Discover boutique hotels in Jervis Bay, Australia
When to go
Jervis Bay is one of the best places in Australia to see whales on their annual migrations. Spy humpback and southern right whales on their way north in May and June or travelling south in October and November. Avoid the cooler months if you’re planning on camping, as some spots are shut for the Australian winter (including Paperbark Camp, which closes its canvas doors over July and August).
PlanesFly into Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport (www.sydneyairport.com.au), host to multiple daily international flights. Alternatively, Canberra Airport (www.canberraairport.com.au) receives domestic flights from most Australian state capitals, and is another jumping-off point for drives to Jervis Bay.
TrainsCity Rail (http://www.cityrail.info) operates the view-blessed South Coast Line service from Sydney's Central Station to Bomaderry (Nowra)train station, 40 kilometres away from Jervis Bay.
AutomobilesIt’s a coast-hugging two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay along the scenic Grand Pacific Drive, dotted with striking spots for lunch or a swim and surf along the way. From Canberra, it’s a three-hour drive through Goulburn, Moss Vale and Kangaroo Valley, or take the Kings Highway via Batemans Bay.