Camping isn’t for everyone. Call it laziness or simply a preference for the finer things in life, glamping is hip, happening and here to stay. So we found a few spots around the country that take it to the next level.
One Lazy Sunday, Byron Bay, New South Wales
For the truly lazy – or perhaps genius – campers among us, this company brings the glamping experience to you. Choose a funky airstream trailer or a luxe bell tent and the Byron Bay-based team will set up your site in a location of your choice, anywhere around the North Coast. You’ll be treated to all the trappings of a five-star hotel, including plush bathrobes and bikes to cruise around.
Inverloch Glamping Co., South Gippsland, Victoria
Think bush camp-meets-coastal retreat. Relax in a hanging egg chair out the front of a luxe beach cabin or stretch out on the deck of a spacious bell tent complete with an ensuite and outdoor shower. Come nightfall, a rustic open-air kitchen becomes a buzzing social hub, before glampers gather around campfires under a blanket of stars.
Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
If you really want to take glamping to the next level, why not throw a helicopter into the mix? This unique heli-camping experience takes you on a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and drops you at Chace Range, where you’ll camp for the night. Staff not only set up your swags, they provide a two-course dinner and a bush brekkie for you to prepare at your leisure. Outback sunrise and sunset included.
Domescapes, Tamar Valley, Tasmania
Swinging Gate Vineyard in Tamar Valley is host to a truly unique glamping experience, where guests stay in deluxe geodesic domes complete with ensuites. Indulge in local wine and produce from the comfort of your eco-friendly digs while stargazing through sky windows. Throw in a trip to the Day Spa for added luxury.
Bamurru Plains, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Watching the sky turn pink and the sun dip below the horizon in Australia’s Top End is one thing; doing so from a private infinity pool is another. Outback luxury at its best, Bamurru Plains offers safari bungalows, gourmet experiences and an activity list so long you’ll be wishing you stayed a month. Spot crocs as you skim across floodplains on an airboat adventure, explore Kakadu National Park in an open-top 4WD, and enjoy guided walks with local wildlife experts, photographers and foraging foodies.