Glamping in Australia
"Glamping - It's all the Rage!"
If you love the outdoors, waking up to beautiful scenery but hate the idea of camping then this really could be your thing!
Think glamourous camping - something that you would expect on a Safari perhaps in Africa - proper beds, mosquito nets, your own shower and toilet.
It's a phenomena currently taking Europe by storm and everyone who is anyone is doing it! I can't think of a more suitable country for you to try a bit of Glamping but here in Australia -warm weather, beautiful landscapes and starry skies.
It's certainly new here though and the level of luxury goes from 5 star down to say a 2 or 3 star and prices vary accordingly.
This page is designed to show you the best glamping spots with the most stunning landscapes. I've chosen a selection of really posh to some more practical affordable options.
Best Places to Experience Glamping in Australia - Total Luxury!
The following are beautiful and very luxurious but they have a price tag to match:Longitude 131 Ayers Rock - Luxury with a beautiful view of Ayers Rock. The stars here are so amazing as you really will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.
Beautifully appointed "tents" with everything you can possibly think of. There are only 15 tents all of which have amazing views of the Rock. This is actually the only place you can stay and actually wake up to see the rock - the other Voyages resort doesn't offer the views.
It's an all exclusive package including food, drink and airport transfers. Pricey but an experience you will never forget.
Ayers Rock Australiapaperbark Camp Jervis Bay - One of my favourite places to visit, a 3 hour drive from Sydney on the road to Melbourne, Jervis Bay and this exclusive camp is to die for!
Set in the midst of a National Park, surrounded by birds and harmless but adorable creatures, you really will experience all that is great about the Australian outdoors with the most amazing beaches on your door step.
The camp itself is the height of luxury - elevated tents have ensuites and all amenities. There are a few tents that are even more luxurious with big bath tubs and an outdoor lounge area. The camp prides itself on its sustainability so you can rest easy knowing you are doing the right thing for the environment too.
I'd recommend even just treating yourself to dinner here if you can't afford to stay! The Gunyah restaurant is well known throughout Australia and features in many Best of Australia dining guides
Australia National ParksTandara Sydney - fancy something different from a city hotel? This luxury camp is just a few kms outside of Sydney in Lane Cove National Park. So, it is far enough way to feel like you are in the bush but the city is still easily accessible.
Tents are well appointed. There is a gourmet BBQ for your exclusive use and a breakfast basket, wine and use of push bikes too.
Things to do in SydneySal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia - An hour south of Exmouth, this stunning coastline is the place to come for diving especially to see the whale sharks.
The beds in these tents are ultra comfy and do have an ensuite bathroom. All meals and activities are included in their one hefty price tag!
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Bamurra Plains - Set in kakadu National Park about 3 hours from Darwin, this is another luxury experience. Focus is very much on the local environment and birdlife with no TV, CD player etc - just very comfortable beds and with only 9 tents you really will feel like you are experiencing this place all on your own.
Best Places for Glamping in Australia but More Affordable!
The average Aussie loves camping so there are plenty of campsites around Australia. The following offer more affordable tent options but are still classed as a step up from the traditional tent and no amenities:Tidal River Cabins Wilsons Prom - An absolutely stunning spot along the Sydney to Melbourne drive but really not far from Melbourne. These tents are well equipped and offer amazing views of the National Park here. Book ahead in Summer and school holidays
Wilsons PromEast Kimberley Tours have ready erect tents at the Bungle Bungles with proper beds in them. This is an enormous rock formation in the Kimberleys, Western Australia - think Australia the Movie scenery and you won't be far wrong.El Questro Homestead - A huge homestead with cattle and a wide range of accommodation types including the Emma Gorge Safari Tents - just outside Kunanura which is on the edge of the Kimberleys again, a great place to explore the REAL Australia.
Australia Reviews - Kimberley region
Silk Pavilions Mount Burell - A little more expensive than the above options but worthy of a mention is this gem of a place in the heart of the Tweed Valley near the QLD/NSW border. It means you can get here from Byron Bay or Gold Coast Airport easily.
Accommodation is in Eco Pavillions with large beds and great views over looking the bush. The overall resort has a Thai/Asian feel.
If the above options are still all over your budget then can I suggest you check out my Camping Australia page which details the best campsites in Australia.
At these sites there will be cabins that you can stay in - still a step up from traditional camping
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