- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Water Sports
In my opinion, Jervis Bay is a great example of the beaches of Queensland (i.e. a paradise!), half of which are in the south of the country: beaches covered with sand so fine you'd swear it was velvet; a sea so turquoise you'd think you were in the Caribbean; and incredible marine life, including many different species of shark. For anyone taking the coastal route between Melbourne and Sydney, I'd more than recommend stopping off at Jervis Bay.
There are several camping sites here, where you can practically pitch your tent on the beach, and watch the sun rise over the ocean.
Do bear in mind, though, that from the end of December until the beginning of February, Jervis Bay loses its charm somewhat, as hordes of holiday-makers descend, making the spot a little less idyllic.
The white sand beachesof Jervis Bay and the turquoise waters are amongst the mostbeautiful in Australia, or even, the world. When the beaches are being watched by lifeguards, it's time for you to throw yourself into swimming and surfing. The numerous beaches in the bay, the lagoons and hidden coves are not only paradise for sailors, but also for kayakers and stand-up paddlers.
The Jervis Bay National Parks and their coastal forests are pleasant for walking, offering superb paths for "bushwalking" or mountain biking.
In terms of wildlife, Jervis Bay is also a paradise. Dolphins reside and play in the bay all year round. It's also one of the best places in Australia to watch whales during their annual migration, the humpback whales and the right whales in particular, from June to November We didn't take the time to make the trip but, on the other hand, we were able to see adorable kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and even echidnas.