Around two and a half hours’ drive from Canberra via Tarago and Nerriga across various State Forests that meet the Princes Highway just south of Nowra, the Huskisson Bed & Breakfast (www.huskissonbnb.com.au), is hosted by Kate and Steve, renowned for their hospitality in ensuring that guests enjoy a peaceful break from modern life. Set in a tastefully decorated 1913 weatherboard cottage, the B&B has four suites, each with either terrace or verandah access, wooden floors, comfortable beds and tasteful fittings, ensuite bathrooms, televisions, DVD players, books and Wi-Fi access. Breakfast time is a convivial affair, as guests gather on the verandah or in the dining room enjoying generous serves of freshly-made fruit salad, cereals, croissants, toast and a selection of spreads, including Kate’s special lime marmalade (made with fruit from their backyard tree). Steve’s freshly-brewed coffee always hits the spot but tea lovers have a wide array of tea from which to choose.
The B&B is a three-minute walk from the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum where attractions include a restored 100-year-old Sydney Harbour ferry, Aboriginal and maritime history, and art and photography exhibitions. Walking to central Huskisson takes six minutes, while Hyams Beach is 11 kms away. Including the little village of Vincentia, the area boasts many attractions such as beautiful beaches, bushland cycling/walking tracks, eateries and cafes to suit all budgets and tastes, boutiques, markets, supermarkets and dolphin and whale cruises. Kate and Steve are generous with their time, sharing their travel stories and imparting lots of tips to guests, including through their newsy bulletin, Husky B&B information.