Top Things to do this Winter in Jervis Bay




Think Jervis Bay is all about white sand and hot Summer days? well think again because Jervis Bay is the ultimate Winter getaway and we are here to tell you why, with just some of our favourite things to see and do during the low season that are good for the soul.


Whale Watching From May - November each year, Jervis Bay is a well known hot spot for whale watching. The calm waters of the bay offer whales (especially mother and calf) a safe place to rest and play during migration.

Dolphin & Scenic Cruise' ( all year round, with sometimes spotting seals and penguins! )

We have two local business' who provide these incredible experiences, showcasing our stunning white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, coast line surrounding and Booderee National Park from the waters view. Jervis Bay is also home to one of Australia's largest bottle nosed dolphin population, with frequenting pods the migrate up and down the coast ( including the false killer whales, who have been known to visit the Bay.

Dolphin Watch Cruises (02) 4441 6311 ( don't let the name fool you, they do it all!)

Jervis Bay Wild (02) 4441 7002

Take a hike through Booderee National Park, with some of Australia's best walking tracks, it's a scenic experience you'll never forget. From cliff rocks, Australian bush trails, rain forest like tracks, sea cliffs, white sand beaches and an abundance of formations, wild life and historic light houses - it's a breath taking experience you wont regret.

Grab some fire wood and make the most of the cooler months and our fire pits by sitting around the flames, as you soak in the fairy lights, night sky and warm your heart and soul. There really is nothing better than a few laughs, a tall tale, a guitar, a song and some hot drinks that'll leave you with those fuzzy warm feeling as you look back and reminisce on this time around the fire.

Did you say Coffee? well.. we did! and Jervis Bay has some of the BEST.. Cruise around the bush, basin and bay to indulge in the best coffee shops and bakeries, you'll ever try. For a list of our top spots click here.

Lose yourself in the night Sky. Grab a blanket and enjoy natures best show this Winter. Lay down, gaze at the nights lights above, soak in the milky way and make a wish on some shooting stars. This time of year, is the best time of year for it, and its an experience you wont get in the city.

Meet the resident Roo's when you stay at The Cove . The cove Jervis Bay is nestled between the inlet and Booderee National Park. Its home of many native animals including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Bandicoots, Quolls, Kookaburras, Parrots, Echidnas, Possums and soooo much more. These guys just lay around, un-phased by visitors and really set the tone for an experience like no other.

HORSE RIDING: The perfect way to enjoy the Winter sun and magic of Jervis bay and surrounds, is by horse back.

Valhalla Horse Riding Located just minutes away in Jervis Bay, Valhalla Horse riding offers trail rides through local bushland. (02) 4447 8320

Regal Riding School Located in Coolangatta, a 40 minute drive from Jervis Bay. Regal Riding School offers horse trail rides through both the bush and on the beach, with an option of group and individual riding lessons, if you're wanting to brush up on your skills. 0417 317 325

Wine & Dine, Dinner & Drinks.. Doesn't matter how you say it or what you want - Jervis Bay doesn't disappoint. With EPIC Cocktails, Wine Bars, Restaurants and Foodie Favourites that'll tantalize your taste buds and promise you a good time no matter what kind of night out you're after.. dinner for one, drinks for two, family night our or chllin' with your crew. Check out our list of our top recommendations here.

Grab a rug, pack some food and enjoy the view and winter sun. No matter where you are in Jervis Bay, it is INCREDIBLE and Winter is the BEST time to experience. You have the white sand beaches and bush all to yourself. No crowds, very few visitors and the magic shines that little bit brighter this time of year.

If you haven't tried it yet, then making Smores by fairy lights and the night sky on the fire pits is a MUST this winter. We have shared how to make these scrumptious Winter warmer treat here.

Explore 40 acres of FUN and hand feed ALL the animals when you stay at The Woods Farm in Jervis Bay. With playgrounds, bikes, a secret forest walk scattered with inspiring quotes, complimentary bikes, fire pits and soo much more - its a MUST!

