Glamping around the nation – what it is and where to get your fix
For those who love to travel, the phrase 'glamping' may have come across your path before. While camping under a starry night sky may sound romantic, sleeping on rocks and pitching a tent is not quite so appealing. Glamping gives you the best of both worlds!
What is Glamping?
The concept of glamping is a combination of the words glamorous and camping. Sound a little like opposites? Not anymore! Getting down and dirty is no longer a compulsory part of camping. With the growth of technology and the growing demand for enjoying nature in a luxurious way, there are now hundreds of places offering this special kind of camping, as well as lots of products on the market made to make camping as comfortable as possible.
What does Australia have to offer?
Australia is known for its camping, but if you want to enjoy the rustic charm without roughing it, there are lots of great locations perfect for a glamping trip. Some of our top choices include:
Visit the red centre and sleep under the famous Uluru in Alice Springs with glamping accommodation provider Longitude 131. With 15 elevated luxury tents lined up to face Uluru, the accommodation is luxurious and decadent, offering unparalleled views of the magnificent red rock. The tents, featuring soft king-size beds, huge windows and all the amenities you expect in a luxury resort, are also made with the environment in mind, constructed without affecting the area’s environment and cultural heritage. The ultimate glamping experience!
For those heading to Tasmania, there are lots of glamping providers as well as camping spots for travellers with their own glamping set-up. One spot providing all you need for a comfortable stay is Huon Bush Retreats. Situated in an extensive private nature reserve not far from Hobart, the retreat provides a range of options, including deluxe teepees and self-contained cabins, all of which are carbon neutral. Recline in a plush chair as you take in the view of the forest and enjoy the beauty of nature from the comfort of your room.
North Queensland is a popular holiday destination and what better way to see it up close than with a glamping trip? Crocodylus Village, situated in the Daintree Rainforest, has a few different options for those who want to make camping comfortable, including Tropical Cabins for two, offering private bathroom facilities and your own veranda so you can enjoy the view with your companion, and the Rainforest Bungalow for larger parties, which also offers private facilities and a large veranda overlooking the forest. Situated in the Daintree Rainforest, the cabins and bungalows put you in the thick of the flora and fauna without sacrificing comfort.
New South Wales has lots to offer for aspiring glampers. The Blue Mountains is a popular camping spot and for those who want to do it in style, Turon Gates Country Retreat offers private luxury tents, featuring a queen size bed, bathroom and kitchen facilities and a number of great extras, such as under-floor heating! The retreat also has several fun activities outside of the tent, such as horse riding, bushwalking, fishing and gold panning.
While the Margaret River region doesn’t have a lot of glamping accommodation providers, this doesn’t mean you can’t set up your own! With the right equipment, you can book a camping spot in the region and have your own unique luxurious campsite, so you can enjoy everything the area has to offer at a fraction of the price.
Want to see more?
Check out The Essential Guide to Glamping
Although glamping is a lot more lush than traditional camping, having insurance is still important! Get your travel insurance from Worldcare, the nation’s trusted provider for domestic and international trips.
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