Stop the press! We may just have tracked down your new go-to weekend getaway out of Sydney… You’re no doubt at that point in the year when a camping weekend is becoming less of a want and more of a desperate necessity.
Point your bullbars southwards, friends, down the Princes Highway and don’t stop ‘til you make it to Honeymoon Bay. This little Garden of Eden is tucked away on the inside of the Currarong Peninsula, on the north side of bucolic Jervis Bay.
This is one of our favourite little campsites within cooee of Sydney, and it ain’t even quite 200km south of Circular Quay.
The beaches are first class, there’s some awesome snorkeling available right on your doorstep to keep the kiddies frothing, and if you fancy getting the wheels dirty, there’s some fun tracks on offer in nearby Booderee National Park and a little further afield near Sussex Inlet and out at Yalwal.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: The driving in the immediate vicinity of camp is very sedate, although Stony Creek Road and Ellmoos Road in Booderee National Park are unsealed. If you’re hanging for some proper driving, commit to driving the 60 odd clicks inland to Yalwal, where access via the Old Barrier Fire Trail can be pretty rough and is just a precursor to the steep, slippery and downright treacherous tracks ahead.
FISHING: The calm waters of Honeymoon Bay are perfect for teaching the kids to cast. Use fresh beach worm baits to score big sand whiting, bream and occasional dusky flathead. Prawn jigs at night are very effective on resident southern calamari and arrow squid.
LOCATION: On the Currarong Peninsula on the northern side of Jervis Bay. 200km south of Sydney, access is via the M1 and Princes Highway.
CAMPING: The campground is equipped with bins, toilets and picnic tables. Visitors are advised to bring gas cooking equipment and carry in own water. During the peak summer school holidays sites are available through a ballet system, although the campground operates on a first come, first served basis the rest of the year.
FUEL is available at Currarong, Huskisson and Vincentia.
MORE INFO is available at www.shoalhaven.com