Are you planning a camping trip in sunny Australia? Now you can take your camping to the next level with the best glamping Australia sites from my list…
Pitching a tent or staying in a five-star hotel is fun. But, you know what is more fun? Glamping in Australia.
Glamping or glamorous camping is becoming more popular and Australia is not lagging behind. Because what can be better than making the most of great outdoors in one of the countries with the best climate?
Australia is full of beautiful spots that boast not only stunning surroundings but cosy beds, hot tubs and all the luxury and comfort you could wish for a five-star holiday.
Whether you’re searching for a safari tent in the bushland or an island escape in Tropical North. Perhaps, a cabin in iconic Outback, or a tent with spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge? Either way, here is my list of best Australia glamping sites that are well worth a visit.
8 Best Glamping Australia Sites
1. Northern Territory Glamping: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
Located in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Cooinda Lodge Kakadu is owned by the local indigenous community in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The Lodge provides easy access to Yellow Water cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Nourlangie, bushwalks and the use of private airstrip to charter a plane for stunning views of Kakadu National Park.
On-site you can enjoy the resort style pools, dining at Barra Bistro and Bar or relax in the privacy of your yard.
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu offers a wide range of accommodation units, but if you are into glamping then you should go for Outback Retreats canvas tents.
All canvas tents are equipped with high quality mattresses, toppers and linen, a deck with outdoor furniture and are designed to reflect the Kakadu bushscape with plenty of hand built elements, such as indigenous weaving and artwork. Outback Retreats have a shared bathroom and amenities centre.
Guest review: “Booked the glamping tent and we had the best time! Very comfortable and nice. Wish we could have stayed longer! Great pool area and amenities.”
2. North QLD Glamping: Haggerstone Island Resort
Glamping at Haggerstone Island Resort in North QLD is once in a lifetime glamping experience. The resort is situated on Haggerstone Island on the Great Barrier Reef QLD and you need to take a private charter from Cairns to get there.
The resort offers stays in individually designed huts on the beach, surrounded by palm trees and hammocks. All gourmet meals and activities such as snorkelling, spearfishing, kayaking, jet-boating are included in your stay. If you are looking for a unique beachfront glamping spot, the Haggerstone Island Resort has got to be on the top of your list.
Guest review: “I absolutely loved the whole set up. A crystal clear water and untouched coral reef and the best fishing/spear fishing a man can dream of. It’s definitely a place you have to visit once in your lifetime.”
3. South East QLD Glamping: Sanctuary by Sirromet
This beautiful glamping site sits nestled amongst the Laguna paperbark trees and giant gums and is one of the best getaway spots in South East QLD. You can embark with your whole family at this beautiful glamping oasis.
In the heart of the bushland setting you will have a complete peace and privacy and you will feel a million miles away. Though you will be only 30 minutes from Brisbane City.
Sanctuary by Sirromet is located on a private 560 acre property and offers luxury accommodation in spacious suites and pavilions. This amazing site is the perfect spot for couples or a family looking to escape into some tranquil nature and is the ideal base to pop to Brisbane for some good food, breweries, and shops.
You might even opt-in for some adventure activities, such as discovering the Redlands, visiting Moreton and Stradbroke Island, go heli fishing, kayaking, whale watching and so much more.
Guest review: “We loved the sanctuary lots of wildlife. It was very quiet and the smell of the native plants and trees was amazing. The accommodation was outstanding. Decorated very nicely.”
4. Western Australia Glamping: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
If you’re wanting to experience a unique glamping paradise on a Kimberley Coast in Western Australia, this place is ideal. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm has been a working pearl farm for over 70 years after which they’ve decided to open the doors to tourists and share their amazing place and work.
Located 200 km north of Broome on a tip of Dampier Peninsula, this place is completely secluded and accessible only by air or sea.
The farm offers a wide range of accommodation including glamping safari tents designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment. All tents have private ensuites and a shared camp kitchen and BBQ area.
Bayview Safari Tent and Deluxe Bayview Safari Tent (sleep 2) are overlooking waters of the Bay and are great for couples. Rainforest Safari Tent (sleep 2) and Family Safari Tent (sleep 4) are set back amongst the remnant rainforest bushland.
While staying at this stunning place you will have the opportunity to explore nearby Cape Leveque, the Buccaneer Archipelago and Horizontal Waterfalls.
