Dining at Paperbark Camp

The Gunyah (Aboriginal for meeting place)
is the heart of the camp.

The Gunyah treetop dining room welcomes non-resident guests for breakfast, afternoon cocktails, bar snacks and dinner. Bookings are essential.

With delicious food and specially selected regional wines served amongst the treetops… there's no doubt that dining in the Gunyah is a highlight of a stay at Paperbark Camp, taking the concept of bush tucker to another level.

From the hearty home cooked breakfast enjoyed before setting out for the day, the packed gourmet picnic to nourish whilst bushwalking or a romantic candlelit dinner on the verandah, all  meals at Paperbark Camp are prepared with much thought and always with our sustainable ethos in mind.

Much consideration is given to sourcing local and regional produce and only the freshest ingredients used, so menus change regularly depending on what is in season. A relaxed approach to cooking, flavours and techniques that reflect our multicultural heritage and a clever use of indigenous ingredients combine to create a wonderful bush dining experience that celebrates  the incredible diversity of contemporary Australian cuisine.

The Gunyah is our restaurant, reception, bar and communal lounge area and welcomes both in-house and non-resident guests, also being able to cater to those with access needs.

We are open 7 days September - May, with reduced hours when the weather turns cold and the occasional private function that might close the camp to outside guests.

Bookings are essential for non-resident breakfast and dinner guests, all bookings are online, please click HERE . Dinner bookings are available from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Breakfast bookings are available from 9.30am - 11.30am.

NOTE: We are able to cater to all dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking if you have any specific requirements and we will be happy to offer an alternative.

  • 3 Course set menu | $90 per person
  • Children are welcome | $45 per child
  • 3 Course Breakfast (inc. cooked to order hot breakfast and 1 espresso coffee) | $42.50 per person

Please note a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays and 15% on all public holidays. The Gunyah is fully licensed and does not cater to BYO.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy drinks and bar snacks on the Sundowner Deck from 2pm- 6pm, please book online HERE  or call 4441 7299 on the day to ensure we have a nice spot for you on the verandah.

We follow the seasons and sometimes things need a last minute tweak, so please note all sample menus are subject to change.


Please note The Gunyah restaurant and Paperbark Camp no longer accept cash (unless by prior arrangement). We happily accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

We hope to see you soon!

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About The Gunyah

Designed by Sydney architects Nettleton Tribe, The Gunyah is a unique space, built high off the ground to enjoy the sea breeze and a wonderful position amongst tree tops.

In the warmer months, the sliding doors open up for outdoor dining on the verandah, providing a bushy backdrop to candlelit meals and to observe the goings on of our resident possums, sugar gliders and birdlife.

In winter, an open fire with cosy lounges is the perfect place to curl up after dinner with a nightcap, perhaps swap a few traveling tales with other guests, or enjoy a game of cards.

The Gunyah is our dining room, reception and communal lounge and is also where you head to  for free Wi-Fi and access to additional charging stations.

Guests are welcome to help themselves to tea or coffee during the day (or for some, the middle of the night!) or order an espresso style coffee.

The Gunyah and surrounds  also makes for a beautifully romantic wedding venue and inspirational space for small meetings and corporate retreats.

Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing and mouth watering stay. The food was exquisite, the tent divine. We loved the birds, the kangaroos and the penguins. All the best.

David Smith & Danuta Woronowicz, Edmonton, Canada