Time to go glamping

Add a little luxury into your next road trip.

When you think of camping, images of two-man tents, wildlife, bugs and questionable facilities often come to mind, but your much-loved getaway could now be a little more luxurious.

While looked down by some camping elitists, glamping has grown in popularity in recent years. Here are some of Australia’s best glamping spots to consider for your next road trip.

Queensland:

Nightfall
Located in the Lamington National Park, Nightfall is on the doorstep of both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The camp boasts five luxury tent structures and is situated near Christmas Creek at Mt Warning. Guests can enjoy rainforests, waterfalls, hikes, yoga, massages, private dining and more.

Agnes Water Glamping
Situated near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, the beachfront accommodation offers treetop safari tents and breakers safari tents. The treetop tents are a more peaceful retreat option, while the breakers are for families, close to the beach.

New South Wales:

Tanja Lagoon Camp
On the edge of the Mimosa Rocks National Park on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales is the Tanja Lagoon Camp. The camp, a mix of country charm and luxury, offers safari tents with spacious decks and private cooking and bathroom facilities overlooking coastal lagoons.

Victoria

Daylesford Holiday Park
Kick back in bohemian style in one of three luxury tents in Melbourne. The three tents, named Serenity, Tranquillity and Harmony, each offer a unique style. Guests can also benefit from a fully equipped camp kitchen and a private deck.

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South Australia:

Wilpena Pound Resort
The only accommodation option in the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, the outback stay is 430km north of Adelaide. Travellers can stay in 15 glamping safari tents and experience a range of 4wd tours, guided Aboriginal cultural walks and scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges.

Northern Territory

Kings Creek Station
Kings Creek Station is a working cattle and camel station that offers a wide range of accommodation options including Dreamtime Escarpment glamping, self-camping and safari tents. Travellers can choose from several scenic routes to visit Kings Creek Station, depending on if they are departing from Alice Springs or Uluru.

Tasmania

Truffle Lodge
Created in one of Australia’s first Truffières, Truffle Lodge is situated 40km west of Hobart. Overlooking the Derwent River, the lodge is styled to resemble an Aussie bush camp and each 81sqm tent has a deck offering river views.

Western Australia

Sal Salis
Situated on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo coast, the exclusive beach safari camp is nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park. Guests can stay in one of 15 eco-luxe wilderness tents and take in views of the sorrowing bush and the Indian Ocean off Ningaloo Reef.

For more glamping options in New South Wales and Victoria, click here.