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Huskinsson is the largest town in the Jervis Bay area of New South Wales, Australia. It's one of those towns that would be a sleepy little village if it weren't for the short term visitors who in summer comprise about two-thirds of the population.

Get in

Huskisson is about 10-15 minutes south of Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. The turnoff is well sign posted - on the left as you travel south on the Princes Highway. If you are worried about being on the wrong road, look for an Emu Farm on the RHS about 3 minutes along this road. After about 5 km, you will see the sign for the next turnoff - it's on the left. That takes you straight into Huskisson.

Get around

Husky has a population of about 1500. You can walk anywhere you need to go. The Dive Shop rents bicycles. The Chocolate Shop near the Cinema rents canoes.

See

  • Go and see some of the sea life in the bay, including dolphins, or go whale watching in the ocean during the whale season:
    • Dolphin Explorer Cruises, 62 Owen St. tel 1800 444 330 (free call in Australia) or 02 4441 5455. fax 02 4441 5323. Dolphin Explorer Cruises runs 3 hour whale watching day cruises in the whale season (June to November) in addition to dolphin and seal watching day cruises. During summer they offer dolphin watching day cruises and a twilight cruise.

Do

  • Scuba dive. Huskisson has several dive operators, most near the wharf in Owen Street:
    • Deep 6 Diving Jervis Bay, 64 Owen St. tel 02 44 415 255 (fax 02 44 417 113, email info@deep6divingjervisbay.com), [1].
    • Jervis Bay Sea Sports[2], 47 Owen St. tel 02 4441 5012. fax 02 4441 6723. email info@jbseasports.com.au.
  • Beaches - Huskisson itself has 2 lovely beaches (one in front of the pub, Shark net beach, and the other between the two caravan parks, White Sands). There are also lots of other beaches close by. The nearby National Park (10 minutes drive) has Caves Beach for surfers, Murrays Beach for it's isolation and beauty (thank your lucky stars its still here, it was very nearly a nuclear power plant), Green Patch for kangaroos and loads of tame parrots, Summercloud Bay for the bluest lagoon with rays and great rock walks.

Husky Cinema - a very cute, very tiny wooden building, shows two or three different movies each week. The program times are usually stuck up in the window at the butchers.

Look out for signs for the regular markets.

  • DolphinWild cruises, Currambene St Huskisson (Office between the P.O. and the Husky Bakery), 0244417002. DolphinWild is Huskisson's newest and most unique dolphin and whale watching company. The catamaran has 4 underwater viewing ports on either side so the underwater viewing of the marine life in the clear waters of Jervis bay is well worth seeing. Prices are very good too. Staff are really friendly and informative.


Buy

You can buy loads of stuff eg. clothes, food, scuba diving gears, papadums and more.


Eat

Huskisson has several good eateries and a couple of ordinary ones!

  • Seagrass is wonderful - slick interiors and lovely food. Best to book!
  • Supply has lovely coffee and great breakfast, may be slow on busy days but hey, you're in Huskisson, where are you going in such a rush!
  • The Indian and Thai are both fine.

Drink

  • Huskisson Pub is legendary. It has a large beer garden looking over the entrance to the creek, boats bobbing in the distance. Across the creek is a long white sandy beach - no houses. Truly wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Weekends bring evening entertainment - a covers band, a karaoke competition, some sports event on all the screens. Loads of fun (particularly if you have been in the beer garden all afternoon).
  • Fresh at the Bay. Best coffee in town, great breakfasts with dinner and cocktails on friday and saturday night.


Sleep

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