25 Things To Do In Jervis Bay With Kids

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25 Things To Do Jervis Bay

Winter, spring, summer, autumn, there’s always heaps to do with the family down at Jervis Bay, just three hours south of Sydney.

If you’re heading down to Jervis Bay, here’s my collection of great places to visit with kids.

Click each suggestion to read its own detailed post.

There are now many more than 25 places listed… now I have to work towards getting 25 categories!

I’m not saying this is my absolutely definitive list… but it’s what I’ve detailed here on the blog so far… always a work in progress.


Where To Stay At Jervis Bay With Kids  tells you all the accommodation options we recommend.


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There’s SO much to do around Jervis Bay with the kids… even if it rains… so grab a cuppa, sit yourself down and have a look through these posts for some Jervis Bay family holiday inspiration.

You can click ‘Print Friendly’ at the bottom of the post, click to remove the photos and print this list. 

family snorkel

Jervis Bay’s Beautiful Beaches

Moona Moona Creek A fantastic spot for families with young children, this estuary is so beautiful and there’s even a bridge to jump off… a new council sign says not to but…. check out info and photos at:

Moona Moona Creek For Kids

Moona Moona Creek Holiday snaps

Jumping off the Bridge at Moona Moona Creek

Murray’s Beach And The Shark That Got Away 

Huskisson Beach Photos

Honeymoon Bay – is a great favourite




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Jervis Bay Family-Friendly Cafes

Some of our favourite places to go with our four children are:

The Husky Bakery and Cafe

Hyams Beach Store + Cafe

The Huskisson Pub

Pilgrims Vegetarian Cafe

5 Little Pigs Cafe



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Gorgeous views on the White Sands Walk

Walks With Kids At Jervis Bay

Here are two shortish and absolutely beautiful walks to do with the whole family:

Telegraph Creek Nature Trail

The Wreck Walk at Abraham’s Bosom, Currarong

Longer walks to do with older kids include:

The White Sands Beach Walk

The Huskisson To Plantation Point, Vincentia Walkway is terrific too


best things to do jervis bay

Boobooks – A Great Little Book Shop

We love to cycle to Husky, have an ice cream and then pay a visit to:

Boobooks on Owen

Huskisson Pictures Jervis Bay

Family Friendly Movies

Here’s a gorgeous old-fashioned and very reasonable cinema right in the heart of Huskisson:

Huskisson Pictures



Nowra Aquatic park

Two Terrific Swimming Pools at Jervis Bay

A visit to each of these is a regular part of our holidays. The Bay and Basin is indoors and great for a rainy day or a boiling hot one:

Nowra Aquatic Centre

The Bay and Basin Pool, Vincentia



White Sands Park Playground Huskisson

Playgrounds With Beautiful Views of Jervis Bay

Our kids are old enough to cycle along by themselves to these two playgrounds. We meet them there with a takeaway coffee. Joy!

White Sands Park Playground, Huskisson

Huskisson Jetty Playground


Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

You’ll spend hours looking around at the ships and marine artifacts at this large and well laid out museum. Lots to read about the maritime history of the local area plus other exhibitions.

11 Dent Street Huskisson

Open daily: 10am – 4pm

Website here.


top things to do jervis bay

Boat Trips On Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is famous for its dolphin cruises, check out these posts:

Whale and Dolphin Videos

Fast Boat Trip Around Jervis Bay


Snorkel trip jervis bay with kids

Snorkel Trip By Boat on Jervis Bay

Most recently the whole family went aboard a boat and had two terrific snorkelling sessions on the north side of the bay, and swam through a cave!!

Snorkel Trip by Boat at Jervis Bay.



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Trees Adventure, Nowra

Kids from aged four and over can try out the many courses on this high ropes and cliff climbing centre.

Trees Adventure Nowra




Things To Do In Winter

We spent a week at Jervis Bay in July this year and had good fun. Here’s my post:

Things To Do With Kids In Winter at Jervis Bay.


huskisson carnival zorb balls

Huskisson Carnival January

All the fun of the Fair, dodgems, the lot!

