back to our cabin to relax.
On Saturday I was up before dawn. I was down on the beach just after six am to admire the sun rise. I had clearly forgotten how long this process takes, and my hands were really cold by the end of it. But, it was worth it. I got some beautiful photos! I even saw a pair of pelicans cruise past.
After a quick coffee and feeding the kids, we were off on our adventure. We took off to see the World’s Whitest Sand, at Hyam’s Beach. We ended up coming back early because of a mishap in the water. We spent our afternoon at Booderee National park. This was a beautiful place to visit!
Later in the afternoon Rimaha wanted to catch the League at the pub. We soon learned the only place showing Fox Sports in Huskisson was not kid friendly. The kids and I headed across the road for ice-cream and then down to the wharf. I spotted fish and the kids found the playground.
We returned the car to our cabin, then the kids and I walked along the coast, back into town to meet Rimaha. It was a beautiful evening to end our wonderful day in such an amazing place.
Accommodation in Huskisson
I booked a small cabin at the Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort and we called up on day of check (twice) in to postpone due to torrential rain. The fact they let us do this was awesome. The night before we visited on this trip, I sent an email to see if there was any opportunity to upgrade. We were very lucky to receive an upgrade to the Seaview cabin.
I think the holiday park is perfect for families. Two of the three playgrounds are on the grass area overlooking the ocean. I was a very happy mum watching my kids play with an ocean backdrop! There is a swimming pool (we didn’t use it as it is now winter, and I can feel the cold). There is also a tennis court. My husband and son played three times while we were there. There were no issues with availability. Stand up paddle boards and kayaks are available for hire, so hopefully next time we go down, we can take out a kayak! There were many kids roaming about the holiday park, and I felt totally at ease letting my kids run between the playgrounds. It was nice that I could see two playgrounds from the balcony.
The Seaview and Bayview cabins look out across Jervis Bay. There are a variety of other cabins available near the pool or playground. I hear this place books out in peak times, so if you are thinking of booking at a busy time of year, you should get in touch with the holiday Park early.
Our cabin was directly opposite one of the playgrounds. We also had two BBQ areas across from our cabin, and the beach access was only footsteps from our doorstep.
Our cabin was cosy and warm, the heat pump came in handy! We had two bedrooms and a bathroom. The cabin had two televisions – which may be a good thing if visiting on a rainy weekend, fortunately we didn’t have time to watch them!
The best part about this place:
The location… A beach right on the doorstep, playgrounds with an ocean view and a walkway to town along the coast. And the top notch service is also worth a mention. The staff were really accommodating when we postponed twice. Not many places let you do that these days!
The worst part about this place:
In all honesty, I loved the place. Some people may find the size of the master room a bit small, but it really didn’t bother my family.
I want to go back for an entire week! A holiday park that tolerates guests calling up and changing plans on day of arrival is wonderful. They were friendly and the place was just a dream for us. I definitely recommend this place as a base for an adventure if you would like a family friendly holiday!
Our first food stop was dinner on Friday. Rimaha finished nightshift Friday morning, so we needed takeaway! We grabbed Indian from Raj’s. It was yum – although we had planned on Italian, but we needed something open! We went across to Fudge Addiction and grabbed a few pieces of fudge for after dinner. I thought it was great, three pieces for $10, and I like sweet food, fudge and chocolate is perfect! We returned there for our ice-cream on Saturday, three ice-cream’s for $10 is pretty awesome if you ask me!
Our Saturday night dinner was a BBQ, we were supposed to cook on the outside BBQ, but it was a bit cold, so we cheated and cooked on our stove… Almost like camping… next time we will do a real BBQ! There were plenty of real campers making real BBQs at the holiday Park.
We grabbed pies for breakfast from Husky Pie. The moment I walked in I felt like we struck gold. There are lots of pies, and even more sweet things (tarts, sweet pies, muffins, doughnuts, slices and cakes). I like pies, but I LOVE sweet bakery food. I think I could have gone back there every day for two weeks trying out all the different cakes and slices! I found the prices reasonable, much cheaper than Sydney prices, and decent sized portions. I thought this was awesome, as in my experience, touristy places usually hike up the prices! Because it was so yummy on the first day, we were back again for breakfast after our check out. If you like bakery food, go find the Husky Pie!
The local pub is the Huskisson. You can’t miss it. It over looks Huskisson Beach. The sports bar is over 18 only. No kids, so if mum or dad like to watch sports and you are travelling with kids, one of you might have to find something else to do for an hour or two! We visited the bistro on our last trip. The food was all good, just the usual pub type meals.
I loved our stay in Huskisson. I hope to go back before we set off on our big adventure. If you happen to be spending a bit of time in Australia, it’s worth heading down to Jervis Bay!
About the Author
Melissa is the wife of Rimaha (yes, we are Kiwis) and mother to Noah, Aaliyah and Elijah. She's obsessed with writing books, learning, travelling and making online businesses (for herself, hubby and kids) work so she can live her dream of travelling the world with her children. She currently homeschools while preparing to create a passive income that will meet her family's needs for travelling. Melissa and her family currently reside in the beautiful Central Coast, NSW, Australia.