Sometimes it rains in Winter and if you're looking to escape the weather then make a cup of rustic rich hot chocolate over the stove ( check out our recipe here ) grab a blanket to snuggle in and cuddle up on the lounge to treat yourself to the complimenatry movies channels offered when you stay at The Woods Farm or The Cove in Jervis Bay.

If you want to get out of your cosy cabin or cottage for the day then check out our local cinema - Huskisson Pictures . It is conveniently located in the hub of the bay, Huskisson. Showing all the new release movies, a shop for all your popcorn, choc top and lollie needs. Husky Pictures is worth a visit, just to see this beautifully restored building, that was originally constructed in 1913 and has been showing movies since the 1950s! It also the winner of best commercial garden in both local and district competitions.

Phone (02) 4441 6343 recorded program or (02) 4441 5076 for cinema

A Winter sunrise is a MUST. Set your alarm and wake up before the rest of the world, to greet the Sun. The air is crisp, the sea breeze kisses your cheeks and mother earth puts of her best show when she paints the sky in tones of orange, reds, pinks and purples. There will be the soundtrack of the kookaburras and cockatoos, with kangaroos often joining in on the show and if you're one of the lucky ones, the dolphins come too.

Jervis Bay is home of some of Australia's most scenic landscapes, natural formations and worlds wonders. Pack a rug, a picnic, tie your shoe laces and grab your camera because its time to explore the MAGIC made right here with waterfalls, white sand beaches, caves, coves, bush, ruins, rocks and rivers. Check out a list of some of our MUST SEE places in Jervis Bay here.


Let us know what you gout up to and share it with us via instagram or facebook. You can check out our pages by clicking here & here. Don't forget to tag us in all your adventures here at The Cove and out, around Jervis Bay #TheCoveJervisBay @TheCoveJervisBay


The Cove is a secret hideaway tucked into the Booderee National Park and surrounded by the incredible turquoise waters of Jervis Bay. With the surf on one side and the calm waters of Sussex Inlet on other, this really is Paradise. Come here to fish, surf, adventure, say “I do” or hand feed a roo, take part in a retreat, conference or event – its Paradise however your time is Spent . After a beautiful 13 kilometre drive through the rainforests of Booderee (Jervis Bay) National Park you arrive at Paradise - The Cove. The sound of the ocean replaces the noise of traffic, native wildlife abounds as kangaroos hop through the grounds and native parrots skim through trees, the backdrop is of forest not buildings. While The Cove can be used as a base to explore the historic surrounding districts, its relaxed atmosphere and tranquil beachfront location surrounded by Booderee National park lead most guests to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of swimming, bushwalking, boating, reading and in the evening meeting fellow guests at the central barbecue facilities. Put simply, just relaxing! All within an easy drive!


We offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self contained holiday cabins as well as a large house for bigger groups.  There are 15 cabins in total, plus the large house. Our eco cabins, cottages and units are all fully equipped with linen, bath towels, cutlery and crockery and all open onto shaded decks, most with views over landscaped grounds. Accommodation is self catering and facilities include a central BBQ area and children's playground as well as direct beach access and boat ramp. Individual lodging is available for as few as two people and as many as sixteen.

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Come to The Cove and GLAMP!   - Stay in a gorgeous canvas (and yes, waterproof!) bell tent already pitched and ready and waiting for you. Furnished with a beautiful king size bed, Pony Ride cushions, an outdoor table and two deck chairs, a daybed (can be used as an extra bed) and some cute little touches. The glamping tents have a communal bathroom of three showers, three toilets  and one luxe bath under the stars (but private) which is shared by all the tents, shampoo, conditioner, body wash is included. There is an outdoor chill out space with a communal table and chairs, and a BBQ and camp kitchen with microwave, kettle, cups, plates, cutlery, chopping boards and knives etc.






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