Let’s go glamping!
Check out this round-up of the best luxury camping options in Australia
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