Woollamia Travel Guide
Say the word "camping" and many of us will run a mile. Alter this to "five-star camping" and it starts to get intriguing. On the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, the Paperbark Camp is anything but a humble campsite: it's a bushland collection of twelve luxury safari tents with verandahs and private ensuites (including outside bath tubs to get you close to nature--if you want).
The tents are all anchored above the ground so the threat of unwanted animal or insect visitors is low. After a peaceful night's sleep "in nature", you can go hiking or head to the beach, or just hang out in the tent. There is a restaurant on site, too.
Quite sensibly, Paperbark Camp closes over winter and this week it has reopened for the new camping season. That means it has some September specials going from A$270-$330 (US$230-280) a night, including breakfast--but you can see on their website that they're pretty heavily booked already, so everyone must be relying on winter definitely being over.