The Huskisson Carnival is an annual event running from Boxing Day through to the end of January.
The Husky Carnival started out with a Ferris Wheel and several simple rides, and has grown into a sizeable event.
For four hours each night, come and ride Australia’s most popular rides such as, The Hurricane, Sizzler and Dodgem Cars and specialty rides bought in each year ! For the younger ones, they have Cars4Kids (mini Dodgems), Giant Slides, Merry-Go-Round, Flying Elephants, Rocket Ride and heaps more ! Unlimited Rides!
Pay one flat fee for four hours of fun which includes loads of Free Family Fun! Want more? Buy a season-pass and save money. Visit the website for all details. https://www.joylands.com.au/
BEACHES TO VISIT
Known as the jewel in the Booderee National Park, Murrays Beach offers swimmers and snorkelers alike, pristine clear waters and pearly white sand. Perfect for families, Murrays Beach is situated in a protected bay which is sheltered by Bowen Island.
Accessed via Jervis Bay Road through Booderee National Park, there are many self-guided walks around Murrays Beach from which to explore. From the Munyunga waraga dhugan (loop walk) to the various low tide walks, you are sure to leave with breathtaking views and sightings of Booderee’s plants, animals, culture and history.
Car parking is in a large car park with a short walk to the beach via a bush track.
Entry fees apply to all areas of Booderee National Park.
The White Sands Walk concludes in Hyams Beach and takes in some of the whitest sands in the world. The 90-minute walk begins north at Greenfield Beach picnic area in Vincentia. South of Hyams Beach is Booderee National Park, where you can enjoy guided tours with Aboriginal rangers.
Drop by the popular Hyams Beach Store & Cafe for a tasty breakfast made with locally sourced produce. You can also order a gourmet picnic hamper from Hyams Beach Hampers, complete with beach hut and cushions, and set up on a secluded stretch of sand.
Set amongst the picturesque setting of the Jervis Bay National Park, Greenfield Beach offers much more than crystal clear waters and soft white sands. It grassy foreshore and surrounding walking tracks are the perfect location for a beach side barbecue, bird watching and spotting wild flowers. It’s named after Colin Greenfield who lived in the area from 1942 until the 1970s.
The picnic area has free electric barbecue, clean drinking water, cold showers, flush toilets, sheltered eating areas, and wheelchair access. Take a walk along one of the two walking tracks and discover an abundance of wildlife.
This family friendly beach is the perfect location to explore for the day and is part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.
Jervis Bay Wild
Jervis Bay Wild offers a range of breathtaking Whale Watching & Dolphin cruise options for you, your family and your friends to enjoy all year-round. Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching in beautiful Jervis Bay is a fantastic way to experience the excitement of pure nature like never before.
Dolphin Watch Cruises
With 27 years of cruising experience on Jervis Bay, they have a variety of cruises suitable for everyone. Operating 365 days a year, Dolphin Watch Cruises offer Dolphin & Scenic Bay Cruises, Whale Watching Cruises and Seal & Sea Cliff Cruises for the Adventurous.
WHERE TO EAT
Wild Ginger is an exciting, vibrant Asian influenced restaurant run by local chef Kierrin McKnight and his team
The food is predominantly based around Thai dishes but with a variety of cultural recipes from the whole region of South East Asia.
Channel the flavours of Thailand on the shores of Jervis Bay at Wild Ginger Restaurant. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill Thai offerings, Wild Ginger’s chefs have cut their teeth at the likes of Sailors Thai in Sydney, so expect imaginative dishes with sophisticated flavour. The kitchen takes full advantage of the abundant local seafood so the specials come highly recommended.
The Huskisson Hotel is as much a part of Jervis Bay as the famous white sand beaches. The iconic hotel opened its doors in 1932 and recent major renovations have seen the building take on a mix of modern and heritage characteristics. Located at the end of the street with unparalleled views overlooking the bay, The Huskisson Hotel has been a landmark destination for almost 100 years and has remained at the centre of local social life.
The hotel oozes style and is the perfect location for a relaxed catch-up. Whether it’s sharing a cold beer with friends, enjoying a delicious meal overlooking the bay, or indulging in alfresco cocktails at sunset, you’re sure to find the perfect spot at The Huskisson.
From trivia on Thursdays to live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights, with a constant calendar of events there’s something different happening every day of the week.
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
At Kanpai Japanese Restaurant we want you to leave with memories of innovative flavours and dynamic dishes, all served by our passionate team in a modern Japanese space just opposite the beautiful white sandy beaches of Huskisson.
Their menu is created by Yoshi Tanimo which draws on traditional Japanese cuisine and is joined with a modern contemporary western style of exciting flavours.
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant will aim to continually surprise and delight you with its dynamic, evolving menu and exciting outdoor tapas grill and bar.
A variety of enticing dining options are available to you, whether it’s group bookings, partying or simply looking for a great night out we will be able to accommodate and surprise you with our dynamic food and drink menu.
They have an awesome outdoor area with a separate and grill where you can ask the chef to cook you something fresh off the grill or sip sake and eat sashimi while you admire the beautiful views that Huskisson has to offer.
Shoalhaven Zoo boasts an extensive collection of native and exotic animals, set in amongst the most spectacular natural rock formations and bushland, all on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River. After spending time exploring the zoo you can relax with a picnic by the river, cook up a barbecue or eat in the delightful Macaws Nest Café while taking in the wonderful views. And before you leave, don’t forget to browse through the gift shop where you will find a great selection of souvenirs to remind you of your visit.
There’s so much for kids all ages at Matty’s Playtime. From the awesome soft play area to the huge inflatable maze and sports stadium, Matty’s caters well for toddlers to twelve. After burning off some energy, the kids will love the incredible range of quality toys in the shop.
Huskisson Pictures is located in the seaside town of Huskisson, on the shores of Jervis Bay. The building was originally constructed in 1913 by the Dent family (local ship builders) as a community hall for their employees and has been used as a variety of venues since. Movies have been screened there since the early 1950s to the present, with major renovations in 1990 seeing the building constructed into a permanent cinema. The exterior has been left as original as possible, adding to the charm of the cinema.