Jervis Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Jervis Bay National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Jervis Bay National Park is made up of several sections, so there are multiple entry points.
- Take the Princes Highway southwards, then:
- For Lake Wollumboola, turn into Kalandar Street, Nowra, and follow the signs for Culburra Beach
- For Coonemia creek, Red Point or Hammerhead Point, take Forest Road off the highway, then follow the signs towards Currarong
- For the southern part of the park, take the Jervis Bay Road turn off and follow the signs to Huskisson (for Moona Moona creek) or to Vincentia (for Greenfield Beach and Hyams Beach)
Park entry points
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you Jervis Bay National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Take advantage of spring weather and head to Hyams Beach. You can pick up some fish and chips from the nearby Hyams Beach Café to enjoy on the white sands of this iconic south coast beach. If you're feeling energetic after lunch, walk the easy Hyams Beach trail.
Swim, surf, snorkel and dive your way through the summer school holidays in this beach paradise.
Humpback whales can be spotted migrating northwards in the winter months. Keep an eye out for southern right whales and dolphins too. They're often seen around the park's coastline.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 24°C
10°C and 17°C
April, May and June
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Download our free NSW Parks mobile app to access maps and guides when you're in this park without mobile reception.
- in the South Coast region
Jervis Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4428 6300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 104 Flatrock Road, West Nowra NSW 2541
- Nowra office
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Ulladulla (56 km)
Ulladulla is close to several wonderful national parks. Morton National Park, to the west, is home to Pigeon House Mountain, a local landmark which is a popular climb. Murramarang National Park, between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, has beautiful coastal walks, beaches and camping sites.
Kiama (64 km)
A picturesque beachside town on the NSW South Coast, Kiama boasts several local and nearby attractions including the famous Kiama Blowhole, Jamberoo Action Park and Illawarra Fly. Enjoy whale watching during migration season while walking along Kiama Coast Walk, and visit the nearby Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park.