Are you planning a getaway and looking for the best South Australia glamping sites? Well, look no further. I’ve put together a guide with the top sites for your next glamping holiday.
South Australia is known for its natural beauty. So it’s a brilliant idea to experience this area by glamping. You can have all the fun and freedom of camping but without setting up your own tent.
The glamping spots on this list have terrific amenities, including cozy beds, full kitchens, en suite bathrooms to ensure you have a great stay. On top of that there are sites with access to a private beach, hot tub, and a pool!
With glamping you have a chance to experience the outdoors, while staying cozy and comfortable.
Top 9 South Australia Glamping Sites
Whatever it is you’re wanting to experience while glamping in South Australia, this list will have it.
1. Bukirk Glamping
Nestled in the hills of the Clare Valley on 42 acres of farmland, Bukirk Glamping is an adults-only site perfect for romantic or group getaway, just a 5-minute drive from Clare’s wineries, shops and cafe’s.
Bukirk glamping offers accommodation in spacious tents with a seating area, fridge, heating/cooling, en suite bathroom, and a private deck. Bukirk Glamping features a large outdoor sheltered area, that is equipped with a kitchen, BBQ, dining area, firepit and more.
The picturesque Clare Valley is a home to some five-star wineries and breweries, gourmet food and plenty of historic places to see and explore.
Guest review: “It was glamping at its finest.. attention to detail and country hospitality without going into the wild for newbie campers!”
2. Kangaluna Camp
Gawler Ranges offers nature and wildlife tours with guides in the Outback and West Coast of Eyre Peninsula. As well, they offer an amazing glamping experience in the outback.
Their outback accommodation in Kangaluna Camp is a great place to relax, walk and observe nature. You will enjoy seeing animals that still use their original tracks through the camp and hundreds of different bird species in the area.
The camp uses rain water as the only water source, though the camp offers private showers and flushing toilets. You can choose to stay in a safari tent or in a “Swagon”, a renovated covered wagon with a swag bed where you can gaze at the stars all night long!
Guest review: What an incredible place, and what fantastic people. Really comfortable, but for me the highlight was actually speaking to Geoff and his staff and hearing about their love and care for the area, the discoveries they have made and their knowledge of so much about the geography, geology, animals, plants and the people who have lived there in the past – both indigenous and early settlers.”
3. Glamping on Kangaroo Island
If you’re wanting to experience glamping in luxury you can’t go wrong with Wandering Souls on Kangaroo Island. This stunning glamping site is ideal for those who want a secluded island glamping experience, with some fancy amenities and luxuries.
You can choose between 5 unique and differently styled bell tents: a Medieval styled tent called ‘Dany’, a Hampton’s styled tent called ‘Harper’, a Hollywood Glam styled tent called ‘Marilyn’, a Luxe Australian styled tent called ‘Matilda’ and a Romani/ Bohemian styled tent called ‘Rose’.
All tents sleep up to 4 people and are equipped with cozy queen size beds with linen, power pack, towels, tea and coffee station.
Kangaroo Island is a truly amazing place with spectacular wilderness, pristine beaches and untouched bushland merged with the abundance of gourmet food and wine choices.
Guest review: “We were extremely impressed by our glamping tent. It was comfortable and homely while also being luxurious at the same time. The tent was stocked with little things we didn’t know we needed until they came in handy! A Wonderful experience I would 100% recommend!”
4. Bayside Glamping on Yorke Peninsula
Bayside Glamping site offers a luxury retreat in a glamping tent in the heart of Marion Bay close to wonderful Innes National Park on Yorke Peninsula.
Inside the glamping tent you will find a bed with a pillow-top mattress and luxurious bedding from EcoDownunder. The full kitchen with bar fridge, gas BBQ with hot plate and grill plate and a bathroom with showers and toilet are located outside of the tent.
Guest review: “If you’re going to stay in Marion Bay this is the spot to be! A Beautiful private glamping spot minutes away from the beach, and a perfect place to base yourself if you’re sightseeing in the national park.”