Guest review: “We had an awesome 2 day stay at the Cygnet Bay pearl farm. Staff were fantastic and always helpful. Food and service was excellent. We stayed in the deluxe safari tents even though not ideal for this time of year , a little hot ,the tents are in a fantastic location and set up well . Bed was super comfy and we will definitely be coming back ”
5. NSW Glamping: Love Cabins
If you are looking for a romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains in NSW, look no further than the Love Cabins. Love Cabins site offers a wide range of romantic glamping accommodation units, including Treehouse (sleep 2), Enchanted Cave (sleep 2), Dream Cabin (sleep 4), Love Studio (sleep 2), Love Teepee (sleep 2), Wollemi House with a spa (sleep 8+) and Wollemi Cabin (sleep 4).
All of the units are self-contained with cozy beds, kitchen, a bathroom, a private deck overlooking Blue Mountains wilderness. Love Cabins are ideal location for a beautiful and peaceful stay, away from the busy life, to relax and enjoy some of nature surroundings, the birds, and the nearby mountains.
Guest review: “What an amazing place! Such a fun, creative way to feel fully immersed in the Australian wilderness. We drank delicious wine, ate yummy food in front of the cosy warm fire.”
6. South Australia Glamping: Arkaba Walk & Glamping
The Arkaba Walk is a wild bush luxury experience set in an iconic outback Australian setting in Flinders Ranges. Arkaba Walk hosts all-inclusive walks through the stunning landscape and wildlife in the company of field guides through 60,000 acres of privately-owned outback land.
Arkaba Walk includes two night’s accommodation in walking camps and one night in Arkaba Homestead.
Walking camps have been built to blend with the surrounding landscape, while providing you with stunning views. All walking camps have timber swag decks and the bed itself is a ‘swag’ – a comfortable and waterproof canvas envelope, bush showers and waterless composting toilets.
Arkaba Homestead is an exclusive outback accommodation experience in South Australia with five guest rooms with its own bathroom and verandah with private views of the surrounding landscape.
Guest review: “Wonderful experience, reminiscent of our African safaris. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great food, wonderful location. Great combination of relaxation and adventure. Conservation at its best in Australia.”
7. Victoria Glamping: Grapevine Glamping
Grapevine glamping site in Victoria gives you a unique opportunity to stay on a real working winery and vineyard farm while enjoying all the comforts of home.
The site offers glamping in bell tents with king size bed, heating and cooling, breakfast service and a deck. As well, inside you will find board games and magazines, fishing gear, local maps and guides, and a mini bar with a selection of Cofield Wines.
A fully equipped camp kitchen including BBQ, fridge, tea/coffee facilities, fire pit with marshmallows and shared bathroom are located outside.
Grapevine Glamping allows you to disconnect from all and indulge in a glass of amazing Cofield Shiraz.
Guest review: “Beautiful. It’s exactly what we were after. The tents overlook the winery facing north – west, which means we had beautiful views of sunset.
The tent itself is spacious and comfortable. It fits a wine fridge, large bed, towel rack, split system AC and fan. Given it’s facing west, the tent can beat up which is why the AC gets put to good use.
The ground has two tents about 5-10 metres apart. We had great neighbours so we enjoyed it. The bathroom facilities are shared but very clean and comfortable.”
8. Tasmania Glamping: Gretna Glamping Truffle Lodge
There’s no better glampsite for couples in Tasmania than Truffle Lodge in Gretna. Located on the beachfront, Truffle Lodge features a bar, a shared lounge and a beautiful garden.
Truffle Lodge offers a stay in magnificent safari tents furnished with canvas, leather and recycled wooden furniture, luxurious 1 king or 2 king single beds, large decks with hammocks and rocking chairs looking out to the river, and separate en suites with wooden bathtubs and rain showers.
Truffle Lodge is set in the middle of the Derwent Valley, close to the local wineries, breweries and distilleries, nearby orchards, Salmon Ponds, Mt field national Park with Russell Falls and the Tall Trees, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Hobart Waterfront and so much more! A great place to take your loved one for a getaway they will never forget.
Guest review: “Our Glamping stay at Truffle Lodge was terrific. The whole scene was unique for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the variation from a standard hotel environment, taking in the fresh air and listening to the running water of the Derwent River. The comfort of the bed was awesome. It is different, it is Glamping … Great Experience!!!”
AM I MISSING ANY OF THE BEST GLAMPING AUSTRALIA SITES?
Have you been glamping in Australia and stayed in awesome accommodations I didn’t mention in my list? If so, let me know in the comments. I’d love to add them to my list.
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