Booderee is home to over 200 species of birds and over thirty species of native mammals including ten species of bats, thirty-seven reptiles, seventeen amphibians and at least 180 species of fish. The great diversity of species is thanks to the vast range of habitats found in the area - coastal cliffs and heaths, sandy beaches and rock platforms, mangroves and ocean, swamps, lakes and forests.
The average annual rainfall of Jervis Bay is 1240 mm, most of which falls in autumn and winter. The wettest month is May and the driest is September. The temperatures range between an average maximum of 24°C in February and an average minimum of 9.2°C in July.