International Fleet Review – Jervis Bay
Over 25 warships will be participating in this “once in a lifetime event”, gathering in Jervis Bay for preparations prior to sailing to Sydney Harbour. The fleet will arrive on Tuesday 1 October mooring near HMAS Creswell (note there is no public access to HMAS Creswell) the fleet will be available to view from shore locations and via cruise operators until departure on Thursday 3 October.
The Review is being held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney. On 4th October 1913 the flagship, HMAS Australia, led the new Australian Fleet Unit comprising HMA Ships Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra into Sydney Harbour for the first time to be greeted by thousands of cheering citizens lining the foreshore. This was a moment of great national pride and importance, one recognised as a key indicator of Australia’s progress towards national maturity.
This will be a wonderful spectacle on Jervis Bay, and will be visible from many shore vantage points, or you can book a cruise with one of the local tour operators. To help celebrate the arrival of the Fleet in Jervis Bay a fireworks display will be held at Voyager Park Huskisson on the evening of Wednesday 2 October 2013. The Fireworks will be sponsored by Holiday Haven Tourist Parks and supported by Jervis Bay Lions.
Cruises on Jervis Bay to see the ships at close quarters, contact the following operators:
Dolphin Watch Cruises: www.dolphinwatch.com.au/ (02) 4441 6311
Jervis Bay Wild: www.jervisbayecoadventures.com.au (02) 4441 7002
Simos Afloat: email email@example.com (02) 4441 5889 or 0429 669 656 (if emailing be sure to include your phone number)
Dive Jervis Bay: www.divejervisbay.com (02) 4441 5255
Additional activities on Wednesday 2nd October:
Lady Denman Family Fun and Food Day 10am – 4pm- http://shoalhavenholidays.com.au/events/lady-denman-fun-and-food-day/
Twilight Markets 1pm – 7pm in White Sands Park Huskisson: http://shoalhavenholidays.com.au/events/fleet-review-twilight-markets-and-fireworks/
Fireworks 7:30pm Voyager Park
Southern Jervis Bay:
Large crowds are expected to gather at Hyams Beach and other spots around Jervis Bay to see the fleet, and spectators are encouraged to take advantage of a free Park and Ride service.
Shuttle buses will be operating between Vincentia High School on the Wool Road and Hyams Beach every 15 minutes from 8am until 6pm on Tuesday and Wendesday.
Parking will be available 5 kms in along Point Perpendicular Road, where a shuttle bus will transport people to the lighthouse at approx 15 minute intervals from 7.30am – 6.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 7.00am Thursday 3rd October. .
Shoalhaven City Council together with NSW Police and the Transport Management Centre will monitor traffic conditions while the warships are in the bay.
Heavy traffic is expected on Jervis Bay Road, Naval College Road, Huskisson Road, Booderee Avenue and other roads in Huskisson, Vincentia and HyamsBeach.
Further information available here:International Fleet Review
|Contact Person:||Wayne Schnoor|
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