About Paperbark Camp
Located just 2.5 hrs drive from Sydney on the unspoilt NSW South Coast, the tented accommodation at Paperbark Camp is ecotourism at its best. Combining a unique Australian bush experience with great food, tranquil surroundings and genuine hospitality, guests can get back to nature in style and comfort whilst exploring the famous white beaches and National Parks of Jervis Bay. The twelve safari style tents feature solar powered lighting, private en-suite and a wrap around verandah from which to enjoy the peace and ambience of the pristine bush environment.
Behind The Brand
Your best pieces of advice for honeymoon/vacation planning?
If you can avoid peak periods especially Saturday nights then you can get more competitive rates. At Paperbark Camp we have substantially discounted packages Sun-Thurs, it;s worth taking a couple of days leave to travel mid-week and feels extra special when heading out of the city as everyone else is heading back !
What was the spark for your brand? Where did the story begin?
The Paperbark story started 25 years ago as owners Jeremy & Irena Hutchings (my parents!!) travelled in Africa and enjoyed the beautiful tented camps. From the more simple camps to the completely over-the-top, they felt that it was a style of accommodation that would suit the Australian environment. It took a few years to formulate plans and work up the courage to give up their life in Sydney to pursue their dream, but eventually they did and the rest, as they say, is history!
What inspires you creatively?
Simple pleasures, the natural environment, friends, family and the concept of true hospitality. In an increasingly complicated and stressful modern world it is reassuring to see so many people also finding joy in nature, and the concept that less, is more.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
In another life I was a flight attendant with Alitalia so was fortunate to experience some pretty out-of-the way destinations such as Senegal, Ghana, Guadeloupe and of course a wonderful life in Rome, the eternal city. I have to say that Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is one of my favourite places ever, but in the end I’m always drawn back to the remarkable and pristine natural beauty of Jervis Bay, it just never ceases to amaze, and so close to Sydney.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Trying to find a moment to myself!!
A favorite quote?
“Are we there yet?” – Any child under 15 , including myself many years ago….