Huskisson Carnival in January



best things to do in Jervis Bay

The Huskisson Bay Triathlon – February

A terrific weekend each February, no need to run myself but I did enjoy a swim:

Huskisson Triathlon Festival

Huskisson Triathlon Festival – Ocean Swim Classic


 Jervis Bay wet copy

Things To Do At Jervis Bay When It’s Raining

Here’s our advice on what works well in wet weather, click here.



Where To Stay At Jervis Bay With Kids

I’ve just written a post with our family’s personal recommendations, find it here.


And finally……

Here are a couple of posts I’ve written, a wee bit of advice and a couple of dashes of nostalgia.

A Golden Rule For Beach House Weekends

Nostalgia for the first weekend we ever went down.

Huskisson Bed & Breakfast – a family-friendly B&B


Do you love Jervis Bay too?

What’s your favourite places down there?


things to do in Jervis Bay with kids

Moona Moona Creek, fantastic at high tide or low



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Posted on: August 1, 2017


  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Robyn (Mrs D)

    I have been waiting for this post!! I want to take my mum and dad there these holidays. We’ve never been before and I can’t wait – heard so many good things about it xx

    • Reply November 27, 2013

      Seana Smith

      It is such a lovely spot, really it is… and we’re zooming down there next Tuesday for a few days – hooray!! I must write up the White Sands Walk I did and add it to this list. Good thing aboyt this post is that I can add to it as I go along and just change the 21 to 22 then 25 and so on. The caravan park called White Sands has good cabins and is in a terrific spot for young children, and there are also heaps of good houses to rent. Our house is totally booked for all school hols – by friends and ourselves or I’d suggest it.

  • Hi Seana,

    It looks like an amazing spot – do you ever get tempted to just stay there forever?!

  • Reply December 17, 2013


    Hi Seana, we moved down here 3 years ago from Sydney because we fell in love with the place. So we bought ‘Greville Corner Cafe and Store’ in Sanctuary Point, right next to Palm Beach. I know your post was about Jervis Bay, but here on the Basin we’re kissing cousins! I just wanted to let you know that we are super family friendly, with plenty of space for prams and kids, with a big menu offering burgers and the like plus our Quality Toddler meals like Beef & Vege Lasagne and Grilled Chicken with Rice Pilaf. We are by the beach, there are 2 kids playgrounds in walking distance, plus we are at the starting point of a section of the beautiful basin walk. Come and visit us next time! Cheers, Sophie & Ian Clayton

    • Reply December 18, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Yes, I will. I hardly know the Basin and we’re long overdue an good explore over your way. Thanks so much fior getting in touch.

  • Reply May 18, 2014


    Hi Seana
    I’ve loved reading all your articles on Jervis Bay. We are hoping to head down there for the first time later this year with our 19 month old. She loves her swimming lessons so I’m sure she would love Moona Moona Creek.
    Do you have any reccommendations for what time of year is best if we want to spend a lot of time in the water?
    Thanks Jenny

    • Reply May 20, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Hello, yes I’d say anytime from October to Easter is generally warm… summer can be very hot, but there’s always water to cool you down. Even in winter we do splash and swim on sunny days… but very quickly. It’s a great spot for kids, lots of family-friendly cafes too down there.

  • […] We are very fortunate to be borrowing a friend’s holiday house in Jervis Bay this weekend. Earlier in the year when I was writing this round-up of summer holiday ideas, I read a gorgeous post from Maxabella called Summer Sunshine. Her beautiful photos took my breath away and had me adding Hyams Beach on Jervis Bay (South Coast region – about 3 hours south of Sydney) to my travel wishlist. Well I must have sent that message out into the universe, because a little while back this holiday house opportunity came up. So, after 11 years in Sydney we will finally venture further south than Kiama! Pretty sure I’ll be spending the trip down researching things to do, starting with this fab post – 25 Things To Do In Jervis Bay With Kids. […]

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