Culburra Beach to Hyams Beach

(69 Kms return)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Culburra Beach to Hyams Beach

Another glorious day, and a leisurely breakfast of bacon and egg muffins on the BBQ before heading off.

First stop was Myola, which meant heading back down the Culburra Road and turning off to Callala Bay. We had agreed to meet Jonno at Callala Bay and I found him waiting on the main street. After waiting for Simon and Georgia for 30 minutes, I began to worry and rang Simon to find he was at Callala Beach – a misunderstanding on our final instructions. We agreed to meet at Myola, and once there, found the ferry waiting on the beach.

The Husky ferry runs between Myola and Huskisson on the hour on weekends, and takes bikes for free. Captain Dave advised that we could cycle all the way to Hyams Beach and this seemed like a good place to head for lunch.

It was busy leaving Huskisson but the number of pedestrians gradually dwindled and we could enjoy the stunning views across Jervis Bay. We cycled around Vincentia and onto Greenfields Beach along well kept cycle paths that hugged the coastline. At Greenfields beach we picked up the White Sands walk, and part walked, part rode our bikes to Chinamans beach. From there we pushed our bikes across the beach to pick up the track to Hyams Beach Village.

On the cycle path out of Vincentia

Looking out to Greenfields Beach

I think I can....

We stopped at the Hyams Beach Store and Café for takeaway fish'n’chips which we devoured overlooking Chinamans beach. We all agreed that whilst the fish was good, the portions were small, so we filled up with apples, grapes and chocolate before making the return journey to Huskisson.

View from our lunch perch

Looking towards Vincentia Beach

We made good time back so had around 45 minutes before the ferry, giving us time to pick up some bread from the bakery and ice creams from the very limited general store.

We were on the 3:45pm ferry back to Myola and cycled the Silkwood Walk back to Callala Bay. Jonno then sped off to the campsite, whilst the rest of us cycled at a more leisurely pace. It was an easy ride back and we stopped at Woolworths for some last minute supplies before heading back to camp and making hamburgers for dinner.

Jonno and Georgia rating: 8.5/10

Georgia’s highlight of the trip : cycling Jervis Bay

Learnings: - make sure we all know where we are meeting, and it’s hard to ride on sand