Are you thinking about the Northern Territory glamping for your next holiday? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I have put together a list of some of the best Northern Territory glamping sites for your next exciting holiday!
Australia’s Northern Territory, is like no other place. You have to see it, taste it, and feel it.
Northern Territory’s Red Centre is home to some of the most unique landscapes, from Aboriginal cultural sites to vast desert plains and monumental natural wonders.
With its warm, tropical climate all year long, the Top End is the perfect destination for all outdoor adventurers and wildlife lovers.
The magnificent natural wonders Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon are situated in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Territory and are a must visit.
Alice Springs is well-known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, the personality of its locals, traditional art and natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges.
The Northern Territory is an outdoor wonderland full of amazing glamping opportunities just waiting to be discovered.
The Best Northern Territory Glamping Sites
Northern Territory glamping is an ultimate experience and you will be amazed with the glamping choices NT has to offer.
1. 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. Squeaky Windmill Boutique Tent B&B
If you are looking for a northern territory glamping site close to Alice Springs look no further than the Squeaky Windmill Boutique Tent B&B.
Each glamping tent (sleep 2) is equipped with 1 large bed or 2 single beds, a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, a dining and seating area, a private bathroom with shower and a deck with beautiful garden views. The site offers a continental and gluten-free breakfast.
While staying at Squeaky Windmill Boutique Tent B&B you can enjoy plenty of hiking and cycling routes nearby, explore waterholes, native wildlife, or make the most of the garden.
Guest review: “Beautiful accommodation, well furnished with a large comfortable bed. Electric blanket was a nice touch with the cold weather! Nice continental breakfast provided. Wonderful evening with BBQ and outdoor campfire. Great view from the room with plenty of birds to watch.”
3. Kings Creek Station
If you are looking for a unique type of northern territory glamping accommodation I highly recommend Kings Creek Station, a cattle station with a wide range of accommodation options from camping to luxury tents.
Bush tents feature lighting and power, twin share with all linen included, shared facilities including toilet and shower, kitchen, picnic area and a swimming pool.
As a part of Kings Creek Station’s Dreamtime Escarpment Package, the accommodation is provided in luxury tents with quality linens and décor, king-size or twin beds, power, heating, air-conditioning, a private bathroom and other luxury amenities.
The Old Drovers Camp is a great choice if you are looking for a group accommodation (sleeps 12) with a large dining area, a full kitchen, 3 toilets, 2 hot showers,
On-site you can find an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar and enjoy a variety of activities including buggy station tours, cultural tours, helicopter flights and swimming.
You will also find some great activities in the area including Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour, the Kings Canyon rim walk, and the Catherine Springs walk in the Watarraka National Park.
Guest review: “Really interesting place to stay in the middle of nowhere. A unique experience. I talked to the manager who was a very interesting fellow who knew a lot about the local area and history of the place which was a bonus.”
4. Mary River Wilderness Retreat
Halfway between Kakadu National Park and Darwin, you will find Mary River Wilderness Retreat offering both budget and deluxe accommodation in bungalows, safari tents and campsites.
Safari tents (sleeps 2) are located in the middle of beautiful nature and feature cozy queen size beds, seating area, a fridge, and an outdoor seating area great for relaxation. The bungalows come in different sizes (sleep up to 6) and are fully air conditioned with an ensuite bathroom.
Onsite you will find a restaurant, camp kitchen and 2 swimming pools.
Mary River Wilderness Retreat is the ideal base to fish and explore the Mary River, Hardies Lagoon, Shady Camp, the South Alligator and other amazing attractions.
Guest review: “Lovely place, You can feel nature with every cell in your body.”
5. Cobourg Coastal Camp
Cobourg Coastal Camp offers a unique wilderness glamping experience in Cobourg Peninsula, the one of the most untouched regions of the Northern Territory.
Cobourg Coastal Camp has 8 safari tents set upon a raised decking with a small patio overlooking the bay. All tents are equipped with 2 single beds with linen, a bedside table, light and fan.
There is an open-air dining area where meals are served, a lounge area and a well-stocked library. Shared facilities with hot showers and toilets are located throughout the camp and within a short walking distance from the tents.
Cobourg Coastal Camp is the ideal base to explore the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, NT’s only Marine Park, rich wildlife, culture, history, and pristine wilderness regions…you will find everything you need there!
Guest review: “What an amazing 5 days at the coastal camp with 3 days of fishing. All dietary requirements met and delicious food including all local seafood. Clean and well maintained facilities. Couldn’t recommend it enough. A must go.”
6. Bamurru Plains Lodge
Bamurru Plains Lodge is a safari-type lodge with up to 300 km of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, right on the edge of Kakadu National Park. A great glamping escape for everyone looking to immerse themselves into a breathtaking bush experience in Australia’s Top End.
The site offers accommodation in safari bungalows built on stilts overlooking the floodplains with plenty of birds and animal life. Each bungalow is equipped with a comfortable bed and organic linen, a spacious ensuite bathroom, and lantern lighting. The bungalow’s style is inspired by the region’s earlier indigenous décor, such as Aboriginal art work, fish traps and old photos.
Guest review: “Guests sleep safely inside 10 rustic-chic bungalow tents—which have doors, not zippers—decked out with plush beds and spacious bathrooms. Close-to-nature intimacy is provided by mesh walls—inhabitants can see out, but the outside cannot see in—allowing the sounds of the wild to permeate each tent. A connection to the land is heightened by the lack of technology: no TVs, no cell reception, no Wi-Fi.”
7. Banubanu Beach Retreat
Banubanu Beach Retreat is located on Bremer Island in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Retreat offers top-class glamping experience with five pristine beachfront bungalows and an exclusive elevated penthouse.
Beachfront and penthouse bungalows feature king or twin size beds, an ensuite bathroom, ceiling fans, bar fridge, tea and coffee, an outdoor shower and a deck with stunning beachfront views.
Banubanu Beach resort has an elevated restaurant, bar and pool with magnificent views overlooking the Arafura Sea.
Guest review: “Amazing place, beautiful location, fantastic facilities and wonderful staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended, it is well worth the trip which in itself is an experience. Safe swimming on a beautiful beach where you can see turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.”
8. Kings Canyon Resort
Kings Canyon Resort is located close to Kings Canyon at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable outback adventure in the oasis of natural rock pools and native flora and fauna.
Kings Canyon Resort has six premium canvas tents that blend in beautifully with the stunning landscape. Three tents are best couples and the other three for families. All tents feature cozy beds with linen, a lounge area, dining space, split AC system, a private en-suite bathroom and an outdoor deck with seating area.
This is an ideal glamping site for everyone looking to explore the iconic Kings Canyon and exciting Red Centre activities.
Guest review: “A nice place to stay. Very friendly staff and always ready to help. Spectacular view of sunset and the colour changes of the sky. Highly recommended.”
AM I MISSING ANY OF THE BEST NORTHERN TERRITORY GLAMPING SITES?
Have you been glamping in the Northern Territory 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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