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Luxury and eco-friendly African safari-style camping in the paradise setting of Australia's breathtaking Jervis Bay.

African safari style meets Australia's unrivalled scenery at Paperbark Camp, where not only will you enjoy a truly memorable stay, you'll be greeted with a welcome that's almost as warm as the sun.

The eco-friendly, family-run camp was originally inspired by the owners' travels to Africa, and the spacious safari tents to be found there. Now at the forefront of luxury camping in Australia, Paperbark Camp is uniquely known for its mouthwatering cuisine (served in an architect-designed treetop dining room), stylish tents and a beautiful bushland setting on Jervis Bay, complete with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters just a couple of minutes away by car (or 15 minutes by bike if you are feeling more energetic!).

You'll find twelve spacious, safari-style tents at Paperbark Camp, all of which are elevated to ensure you make the most of the refreshing sea breeze and soothing views of towering namesake paperbarks.

Whether you choose an Original tent, a Deluxe tent or - for a special treat - a King Deluxe tent, you'll enjoy plenty of safari-style comfort. Soft linen, polished hardwood flooring and solar-powered lighting welcome you, and the tents each feature their own open-air, private en-suites. The piping hot shower is an ideal place for bird and kangaroo watching as you lather up with the hand-made toiletries provided, then cocoon yourself in a soft gown.

Meanwhile, wrap-around decking, complete with cosy furniture, makes for a scenic position to watch the sun rising and setting, as you reconnect with your loved ones amongst the very best of nature.

If you're in the mood for extra indulgence, the Deluxe and King Deluxe tents come complete with a freestanding bath and sumptuous furnishings. While the Original and Deluxe tents sleep two people in comfort, the King Deluxe tent can sleep up to six people...or couples who appreciate the luxury of extra space under canvas!

Paperbark Camp has been proudly awarded Advanced Eco Accreditation, and as such you won't find mod-cons such as fridges, power points or televisions in your tent. This is your chance to really switch off from everyday life and get back to nature, so make the most of it!

You'll find architect-designed The Gunyah (an aboriginal term for ‘meeting place') is the sparkling jewel in Paperbark Camp's crown. Built amongst the treetops, you can feast your eyes on exceptional wildlife views as you feast on fine cuisine and excellent wine, hang out in the lounge, or curl up in front of a roaring fire as you exchange holiday stories with the new friends you've made.

By day, take advantage of the free WiFi and coffee available at The Gunyah (where tech enthusiasts can also charge their devices), or head to the Sundowner deck for drinks, bar snacks and more sunset-watching later on.  

You may feel that all you're inclined to do during your stay is sit back and relax...and if that's the case, we wouldn't blame you! However, the spectacular beaches and award-winning national parks found on Jervis Bay are begging to be explored, and are ideal if you're a lover of the Great Outdoors at its absolute greatest.

You'll find complimentary bikes and canoes provided on site, so you can really make the most of your spectacular surroundings. Go wildlife-spotting on a walking trail, or whizz to the nearby bayside town of Huskisson on two wheels. For the adventurous, the signature Paperbark Challenge involves canoeing to Huskisson and back! For sun-and-scenery soakers, there are plenty of pristine white sandy beaches within easy reach, including Greenfields, Iluka, Nelsons and Murrays Beach as well as the famous Hyam's Beach.

Meanwhile, in-tent massages and beauty treatments can be booked for those who want to pamper their senses...meaning just about every taste is catered for at Paperbark Camp. Experience it once, and we're sure you'll be planning your next visit before your first has even ended!

Things to note

Any bookings that include a Friday or Saturday are minimum 2 night stays. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to stay for safety reasons. No pets are permitted to stay. Parking is provided and situated a short walk from the restaurant.

Tried and tested

"Thank you Paperbark! We had amazing stay here! The food, staff and accommodation were all flawless. We enjoyed the Husky kayak challenge. We will be back!"

"Couldn't think of a more perfect place to get married. We had the best time and will never forget our stay here. Thanks to all the staff for making this weekend so awesome."

"We stayed in Gang Gang, amazing experience and lived up to all expectations. Food was fantastic with amazing presentation. We will be back for our honeymoon, this was an engagement present! So many happy memories - everyone needs to experience Paperbark! We will be recommending you to all our friends."

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The basics

Region: Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Cost (from): £175 per night
Sleeps: 3-6 per tent
Bedrooms: 12 tents
Bathrooms: 1 per tent
Minimum stay: 2 nights (weekends)
Property ref: 731

Facilities

Original Safari Tents sleep 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children, queen or king/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, private open-air ensuite bathroom, hot shower, bathroom amenities, full insect screening, solar powered lighting, hardwood flooring, wrap-around deck, outdoor furniture.

Deluxe Safari Tents sleep 3, king/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, private open-air ensuite bathroom, slippers, bathrobes, free-standing bath tub, hot shower, bathroom amenities, full insect screening, solar powered lighting, hardwood flooring, wrap-around deck, outdoor furniture, lounge.

King Deluxe Safari Tents sleep 6, 2 x king/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, private indoor ensuite bathroom, sunken bath, double vanity, outdoor bush shower, slippers, bathrobes, bathroom amenities, full insect screening, solar powered lighting, hardwood flooring, large deck, outdoor furniture, lounges.

Deluxe Plus Safari Tents sleep 3, king/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, private open-air ensuite bathroom, slippers, bathrobes, free-standing bath tub, separate shower, bathroom amenities, full insect screening, solar powered lighting, hardwood flooring, wrap-around deck, outdoor furniture, additional sun deck, loungers.

Local activities

Canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, cycling, massage, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, beaches, vineyards, dolphin spotting tours, boat trips, surfing, fishing, treetop walk, diving, snorkelling.

At a glance

  • Luxury safari-style camp site set in Australia's Jervis Bay, offering 12 tents (choose from Original, Deluxe and King Deluxe) and a treetop lounge/restaurant, The Gunyah. Ideal for families, couples and groups.
  • Please note children under six are not catered for at the camp for safety reasons and pets are not permitted. The tents are 12V solar powered , with WiFi and 240V power points available at The Gunyah.
  • Fly to Sydney Airport and hire a car for the 2.5 hr drive to the site. Cycles and kayaks are available to hire for exploring the local area.
  • Bookings must be made in advance for The Gunyah's restaurant and for in-tent beauty treatments. Linen, bath towels and toiletries are all provided.
  • Explore the many walking and cycling trails, visit one of the many national parks nearby, or simply head for the beach!
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