There’s something rather soulful about spending a night under a starry-sky, with nothing but the sound of a crackling camp fire. Throw in some added luxuries like a wood-fired hot tub, luxe king size bed and gourmet food hamper and you’ll realise it’s next to impossible to not fall in love with glamping.
Where to go glamping in NSW
If you’re looking for a weekend adventure that’s anything but basic, we’ve put together a list of Australia’s best glamping spots so you can dial up your indulgence while still enjoying nature’s wonders.
Glenayr Farm, Mudgee
Set on 320 acres of rolling farmland in the Mudgee hills, this off-grid glamping resort is the perfect spot to enjoy both the gourmet offerings of Mudgee and the magic of the NSW countryside.
Stay in one of four natural cotton bell tents (the tents are spaces 15 metres apart for a secluded glamping experience) or book the luxury villa – complete with floor to ceiling windows and a wood-fired hot tub. The communal spaces and lakeside dining platform make Glenayr Farm a great option for larger groups looking for the glamping experience – the perfect way to cosy-up for a winter weekend.
Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay
With polished hardwood floors, spherical sunken bathtubs and fully equipped kitchens, the safari-style tents at Paperbark camp are undeniably indulgent, and sustainably crafted for minimal environmental impact.
The ethos at Paperbark Camp is about reconnecting with this beautiful country we call home, so as well as placing a heavy focus on sustainable operations (the Paperbark team have been awarded the Advanced Eco Accreditation from Ecotourism Australia for their commitment to sustainability), Paperbark facilitates educational events and adventures for guests to sensitively explore the wonders of the local environment.
Bubbletent, Capertree Valley
A romantic’s oasis, a dreamers delight, and a traveler’s rejuvenation. The Bubbletent is located some 200km outside of Sydney, roughly halfway between the wine region of Mudgee and scenic Lithgow.
With sweeping views across the rolling hills of Capertree Valley, you can be a step closer to the heavens while soaking your weary bones in Virgo’s very own wood-fired hot tub.
Cloud Camp, Mount Warning
Located at the foot of Mount Warning and on the edge of the Tweed River, Cloud Camp Glamping is one for the nature lovers – a two person bell tent and separate kitchen space, surrounded by rainforest on a 90 acre property.
Although the camp itself is completely off-grid, there are showers and an eco-toilet on site (complete with rainforest views) and the hosts offer hampers packed with local produce for guests to order pre-arrival.
Cloud Camp is great for summer getaways too, the cooler winter weather makes for more comfortable hiking conditions.
Where to go glamping in WA
Mile End Glamping, Dunsborough
Set on 144 acre private estate in the beautiful Margaret River, Mile End Glamping offers a hyper-indulgent off grid experience. The transparent geodesic design of Mile End’s glamping domes allow you to stargaze from the comfort of your king size bed, or you can watch the sky from your private outdoor spa bath.
The towns of Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton are only fifteen minute drive away, meaning easy access to the local wineries, restaurants and spectacular coastline.
Sal Salis, Cape Range National Park
This beachside safari camp in the dunes of Cape Range National Park offers a very unique, very beautiful coastal camping experience. The sixteen sustainably designed tents sit on raised platforms overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ningaloo Reef, complete with double beds and ensuite bathrooms.
If you’re getting away for a special occasion, book the Honeymoon Tent, which features an extensive private deck, double hammock, four poster bed and ocean-view shower.
Where to go glamping in Victoria
Sheltered Glamping, Phillip Island
This eco-minded glamping spot is the perfect chance to enjoy some nature time, with minimal environmental impact. It’s large and safari-style, adorned with fairy lights and – swoon – a private wood-fire hot tub. It also boasts a private kitchen, heated outdoor shower and a bbq for guests’ exclusive use.
The best part is that it’s only 600m from one of the most secluded beaches on the island, so you can head for a romantic walk along it or for the less traditional, maybe a cheeky skinny dip?
Need more inspiration?
This Weekend is a lifestyle guide for sustainably-minded people. We create stories for good so you can live sustainably, without compromising the things you love.