The jewel in the crown is Jervis Bay. The bay itself is 15 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide, with stunningly clear water and brilliant white sands – and is the focal point of the Jervis Bay Marine Park. The Australian Navy also loves the place enough to maintain a base on its southern shores.
Name a watersport and Jervis Bay will oblige with a fun place for it!
More than 50 kilometres of the Shoalhaven River is navigable by the average trailerboat and offers prime fishing for bream, bass and mulloway throughout the year. Offshore, the marlin grounds are close and huge kingfish regularly prowl below the sheer cliffs.
To the south, St Georges Basin and its sea entrance, Sussex Inlet, form the most productive recreational fishing haven in New South Wales. Since commercial netters were bought out, catches of big bream, whiting and massive flathead have soared.
Over a dozen uniquely different towns and villages nearby suit every taste and budget, so there’s good reason to stick around for a while.