Adventure Girl’s April Green Award Goes To…
Paperbark Camp-Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia
So…What aboutÂ ‘um?
Placed thoughtfully amongst the soaring Eucalyptus and intriguing Paperbark trees, the canvas safari style tents offer privacy and comfort, whilst at the same time providing a truly unique bush ‘camping’ experience.The twelve tents are built off the ground on their own timber platform, providing natural ventilation and the perfect spot to while away the afternoon with a book, a massage or just watching the local birdlife. Solar-powered lighting, insect screens, queen, king or twin beds with luxury cotton linen and your own indoor/outdoor private bathroom with hot shower ensure this will be a holiday like no other!For the ultimate in luxury camping, spoil yourself in one of our four deluxe tents tucked away from the main camp and featuring a large private verandah with lounge, outdoor private bathroom with free standing bath-with-a-view and the latest in contemporary furnishings to create a romantic candle lit oasis amongst the gum trees.
Activities- How Cool!
Canoeing, fishing on the creek, view the famous Jervis Bay dolphins, a seal colony and penguins off Bowen Island, golfing, trekking, Wreck Bay Walkabouts give visitors an insight into our Aboriginal culture, campfire talks, spotlight wildlife walks, bush tucker tours,Â bushwalking in all surrounding National Parks – Budawangs, Morton, Pigeon House and of course close-by Booderee National Park, Explore the bay by sea kayak, snorkeling, wine tasting.
What they say, Why they are Green!
All buildings are raised off the ground to minimize impact and protect from flooding, Solar power utilized to provide lighting in tents, No major tree clearing, Extensive re-generation of bush undertaken, All effluent is removed from the site in order to preserve the delicate wetland environment and the Jervis Bay National Marine Park, Cars are parked in a central area away from accommodation and facilities, No feeding of animals/birds is allowed. Visitors are educated as to why these practices are damaging to the wildlife and are not encouraged, Water conservation practices are in place: Low flow showerheads are fitted, A change of towels is provided only upon request or after three days, Signage is in place asking guests to consider the environment and conserve water.Alsoâ€¦Interpretive information is provided for guests use including books & publications dedicated to the local surrounds and the flora & fauna that inhabits it, Aboriginal bushtucker tours are organized for guests as well as campfire talks with local aborigines who teach and answers questions about the local aboriginal culture, in particular the importance of the natural environment to them as well as how the didgeridoo and music plays an important role in communicating this importance to the next generation, Where possible local bush furniture made from Paperbark timber off the property has been used, Much time is spent with guests and providing information on how they can enjoy the camp and the area without harming the environment.