Goodbye camping, hello glamping! Glamping is all the rage, and it’s no wonder given that it’s where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world - without having to sacrifice those creature comforts. Although you’ll be living in the good old tent, your glamping experience comes with all the features of a 5 star hotel, making it a real luxury holiday.
Glamping is growing in popularity all over the world, but right here in Australia you’ll find some incredible destinations, each offering some amazing experiences. Here are some of the best glamping experiences on offer:
Wildman Wilderness Lodge | Northen Territory
Located just 2 hours east of Darwin and near the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park, Wildman Wildernes Lodge is an immersive Top End adventure that offers supreme luxury in an outback setting. Here you’ll enjoy comfort, service and premium facilities while experiencing an abundance of natural beauty.
Featuring a central lodge, 10 cabins and 15 safari tents, you can also have a drink at the bar and lounge, tempt your taste buds in the restaurant and take a dip in the infinity pool. The lodge also offers boating, guided tours and hiking.
If you want to experience the wonders of Kakadu, check out the 3 night Wildman Kakadu adventure that includes daily breakfast and 3 course dinner, a billabong boat cruise and a full day adventure tour into Kakadu National Park.
Sweetwater Lodge | Queensland
Sweetwater Lodge offers outstanding luxury accommodation on a 160-acre property surrounded by the Mt. Lewis mountain range in the Port Douglas hinterland. With accommodation for just four guests in two separate private retreats overlooking the rainforest, it is truly a wonderful and super luxurious private getaway.
Each lodge is fitted out to a very high degree of comfort in tropical Australian style with absolute attention to detail. Sweetwater doesn’t have a restaurant but breakfast and dinner hampers can be delivered to your door, ready for you to cook at your leisure.
Wingtons Glamping | Tasmania
Wingtons Glamping offers a unique and exclusive holiday experience in the heart of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Beautifully appointed large canvas bell tents are located just metres away from the shores of the river, giving you the opportunity to escape everyday life and get up close and personal with nature.
This is an experience that brings 1930’s glamour to safari, with each tent fitted out with a wood fire, antique steamer trunks, Persian carpets and Egyptian linen. But you won’t miss out on all the modern luxuries, because in your tent you’ll also find Bose bluetooth speakers, USB chargers and an ice box to keep your wine cool.
French Island Glamping | Victoria
Situated on 100 acres, French Island is accessible by ferry from Stony Point, about 80 kms from Melbourne by road. Each private canvas bell tent is fully equipped with a queen size bed, luxury bed linen and all the comforts you need to kick back and enjoy the magical surroundings.
Featuring just 5 glamping retreats that are strategically placed to ensure privacy, this is an intimate and personal experience with a luxurious and romantic ambience. Kick back and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset – and don’t be surprised if a koala or an echidna stroll by while you’re enjoying your nature experience.
Paperbark Camp | New South Wales
Thoughtfully placed amongst the spotted gums and paperbark trees on the banks of Jervis Bay’s Currambene Creek, the 12 canvas safari-style tents at Paperbark Camp feature solar-powered lighting, private en-suite and a wraparound veranda from which you can enjoy the peace and ambience of the pristine bush environment.
Each tent is built above ground so you get maximum privacy and capture the sea breeze, and the deluxe tents even come with a free-standing bath. The property has some easy walking trails that make for a perfect nature stroll and complimentary bikes and canoes are available for all guests.
Ikara Safari Camp | South Australia
Part of the Wilpena Pound Resort in the Flinders Ranges, the Ikara Safari Camp offers a glamping experience with 15 luxury safari tents. Set amongst majestic red river gums and native pines, each tent is roomy, with king sized beds, tiled bathrooms and timber decks. All the standard creature comforts are included and there’s also a beautiful outdoor setting where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views from your own balcony.
An array of available activities will leave you spoilt for choice. From guided walking tours with a local Adnyamathanha guide, to 4WD tours into outback gorges, there are plenty of things to see and do - and the popular Sunset Tour is a must. You’ll enjoy bubbles and canapes while you watch the sky change colours as the sun sets over Wilpena Pound and the Ikara Flinders Ranges.
Christmas is just around the corner
Yes the jolly fat man with the smell of reindeer on his boots isn’t far away so why not surprise your loved one this year with a glamping holiday! If you need a little financial assistance to make it happen, we’re here to help. Just check out our mini-loans from $1K - $5K to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, we can usually deposit the cash into your bank account within a few hours - so you can start checking out those super-luxe glamping spots today!