Let’s go glamp­ing!

Check out this round-up of the best lux­ury camp­ing op­tions in Aus­tralia

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if you like the idea of dis­cov­er­ing the great out­doors but think it might be a lit­tle un­com­fort­able rough­ing it un­der the stars, then glamp­ing is for you. Lux­ury tents are pop­ping up in the most sub­lime sites from her­itage-listed na­tional parks to is­lands and winer­ies.

TRUF­FLE LODGE, TAS

Lux­ury camp­ing just got bet­ter on the banks of the Der­went River. The African-style sa­fari tents fea­ture rain-show­ers, hand-carved wooden baths, king beds, cof­fee ma­chines, pri­vate decks and heat­ing. All on a truf­fle farm! Each tent is linked by a board­walk to the main lodge. Go for a bike ride or walk (look out for the res­i­dent platy­pus), or just kick back. truf­flelodge.com

MINJERRIBAH CAMP­ING, QLD

Want an is­land es­cape? Just out­side Point Look­out on Strad­die, Minjerribah Camp­ing is launch­ing glam­per­friendly bell tents with high-qual­ity bed­ding, bam­boo chairs, and power. Shel­tered be­hind na­tive forests, there are tents for cou­ples and for fam­i­lies avail­able from 11 De­cem­ber, 2018. Walk along the head­land to spot dol­phins, try snorkelling or sim­ply sit back with a sun­downer. min­jer­rib­ah­camp­ing.com.au

DIS­COV­ERY PARKS, BAROSSA, SA

Imag­ine ex­plor­ing the best winer­ies and sam­pling amaz­ing pro­duce, then

re­tir­ing to the deck of your sa­fari tent. At Dis­cov­ery Parks, Barossa Val­ley they’ve hoisted 12 lux­ury tents (with en­suites) in a pri­vate area among na­tive gums ad­ja­cent to Tur­key Flat Vine­yards, af­ford­ing an in­cred­i­ble vista across the vines. dis­cov­ery­parks.com.au

FLASH CAMP, KAKADU, NT

A once tem­po­rary set-up in the UNESCO World Her­itage Listed wilder­ness of Kakadu Na­tional Park, the Flash Camp ex­pe­ri­ence has been so suc­cess­ful a year-round glamp­ing site at Cooinda is be­ing planned. You can camp by a bil­l­abong and scan the star­lit sky while en­joy­ing the bo­hochic am­bi­ence of your tent. Tours out of Cooinda to iconic lo­ca­tions such as the spec­tac­u­lar Jim Jim Falls also make it the per­fect place to glamp. kakadu­tourism.com

PAPERBARK CAMP, NSW

Hid­den among im­pos­ing eu­ca­lypts and pa­per­barks along the banks of the Cur­ram­bene Creek, 2.5 hours south of Syd­ney, is a river­side hide­away that takes glamp­ing to new heights. It’s one of the orig­i­nals, and still one of the best, due to its beau­ti­ful de­sign and in­cred­i­ble lo­ca­tion. The tents are on raised, pol­ished, hard­wood floors and fea­ture all the ameni­ties of a lux­ury ho­tel, with en­suites and lo­cally made toi­letries. Grab a ca­noe and pad­dle away or sim­ply watch the kan­ga­roos and abun­dant birdlife while din­ing at the camp’s Gun­yah Restau­rant. pa­per­bark­camp.com.au

Love the lux­ury of African-style sa­fari tents, Tas. Glamp­ing goes to new heights at Paperbark Camp.

En­joy is­land life on Strad­die, Qld.

Re­lax in the river­side re­treat that is Paperbark Camp, NSW.

Ex­plore iconic Kakadu lo­ca­tions from your Flash Camp base, NT. Have a fab food and wine ex­pe­ri­ence in the Barossa, SA

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