Locality Guide

Locality Guide


Location Description
Sanctuary Point and Vincentia lie between Jerrawangala National Park and the shores of spectacular Jervis Bay and beautiful St Georges Basin.
Only approximately 25 kms south of Nowra and around 200kms south of Sydney, this is the ideal place to live.

Originally settled by the Tharawal Aborigines, Europeans first came into the area in 1812. Around 1840 when the only transportation into the area was by sea, convicts were instructed to cut a track from Braidwood to Jervis Bay now known as The Wool Road.
A lot has changed in the last 150 years with Vincentia, Sanctuary Point and the surrounding areas becoming a well-known holiday area attracting thousands of tourists each year.

Attractions
The Bay and Basin area has a vast array of attractions from the beautiful white sand beaches of Hyams Beach to Whale and Dolphin Cruises – (http://www.dolphinwatch.com.au/) (http://dolphinwildcruises.com.au/) bushwalking, great fishing, native wildlife, Jervis Bay Maritime Museum (http://www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.asn.au), Aboriginal Art and Craft Centre, The Mangrove Boardwalk (http://www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.asn.au/museum-grounds.html.) and a huge selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Facilities
Shopping can be done locally at the new Vincentia Marketplace Shopping Centre or Vincentia Shopping Village and IGA in either Sanctuary Point or St Georges Basin.
There are two popular golf courses in this area, one in Vincentia and the other a short drive in Sanctuary Point.
Huskisson Pictures is where you can catch all the latest movies. http://www.huskipics.com.au/

If you’re keen on some bike riding, check out Jervis Bay Bike Hire.  www.jervisbaybikehire.com

For a comprehensive catalogue of what’s on in this area and all the facilities please visit; https://www.jervisbaytourism.com.au/

Transport
There are many options when travelling to this beautiful part of the south coast of New South Wales. Whether you’re driving from Sydney or Canberra or need to use a coach service, the below websites can help you get to your destination quicker.
http://www.nowracoaches.com.au/  
https://www.jervisbayairportexpress.net/
http://www.grandpacificdrive.com.au/    
http://www.sydneytrains.info/timetables/pdf/South_Coast.pdf

Community
The nearest hospitals are:

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
(02) 4421 3111

Nowra Private Hospital
(02) 4421 5855

There are several great medical centres in the Bay and Basin area that are easily accessible, the newest one being;
Vincentia Medical Centre
(02) 4443 2443

Pre-Schools
Various pre-schools operate in and around Sanctuary Point and Vincentia including:

The Basin Pre-School
(02) 4443 0000

Pelican Point Pre-School
(02) 4443 3428

Tasman Park Children’s Centre
(02) 4443 6900

Basin View Childcare Centre
(02) 4443 4201

Primary Schools
Local primary schools include:

St Georges Basin Public School
(02) 4443 4251

Tomerong Public School
(02) 4443 4376

Huskisson Public School
(02) 4441 5074

Vincentia Public School
(02) 4441 7188

Sanctuary Point Public School
(02) 4443 0546

Secondary Schools
The secondary schools in the area include:

Vincentia High School
(02) 4441 6766

Nowra Christian School
(02) 4422 1199

Nowra High School
(02) 4421 4977 

Sporting Facilities
The Country Club in St Georges Basin & Vincentia offers a wide range of sporting opportunities available across both clubs for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to take on the local competition or a complete novice that wants to have some fun and a laugh, you can be sure there’s people just like you already giving it a go at The Country Club.
https://thecountryclub.com.au/sport/
 
For all indoor fitness and swimming, you’ll love the Bay & Basin Leisure Centre which is great fun for the whole family.
http://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/DiscoverShoalhaven/Swimmingpools/BayBasinLeisureCentre.aspx

Visitor Information Centre
Jervis Bay Tourism
(02) 4441 5999
www.jervisbaytourism.com.au
 
Booderee Visitor Centre
(02) 4443 0977
www.parksaustralia.gov.au