You may well ask what the Duke of Wellington and the Liverpool to Manchester railway has to do with this town, so far removed from either. It so happens that the village was named after William Huskisson, secretary of the colonies and House of Commons leader for two years (1827-1828).In a quirk of fate, he was chatting to the Duke at the opening of...more
The Bay itself is around 15km long and 10km wide. Its depth of 27 metres means it is probably the deepest sheltered harbour in Australia. The pristine waters are remarkably clean and the colours range from aquamarine to a deep blue. The fauna and the flora are diverse. There is eucalypt forest, woodland, swamps, dunes, mangrove, rainforest relics,...more
This is one of a number of access points to the ocean in Booderee National Park. Stoney Creek is an area where you can park and walk down a few steps to the creek shown here and this leads to the ocean.There's an area where you can fish off the rocks here as well.It's all located on the southern peninsula of Jervis Bay and you have to pay an access...more
I love this, a tale of bureaucracy gone mad.Someone decided that a lighthouse was required back in the mid 19th century, a decision reached due to the number of wrecks that were occurring.So, someone wrote out where it should be located. Off went a party to build said lighthouse but they couldn't quite work out exactly where it was supposed to go,...more
Was a service station in Jevis bay.
What to buy: I was looking for gas for a bbg.
What to pay: Was a rip off at $30 a refill compared with $15 in sydney. So make sure you don't run out of gas and if you do, get one of your white friends to buy gas cause if you look like you are from out of town they will rip you off.
I am sure that this point would attract the most visitors. It was a little hazy and I am not the best photographer but I am sure that most people would love to have a photo like this in their album.
If you go to honeymoon bay, and you want to stay over night on the Friday/Saturday nights, you will not be able to light a fire. I am beginning to understand why the gate attendants were laughing.
Had we been honeymooners, it may not have been such a hardship anyway....they would have had one another to keep themselves warm.
What they suggest is that you take gas cooking equipment. You would need to forward plan your trip because camping is offered by a ballot system and occasionally the area is closed for naval exercises.
http://www.lighthouse.net.au/liGhTS/Bulletin/0509/illw.htmAn interesting article which gives a lot of information about Point perpendicular Lighthouse and others around the world. It is not like I would miss it if I never saw it again but it was definitely a highlight for this trip down memory lane with my brother, that I am very pleased to have...more