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Paperbark Camp

Jervis Bay, Australia

Combining unique luxury tented accommodation with wonderful food & warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay, just over two hours drive from Sydney. Explore the pristine waters and enjoy the Australian bush.

At a Glance

  • This is one of Australia's most eco-sensitive lodges - no trees were felled in its construction, all the furniture was made from offcuts and all 12 tents are solar powered

  • A unique ‘camping’ experience which combines style, character and the occasional visit from local wildlife

  • Fall asleep to the sounds of the bush

  • The perfect base to enjoy the pristine waters of Jervis Bay

  • A great option for a quiet beach stay within New South Wales, just over 2 hours scenic drive from Sydney

Adventure, Beach, Family, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Grab a torch and take a moonlit walk after dinner on one of the nature trails - seeing the nocturnal possums in their natural habitat like this is amazing.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Paperbark Camp or take a look at our itineraries to New South Wales


On the unspoiled south coast of New South Wales, Jervis Bay is part of the Shoalhaven region which has a wealth of natural treasures, but the bay which is home to the luxury Paperbark Camp really is the jewel in its crown. The area boasts three national parks which between them include many kilometers of walking trails as well as providing a sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife and underwater creatures. Jervis Bay is the ultimate nature lover's paradise with spectacular coastal scenery, clear and calm water for swimming and pristine white sand beaches for strolling and relaxing on.

Placed thoughtfully amongst the soaring eucalyptus and the paperbark trees that give the camp its name, the twelve safari-style tents of Paperbark Camp are built on platforms above the ground for your privacy and comfort and feature a wrap around verandah, hardwood flooring, full insect screening and solar powered lighting as well as highest quality cotton linen and all the comforts you would expect from a luxe camping experience.

Accommodation at Paperbark Camp includes your own outdoor private en-suite bathroom, perfect for bird watching while you unwind under a steaming hot shower, but for a camping experience like no other, spoil yourself in one of the four deluxe tents with a free standing bath-with-a-view and the latest in contemporary furnishings that creates a romantic candle lit oasis amongst the gum trees.

The Gunyah (aboriginal for 'meeting place') is the heart of Paperbark Camp and is built high off the ground to ensure a great backdrop of the trees and cool breezes. Cuisine here is founded on fresh seasonal ingredients and has a modern European influence.

Many guests at Paperbark Camp just chose to laze by the beach or on their verandas, eat well and enjoy the serenity of the area and pampering at the camp - however bikes and canoes are available to all guests and the property has some easy trails that wind between the paperbark, gum and mangrove forests. Other activities nearby include horse riding, surfing, scuba diving, dolphin and whale watching. After a delicious dinner in the tree top dining room, snuggle up in your own canvas hideaway and be lulled into a restful sleep by the peaceful sounds of the bush at night.


Paperbark Camp offers guests 8 Original and 4 Deluxe Safari Tents. All of these sturdy canvas tents are raised off the ground on a timber platform and have fabulous spacious verandas, hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms and solar powered lighting. The Deluxe Safari Tents have the addition of a free standing bath.

Original Safari Tent

The Original Safari Tents are built off the ground on a timber platform to give a unique aspect and capture the sea breeze.

Deluxe Safari Tent

The Deluxe Safari tents feature a large verandah, with an indoor/outdoor private ensuite and a free standing bath.


Paperbark Camp welcomes children and the area is a haven of adventurous possibilities for kids to explore not only on the beaches but also on the nature trails within the forests. The camp is happy to provide meals to their tastes and requirements.


The Gunyah Restaurant is positioned among the treetops so resident possums, sugar sliders and all kinds of birdlife can be observed which enjoying the freshly produced, seasonal food, including oysters, quail and kangaroo. In summer the sliding doors open on to the veranda for al fresco dining and in winter the fire is lit and the candles are lit transforming it into a cosy treehouse. Massage can be organized if requested in advance and complimentary bikes and canoes are provided.


Activities are numerous in the region surrounding Paperbark Camp. On land cycle, enjoy the nature trails and beach walks, play at the nearby golf course or ride from the local stables. On water you can surf, snorkel, dive, fish, take a guided sea kayak tour, go sailing, dolphin watching or (seasonal) whale watching.

Location & Directions

Jervis Bay, Australia

Paperbark camp is 190km south of Sydney in Jervis Bay which is part of the Shoalhaven region. The area boasts three national parks, The Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay National Park and Jervis Bay Marine Park.

Paperbark camp is 4km from the small vacation town of Huskisson on the shores of the bay where the Currambene Creek meets the bay. Also around the bay are Vincentia, Hyams Beach and Jervis Bay Village.

When to go

Paperbark Camp is closed in July and August.

In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.

New South Wales is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May to October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights.

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