A post covering two very different places, with their relative proximity (within 30 mins drive of each other) being the only thing they have in common. To start with the natural beauty of Booderee National Park, owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Coummity, just south of Jervis Bay.
Cave Beach was an epic sandy beach living up to it’s name with a few caves.
The nearby campsite was home to very tame wallabies, and a sleepy large black snake which an Australian Mum was encouraging her young son to touch, thankfully he couldn’t reach…
A few kilometres up the road Booderee Botanic Gardens didn’t have a lot of garden but was home to more wildlife, atmospheric bush, and the tranquil Lake McKenzie.
It’s hard to think of a place more different than the excellent Fleet Air Arm Museum in Shaolhaven near Nowra. Opened in 2007, it contains a huge range of planes and helicopters used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), along with good videos explaining the history of the RAN and Fleet Air Arm.