Does the thought of sleeping on a deflated air mattress in a leaky tent surrounded by pesky mosquitoes deter you from enjoying the great outdoors? Well fear no more - glamping is here. 'Glamping’ or glamorous camping is becoming a popular way to get in touch with nature. Those who have never exactly taken to the notion of roughing it in the wilderness can now enjoy the luxurious side of camping, which doesn’t include pitching a tent or eating canned food. It does, however, include relaxing in Australia’s remote wilderness and enjoying a good night’s sleep.
The beautiful Wilpena Pound Resort recently announced that they're set to open 15 new luxury safari tents for those interested in glamping under South Australian skies. Set amongst river red gums, native pines and abundant wildlife, these tents will be made from insulated canvas and offer quality amenities. Fully furnished with king sized beds, bedside tables, lamps, a gas fire heater and ceiling fans, these tents will provide a comfortable living space for guests. Complete with an ensuite bathroom, hair dryers and power outlets, these safari tents are equipped with all the desired creature comforts. We can look forward to these new safari tents at Wilpena Pound Resort opening in late 2013.
Sleep under the stars on your next holiday at one of our top five glamping spots around Australia.
Longitude 131 Resort – Uluru, Northern Territory
The award winning Longitude 131 Resort offers a luxury outback adventure in the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The resort’s 15 tents house five star furnishings including king sized beds and controlled blinds. These eco sensitive tents are a romantic choice, offering an intimate experience of this spirited land. Guests can spend time at the Dune House with a lounge, library, dining area, pool and panoramic views of the majestic Uluru. For a unique experience, dine under the stars at the fabulous onsite restaurant, Table 131.
Paperbark Camp – Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat located in Jervis Bay. Surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery and pristine beaches, this unique tented accommodation offers a special glamping experience. This retreat is home to 12 above ground safari tents, offering a romantic hideaway for couples. Featuring a private outdoor bathroom, wooden floors, full insect screening and solar powered lighting, these tents provide a comfortable living environment. Admire the magnificent natural surrounds from your wrap around veranda or enjoy a spot of bird watching.
Eco Beach Resort – Broome, Western Australia
The multi award winning Eco Beach Resort, is proudly nestled in the stunning Kimberley region. There are 30 spacious eco style tents dotted throughout the natural bushland setting, close to the glistening waters of Eco Beach. Each tent is equipped with a king size bed, bedside tables, reading lamps, ensuite bathroom and a private deck. You can enjoy access to a central barbeque area, complete with cooking facilities, throughout your stay.
Spicers Canopy – Scenic Rim, Queensland
In the heart of the scenic rim region, you’ll find the Spicers Canopy offering a deluxe camping experience. Equipped with polished floorboards and king sized beds, these 10 luxurious safari tents are fully decorated with lamps, armchairs, bedside tables and a sheltered deck complete with deck chairs. Situated next to Australia’s largest and most exclusive nature reserve, these tents offer a complete escape from city life. Instead of computers and televisions, guests can enjoy stunning views of Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak and Mount Cordeauk.
Pebble Point – Princetown, Victoria
A relatively new addition to the glamping family is Pebble Point in Victoria. This bush retreat is nestled behind the rugged cliff tops of the world famous rock formations, the Twelve Apostles. You’ll find just 5 luxury tents, complete with king sized beds and ensuite bathrooms, situated at the end of the Great Ocean Walk. Equipped with fans, hot water bottles and personal heated throw rugs, this enchanting accommodation is perfect for a winter or summer stay. Close to three national parks, this glamping experience will have you completely immersed in nature.