Vanlife Tips for Jervis Bay

It’s every travelers dream to discover those off-the-beaten-track hidden treasures when on the road. And they don’t come much better than Jervis Bay. Even though it’s just 2.5 hours from Australia’s biggest city, it really is our best kept secret. Kilometers of untouched white sandy beaches, resident bottlenose dolphins, unspoiled seaside forests full of kangaroos and colourful birds.More and more people are choosing the freedom of exploring Jervis Bay in their very own camper van. Saving big $$$ on accommodation and eating out, while giving you the ability to go wherever your heart desires is such a fun way to travel. But it can be fairly daunting to drive off into the sunset without any preparation, so Dolphin Watch Cruises have put together our Top 5 tips to Vanlife in Jervis Bay, to help you make the most of your stay!

The Vanlife Guide to Jervis Bay

Tip 1: Pick the right van for you!

There is a HUGE variety of vans available these days to suit every lifestyle and every budget.
Take out the hard work in sorting out which van you need and head to our mates at Motorhome Republic to get expert help on finding the best deal across all the different companies.

Tip 2: Ask the locals to find the perfect overnight spots.

The beauty of a vanlife is saving big bucks on accommodation, and finding million dollar locations for next to nothing! Jervis Bay, like most of Australia, has strict regulations on where you can stay overnight, but the options in and around Jervis Bay are super affordable, and stunningly gorgeous.

For campsites in Jervis bay check out this comprehensive list by the folks at Visit NSW.

For a list of FREE CAMPSITES near Jervis Bay check out the list here at

Our personal favourite has to be Booderee National Park. Their campsites are in some of the most amazing locations within Jervis Bay. Although none of the sites are powered, staying in the National Park will be the most unforgettable experience. You’ll be blown away by the wildlife, with Kangaroos everywhere, native colourful parrots, and dolphins swimming by the beaches. Head here to book your site now!

Tip 3: Make your van the best restaurant ever!

While you can’t park overnight wherever you want, you can park and EAT wherever you want! After a trip to one of our local cheap supermarkets you can create simple amazing meals and dine in or beside your van just meters from the STUNNING Jervis Bay beaches! Best view in the world, none of the price tag! our fav spots with a view would have to be on Plantation Point in Vincentia. Why not drop a line in and catch yourself some of the freshest seafood ever!

Tip 4: Check out the Northern Headland of Jervis Bay

Droves of people come to check out the world famous Hyams Beach, but not so many people find the Beecroft Peninsular on the North head of Jervis Bay, which is home to some of the most amazing hidden gems the bay has to offer. Use the freedom of your van to explore some of the highest Sea Cliffs in NSW at the Point Perpendicular and check out the incredible Honeymoon Bay campground. But the biggest tip here is to check the Beecroft Weapons Range facebook page before you go, as this is Navy land used for training. It’s open on weekends, school holidays and public holidays, but it’s always best to check in advance before you visit!

Tip 4: Check out the Northern Headland of Jervis Bay

But seriously, living independently in you van frees up funds for the REAL fun stuff, like local tours with whales and dolphins! Hit the button below or call us on (02) 4441 6311 to book your adventure with us while you’re here! Mention this article for 20% for our vanlife buddies!