The tiny village of Jervis Bay is technically known as Jervis Bay Territory and belongs to the Commonwealth so that the national seat of government can have access to the sea.
The bay which bears the same name, Jervis Bay, is famed for its white sand, its clear water and its friendly dolphins. In the bay itself, the tranquil water and great beaches are ideal for all the family. Booderee National Park lies on the southern side of the bay and its sandstone cliffs are pounded by the surf. Green Patch is a popular picnic spot where you are sure to see brightly coloured lorikeets and rosellas or kangaroos grazing in the early evening. The main town on the bay is Huskisson.
As well as the dolphins, the bay is home to a seal colony and a colony of fairy penguins. Whales may also be spotted during their migration up and down the east coast. The bay is popular with divers, offering submerged wrecks, reef formations, underwater caves and abundant sea life in the crystal clear waters. Another exciting way to explore the bay is by joining a sea kayak trip.
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