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Huskisson

Thursday, May 8, 2003
Finding the right holiday can be a roll of the dice! Here we shoot for three sevens!

Between summer and school holiday times the little beachside town of Huskisson on Jervis Bay has just 775 residents. Known to locals as "Husky", Huskisson was named after the colonial secretary of 1827-29.

Early exploration took place in 1812 but it wasn't surveyed until 1840. Settlement and ship building began in the 1860s and industry flourished with local timber being most suitable for building vessels and steamers.

Jervis Bay has the world's whitest sand and each Easter the White Sands Carnival is held with parades of floats, stalls and fireworks. The bay is home to a pod of around 60 bottlenose dolphins and in winter months whales arrive in the area.

Huskisson Beach Resort is right on the beach. It has cabins and powered sites. Its sister property, White Sands, is 100m away in a green, rocky location. Both properties enjoy high occupancies and people who have discovered them keep their bookings from year to year.

All budgets are catered for — there are old cabins, new cabins, powered and unpowered sites and camping.

The Huskisson pub has plenty of country charm and, of course, serves lots of cool drinks to thirsty beach-goers. They have hearty counter meals to be eaten in the beer garden with superb views of the bay.

An old-fashioned night at the pictures is a popular event in town. You will find the cinema in an old weatherboard hall and while they show first-release films, the surroundings are from times gone by. Owner of Huskisson Pictures, Ron Marks, provides tea, coffee and homemade cake free of charge on Wednesdays and there are lucky door prizes.

Location

The south coast of NSW

Cost

Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort has cabins starting at $110 per night.
Huskisson Pictures start at $7 a person.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort
Beach Street, Huskisson 2540
Ph/fax: (02) 4441 5142, 1300 733 027
huskybeach@shoalhave.n.sw.gov.au
www.shoal.net.au/~huskybeach/main.html

Huskisson Pictures
Sydney Street, Huskisson 2540
Ph: (02) 4441 5076

Huski Pub
Owen Street, Huskisson 2540
Ph: (02) 4441 5001

Qantas: 13 13 13

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