Jervis Bay, NSW. BYO Lemon & Lavender scones****4stars

Wildflowers, Clifftops and Scones with such a view!

Booderee National Park is at Jervis Bay, on the New South Wales’ South Coast between Nowra and Ulladulla. Here’s a map of Jervis Bay and one of Booderee. With many walking trails, camping areas, a marine park and the Booderee Botanic Gardens it’s well worth a visit anytime. During June and early July it’s the whale watching season as the Humpback and Southern Right Whales make their way up the coast.

Best to be prepared as Booderee is a SCONE FREE ZONE, unless you BYO – bring your own! Visited the Main Deck cafe in Huskisson under the Huskisson Gallery in Owen St. Good choice, excellent pre-walk coffee and homemade lemon & lavender scones with some to try now & some to take away. My sconquest eco-friend was not a scone person but she may yet be converted. Bee sting cakes are her favourite and I’m told that Corryong in Victoria, is the best place for bee stings in Australia. Here’s a recipe if you want to try. Requested a recipe from but haven’t had a reply yet so here’s a recipe to try from their forum. The old Husky pub is currently closed as its being renovated into a 4 star hotel and convention centre with hopes of Huskisson becoming the ‘Jewel of the Shoalhaven’.

All fired up now for a stop at Telegraph Creek where there were loads of flowers along the path. Rather a brain stretching exercise to remember some of their names (see next post!). From here we walked across to Green Patch which is such a beautiful beach and always great for photos and loads of family fun. Drove down to Murrays Beach Carpark and walked up to Governors Head where we had spectacular views of the crashing waves on the rocks below and across to Bowen Island. It took little imagine, as we sat in the sun sharing our scones, to imagine the whales cruising by or the sailing ships in 1770 that missed Jervis Bay and found Botany Bay instead. Simply Brilliant!


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