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Dolphins watching tours

31Oct

Jervis Bay plays host to a resident pod of bottle nose dolphins all year round. They number between 80 and 120, depending on the time of year, but they always provide our passengers of all ages a thrill, an experience to remember; something that always brings a smile to everyone’s face.

During the year Jervis Bay’s dolphin population often swells with a visit from a school of common dolphins as they make their way up and down the coast. These schools of dolphins often number in the many hundreds and provide a awe inspiring sight as they sweep past the boat in chase of a school of fish or simply in a hurry to get to their next destination.

The arrival of numerous babies over the last 20 odd years have been documented and continued to be amazed at the population growth of the pod in Jervis Bay.

Ask our staff about the tours and have fun!

Whale Watching Tour

31Oct

There are several Whale and Dolphins watching tours around the region.

Jervis Bay provides a spectacular backdrop for whale watching, so much so that it has become renowned as the premier whale watching destination in NSW.

With its prominent position on the south coast of NSW, Jervis Bay can offer one of the longest viewing seasons available to whale watchers in NSW, spanning from May until late November each year.

Also of interest is the fact that, especially on the southern migration, a majority of the whale viewing can be done in the sheltered waters of Jervis Bay meaning that you will be less likely to be subjected to the elements of the open ocean.

Callala Bay

31Oct

A true gem of the South Coast would have to be Callala Bay, a lesser known alcove within the famous and larger Jervis Bay. Here, the sand is stunningly white and the water brilliantly clear and crisp. Callala is completely protected within Jervis Bay and the water is unusually warm for a beach in the South. Separated from the street by thick bush (with a walking track), Callala feels completely private and untouched, perfect for an afternoon getaway!

Jervis Bay National Park wraps itself around Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and the ocean. There are plenty of things to do here but beach walks are top of the must-do list. The White Sands Walk from Greenfield Beach to Hyams Beach is truly spectacular.

Hyams Beach

29Oct

nly 35 minutes by car from the Coral Tree Lodge, winning the Guinness World Record in 2006, Hyams Beach is renowned for having ‘the whitest sand in the world’. O

Located on the southern shores of Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach is a popular holiday spot on the South Coast of NSW. The name refers to both the charming seaside village and the beach itself, which is surrounded by beautiful natural attractions that include Jervis Bay National Park to the north and Booderee National Park to the south. With white sand beaches stretching out as far as the eye can see, it’s the ideal spot for a relaxing break.

Diving and snorkelling are very popular in Jervis Bay, where you may spot octopus, cuttlefish, sea dragons – and possible even friendly seals. Surfing, sailing, windsurfing and sea kayaking are also popular in this idyllic marine park, as isstand up paddleboarding. Whale and dolphin watching cruises are available from nearby Huskisson, home to many fantastic vantage points during whale migration season.

A large range of bushwalks can be found in and around Booderee National Park where you can also learn more about the local Aboriginal history and culture. Campers are welcome at three camping grounds in the park. The White Sands Walk along the shores of Jervis Bay is an enjoyable way to take in panoramic views of the bay, stopping for a swim or a picnic on the beach.

Explore the Hyams Beach Trail, also known as bird spotter’s walk, a scenic stroll where you could see new holland honeyeaters, eastern spinebills and rosellas.

Greenwell Point

29Oct

Greenwell point is in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia. It is about 13 km east of Nowra on the South Coast. At the 2006 census of population and housing, the town had a population of 1,276.

Greenwell Point is famous for both deep sea and estuary fishing. Prawns, crabs and other delicacies are available in abundance and neighbouring oyster farms supply what some say are the best oysters in Australia.

There is a range of excellent restaurants in close proximity and directly next door is the Bowling Club with a licensed restaurant and bar.

Greenwell Point Riverside Markets

29Oct

Held at a waterfront setting, the Greenwell Point Riverside Market stalls include fishing gear, jewellery, homemade soft goods of all sorts, plants, natural timber products, homemade soaps, pegs and sauces, seashell wind chimes and other craft.

This market is a run by Marine Rescue Shoalhaven as a fund-raiser to assist them with their 24-hour daily service to the boating public of the Shoalhaven.

Opening times:
9am to 2pm third Sunday of the month

Where:
Titania Park, Adelaide Street,Greenwell Point,
Shoalhaven Area, NSW 2540

Touring Around

28Oct

The unspoilt natural beauty of the southern coastline of New South Wales unfolds in a series of bays and coves. Little townships, many with interesting histories, are known for their fine food and wines, and great country markets.
You will find the Shoalhaven District has plenty of attractions to offer and Coral Tree Lodge is an ideal base for exploring the region, either at your leisure or on some of the popular day tours available.

There are the crystal clear blue waters of Jervis Bay, popular for scuba diving and dolphin watching; Morton National Park for spectacular bushwalks; the quaint villages of Berry and Kangaroo Valley for craft shopping and Devonshire Teas; wine tasting at one or more of the six excellent local wineries including the award winning Coolangatta Estate; plus galleries and museums such as Arthur Boyd’s estate at Bundanoon and the Fleet Air Arm and Naval Museum at HMAS Albatross in Nowra ….. Just to name a few!

 

Pyree Village Arts and Craft Markets

28Oct

Pyree Village Arts and Craft Markets

The Pyree Village Arts and Craft Market is held in the Shoalhaven Potters Workshop adjacent to the distinctive red Pyree Hall on Greenwell Point Road, at the intersection of Pyree Lane.

This monthly market is held on the fourth Sunday of each month with a twilight market on the third Saturday in December.

Stalls feature locally grown produce, arts, crafts, pottery, woodcraft, needlecraft, natural fibre baskets, plants, gluten free bread and cakes, jams, produce and much, much more.

Opening times
Friday to Monday from 10am to 4pm

• Saturday 28 November 2015

• Saturday 19 December 2015

• Saturday 23 January 2016