People tend to visit Jervis Bay for its turquoise water and breathtaking beaches. So what to do when it’s raining at Jervis Bay?
Myself and my family have visited this area over many, many years and we have gone in all seasons and experienced all weathers. Here is a list of the things we like to do when the weather is wet.
Watch Movies at Huski Pictures
We love this quaint cinema, much cheaper than Sydney and so much more interesting than a multiplex.
Address: Cnr Sydney St & Owen St, Huskisson
Phone: 02 4441 6343 for recorded program or 02 4441 5076 for cinema
Website: click here for details on movies being shown now.
Find Huskisson Pictures on Facebook here.
Huskisson Pictures is a delight to visit. It is housed in a beautiful historic building and the prices are as old-fashioned as the cinema. Drinks and popcorn are also very reasonably priced. If the film is popular then we tend to go to buy tickets in advance and turn up a bit early to get good seats near the front of the cinema. Bring cushions if you have little kids.
If you’re staying further south at or near Sussex Inlet, or you might go for a drive down there, check out the sister movie house: The Inlet Cinema.
Enjoy The Cafes of Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach
My current fave is Main Deck on Owen Street, but when the kids were younger we’d always go to the The Husky Bakery and Cafe.
I’m also in love with the gorgeous cafe at Hyams Beach.
You can find more of our favourite cafes on the main family-friendly Jervis Bay article here.
Buy some books
Boobooks on Owen Street is a delight, a tiny shop with a really well curated assortment of books just crying out to be bought and read.
Swim At The Indoor Pool Or The Beach
We have often taken our children to the The Bay and Basin Pool in Vincentia when it’s raining. They love to swim and the pool, the bubbles and the slide helps to wear them out.
If the rain is warm and there’s no wind, we still walk on the beach and even swim in the sea when it’s raining.
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
Open 10am – 4pm daily except Christmas Day. Children under 16 enter free.
Address: Woollamia Road and Dent Street, Huskisson, NSW 2540
The Museum can be accessed from Woollamia Road or Dent Street.
There is off-street parking at both entrances.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum
Between Jervis Bay and Nowra.
Open seven days a week except for New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas and Boxing Days.
489A Albatross Road which runs south-west from Nowra, and becomes Kalandar Street that intersects with the Princes Highway.
Kids love clambering into some of the planes and helicopters at this huge museum, great for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts of all ages.
Visit Meroogal Historic House
In Nowra every Saturday you can go back in time at:
Meroogal (one of the Living Museums)
Open 10.30am – 3.30pm you need to take a guided tour
Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541
Home-Based Rainy Day Activities
Reading books and magazine
Cooking and baking
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When there is time indoors, I love to show the kids how to edit photos on the computer. One dry late afternoon I managed to whizz out with my tripod and experiment with sunset and with slow shutter speedand then spend the wet hours fiddling about in Lightroom. The kids did lose interest but I liked the results and generally never have time to do much editing.
Whatever the weather, Jervis Bay can make you smile.
To be honest, if I didn’t have children with me, I’d be thrilled to spend a lot of time down there in wet weather. I’d just read and read and natter and eat and read some more. Sounds heavenly. How long until retirement?
Happy holidays in the wet and the dry!