Jervis Bay Territory, Australia
Southern ExposureMany travelers head north after a stay in Sydney. That’s perfectly fine with those who appreciate the quieter charms of the wildlife-rich South Coast and want to keep it to themselves.
During a snorkeling expedition at Montague Island, six miles off shore from the south coast town of Narooma, you may come face-to-face with fur seals and penguins. A visit to Jervis Bay is a must – home to famous white sand beaches and turquoise waters that are among the safest and most beautiful in the world along with abundant opportunities for dolphin and whale sightings. Cruises departing from Huskisson, at the center of the bay, take travelers to see dolphins year-round, while migrating whales can be spotted from June to November. Australia’s most iconic animals congregate at Pebbly Beach, where eastern grey kangaroos will warmly greet any traveler who has a treat to share.