5. Flinders Ranges Glamping
Flinders Bush Retreats is a farm stay located 10 minutes from Hawker in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia offering 2 self contained houses and an Eco Tent Glamping experience.
Eco tent glamping is located on the small hill and surrounded by some amazing nature and kangaroos and emus as your daily visitors.
The tent is fully self-contained and has everything you need for your comfortable stay. A cozy queen size bed with quality linen and Australian wool blanket and quilt, a small kitchenette, an ensuite bathroom with a composting toilet and gas hot water are just some of the amenities this stunning site can offer.
Guest review: “We spent 2 nights staying in the Eco tent. Beautiful mountain and creek views in every direction. The Eco tent was clean and attractively presented. This place offers the opportunity to relax and do life simply or to hike and explore in a scenic setting that is truly Australian.”
6. 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 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. Coonawarra Wineries Glamping
Bellwether Wines is a wine producer located in the famous Coonawarra wine region offering cellar doors, wine tastings, wedding events, and glamping accommodation.
Their campground is well spaced with campsites 100m apart and six glamping tents (each sleeps 2) equipped with cozy beds and a short walk away from the camp kitchen, bathroom and winery.
While staying at Bellwether Wines Glamping site you may choose to visit the world heritage listed Naracoorte Caves, take a drive over ancient coastlines to the seaside lobster fishing towns of Robe and Beachport, or visit Blue Lake and Mt. Gambier.
Guest review: “If you’re wondering if you should book, wonder no more! This is the best! Absolutely lovely location and everything you could need just pack your undies! Facilities are great, the bed was so comfy and the location was great! With a cellar door at the front gate and lovely staff to welcome you you can’t ask anything more. We will be back for sure! Our puppy had the best time too!”
8. Adelaide Shores Glamping
If you are looking for a glamping experience on Adelaide Shores, look no further than the Eco Tent in The Big4 Holiday Park. The tent sleeps up to 4 and offers the experience of camping with extra features of comfort, including a double bed, bunk bed, fridge and a private deck with seating area.
On-site, you can find the communal kitchen, the cafe, ‘The Shack’, splashzone, indoor leisure centre and a basketball court, and much more. As for the activities I highly recommend a round of golf, launch a boat, treat the kids to a game of mini golf, or hire a sporting facility for your next competition. A great stay for a fun family glamping getaway.
Guest review: “We have just spent a very comfortable night in an eco-tent. I was unsure when we booked but found it to be spacious, modern and well equipped and with everything at this park it was spotlessly clean and well maintained.There are no bathrooms in the tent but their location next to the amenities block is perfect.”
9. Tent on a Hill
Tent on a Hill offers an ultimate glamping experience in a plush Bell Tent, surrounded by kangaroos and gum trees overlooking McLaren Vale vineyards.
Tent on a Hill is a secluded spot on the top of the hill far away from daily life but with easy access to top tourist destinations and wineries.
All glamping tents are ideal for couples but can accommodate up to 4 people. They are equipped with queen beds, private flushing portable toilets, a hand washing basins and a simple outdoor hanging camp showers. There is no electricity and the lighting is provided by solar fairy lights, lanterns and candles.
Tent On A Hill is only a 15 minute drive away from pristine beaches Maslin Beach, Port Willunga, Aldinga and Sellicks Beach.
Guest review: “Our experience at Tent on a Hill was one to remember, everything about this accommodation resonated with us perfectly. The wide open spaces, fresh air and environmentally friendly facilities was something we are very used to. The tent itself from the outside doesn’t look big, however once you step inside you really get the feel for glamping.”
AM I MISSING ANY OF THE AMAZING SOUTH AUSTRALIA GLAMPING SPOTS?
Have you been glamping in South Australia recently and stayed at an awesome glamping site I didn’t mention in my list? If so, let me know in the comments, and I’d love to add it to my list.
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