If you are looking to combine camping with romance (and a good dose of luxury thrown in), then you want to go glamping (glamour and camping combined).
And it sounds pretty good to me. Not that I have done it. But I would. If I could.
The appeal of glamping for many is that there is no outlay of money towards buying camping gear that may not be used; no fuss – just arrive at the campsite, and everything is ready; and comforts of home but in a bush or rural setting.
Of course, to experience nature combined with luxury settings and facilities, will cost. A lot. Many of the places we cover in this series are equivalent to a night in a 5-star hotel. Most have minimum stays, and are for couples only. Some will close during certain months of the year due to weather, so like any travel, do your homework!
If you are looking for a getaway from everyday life, or just want to dream, then this series of glamping locations will appeal.
Glamping in New South Wales
The place to go outside of the Sydney metro area is Paperbark Camp.
With safari tents, hardwood flooring, own private ensuites, and all the amenities of a hotel, this could be a little piece of heaven, tucked away in beautiful Jervis Bay.
For rates and further information contact http://www.paperbarkcamp.com.au/
Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay
But if you are wanting a closer to Sydney experience, Tandara Sydney is a luxury camping option within Lane Cove National Park and Lane Cove River Tourist Caravan Park and camping ground (pictured below).
Some of the luxuries of camping in this tent include marble enhanced bathroom that includes a twin shower, hand basin, toilet and a bath, king size bed with quality linen, flat screen TV, private decks, 2 fridges and large BBQ.
This sounds like 5 star camping!
Call Lane Cove River Tourist Park on
02 98889133 for further information.
Image source: here
Glamping in Victoria
If you travelling around the Great Ocean Road, close to the Twelve Apostles, Pebble Point might be worth glamping it up for a while!
With 5 spacious luxury tents, at the end of the Great Ocean Walk at Princetown, and close to 3 National Parks, this means lots of beautiful walks and scenery are within easy reach.
Less than 3 hours from Melbourne, these tents with ensuites, and king size beds sound like a luxurious way to camp.
Further information can be found at: http://www.pebblepoint.com.au/
Cape Conran Coastal Retreats are part of Parks Victoria Wilderness Retreats, near Marlo in the East Gippsland region of Victoria.
With everything provided (except food), you can experience the beauty of camping, but with some creature comforts. No ensuite at this location, but a bathroom/toilet are nearby as is a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals.
These retreats are also located at Wilsons Promontory,and Buchanan caves.
Further information: http://www.wildernessretreats.com.au/
Cape Conran Cabin, Wilderness Retreat
If you know of another glamping location in NSW or Victoria, don’t be shy, leave the name of the place in the comments below!
And if you have stayed in any of the above places, share your thoughts!
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(Note: This is not a sponsored post. We have not stayed in any of the above properties – yet – and have no affiliation with them).