It’s not enough to just have a nice tent, Glamping is about finding incredible destinations that still offer the advantages of modern life. It’s waking up in a yurt on a mountaintop, living in the forest canopy in a treehouse, and enjoying the panoramic views in an eco-lodge just to name a few of the wonderful camping experiences in Australia. With that, here are our top picks for the best glamping spots in Australia.
Glamping on a Retreat, Perth
Set under pine trees and within walking or driving distance from the beach, this retreat in Yallingup offers all the commodities and luxury of a hotel paired with the tranquility of nature under Western Australia’s beautiful sky. Here you can enjoy some peace and quiet while still having the opportunity to visit a microbrewery, order a treatment at the spa or even enjoy a nice BBQ on the treetop balcony with a great view of pine, grapefruit and lemon trees. Hosts say pets are welcome so get ready to introduce your best friends to glamping.
Luxury Glamping Bell Tent, Royal National Park
Egyptian cotton linens, anyone? Floor rugs and remote controlled lighting? Tent locked with a padlock? All these perks are available at this spot in National Royal Park. Bring your cell phone, tablet, and laptop along and don’t worry about charging them as there are USB charging ports along with free Wifi. Bonnie Vale Campground is just a fifteen-minute walk from the beautiful village of Bundeena where you can enjoy even more amenities and adventures, including kayaking or just relaxing at a local café.
St. Jerome’s – The Hotel, Melbourne
If you feel like escaping the city without actually escaping the city, St. Jerome’s – The Hotel is perfect for you. Located right in the heart of Melbourne on the rooftop of Melbourne Central is a new concept of luxury camping. Twenty-one premium bell tents are spread along the rooftop, all of them equipped with all the lavish trimmings and perks of a luxury hotel. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with coffee paired with a 360-degree view of the city. Indulge yourself in the experience and enjoy everything a luxury hotel has to offer with a dose of the great outdoors at the same time!
Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Northern Territory
Just two hours from Darwin City, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is one of the Northern Territory’s most luxurious clamping sites. It offers the comfort, service, and facilities of a luxury hotel right in the middle of the incredible landscapes at Mary River National Park. If you don’t want to drive two hours from Darwin City to get there, there’s a bush airstrip with good grass cover that’s used by light planes and helicopters.
Silky Oaks Lodge, Queensland
Situates just fifteen minutes from Port Douglas, Silky Oaks Lodge offers a premium opportunity to explore tropical North Queensland. Sitting right on the Mossman Gorge River, this eco-luxury hotel lets visitors appreciate an incredible tropical environment from a magnificent treehouse with personalized touches and award-winning dining experiences. You can also grab a cocktail at the bar.
Sleep Over at the Taronga Zoo, Mosman
Roar and Snore! That is the motto at Sydney’s ultimate sleepover experience. Located in Syndey’s famous Taronga Zoo, this luxury glamping site not only offers everything a glamping experience should offer, like electricity, bathrooms with showers, comfortable beds, and access to restaurants and bars; it’s also located in a Zoo! Enjoy all the activities and attractions of the zoo and sleep like a king right next to the king of the jungle!
Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta in is one of Australia’s most amazing natural destinations and if you visit Longitude 131 you’ll be surrounded by nature while enjoying top of the line accommodations. Prepare yourself to discover an area listed as a World Heritage site and then relax with the privacy and tranquility of luxurious spaces and lavish gastronomy.
Wilpena Pound Resort, Ikara-Flinders Ranges, Adnyamathanha Country
Inside the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, just 430km north of Adelaide is the Wilpena Pound Resort. At 800 million years old and home to the Adnyamathanha people, there’s no other place quite like it for enjoying the Australian Outback. Take part in a safari or a 4WD tour during the day and relax in the swimming pool or the bar in the afternoon while contemplating one of Earth’s oldest and most breathtaking landscapes.
Flash Camp: Glamping Anywhere, Anytime
Concert? Expo? Fair? Wedding? Now any excuse is good enough to have an amazing glamping experience anywhere, anytime. Australia is home to some of the most famous festivals and concerts, like Stereo Grass, Sterofonic and Field Day, and now you can spend the night at these places without having to endure the roughness of a sleeping bag on the floor or a portable bathroom. Flash Camp provides temporary luxury camping accommodations and services to help you relax and have a lavish experience for your next wedding, festival or corporate retreat.
Wingtons Glamping, Tamar Wine Route
Located in wild Tasmania, Wingtons Glamping is the only way to enjoy the region’s fabulous nature. Get comfortable in the majestic safari tent equipped with queen-sized beds with Egyptian cotton linens in front of a roaring fire pit while a few meters from you the Tamar River laps against the shore. With your own dining area and some of the finest produce and wines from the Tamar wine route, you’re bound to become one with nature.