Wake to the Australian bush – the sound of chattering parrots, a rustle of leaf litter as lizards emerge to warm themselves, the crisp scent of eucalypt oil. What will today bring? A dolphin encounter while canoeing the calm waters of Jervis Bay? A meeting with kangaroos on the Scribbly Gum Track? Or the end of that novel while sipping wine beside the creek…?
Paperbark Camp is a stylish, permanent tented camp located on the banks of the Currambene Creek close to the famous white beaches of Jervis Bay, New South Wales.
The camp was designed to provide a beautiful, comfortable, environmentally sympathetic base from which to explore the local attractions as well as enjoy the tranquil bush setting.
‘The Gunyah’ is an elevated area for fine dining, relaxing and tree-top views: eat on the verandah during the warmer months, or enjoy fireside intimacy during the cooler months.
A place to bring you closer to nature – and closer to each other.
Paperbark Camp was built on the premise that it wouldn’t disturb the area’s delicate ecosystem, the great outdoors and all its attendant cicadas, possums and wombats. And yet it’s also so luxurious that creature comforts of the human variety are not forsaken but indulged.- The Guardian (UK)
Paperbark camp is located 190km south of Sydney in Jervis Bay which is part of the Shoalhaven region. The Shoalhaven has a wealth of natural treasures but the bay area is the jewel in its crown with its calm, clear waters, amazing white sand beaches and pristine coastal bush landscapes. The area boasts three national parks, The Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay National Park and Jervis Bay Marine Park which together include many kilometres of walking trails and deserted beaches as well as providing sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife and underwater creatures.
Activities at Paperbark Camp include wildlife spotting, canoeing, bike riding, walking and bird watching; encounters with kangaroos and possums are common.
Jervis Bay itself offers spectacular diving, snorkelling, bush walking in the Booderee National Park, beautiful empty beaches, surfing, dolphins, whale- and seal-watching, golf and tennis as well as opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture.
The property has some easy walking trails that meander through paperbark, gum and mangrove forests and are perfect for a stroll before breakfast (a great time for spotting kangaroos). A night, grab your torch and walk the trails to look for possums and other nocturnal residents.
Complimentary bikes and canoes are provided for guests’ enjoyment and are an eco-friendly way to explore the local area. Take the Paperbark Challenge and canoe to Huskisson and back, stopping off for a picnic and a swim on the banks of the Currambene Creek, a great day’s activity.
The Gunyah restaurant is at the heart of the camp, built high off the ground to enjoy the sea breeze and a wonderful position among the treetops.
The Gunyah is regularly recommended in regional food guides in recognition of its commitment to great food featuring fresh local produce. Menus reflect a modern European influence and change regularly according to the season. Children are welcome in the dining room and are catered for with a special menu.
Guests are welcome to use the Gunyah throughout the day and evening and are free to help themselves to coffee and tea.
Paperbark Camp consists of twelve canvas tents with private verandah, en-suite bathroom, luxury cotton linen and locally made furniture. The tents provide a unique base for those who enjoy the outdoors, great food and like to get close to nature.
For the ultimate in luxury camping, spoil yourself in one of two deluxe tents tucked away from the main camp and featuring a large private verandah with lounge, outdoor en-suite with free standing bath-with-a-view and the latest in contemporary furnishings – a romantic candle-lit oasis amongst the gum trees.
Our original safari tents are built off the ground on a timber platform to give a unique aspect and capture the sea breeze. They all feature:
Our deluxe safari tents are built off the ground on a timber platform to give a unique aspect and capture the sea breeze. They all feature:
Nearest major city/town
Town – Jervis Bay
Jet, fixed wing light aircraft or helicopter flight to Cessnock.
Paperbark Camp is located approximately 200kms south of Sydney. Vehicle transfer from Sydney takes approximately 2 hours.
Seasonal fluctuations are reflected in the rates, with peak season being Easter and Christmas to mid-January. Paperbark Camp is closed for winter from mid-June to September.