I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published August 27th 2014
With sand as white as the clouds above and the sparkling ocean reflecting the blue of the sky, you may for a moment think your eyes are perceiving a topsy-turvy world. Alas, as you stand on the beaches at Jervis Bay, the world you see before you is indeed real. On the southern coast of New South Wales, the true beauty of Australia's natural wonders can only be described as a breath-taking reality.
Whilst the city of Sydney is fantastic in it's own right, there are so many spectacular day trips or weekend over night road trips in the surrounding areas. The coastline of New South Wales is home to so many hidden treasure coves where absolute adventure await. Jervis Bay is certainly high on the list.
A three hour drive south of Sydney, the journey is very much the destination in this case. Along the way, it will not only be a desire to stretch the legs or grab a coffee that encourages you to pull over. Rather, the stunning scenery will be enticing you out of the vehicle and inviting you make the most of the photo opportunities presented by the Australian wilderness.
Mount Keira lookout
This perfect pit-stop offers picturesque views of the New South Wales coastline. A fun walking trail takes you to a lookout spot where you can view the Five Islands. Tee-pee structured Indigenous sculptures tell the dream-time story of how the Five Islands came to be, and feature fascinating Aboriginal engravings.
Berry Bakery Once the stomach starts to rumble, your vehicle will need to be navigated towards some tasty treats. Ideal for morning tea, lunch, or afternoon tea, this cute bakery in the delightful town of Berry has plenty on offer. It's your idealistic Australian bakery with all the best options of lamingtons, pies, sandwiches, wagon-wheels and sponge cake. We all know how well they go down!
Kiama This quaint little town is about 100km north of Jervis Bay. While you get out to stretch your legs, your senses will be in for a treat of their own. The blowhole at Kiama is an amazing natural spectacle and well worth a visit. The point between the rock structures in the oceans leaves just enough of an opening for water to crash through. And it literally does crash - be patient with it and wait for that splash in the sky!
And then once arrived at the destination of Jervis Bay, whether this is your overnight resting place or somewhere for an early dinner before the drive home, the amazing beaches will be yours to revel in. Enjoy the walking trails through the bush, climbing over rocks along the beach, swimming in the crystal clear ocean...and truly take the time to embrace the beauty of the Australian outdoors.