Things To Do At Jervis Bay When It’s Wet

Jervis Bay wet copy


People tend to visit Jervis Bay for its turquoise water and breathtaking beaches. So what to do when it’s raining?

Well, the twins and I are just back after a few days down there which weren’t all dry. Here’s what we got up to:


Movies at Huski Pictures

We love this quaint cinema, much cheaper than Sydney and so much more interesting than a multiplex. Read about Huskisson Pictures here.


Nattering in cafes

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 Hyams Beach Store + Cafe


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.


And at the house:

Playing  Monopoly

Reading books and magazine

Watching movies



We’ve done lots of other stuff in the past too when it’s raining:


Get wetter

If the rain is warm and there’s no wind, we still walk on the beach and even swim in the sea.

We used to take the kids to theThe Bay and Basin Pool in Vincentia every time it rained, just to wear them out.


Visit the local museums

In Huskisson you’ll find the very interesting:

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Open 10am – 4pm daily except Christmas Day. Children under 16 enter free.

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.


Between Jervis Bay and Nowra, fly with:

The Fleet Air Arm Museum

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.


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


Read more here:

25 Things To Do At Jervis Bay With Kids 




I’m glad to say that there was a dry late afternoon and I managed to whizz out with my tripod and experiment with sunset and with slow shutter speed. Results below.

Sunset Orion_2

Sunset Orion_1

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!


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