Jeremy and Irena Hutchins founded Paperbark in 1999 after falling in love with safaris. True to form, it delivers all the luxuries of safari in a uniquely Australian iteration.
The site is bordered by the Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay National Park and Jervis Bay Marine Park. Bikes and canoes are available to all residents, and there are walking trails snaking throughout the property.
For those of a less active frame of mind, The Gunyah Restaurant is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the region, and it’s in a treehouse. Step in for cumin-salt encrusted kangaroo with beetroot relish; and pan-fried local fish with steamed mussels and olive tapenade. There’s a strong selection of local wine, as well as beer from brewers in nearby Nowra.
But, there’s no need to leave your tent if you don’t want to. There’s no power, but there are solar lights and gas hot water for the tub and the open-air shower. This isn’t a caravan park, either – the queen-size bed will likely be more comfortable than your own at home.