Paperbark Camp, Australia
A 2½ hour drive south of Sydney, Jervis Bay is one of the best kept secrets in New South Wales – home to pearly white beaches that line the bay, an abundance of wildlife and a beautiful patchwork of forest and small farms.
The region is a natural refuge for many Australian animals (including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats), the birdlife is superb, pods of dolphins can often be spotted playing in the waves and migrating humpback whales are frequently seen too. The surrounding National Parks are fantastic bushwalking territory and Currambene Creek is perfect for fishing and picnicking (Paperbark Camp provide canoes for guests’ use on the creek).
Nestled amongst the natural bushland, you will find Paperbark Camp - Australia’s very first tented camp. However, these are no ordinary tents - and this is no ordinary camp!
Inspired by the tented safari camps in Africa, Paperbark was designed to preserve the essential elements of the bush - but without compromising on style or sophistication! Blending perfectly with the olive-hued leaves and grey trunks of the spotted gums and paperbark trees, the tents are almost invisible in their forest home.
Each of the sturdy, high-ceilinged tents is elevated on its own platform – and inside, equipped with a comfortable double bed and locally handcrafted bush-style furnishings. The tents have solar-powered lighting and there’s an ensuite bathroom on the outside deck at the back, where you can shower beneath the forest canopy, screened by a chin-high wall.
We highly recommend Paperbark’s two newly completed deluxe safari tents - situated away from the main camp in absolute seclusion along the creek, they offer a private retreat amongst the majestic eucalypts with just the sounds of the bush and the occasional kangaroo or parrot for company. The tents are swathed in romantic mosquito netting (for look only as all tents have insect screens) and each boasts a spacious bathroom with free-standing bath and an outdoor deck complete with stylish
The centre-piece of this unique bush hideaway is the Gunyah (which means meeting place in the local Aboriginal language) – a lodge-style building hoisted amongst the trees, where breakfast and dinner are served. The cuisine is an integral part of the Paperbark experience – the menu is a showcase for local ingredients, especially the seafood!
‘’Do it all or nothing at all’’ is the slogan at Paperbark – and while the camp is perfectly equipped for relaxation, Jervis Bay’s natural wonders are surely too compelling to ignore!
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