Ever wondered about glamping? What exactly is it and why is it so popular?
A beautiful union of the words glamorous and camping, it’s been suggested that the idea of glamping came about in the UK in around 2007. Basically, some clever Brit decided that it was possible to enjoy the great outdoors without foregoing that little bit of extra luxury!
Loosely describing an overnight, outdoor experience that's inclusive of amenities ranging from ensuite bathrooms, King-size beds to kitchenettes and rotating fireplaces, glamping is a holiday mode of choice that's growing in popularity for solo travellers, couples and even families looking for a next-level camping experience.
Intrigued? You should be!
Glamping is an entirely unique experience. You’re still sleeping under the stars, it's just that your head is resting on plump cotton pillows! If you plan on swapping the swag for some fresh linen soon, here are some of the best glamping experiences in Australia.
Glamping accommodation in South Australia
Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley
Nestled among native gums are our gorgeous safari tents that surround a communal fire pit in the heart of the Barossa Valley. These safari-style tents are away from the bustle of other park accommodation, making them perfect for a romantic getaway with your significant other. After a day of exploring (and tasting) world-renowned wineries, enjoy a private, intimate moment on your private three-metre deck.
Book now: Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley
Pine Country Caravan Park
Get comfortable in Mount Gambier with a couple of nights in these bell tents at Pine Country Caravan Park. Skip the drama of setting up the tent and head straight to bed after a day behind the wheel. These tents are beautifully positioned to overlook the natural surrounds and are all equipped with full sized bedding.
Book now: Pine Country Caravan Park
Glamping accommodation in Western Australia
Discovery Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island (or ‘Rotto’ as it is affectionately known) is a gem just off the coast of Perth. Small in size but huge in offerings, from white sandy beaches and secluded bays to a rich cultural history and diverse flora and fauna. Discovery Rottnest Island delivers a one-of-a-kind glamping experience and its low-impact eco-tents are built with the island’s commitment to sustainability in mind.
Book now: Discovery - Rottnest Island
Lake Brockman Tourist Park
An adults-only retreat, glamping at Lake Brockman promises seclusion combined with perfect views of the lake. Wake up to nature’s orchestra before heading out for a day’s adventures. Hike on any of the nearby walking trails, canoe, swim, fish for trout or even water ski on Logue Brook Dam.
Book now: Lake Brockman Tourist Park
Mandalay Holiday Resort
Get glammed up for this unique (and rather sweet) glamping experience in the Margaret River! Mandalay Holiday Resort takes luxurious camping to a new level with their cosy Lotus Belle tents. A perfect retreat for couples who love the beach with a comfortable king-sized bed, indoor lounge and heating to keep you snug!
Book now: Mandalay Holiday Resort
Coalmine Beach Holiday Park
Imagine waking up to the lapping of waves from the luxury of your king-sized bed. Designed with comfort and luxury in mind, Coalmine Beach Holiday Park puts you inside the beautiful wilderness of Walpole National Park. What a treat for you and your loved one!
Book now: Coalmine Beach Holiday Park
Glamping accommodation in Queensland
Discovery Parks - Fraser Street, Hervey Bay
Located in beautiful Hervey Bay, glamping here means a night (or three) in Discovery Parks’ deluxe safari tents. Including your own ensuite bathroom and lounge area with air-conditioning, this is the perfect place to unwind in after a busy day exploring the sights and sounds of this world-famous destination.
Brisbane Holiday Village
Not a tent but still a unique glamping experience. Sleeping in an iconic Airstream campervan will have you bidding farewell to regular camping for good! Instantly recognisable from its distinctive rounded and polished alloy look, Airstream Glamping at Brisbane Holiday Village is a must-do. Enjoy the comfort of an air conditioner on those hot summer days, as well as a full kitchen and outdoor setting to wind down on - favourite drink in hand of course!
Book now: Brisbane Holiday Village
Glamping accommodation in New South Wales
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park
Safari Tents set along a tranquil riverfront with private views of the water. If you’re looking for a spot that has it all, you’ve found it. Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park knows how to turn it on for their glamping guests with a kitchenette providing tea and coffee making facilities, a kettle, toaster, small fridge, microwave plus an ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower, vanity and a luxurious claw foot bath! Bliss.
Book now: Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park
Glamping on the beautiful Tathra Beach? It doesn't get much better! With four private, luxury, beachfront and studio style safari tents, be prepared for the added luxuries of Tathra Beachside. These Safari Tents have just been updated with gorgeous new bathrooms and deep free-standing baths to soak those tired muscles in after a hard day on the mountain bike trails, bushwalking or surfing! Relax.
Book now: Tathra Beachside
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Glamping accommodation in Victoria
Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
Looking for a uniquely romantic getaway with that special someone? A romantic retreat in a timber-frame Glamping Pod at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park delivers that and more! Enjoy the intimacy of your personal glamping pod in one of Australia's great summer playgrounds.
Book now: Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
From safari tents, bell tents to a retro glamping pod, you’re spoilt for choice at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park! All glamping options are equipped with the modern day comforts you love, so you can rest easy after a day of adventure!
Book now: Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park