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4 November 2018

The Sydney Diaries: Escaping the city


Jervis Bay Camping Weekend

 A few weekends back we hit the road in a friends camper van and headed down the coast from Sydney to Jervis Bay. I was told of the sandy white beaches and knew they were a thing of beauty, rivalling the ones that I frequent on the reg in the city, but boy were they stunning.

We are still in the throes of spring so although it’s slowly warming up, we haven’t yet reached the high temps that Sydney is so well known for. So we needed layers. My year down under has taught me to explore what’s on my doorstep, back in the UK, I would never have camped out in the cold, but weekends away are such a norm here so its made me want to explore the UK more when I'm back. One Friday after work and we hit the road armed with all the camping essentials and ready to explore another part of beautiful Oz. Jervis Bay is about a 3 hour drive outside of Sydney and is a breath-taking oceanic bay and village on the south coast of New South Wales. It is also said to be home to some of the whitest sands in the world. We stayed at Green patch Campsite which is the perfect spot for a quiet weekend of camping. It’s located in Booderee National Park and is surrounded by lagoons, beautiful beaches, wildlife and walking trails. With hot showers, clean toilets and BBQ areas, it made it very easy to get at one with nature whilst still providing those essentials. My kinda camping! 

We arrived late on the Friday night so just hit the sack ready for an early rise. It might have been just spring when we went and bloody freezing at night, but the daytime was beautiful blue skies and the perfect exploring temperature. After a tasty fry up we ventured past the lagoon and onto Greenfield Beach which blew us away. They weren’t wrong, the sand was pure white and like nothing we have ever seen before. We were the only two on the beach leaving us even more speechless. If only every weekend started this way. There are coastal walks in abundance so we embarked on the hike to Hyams Beach which is one of the most popular of the myriad of beaches that make up Jervis Bay. Again, the white sands and turquoise waters left us feeling very lucky to be able to call Australia home. It was absolutely stunning.

As Matt and I are heading off on our travels soon, and are both keen on photography, we started a little visual diary which you can check out HERE. We thought why not kick-start it in Sydney as we still have a couple more months of exploring left to do and Jervis Bay was the perfect backdrop to polish our photography skills and showcase how beautiful New South Wales is! Saturday was spent swimming (yes, it was freezing but still so fun!) and hiking before we rounded it off in the pub (obvs), The Huskisson Hotel is a waterfront pub in the sleep village of Huskisson and is huge! We devoured proper pub grub whilst looking through all our holiday snaps – it was a weekend for the memory bank for sure. 





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