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If going Bear Grylls is simply not your style and you prefer the creature comforts of a luxurious hotel yet still like to get outdoors, then perhaps glamping is more your thing.
From the city to the coast, Australia has a plethora of glamping hot spots where there is no need to worry about pitching a tent or gathering enough wood for a fire.
1. Cosy Tents – Daylesford, VIC
Nestled in the hills of the Hepburn Shire, Cosy Tents offer a unique luxury camping experience, combining the essence of a hotel with the great outdoors. Here you’ll be bunking in your own fully furnished European canvas tent with linen of 1200 threads, duck-down quilts, wood-fired stoves and even a Bose sound system. They’ve thought of everything and it all within minutes of the Daylesford Village.
2. St Jerome’s Hotel – Melbourne, VIC
You don’t have to head out of town to have a glamping experience with St Jerome’s opening a boutique hotel on the rooftop of Melbourne Central. The luxury tents are fitted with out with bold bed linen, thick quilts, electric blankets and even a mini bar! There is also a campsite kiosk where you can purchase anything from bed socks to French champagne.
3. Paperbark Camp – Jervis Bay, NSW
Visit Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay and stay in luxurious safari style tents set amongst the soaring eucalyptus and intriguing paperbarks. This is the ideal retreat for those wanting to be immersed in nature yet still enjoy the finer things in life such as good food, wine and insect proof accommodation!
4. Tanja Lagoon Camp – Tathra, NSW
You’ll have water views from within the comfort of your safari style tent at the Tanja Lagoon Camp in Tathra. No communal cooking or showering in sight with each tent have an adjoining corrugated-iron en suite and fully equipped kitchenette.
5. Sal Salis – Cape Range National Park, WA
Watch the red kangaroos grazing amongst the dunes and listen to the sounds of the butcherbird or a humpback whale breaching as you kick back in your wilderness tent of Sal Salis beachside camp. This is glamping experience is one of Australia’s best kept secrets!
6. Nightfall Camp – Lamington National Park, QLD
Located off the beaten track in the middle of Queensland’s ancient Lamington National Park rainforest is the indulgent Nightfall campsite. Limited to only six guests at a time, the three architect-inspired safari tents is the epitome of sustainable chic.
7. Flash Camp – Music festivals, NSW
Travel where the action is and book a safari tent at one of the many music festivals in NSW. No need to worry about pitching your tent, Flash Camp will have everything set up for you, so you can enjoy the tunes and festival vibe. When you need some down time, escape to your VIP area of bathroom facilities, fine service, massage and a communal area to be envied.
8. You choose your location
Pick your own location and Avant Garde Camping will come set up your own European canvas bell tent and furnish it with everything you need. Whether you are going to a music festival, a romantic weekend away or taking your little people on a family holiday, you will be glamping in style!
With glamping in Australia at its peak, you no longer have to sacrifice luxury and style to experience the natural wonders of the outdoors. All you will need to do is pack an overnight bag and don’t forget the marshmallows.