Outback’s hottest winter glamping options


Enjoy the best that outback Queensland has to offer on a winter road trip. 

Rangelands Sunset Deck.

The onset of cooler weather begs for warm campfires, toasted marshmallows and hot chocolates on crisp and starry outback nights.

La Nina rains have breathed vibrant life into the rolling planes of red and outback Queensland is ready for travellers to experience the flourishing eco-system and its beauty.

It’s time to soak in luxury outback bath, experience the country hospitality and witness the epic winter sunsets at some of outback Queensland’s best glamping getaways.

Rangelands day lounge.

Rangelands Outback Camp

A glamping retreat in the middle of the outback with epic sunsets. Rangelands Outback Camp boasts an exclusive six-tent camp for an intimate and luxury experience. Each super-sized tent has a king-size bed (or king singles) with top designer comforts, airconditioning and touches of the local landscape’s heritage. Located atop a jump-up on Rangelands Station, experience life on a working cattle property 10km north of Winton in true comfort and style.

Gilberton Outback Retreat.

Gilberton Outback Retreat

Unplug, unwind and detox at the Gilberton Outback Retreat – a five-star luxury retreat located on a working cattle station in the heart of the outback. Immerse yourself in station life or settle in for an off-the-grid experience, the choice is yours. With no phone, internet or TV, the Gilberton Outback Retreat allows you to truly escape and relax. Gilberton is one of Australia’s hidden gem hotspots, with secret international celebs flocking to the retreat for some R&R.

Undara Railway Carriages.

Undara Railway Carriage Accommodation

The turn-of-the-century Queensland Railway Carriages at Undara Eco-Lodge offer visitors a unique holiday experience –ta return to yesteryear, even if just for a short while. Exuding an elegance and charm of a bygone era, the Railway Carriages also create the comforts necessary for a guilt-free eco-friendly experience. While in Undara Volcanic National Park, you’ll find natural geological wonders aplenty, from rolling savannah plains to ancient lava tubes and volcanic craters.

Mitchell Grass Retreat

Mitchell Grass Retreat

Mitchell Grass Retreat boasts an authentic outback experience, blending all the creature comforts of home with their luxury glamping tents that are a haven for those who wish to escape, rest, reconnect and explore Queensland’s natural outback. Surrounded by vast grasslands and visiting sheep and cattle from nearby properties, guests are also welcome to visit local properties to hear firsthand about living on the land. Mitchell Grass Retreat is the ultimate luxury escape and encourages guests to engage in a technology detox, immerse themselves in nature and spend quality time together as the golden red sundowns transform into deep blue hues.

Saltbush Retreat.

Saltbush Retreat

Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapes and a relaxing soak at Saltbush Retreat’s exclusive outdoor bath terrace. Saltbush Retreat is a luxury base perfect for your outback holiday. The retreat is located within walking distance of Longreach’s hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. The Saltbush Retreat has been described as the ‘jewel of the outback’ bringing a piece of paradise to your outback experience. Indulge in their luxury package for two, including two nights’ accommodation, breakfast baskets, barbecue and salad pack, pantry essentials, pamper pack and cheese and antipasto hamper and bottle of wine to perfectly complement your outback bath experience. The ultimate romantic getaway to escape and wind down with all the comforts of a luxury accommodation.

The Staging Post.

The Staging Post 

Taking inspiration from the pioneer era and nearby stagecoach journeys, The Staging Post is a boutique heritage-themed accommodation for those who love and appreciate a rustic-luxe style. Situated in the heart of Longreach, The Staging Post will truly immerse guests in a unique outback experience with their lovingly crafted outback quirks that create an unforgettable sense of place. The Staging Post invites guests to relax and enjoy the comforts of home, boasting rustic luxe ensuites and unique rain-shower features, free Wi-Fi and airconditioned rooms, so guests are refreshed for their next outback experience.

Artesian baths at Julia Creek Caravan Park.

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Award-winning Bush Dinner nights on a winter’s evening are just one of the tailored outback experiences you’ll indulge in at Julia Creek Caravan Park. Julia Creek boasts six artesian bathhouses to help you unwind after a long day’s travel and soak up the therapeutic properties of water from the Great Artesian Basin. Each bathhouse has two huge comfy claw-footed tubs and the views of an outback sunset are unparalleled – BYO nibbles and wine, or order a cheese platter at reception. Julia Creek is an unmissable destination which will make you feel at home with its hospitality and service.

Contact RACQ Travel for more great outback Queensland holiday ideas

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