Huskisson: Hotspot for Water Sport and Wildlife Enthusiasts
Huskisson is a water lover's dream location, due to its prime position on South Coast. This holiday destination is less than 200 kilometres south of Sydney and is bordered by Jervis Bay National Park, attesting to the area’s ecological importance and natural beauty. Because there are crystal-clear blue waters and gorgeous white sand beaches, water-based activities are bountiful in Huskisson. But land lovers have access to inland attractions, as well. Simply stroll through the town centre for your pick of galleries and cafes. When it comes to holiday accommodation options in Huskisson, a mixture of townhouses, apartments and private rental homes are available to travellers.
Art and Culture in Huskisson
Visit the Lady Denman Maritime Museum to get a taste of the vast marine history associated within Huskisson. The museum, housed in historic buildings, includes a retired ferry, a museum shop and a variety of fantastic displays.
The Laddie Timbery Aboriginal Art and Crafts centre gives you a look at Aboriginal and contemporary art pieces all under one roof. Explore exhibits and speak to the owner, Laddie, whose own artwork is on display. Before leaving, browse through the items that are available for purchase, such as boomerangs and didgeridoos.
Downtown Huskisson is teeming with art galleries and antique stores, as well as specialty boutiques, providing for an afternoon of browsing and shopping. Pick up some souvenirs for your friends and family back home at one of the gift stores.
Huskisson Marine Life
While in Huskisson, spend time near or in the water to spot some of the species that inhabit Jervis Bay. Take part in a dolphin cruise to get up close and personal with the friendly dolphins that live in and around the bay. Many times, they swim right up to the boats. From May to August and from September to November, hop on one of the charter boats in Huskisson, and set out into the bay to watch as humpback whales migrate. For a really up-close experience, dive into the water. The scuba diving around Jervis Bay is top notch and allows you to see many species in their natural habitat.
Beachfront Activities in Huskisson
With a multitude of gorgeous white sand beaches in Huskisson and within easy driving distance, the water is never too far away. Spend your days lounging on the white sand or building sand castles right at the water's edge with the kids. Many of the beaches have water that is calm enough to create a safe swimming environment for all skill levels. If you tire of relaxing by the water, try your hand at the many water sports that are popular in Jervis Bay, such as paddle boarding, kayaking or snorkelling.
Explore Huskisson on Foot or by Bike
The best way to explore the Huskisson area is on foot. Along the coast, there are large cliffs to climb, and once on top, you have gorgeous views over Jervis Bay. This summit makes a great lookout point for spotting marine life, if you want to stay on the ground during your observation. A number of lagoons and creeks also flow through Huskisson, and by venturing out in their direction, you have the opportunity to see native flora and fauna and some of Huskisson's land-based species, such as kangaroos. If you tire of walking, hire a bike. Vendors can provide various models to suit your needs, including some with child seats. Cycling tracks abound along the coastline, providing another way to see the water.
Huskisson in Brief
Huskisson holidays combine history and heritage with beachside scenery, ensuring there’s plenty to do, whether you’ve come to the area for water sports, wildlife spotting or for a quiet arts and culture break at the seaside. Because of the coastal climate, the weather is rarely, if ever, unbearably hot or cold. Between the scenery and the vast activity base, there is always plenty to see in Huskisson.