south coast nsw





Twenty minutes south east from Nowra and on the shores of the famous Jervis Bay, you'll find the historic township of Huskisson with a population of around 1,600. This town is a great location from which to be based for exploring the Jervis Bay Territory and other great areas of the beautiful Shoalhaven.

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Huskisson had a major boat building industry at the turn of the century and you can gain an insight into this pioneering industry by visiting the Lady Denman Heritage Complex. This popular attraction houses a maritime museum and is also the site of the Lady Denman Ferry. This stately old lady is a fine example of the area's shipbuilding. After gracefully ferrying passengers across Sydney Harbour for many years, the Lady Denman now sits in retirement for your enjoyment at this fascinating complex.

Fishing and tourism are today's main industries.

Huskisson also offers some interesting shopping with an aboriginal art and crafts centre and a great trading post that will fascinate you for hours with its collection of antiques, bric-a-brac and other secondhand goods.

Modern licensed clubs, a comprehensive shopping centre and a wide range of services ensure you'll enjoy your visit.




Accommodation in the area includes motels, hotels, caravan parks and holiday units.

Activites you can enjoy here include, fishing, diving, sailing and surfing as well as hire and charter boats. You'll also find a cinema, bowls, golf and tennis.

There are many beautiful bushwalks around the area and a stroll along the miles of white, clean beaches is a definite for your diary.