Unplug From City Life With A Luxe Glamping Getaway In Townsville

The complete guide to living sustainably in your city: Townsville guide

If, like us, you’ve spent the majority of 2020 glued to a screen while waiting for the borders to re-open, it’s time to unplug and get out among nature  — and we’ve got the ideal spot to do it. 

Just 20 minutes by car from Townsville lies a glamping retreat that’s unlike anywhere else in the region. Here you’ll feel a million miles from your inbox   — with nothing but the starry sky, local rainforest and views of the wetlands to keep you company.

The ten safari-style tents offer guests everything you’d expect from a laid back glamping experience, with each tent featuring an ensuite bathroom, pillow-topped bed and furnished private decks overlooking the wetlands. All the glamour you’d want – away from the hustle and bustle of things you don’t need.

The camp is tucked away in a peaceful bush setting and conveniently located close to many of Townsville’s local attractions. The camp also provides easy access to Alligator Creek and Bowling Green Bay National Park, which is the perfect spot to cool off in one of the many natural rainforest pools.

The Bush Oasis glamping initiative also contributes to the region’s ecological sustainability through the creation of new wetland habitats for local wildlife. The local wetlands provide a valuable home to wildlife and birdlife, including many locally endangered species. 

Local wetlands provide a valuable home to wildlife and birdlife

The wetlands in the region are of international importance also, with the coastal catchment between Alligator Creek and Cape Bowling Green being only the second site in Queensland to be listed under the Ramsar Convention. 

Basking in more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by some of Australia’s most pristine landmarks, Townsville is a tropical oasis begging to be explored. If you’re looking to soak it all in, the camp is the perfect base to discover all of Townsville’s natural wonders.

Sustainable living in your city: Townsville guide
Image credit: Katie Purling

Islands, beaches, reefs, waterfalls, and eco-glamping escapades are just a taste of what’s on offer, so there’s no denying this is paradise for nature lovers. Whether you’re looking for a getaway with friends, a romantic weekend, or a family holiday; camping out in one of the tents at Bush Oasis will make your visit to Townsville all the more memorable.

You can find more information about the glamping experience and book here.

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About Bush Oasis 

Bush Oasis is eco-certified (Advanced Ecotourism) and aims to inspire environmentally sustainable tourism through best water, waste and energy practices. The park is self-sufficient with their own waste treatment plant, water supplied by bore that is further processed through a new RO plant and partly powered by solar energy. 

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