For many Aussies, camping trips mean the traditional two-man tent pitched in a holiday park. But if you feel you’re lacking a bit of luxury on your camping holidays then why not go glamping instead? Australia has many glamping options and there is sure to be one that tickles your fancy. We’ve done our research and have come across some stunning glamping locations from each state in Australia.
Queensland – Agnes Water Glamping
Located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, this holiday park offers a variety of self-contained glamping options. From a choice of their Treetop Safari Tents, positioned in a sheltered area of the park, to their Breakers Safari Tents, positioned closer to the beach and its views, you’re bound to have a fantastic couples or family glamping experience.
New South Wales – Turon Gates
The rural glamping tents offered at Turon Gates Park are located off the Castlereagh Highway and 1.2km away from the village of Capertee. The pet and child friendly facility is a great option for organising a family holiday. The tent includes all essential amenities including a ‘state-of-the-art’ bathroom, a kitchenette, a living space area and a BBQ and campfire setup. It’s the perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life since there is no telephone or wifi connection available from your tent.
South Australia – Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort boasts various accommodation styles and comes as no surprised that the resort was a finalist for the South Australian Tourism Awards. Their super-luxe safari tents are positioned in the resort’s designated Ikara Safari Camp area. The lodge is the only accommodation facility found in Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park which is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in South Australia. Each of the 15 luxury Safari Tents on offer include a modern en suite bathroom, a king bed, reverse cycle air conditioning and their own private deck.
Northern Territory – Wildman Wilderness Lodge
Nestled in the lush Mary River wetlands area, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is located just on the border of Kakadu National Park offering the ultimate in-bush experience. With 15 luxury fan-cooled safari tents, the spacious living plan also includes an en suite bathroom. To top it all off, what would be a luxury experience without an infinity pool!
Western Australia – Sal Salis
The Sal Salis luxury beach safari camp on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo coast will provide you with the nature-based luxury you’ve been looking for. Enjoy guided gorge walks, snorkeling, high-end food and wine and swimming with humpback whales. With the choice between the eco-Wilderness Tents or the eco-Honeymooner Tent, either way you’re going to be blessed with a view of the pristine beach of Ningaloo Reef’s crystal clear waters.
Victoria – Daylesford Holiday Park
This boho-style twist on glamping brings luxury to a whole new level in the city of Melbourne. Having a choice between three different tents, Serenity, Tranquillity and Harmony, each with their own unique boho-styles offers a different relaxation space for your personal preference. While staying there you can enjoy a glass of local wine or craft beer on your private deck and enjoy a fully equipped camp kitchen for those nights you would prefer not having to cook.
Tasmania – Glamp Sandridge
Glamp Sandridge offers an eco-village glamping experience where you can immerse yourself in nature and witness the wallabies enjoying a skip and the wombats having a waddle around. While staying in one of 8 luxury tents you have 500 acres of private forest to explore located near Tasmania’s North West Coast. Accompanied with a glass of wine and cheese, this luxury glamping estate is one you will not regret staying at.
Now, who says camping can’t be luxurious? If you’re ready to spice up your camping lifestyle it’s time to explore glamping across Australia.
–Written by Bianca Ziegenfuss
August 22, 2019