Bucket-List Glamping Sites In Australia
The Best Glamping Spots in Australia
Australia is a country packed with so much natural beauty that it is impossible to see it all without spending your days outdoors. If you want to camp but still want a few home comforts, here are a few of the best glamping spots across the country.
Many people will be surprised to hear that you can enjoy the outdoors and see a few incredible animals without having to leave the city at all. Taronga Zoo in Sydney offers guests a safari-style glamping experience on their grounds.
You can enjoy up-close encounters, nighttime safaris, and falling asleep to the sound of the nocturnal animals; pack your bag, a couple of disposable vapes, and some snacks, and head down to Taronga Zoo.
Reefsleep, Great Barrier Reef
You can’t visit Australia without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, and Reefsleep offers the perfect glamping spot to make it happen. Instead of snorkelling or boating out to see the reef, why not stay on it?
Cruise Whitsunday not only allows you to see the reef, but you can also glamp on the deck of a boat; it might not be possible to get more luxurious than glamping on a yacht.
In the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, you will find Turon Gates. Comprising 6,000 acres of bushland, Turon Gates has six state-of-the-art glamping tents resembling upmarket apartments more than regular ones.
They are fitted with a bath, kitchenette, a four-poster bed, and a stove. This is glamping on another level, and you will struggle to leave once you spend the night.
Once an island that had a prison on it, Cockatoo Island has now become an incredibly popular glamping hotspot for residents of Sydney and tourists. You can spend the day exploring the island, but spending the night in one of the waterside tents is by far the better option.
For just $130 for a twin share, you can spend the night under the stars on this secluded but magical island off the coast.
A hidden gem in the Kimberley Outback is Koolijaman. Found right on the beach, visitors can enjoy their oversized glamping tent, which is set on a private deck, and enjoy the spectacular views of the water, bush, and sky.
Your glamping tent comes with a private balcony, sofas, a gas barbecue, as well as private bathrooms. There are also several nature-based activities available, such as bush tucker and whale watching.
Once you step into one of the tents at Dreaming@Home, 5-star hotels are going to look average to you. Found in the heart of the Kakadu National Park, this glamping spot has everything you need for a memorable holiday and so much more.
This resort is more like a regular hotel than a glamping spot, as there are 20 permanent tents fitted with all the home comforts you might want, high-quality bedding, and access to the resort’s spectacular pool.
Mile End Glamping
Found on the shores of the spectacular Margaret River, Mile End Glamping is the camping spot to end all camping spots in this famous wine region. The tents are incredible geodesic domes with four-poster beds, fully-fitted kitchens, and al-fresco bathtubs.
Once you are exploring the vineyards and wine farms, or you have come back from a day on the water, you can sit back on your private deck and take in the beautiful night sky.
Next on the list is glamping at the glorious Pebble Point. Found on the coast of Victoria and a 5-minute walk from three national parks, Pebble Point is a nature-lovers dream. The open-plan tents are fitted with everything you expect, with the biggest selling point being where the tents are placed.
Situated only a few metres from the water and your front garden being the beach, you can spend the entire day exploring your surroundings, soaking up some sun, surfing or swimming, and then come back and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
What could be better than staying somewhere that had direct views of the world-famous heritage site Uluru? Regarded as one of Australia’s most luxurious glamping destinations, Longitude 131 is far more than just a campsite.
You can enjoy private safaris and nature walks, sundowners by the campfire, you can lie underneath the stars, enjoy meals made by some of Australia’s best chefs, and finish the day off with an incredibly relaxing massage.
Sanctuary by Sirromet
If you want to stay somewhere that mixes both glamping and wine, then the Sanctuary by Sirromet is for you. This off-the-grid destination is only 45 minutes from Brisbane, and offers guests an ultra-luxurious stay.
While the tents and their interiors are amazing, food and wine are the two top priorities here. You can have a wine tour, wine tasting, a degustation meal, or simply enjoy a bottle or two on your deck.
As you can see, Australia is packed with some of the best and most beautiful glamping spots in all of the Western Hemisphere. Whether you want to relax, be one with nature, or enjoy a delicious glass of wine, there is somewhere for everyone.