48 HOURS: KIAMA, BERRY, JERVIS BAY: CALLALA BEACH, HUSKISSON & BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK- NSW
Kids free with 48 hours to spare! GoPro, DLSR and Drone in tow. Clouds and rain could not stop us.
Day 1: Arrived late at Sydney airport. Hired a car a drove down to Kiama, to secure first light and Kiama’s amazing sunrise.
A beautiful seaside town with friendly locals, and great coffee, and much bigger than I expected. Lots of old historic buildings nestled in lots of new development.
“The place to visit and to be seen at” Motel 617, I little skeptical of a motel named with numbers, but I’m the first to admit when I am wrong. Clean, newly renovated retro red rooms with some cooking facilities and a very accommodating receptionist, who was waiting till late for us to arrive and check in. Not on the beach, but did have a pool. But for the price I was happy to drive down to the shops!
Comes highly recommended – great value for money, and perfect for a night or two!
Berry: – country village charm with city style
Next, quick drive down to Berry for a coffee and a morning bite to eat. A quick Google search for best breakfast – Berry Sourdough Cafe. Perfect stop for sit down breakfast and the way to Courtney’s heart – takeaway cakes, bread, pastries!
A Gorgeous historic country town with lots of dining options.
Callala Beach: – private and quiet
Located on the northern side of Jervis Bay.
Jervis Bay is a 102 square kilometres bay. Beginning at the north end at Point Perpendicular along to Callala Beach, Callala Bay, Huskisson, Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay Territory and down to Bowen Island.
More of a residential / holiday housing town. I didn’t see any coffee shops or restaurants aside for the local RSL. I read about its lovely bay with pristine white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and stunning natural coastline. But imagine my surprise when I saw the red blood like sea. The heavy winds and swell had created something entirely opposite but still unique and spectacular!
Huskisson: – seaside town, surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Jervis Bay National Park
Huskisson a smaller seaside town with stunning views of the ocean and a unique beachside pool.
We stayed at the Huskisson Beach Motel, located across the road from the beach. Unfortunately, would not recommend. Felt dirty and old.
We had dinner at the Huskisson Pub. Unfortunately, the view and location were its only plus. Long queues, slow service, and cold, overpriced pub food.
Day 2: Breakfast at 5 Little Pigs was sensational. Great menu, with fresh beautifully prepared food!
Hyams: – white sand beach and clear turquoise water claimed by many to be the most beautiful in the world
True to its claims – torque water even in the overcast conditions! A beautiful beach house heaven.
A quick stop at the Hyams Beach Cafe for a bite to eat and supplies for the remainder of the day. I was a little disappointed that this picturesque place didn’t offer dining with a view. But I guess we can’t have it all!
Booderee National Park: – meaning ‘bay of plenty’ or ‘plenty of fish
A 70-square-kilometre area at the southern part of Jervis Bay known as the Jervis Bay Territory and belonging to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community.
3 hours from Sydney
Open 9 and 4 pm all year round.
Requires a 48hr or more driving permit
obtained at the entrance to the park for around $11 per car.
Accessible in non-4WD cars.
The stunning landscape of towering cliffs, deserted beaches, and lush national parklands.