Just 775 people live in the little beachside town of Huskisson on Jervis Bay outside of summer and school holiday times. But during those holiday times the town's population explodes.
Known to locals as "Huski", the town 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 very suitable for building vessels and steamers.
Jervis Bay is renowned as having the world's whitest sand and every 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 frequent the area.
Huskisson Beach Resort is right on the white sands. It has cabins and powered sites at the rear. Its sister property, White Sands, is 100m away in a green, rocky location. Both places enjoy high occupancies and people who have discovered them keep their bookings from year to year.
All budgets are catered for there are old and new cabins, powered and unpowered sites and you can even camp.
The Huskisson pub has plenty of country charm and, of course, serves lots of cool drinks to thirsty beach-goers. They serve hearty counter meals in the beer garden which has 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 pleasantly 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.
The south coast of New South Wales.
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.
Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort
Beach Street, Huskisson, 2540
Ph/Fax: (02) 4441 5142, 1300 733 firstname.lastname@example.org/~huskybeach/main.html
Sydney Street, Huskisson, 2540
Ph: (02) 4441 5076
Owen Street, Huskisson 2540
Ph: (02) 4441 5001
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