Jervis Bay National Park

Paddling, sailing and boating

Paddling

Greenfields Beach in Jervis Bay National Park (Image: Beth Boughton/DECCW)The waters of Jervis Bay are sheltered and accessible for canoeing in some places. Currumbene Creek is navigable for about 17km upstream from Huskisson, while Coonemia Creek and Carama inlet (near Red Point) are each navigable for about 4km. A canoe trip on Lake Wollumboola or Carama Creek, especially in the early morning, is refreshing and may also prove to be a rewarding bird watching experience.

Detailed information about water quality at beaches in and around this park is available in the Shoalhaven City Council section of the State of the Beaches reports.

Boating facilities

Coonemia Creek

Wheelchair access: hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

The banks of Coonemia Creek make a peaceful and tranquil spot to just sit and watch the world go by. When Lake Wollumboola is full and the creek is high, it’s also a perfect spot from which to launch and paddle a kayak or canoe from the small timber launching ramp, which can also accommodate small motorised trailer boats.

Enjoy swimming, kayaking or fishing surrounded by undisturbed forest vegetation. Birdwatchers should bring their binoculars to better admire the azure kingfishers that like to perch on the branches of the creek banks, as well as several other species of waterbirds that call the area home, including pelicans and cormorants.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, fishing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Coonemia Creek is in the northern precinct of Jervis Bay National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south through Nowra on Princes Highway
  • Turn left off Princes Highway at Forest Road - follow the signs to Currarong.
  • Continue in a generally easterly direction. Once you’re on Currarong Road, travel approximately 2.5km before taking the small dirt track on your left.
  • Follow this dirt track for approximately 700m to Coonemia Creek

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: boat ramp, carpark