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Safari-style glamping at Paperback Camp, Jervis Bay

After suggesting last time that you might fancy a bit of Attenborough-ing in the Galapagos, this time we’re thinking safaris. Not the real ones in Africa with the Big Five formerly game animals. Glamping in the style of a safari, right here in Australia and without the guy wandering outside with the rifle at night, just in case.

In fact, Luxury Escapes has lined up the chance for you to go bush in a glamorous permanent tent structure with all the trimmings, atop a stilted deck, safe from marauding… wombats, kangaroos and rabbits.

Paperbark Camp is a great option if you want to see if you’d like vibe before you board that plane to Africa for a true safari. Or if like me, the thought of actually camping gives you a little shudder.

And here between May and November, you can book a whale-watching cruise with a Jervis Bay tourism company for a chance to spot migrating whales.

Retreat to the stunning Shoalhaven region in New South Wales’ South Coast on a serene glamping escape at this eco-friendly oasis in the beautiful surrounds of Jervis Bay.

This unique glamping experience manages to make you feel lost amongst nature while only a two and a half hour drive from Sydney.

Inspired by the proprietors’ romance with sundowner camps in Africa, each of Paperbark’s 13 safari-style tents celebrates sustainability without sacrificing comfort.

Fight wintry mornings with a warm tea using the hot water flask delivered to your doorstep, spend afternoons relaxing in the open-air bath and evenings cosying up in your heated tent.

Serenity Now

Celebrating 25 years in the pristine bushland, Australia’s first glamping retreat invites you to enjoy life’s pleasures while connecting with the natural environment around you.

Surrounded by national parks, there’s ample opportunity to roam through nature on bush walks, kayak up the creek, swim, snorkel, surf or simply lounge with eyes out for wandering kangaroos and wildlife.

Feel like some pampering instead? Let reception book you a massage on your private deck and be lulled by the natural soundscape.

Here’s a few other things you might like to get up to if the chilling gets too relaxed and you want to pump up the volume a bit, things-to-do-in-jervis-bay.

For tent selection and pricing from Luxury Escapes CLICK HERE or call them on 1300 88 99 00

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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