Backpacking Jervis Bay

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    YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MOST STUNNING BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA HERE: Photo - Phillip Quirk, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    SOME OF THE BEACHES ARE KNOWN TO HAVE THE WHITEST SAND IN THE WORLD: Photo - Adam Taylor, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    A GREAT PLACE TO SEE MIGRATING WHALES: Photo - L McGillivray, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Jervis Bay Highlights

  • Experience the beach with the whitest sand in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, at Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay.

  • Go scuba diving in the Jervis Bay Marine Park and witness amazing and diverse marine life and underwater topography including arches, caves and rock stacks.

  • Take a whale watching cruise and see the magnificent Humpback Whales on their annual migration.

  • Visit Booderee Botanic Gardens, which are the only Aboriginal owned botanic gardens in Australia. The 80 hectare gardens display local Aboriginal use of plants and the coastal flora of the region.

About Jervis Bay

This region is famous for its stunning natural scenery, evident in the national parks, countryside and coastline. Here you will find pristine beaches and crystal clear water. You can even experience the beach with the whitest sand in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, at Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay.

The region is an adventure and water sports haven with ample opportunities for bushwalking, swimming, surfing, fishing and so much more. There are charming and relaxed towns and villages to visit and stay, and various attractions that may be of interest.

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Booderee Visitor Centre

Administration Building
Village Road
Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Phone (02) 4443 0977
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