The Round the Bay Walk is a great way to discover the beauty of Jervis Bay. A scenic and new shared pathway with something for everyone. The track begins in Callala Bay, takes you through Huskisson and all the way to Vincentia. It’s accessible for those with wheelchairs, parents walking with prams and cyclists too. Walk, run or ride and explore the bay. The walk is roughly 11km (plus a lovely ferry ride) and can be completed in about 2.5 hours. We recommend taking it slow, though, and making a day of it. Journey along the path at your own pace. Make sure to stop and take in the surroundings at these special highlights along the way.
Callala Bay & Myola
A recent upgrade to this walk means that it starts all the way back on Sheaffe Street in Callala Bay. This fully-paved path runs along the bay and Callala Beach waterfront, past the boat ramp and over a picturesque bridge. It then follows the beach along quiet roads in some places and past Carved Aboriginal poles by local Jerrinja elder Noel Wellington. The final leg of the shared path on the north of the bay is beside Myola Road and heading to the Husky Ferry Boat Ramp. Jump on the ferry, bikes and all, and head over to Huskisson.
White Sands Park, Huskisson
Disembark the ferry at Voyager Park to begin the second half of the Round the Bay Walk. A short stroll will lead you to White Sands Park, an excellent stop for families. This great children’s playground will keep the young ones entertained and there are free bbqs on site so you can enjoy a lovely family lunch here. Right next door is picture-perfect Shark Net Beach too, which provides a refreshing place to cool off on a hot day. It also happens to be one of the best Instagrammable beaches in our 100 Beach Challenge so take some epic holiday snaps here and be the envy of all your friends back home.
Located just under White Sands Park is the family favourite pit stop of Huskisson Beach. This is a special part of the Round the Bay Walk, boasting one of the best views along the entire track. If you feel like stopping and getting in on some of the aquatic fun, there are many nearby shops from where you can hire a paddleboard or kayak to explore the calm and pristine waters. All visitors walking along the track with a fur-legged friend will also be happy to know that Huskisson Beach is dog-friendly so make sure to bring your pooch along for some salty, sea action too. The bustling main strip of town is just a short walk away and filled with many boutiques and eateries. Why not take a little detour for a bite to eat or some retail therapy before continuing along the journey?
Moona Moona Beach
A bit further along the Round the Bay Walk is the stunning estuary of Moona Moona Creek, which leads out into Moona Moona Beach. The sheltered waters of both the beach and creek are excellent for swimming spots for young kids or those who prefer a calm place to wade about. After your dip, relax under the shade of the trees or settle in on the grass. The kids’ park and public toilets are conveniently located nearby so you can spend many hours here soaking up the sun. At high tide, you’re likely to see many people jumping off the iconic bridge.
Collingwood Beach, Vincentia
Continue onwards to Collingwood Beach, with many entry points along the coastline. The southern end is conveniently located beside Vincentia Village shops with cafes, Vincentia Butchers, a supermarket, newsagency and more. Grab a cold drink, ice cream or some snack essentials before continuing along the path or settle in amongst Collingwood’s sparkling white sands. The beach is also a stand up paddleboarding hotspot, so get in touch with one of our operators who can meet you there if you feel like exploring the crystal clear waters atop a board.
Holden St Boat Ramp, Vincentia
A tiny bit further south of Collingwood Beach, you can take in views of the wildlife and nature from the grassy foreshore of the Holden St Boat Ramp. It’s a nice and quiet spot for a picnic under the shade of the trees. There are many cute resident kookaburras that can be spotted here and the views back towards Vincentia and Huskisson are just spectacular. Hot tip: there are toilets here if anyone in your walking crew needs to use the facilities!
Orion Beach, Vincentia
Another one of our white sand wonders along this walk is the small and secluded Orion Beach. This little stretch of paradise can be accessed from Twyford Street in Vincentia and all but disappears in high tides. The waters here lie within the Habitat Protection Zone of Jervis Bay Marine Park, where you can line fish and spearfish so bring your gear and try your luck!
Plantation Point & Barfleur Beach
When you reach your final destination of Plantation Point, take the time to savour the scenery with a picnic at Barfleur Beach. The grassy headland features easy access to the beach, even though the tall trees along the sand make this spot feel very secluded from the rest of the world. If you’re blessed with good weather, then cook up a storm on the barbecues and enjoy a meal outdoors while watching the yachts sail past. This spot at the end of the Round the Bay walk is also known to have some good surf during big swell.