Places & Spaces: Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp is a glamping destination where you can truly bond with nature.

Paperbark Camp is the tangible fantasy of Irena and Jeremy Hutchings. The couple has a long history of traveling, camping, and dreaming. After experiencing the enchantment of an African safari, they couldn’t stop imagining a safari experience in their own Australian backyard. Years later, the gorgeous Jervis Bay of Australia was graced with the sustainably developed Paperbark Camp. The “100 acre site of untouched bushland with creek frontage,” is adjacent to the bay, a National Marine Park.

Paperbark Camp is a rare combination of natural beauty with luxurious amenities. Packages range from bed and breakfast options to adventure itineraries (sail cruise anyone?). The whimsy of a treetop dining room (“a tree house for possums and foodies”), provides candle-lit dinners under a gum tree canopy. The camp allows an escape into nature where you can, “Do it all…or nothing at all.”

Rates start at $300/night – soaring eucalyptus forest, starry nights, untouched nature, and intriguing paperback trees included.

This is the second in our seven-part series, Places & Spaces at EcoSalon, a travel guide that will inspire you to carve out a vacation on your calendar. All of the gorgeous locations and accommodations in our guide share our concern for the environment. From tent glamping to lavish built environments, fair warning, you’ll feel compelled to pack your suitcase.