What is Glamping?
'Glamping', or glamourous camping, combines the best of camping and experiencing nature with the luxuries most of us just don't want to give up even for a night, like a king size bed and running water! Based in the beautiful Jervis Bay area on the South Coast of New South Wales, Paperbark Camp combines luxury with environmental friendliness to create a unique, extra luxurious glamping getaway experience. This sustainably minded eco-lodge offers the opportunity to escape from the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life and stay in tents built up off the ground - just like having your very own treehouse!
What is special about Paperbark Camp?
Paperbark Camp was established in 1998 by Irena and Jeremy Hutchings and was inspired by the tent style accommodation on African Safaris! Determined to bring this style of accommodation to Australia, Irena and Jeremy gave up corporate work in Sydney and relocated their family to the South Coast. The location they settled on, in beautiful Jervis Bay, offers privacy and serenity in quiet, untouched bushland on a creek frontage, just a few minutes' drive from the beach. Paperbark Camp's approach to sustainability began with a passion for maintaining and preserving the natural environment while enjoying all it has to offer. The retreat was established in line with ecologically minded tourism, focusing on minimising environmental impact and developing knowledge of local land. Some of Paperbark's environmentally friendly features include solar power, natural air ventilation, no land clearing, use of recycled and natural products, and careful maintenance of the native flora and wildlife. Praised for its eco-conscious ideals, the secluded coastal retreat has been given Advanced Eco Accreditation from Ecotourism Australia, and the accommodation and attached restaurant are run with love and passion by the Hutchings family and local staff. We love the ethos behind this environmentally-minded business!
Paperbark Camp offers a romantic escape for two people in the heart of the pristine Jervis Bay bushland. Built above ground on a timber platform surrounded by trees, each tent features a luxurious king or queen size bed with soft bamboo cotton linen, solar powered lighting, polished hardwood flooring, outdoor deck, and a private, open-air ensuite with shower and free-standing bath. This decadent accommodation also includes dinner and breakfast at the Gunyah Restaurant, offering gourmet seasonal dishes made with local produce. A peaceful and idyllic bushland escape, this eco-friendly glamping retreat makes a beautiful mini-holiday for stressed out parents or anyone wanting to go off the grid!
My top 5 Glamping essentials
In keeping with the luxury of glamping, there's no reason why you shouldn't take all of your favourite organic products with you! Here are my top picks for travel size necessities.
Black Chicken Remedies Travel Skin Care Pack
The Black Chicken Remedies Travel Skin Care Pack is the perfect travel size set for a weekend away, containing a beautiful selection of skin care essentials by Black Chicken Remedies includes everything you need to keep your face and body nourished on the go.
Ouch! Herbal Insect Repellent
I never go away without taking my Ouch Insect Repellent which is 100% organic and the size of a credit card! This pocket sized spray can repel insects including mozzies, flies and ants, and the tiny bottle packs over 300 sprays! This herbal repellent will give you long lasting protection while you cosy up by the campfire or cool down by the creek.
Life Basics Vegan Bamboo Hair Brush - Large
Another absolute must have in my travel bag is the Life Basics Vegan Bamboo Hair Brush - Large. Made from eco-friendly bamboo and vegan bristles, this brush will keep hair knot-free while travelling.
Life Basics Toothbrush
Also made from environmentally sustainable bamboo, the Life Basics Bamboo & Charcoal Toothbrush packs neatly into your toiletries bag and keeps teeth free from plaque and harmful bacteria.
Grants Mild Mint with Aloe Vera Toothpaste
The minty Grants Aloe Vera Toothpaste keeps your mouth clean and fresh thanks to soothing Aloe Vera and Pure Mint Oil. This mild paste contains all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients, making it the perfect addition to an environmentally sustainable retreat!