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Jervis Bay- Lost in Paradise

July 6, 2017

Take a short 2.5 - 3 hr drive south of Sydney and you will arrive at one of my most favourite destinations in Australia.  

Teeming with native Australian wildlife,  Jervis Bay ticks all the boxes.

See kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and many rare bird and animal species in the wild.

Scuba dive or snorkel the crystal clear waters around the bay or take a walk on the whitest sand in the world at Hyams Beach

We stayed at Moona Moona Lookout  which is ideally situated walking distance to Huskisson and nearby to Moona Moona creek.

Its not every day that you will see surfing in Jervis Bay.

This is the result of a large storm front that occurred on 16th Jan 2018 making what normally would be crystal clear still waters into a surfers dream with some sets reaching as much as 2.5m

Jervis Bay hosts a large pod of resident Bottle Nose dolphins which can be seen most days playing along the coastline.

I consider myself one of the lucky ones to have swum with these beautiful creatures on one of my many snorkelling experiences in the bay.

Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay and Jervis Bay Wild run dolphin cruises daily out of Huskisson.

This is a fantastic way to experience the excitement of pure nature like never before in comfort. 

Watch whales between May and November each year on their annual migration, breaching inside the calm waters of the bay.

Take the unforgettable experience as you spot the majestic migration of humpback whales while viewing the glorious cliffs of Point Perpendicular in the backdrop. 

Bookings can be made through Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay  or  Jervis Bay Wild

 

 

The Swamp Wallaby, also known as Black Wallaby, is a small macropod marsupial of eastern Australia and can often be seen around Jervis Bay
They are generally loners and inhabit thick undergrowth in forests and woodlands, emerging at night to feed.

 

Definitely one of the most unusual creatures found only in Australia,Tasmania and New Guinea is the Echidna, otherwise known as Spiny Anteater

It has spines like a porcupine, a beak like a bird, a pouch like a kangaroo, and lays eggs like a reptile.

Echidnas and the platypus are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes, in the world.

Large Rays are commonly seen while diving around Jervis Bay.  However there are a number of locations non divers can go to see these massive gems of our oceans.

Some of these giants can be seen at Woollamia Boat Ramp as they wait around for off cuts from boaters cleaning their catch. 

Woollamia Boat Ramp is located on the Currambene Creek which runs into Jervis Bay at Huskisson.

  

For those interested in reptiles and birdlife then I would strongly recommend Booderee National Park Botanic Gardens

Booderee Botanic Gardens are the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia. Here visitors can learn about bush tucker and medicinal uses of plants and the long association that Koori people have with the area and the plants of south eastern Australia.

 

 

 

 

Special shout out to Kjeld Hjotflord and Roland Persson for their assistance

 

 

 

 

 

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