Wednesday 6 May 2015

Paperbark Camp Review

PaperBark Camp has been on my wish list ever since seeing the resort online last winter. It’s taken me a good 8 months to get myself down to the place. Honestly, it was worth the wait! And my boyfriend and I couldn’t wait to experience “glamorous camping’ for the first time. Paperbark is located in Jervis Bay, which is approx a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney. After a busy couple of months working and blogging, I was ready for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Tranquility is an understatement. When a resort offers breakfast from 8:30am, and a hot flask delivered to your porch you know you are onto a winner! I always miss breakfast at resorts, so was pleasantly surprised they were on the same relaxing wave length as me. Rice pudding, fresh fruit, granola, endless coffee and a choice of a hot menu option was on offer. Added bonus was the log fire that was burning within the dining area. Autumn was finally here, and to a Brit that sometimes misses those cosy comforts it was an extra special touch. 

After breakfast, we had the choice of using the camps outdoor equipment which ranges from paddle boards, to kayaks to bicycles. The mornings are not the warmest this time of year (hence the sleep in) and the bf is a Perth lad so obviously May in the cooler water was not an option! Plus we wanted to check out the next town along: Huskisson. Already thinking about our next meal, we jumped on a bike and rode 5km into town. The weather was warming up, so after a nice walk of the bay and a good meal inside us it was back to camp…….on one bike! Aka punctured tyre, this 5 ft 2 chick decided to cycle the majority of the way back with a 6ft 2 dude on the back. It was an experience nonetheless and to be honest it was my only exercise on this entire trip so was probably for the best! 

Dinner both nights were amazing. Night one: Paella night. Highly recommended when prepared by a Chilean chef! Night two: Kingfish, Alpaca rack and Coconut rice pudding. One thing to be aware of… won’t leave this place hungry! And the staff cannot do enough for you.

If you’re like me and love the outdoors but like a bit of luxury, glamping is the way to go. It’s rare to come by and it’s definitely an experience. There’s only 4 weeks left before they close until spring, so if you’re keen to go get booking asap. I’ll be uploading some of the outfits I wore at the camp so stay tuned for that! And you can see more shots of my stay over on my Instagram page @bohotailor

Here’s the link to Paperbark Camp:

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