Escaping the real world and discovering Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp

We all need time out from our working lives which means escaping the city and switching off to embrace relaxation. This is exactly what I did last weekend and I was fortunate enough to find the perfect place.

I had been told that Jervis Bay was definitely worth a visit with idyllic scenery and beaches (Hyams) that are made up of the whitest sand in the world. After searching for suitable accommodation, I stumbled across Paperbark Camp which looked like a real retreat and definitely the best spot for a luxury get away.

Paperbark camp is only 2½ hour’s drive away from Sydney near the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay. The camp was opened in 1999 by owners Jeremy & Irena Hutchings and it has remained a family operated business ever since. The camp offers a unique blend of delicious food and wine and extremely comfy canvas accommodation, positioned within a peaceful bush setting.

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The tents are spread out along the camp so you have your own privacy when showering in the morning and relaxing with a cup of tea on the open decking. Each one is personalised and our home for the night was called Kookaburra.

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Surrounded by beautiful trees and nature!

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A deluxe tent comes with it’s own private bathroom, including a shower with hot water and a free standing bath. The bathroom is half covered for privacy and the rest is open so you can kick back and enjoy a bath under the stars. The beds are ridiculously comfy and after one night of rouging it on a standard campsite, I definitely felt like I had fallen asleep on a cloud.

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Reception and the Gunyah Restaurant

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Inside

The food served at the Gunyah restaurant (aboriginal for meeting place, or place of shelter) is fantastic and I think their prices are quite reasonable considering the overall experience.  We were there on a Sunday night for Pisco sours and paella night! it cost $55 per head and this included four courses.

Wines and spirits are very well priced.

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In the morning we were greeted by a family of kangaroos! Daddy was a big fella when he stood up on his back legs.

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Paperbark Camp is close to some of the most stunning beaches. Huskisson being a 5 minute drive away and the popular Hyams, 20 minutes away.

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I know you are probably supposed to also include negative feedback on a review but I honestly can’t think of anything. The staff members were friendly and genuine, the food was delicious and the tents were extremely comfortable.

You can view the comment we left in the guest book below,

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This post is not sponsored but I was offered a one night stay without extra costs.

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