Why Sussex Inlet is so great

Haven Holiday Resort is located in Sussex Inlet on the NSW South Coast. Sussex Inlet is approximately three hours south from Sydney and three hours north of Canberra. The quaint township of Sussex Inlet is set on the waterway between St Georges Basin and the Pacific Ocean.

The beaches in this area are often recognized for their spectacular beauty – white sand and crystal clear ocean. The breathtaking Hyams Beach, just a few kilometres from Sussex Inlet even holds a Guinness World Record to prove it! These beaches are all included in the Jervis Bay Marine Park which spans 100 kilometres along the coast.

The marine park is a fabulous way to explore the region be it by boat, kayak or paddleboard. Surf, snorkel, scuba dive or fish the beautiful waters which seals, penguins, dolphins and many other marine animals call home. Migrating humpback whales also make their annual passage during whale-watching season – you can make use of some amazing cruises, or simply enjoy from the deck of a stunning beachside restaurant. The marine park also offers some great walking trails for those who prefer to stay on dryland.

A further range of bushwalks can also be found in and around Booderee National Park. Booderee presents visitors to the area with beaches, beauty and bush all at once. In addition to having a diverse representation of flora and fauna, the park also has some of the highest sea cliffs in the state with Steamers Head rising to 130 metres. The ruin of the Cape St Gorge Lighthouse is also considered one of European heritage whilst the park also provides insight into our rich Aboriginal heritage too.

Great walks to consider are the White Sands Walk along the shores of Jervis Bay and the Hyams Beach Trail – a great scenic stroll for bird spotters. Jervis Bay National Park is also close at hand for visitors to Sussex Inlet. Both national parks offer much diversity from wetlands to woodlands, forests to magnificent scenic foreshores.

From your base at Haven Holiday Resort, you can explore many charming seaside villages and towns dotted along the seaboard such as Hyams Beach, Huskisson, Mollymook and Ulladulla. Also within easy reach (one hour) are the pretty inland towns of Berry and Kangaroo Valley. Both of these towns are surrounded by lush, green landscapes.

Berry is a charming village comprised of many historical buildings and is known for its great local produce – much of which draws upon the surrounding rich, dairy country whilst locals proudly describe Kangaroo Valley as the most ‘beautiful valley in Australia.’

However you choose to spend your holiday in Sussex Inlet, be it exploring the tidal canals, taking in the stunning beaches or soaking up the untouched wilderness of the national parks and marine park, you’ll be sure to love your holiday.

Getting here:

Sussex Inlet is located around 20 minutes south of Jervis Bay, which is about three hours’ north of Canberra and three hours’ south of Sydney via car. Those situated in Melbourne wanting a south-coast getaway can make the journey in just under nine hours along the Hume Highway.

There are no accessible public airports in the Jervis Bay area.

For more information, visit Tourism Shoalhaven