1. Jervis Bay
2. South Coast
With Royal NP, Grand Pacific Drive and the Whitest Beach in the World
JERVIS BAY, GRAND PACIFIC DRIVE & THE WHITEST BEACH ON EARTH
The day trip to Jervis Bay lets you discover the jewel of the NSW South Coast. Located just over three hours south of Sydney, Jervis Bay is a beautiful destination! Discover stunning white sand beaches and cruise through turquoise waters on a dolphin watching tour!
Jervis Bay boasts the purest seawater in the world. So it’s no wonder that a large group of bottlenose dolphins live here, which we can visit on a cruise. Other marine life can also be spotted in the bay: Weedy sea dragons, small penguins, seals, the endangered nurse shark, Pacific gulls and – in the migration months October-December and May-August – even southern right whales and humpback whales!
Not to be missed on a day trip to Jervis Bay is a walk on the whitest beach in the world, Hyams Beach. With a bit of luck we might even spot a wallaby.
Heading south with the dramatic Great Dividing Range to the right and the Pacific Ocean to the left, we drive through lush green dairy pastures, past small coastal villages and along stunning ocean beaches.
From coastal villages to white sandy beaches, the NSW South Coast is a fascinating part of Australia!
Our first stop is Mt Bulli Lookout, overlooking the pretty Wollongong coastline. There we marvel at the daredevils among the paragliders who fearlessly plunge into the abyss from the high cliffs. We gaze at the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge – a brilliant piece of engineering along the road that awaits us: the Grand Pacific Drive. This 140-kilometre award-winning coastal road is lesser known than the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and the Captain’s Cook Highway in Far North Queensland, but no less spectacular.
Of course, we’ll stop at a beach for a photo, a short beach walk or, why not, a refreshing dip in one of Australia’s signature safe rock pools. Look out for sooty oystercatchers and hunting Pacific gulls.
After surfing, continue south and stop at the famous Kiama Blowhole.
Upon arrival in Huskisson, you will have free time to explore the area and have lunch (included in the price). Then it’s off on our Jervis Bay dolphin watching cruise! Jervis Bay Marine Park is home to bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins, seabirds and migrating whales (May – October). You may encounter any of these animals on our 2-hour dolphin cruise!
After the dolphin encounter, you’ll have time for a walk on the White Sands Trail, which runs along the bay past beautiful white sandy beaches. Jump in the water and take a swim (conditions permitting) or feel the sand between your toes.
On the way back to Sydney, we make a short refreshment stop at a scenic spot that our guide will identify that day.
Around 6.30 am we arrive at the hotel. Tired, but full of experiences that will never be forgotten.
OTHER TOURS TO THE SOUTH COAST & HIGHLANDS
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SURF
Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Valley, Jervis Bay, Grand Pacific Drive
This 4-day journey showcases some of NSW’s most beautiful and unspoiled areas, offering an unforgettable experience that engages all your senses.