Local guide – callala
Explore Jervis Bay Marine Park
Callala Beach & Callala Bay in spectacular Jervis Bay, Australia
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Restaurants, Cafes, Foodies
First things first, get your fresh bread, morning coffee and croissants at Remos Bakery at the local Callala Bay shops. Remember finger buns with pink icing? And their sausage rolls are SO delish too!
Indulge in farm to table dining from a choice of great Shoalhaven restaurants such as The Butterfactory Restaurant in nearby Pyree, Ponte Bar & Dining in Nowra, Pelican Rocks Cafe at Greenwell Point, The Little Snapper at Culburra, South on Albany in Berry or The Gunyah Restaurant in Huskisson to name a few. Our local favourite takeaway is Pizza by Pietro - Wood Fired Pizza Food Truck - yum! And that Italian hand-made pasta, delizioso! Welcome to our newbies in town, Something Seafood at Callala, Italian Bambinos at Culburra and The Growers at Worrigee.
Be Callala adventurous & order online Indigenous Twist Platter from Mirritya Mundya. The authentic home-made bread, desserts and the rest is mouth-watering!
Club Callala offers casual dining and regular specials. A courtesy bus operates seven days a week and is ideal to book after playing golf and having a few drinks! 😉
A short drive to Greenwell Point and you can shuck some Jim Wild Oysters.
Sip tea & devour home-made scones with jam and cream at Cambewarra Mountain Lookout, for spectacular views of the Shoalhaven Region just 20 mins by car from Nowra.
Explore the growing South Coast wine trail with it's 16 cellar doors, recognised with over 1000 Australian and International Wine Awards. On your way down the South Coast just before Nowra, stop at Two Figs Winery for some wine-tasting while enjoying the stunning views of the Shoalhaven River and surrounds. Our favourite is the Sticky Fig! Another favourite is Silos Estate in Berry, you'll love visiting the Tasting Room and sampling the Wileys Creek Sparkling Shiraz right now!
Jervis Bay Marine Park, Bush & Beaches
Great nearby picnic and swimming areas you can enjoy include Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Red Point, Hare Bay, Bindijine Beach, Long Beach, Cabbage Patch Beach, Green Point, Wilsons Beach and Honeymoon Bay.
You can go for bushwalks through Jervis Bay National Park, a natural sanctuary of sand forests, eucalypt woodlands and beaches with powder-white sand. It’s also home to abundant wildlife and important Aboriginal cultural conservation sites.
For a day trip you can visit the Botanic Gardens or Hole in the Wall at Booderee National Park.
Booderee National Park is owned by and is the home and spirit of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community. It is a very significant place for the Koori people, containing many traditional foods and medicines, sites of great importance and ancient campsites and middens that tell the story of the generations of Koori ancestors who lived sustainably in these lands and waters. All plants, animals, life on rock platforms, timber and soil in Booderee National Park are protected.
Bushwalks you can do range from 1.1km/20mins to 5.5km/2.5hrs. Ranger guided activities available - for bookings call the Visitor Centre on (02) 4443 0977.
Arts & Culture
Artists and creatives will love the Bundanon Trust guided tour of the Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd's Art Studio located amongst picturesque scenery. Bring the picnic basket.
If you're a creative family, how about a family or kids painting session at Pinot & Picasso South Coast?!
Other Premier Local Services
Callala Bay village has an IGA supermarket, cafe/bakery, bottle shop, pharmacy, post office, butcher, takeaway shops, medical centre, post office, hair salon and chinese restaurant.
Let us know if you need any assistance as we're more than happy to help!
Outdoors, Events & Kids Adventure
Stay at Booderee Villas and spot the kangaroos grazing on the lawn early morning or take the torch for a little night time adventure and surprise the kiddos!
Go for spectacular sunset beach walks on 5.6km of powdery white sands of unspoilt Callala Beach and do some sunset gazing it's heavenly! After all, Callala Beach is the longest and one of the most beautiful beaches in Jervis Bay Marine Park. Perfect also for kayaking and standup paddling.
Head out with Gary from Escape Fishing Charters for a day out on Jervis Bay for some deep sea fishing, game fishing or reef fishing. Go marlin fishing at The Tubes, squid fishing at Callala Bay or Honeymoon Bay or sail the exclusive catamaran Pleiades.
Learn to surf with a smile at nearby Currarong, Sam's the best! or go for a hike with the kids at Abraham's Bosom.
For all the great adventurers join Woebegone Freedive for snorkelling and freediving in the world's last wilderness of Jervis Bay Marine Park!
Visit Merribbee Gardens a short 10min drive away and enjoy coffee & cake and delight in the sensory splendour. Check open times.
Pack the picnic basket and your swimmers and adventure to nearby Hare Bay. For the adventure seekers go by bike via NW Tip Track or Beekeepers Track, so much fun!
In the early morning or late afternoon get your fit on and play a game of tennis at Quay Rd Callala Beach, open till 10pm - for court hire contact Trevor on 0418 237 244.
If you're craving a little retail therapy, head out to The Mill Marketplace just a short drive to Pyree and support local artists, artisans and small Aussie businesses!
Valhalla Horse riding offers trail rides through local bushland.
Play bowls or have a round of golf at the Callala 18-hole golf course.
Experience Bowen Island's eco and wildlife tours - fairy penguins have a massive colony on the island with around 10,000 penguins.
Jervis Bay Day Trips
Gourmands and MasterChefs, you must visit Nowra Seafood and Meat Market and Nowra Farmers Market for all your fresh food produce. Such delicious food for you to cook up a storm and you're supporting small business!
Head out to Huskisson and take a Jervis Bay dolphin cruise or go whale watching from May to November, it's so thrilling when the baby humpback calves arrive. Afterwards, pop in at Jervis Bay Brewing Co. and have a refreshing beer.
Go bike-riding along the flat pathway from Callala to Myola where you can board the Husky Ferry with your complimentary bikes to take you to bustling Huskisson and enjoy Captain Dave's music radio hits on your cruise! Continue from Huskisson to Vincentia and explore the other pretty local beaches.
FlipOut in South Nowra is perfect for rainy days, little kids love it.
Hike to the summit of Pidgeon House Mountain on the Budawang Range situated in Morton National Park. The return hike takes 2-3hrs and is 5.6km. The mountain was named by Captain Cook as he sailed past in 1770.
If you can't resist some shopping the country township of Milton is a picturesque road trip south and a nice day out to explore the 19th century heritage buildings, antique stores and markets. Popular Berry is a 30min drive north.
Whether you're a solo traveller, family, seniors or group of friends we can accommodate your specific travel, fitness and adventure needs here in stunning Jervis Bay!
Shows & Entertainment
The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is a state of the art venue tucked away between the beautiful Shoalhaven River and the exquisite Jervis Bay. A short 20 minute drive into Nowra the iconic venue hosts Australian and International performers.
Travel to Callala Jervis Bay
- Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) via M1/A1 - 145km (2hrs) or via the Royal National Park and stunning scenic coastal route Grand Pacific Drive - 163km (2.5hrs)
- Drive from Canberra via Kings Highway - 280km (3.5hrs) or Main Rd 92 - 194km (2.5hrs)
- Drive from Melbourne via Highway No. 1 - 830km (10hrs)
- Bus & Rail: Jervis Bay Airport Express 02 4443 8888 or City Rail 131 500
- Helicopter: Touchdown Helicopters 0417 121 545
- Nearest Airport: Shellharbour Airport (WOL) - 1hr drive
- Car Hire Service: South Coast Limousines 02 4421 4820
- Car Rental: Hertz