Vacations & Travel - - Tried & Tested - By Danielle Lan­caster

Sirromet, lo­cated in beau­ti­ful Mount Cot­ton in Queens­land, 30 min­utes' drive from Bris­bane, is known for its first-class wines un­der chief wine­maker Adam Chap­man. Now, it is also known for its lux­ury glamp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Launched in May 2018, Sanc­tu­ary by Sirromet has lux­ury tents, fac­ing a nat­u­ral lily-pad stud­ded la­goon. Birds and but­ter­flies visit the newly planted na­tive shrubs while res­i­dent wal­la­bies leisurely graze in the vicin­ity.

Within your tran­quil abode, there is no tele­vi­sion, how­ever, Wi-Fi is com­pli­men­tary. Ded­i­cated to the en­vi­ron­ment, the prop­erty is green and clean. All your per­sonal sup­plies are en­viro-friendly with the hand­made goat's milk soap and body lo­tion di­vine. I love that the com­pen­dium, made by a lo­cal leather worker, con­sists of re­cy­cled pa­per dot­ted with seeds.

When it is re­placed, the pa­per sim­ply de­com­poses and the seeds sprout a new gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian flora.

Tents vary in size to suit cou­ples or fam­i­lies and there is a se­cluded hon­ey­moon tent. All fea­ture silk-lined ceil­ings, pol­ished floors, re­verse cy­cle-air-con­di­tion­ing along with lux­ury linen on com­fort­able king-sized beds.

And then there is the food. Dur­ing our two-night stay, we dine at Lurleen’s Restau­rant and savour a Sirromet food and wine sa­fari. We ride in the trailer be­hind the farm trac­tor to sta­tion after sta­tion bulging with fine food and wine, joined by wine­maker Adam Chap­man, and head chef Matt Ful­ford. The sa­fari’s last course is in the Bar­rel Hall, and af­ter­wards, re­plete with beau­ti­ful food and wine, it is a short, easy walk back to our tent, ac­com­pa­nied by a light breeze whis­per­ing in the trees un­der an in­fi­nite ceil­ing of stars.


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