- Tents, Tipis & Yurts
- Safari Lodges
- Sports & activity
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Cook available
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
Combining unique luxurious tented accommodation with wonderful food and warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay. This is camping for grown-ups!
Just over 2 hours’ drive from Sydney on the unspoilt south coast of New South Wales, Jervis Bay is a nature lover’s paradise with spectacular coastal scenery, clear calm water for swimming and pristine white sand beaches for strolling and relaxing on. The area boasts three national parks, The Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay National Park and Jervis Bay Marine Park, which include walking trails and deserted beaches and also provide sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife and underwater creatures. Nestled amongst the soaring eucalyptus and paperbark trees, the 12 safari-style tents are built above the ground on timber platforms to give a unique aspect and capture the sea breeze. After a delicious dinner in our tree top dining room, snuggle up in your canvas hideaway and be lulled into a restful sleep by the gentle sounds of the bush at night. It’s a truly magical and memorable experience.
The camp is the perfect base from which to explore the unspoilt natural beauty of Jervis Bay. Explore the walking trails, gardens and bush habitats of the Booderee National Park, go for a surf at Caves Beach, go on a bush tucker tour with a local aboriginal guide, play a round of golf at the pretty Vincentia Golf Club, go horse riding at nearby Falls Creek, or just marvel at the aqua blue water of Murrays Beach and the white sands of Hyams Beach. And on the water you can go diving, snorkelling and sea kayaking, go dolphin and whale watching, or try your hand at sailing or deep sea fishing. Beyond Jervis Bay itself you can go wine tasting in local award-winning wineries, explore the shops and galleries of the nearby Shoalhaven towns of Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Milto, climb Pigeon House mountain for unforgettable views, or drive through the Royal National Park and experience the spectacular coastal drive to Wollongong which includes the Seacliff Bridge.
The camp is located 2 hours (190km) south of Sydney in Jervis Bay, which is part of the Shoalhaven region. It is 4km from the small holiday town of Huskisson where the Currambene Creek meets the bay. The bay and its surrounding area covers 16km from North to South and 10km from East to West, so having a car is useful (and easiest) for exploring. However we do encourage guests to consider alternative modes of transport. The train from Central station Sydney to Bomaderry (Nowra) is particularly scenic and we are happy to arrange a transfer to the camp. See the website for driving directions.
Nearest Train Station:
The Gunyah Restaurant on site
Lots of pristine beaches in the area
The camp is made up of 8 Original and 4 Deluxe safari tents which feature wrap around verandas, insect screening and hardwood flooring. The tents have comfortable beds, 12V solar powered lighting, 100% cotton linen and towels, bathrobes, hotel amenities and insect repellent. All 12 tents also have verandas and inside/outside private en-suites attached – the Original tents have hot showers and the Deluxe Tents have freestanding baths. In addition, the Deluxe tents have outdoor lounges.
For many people, a stay here is a chance to sleep in, enjoy a long lazy breakfast on the veranda with the papers, spend a couple of hours on the beach with a good book and then head back for an afternoon snooze and a candle lit dinner. But if you do want to be a bit more active then there’s plenty to see and do. 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). Or grab your torch and walk the trails in the evening, looking out for possums and other nocturnal residents. Complimentary bikes and canoes are provided for guests’ enjoyment - 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.
The Gunyah Restaurant (