Leave the shabby tent at home and forget the blow-up mattress, you won’t need either where you’re going.
From lavish safari tents in the wilderness to see-through bubbles set amongst majestic granite landscapes, sleeping under the stars in pared-back luxury has never been easier or more inviting.
Read on for our list of the very best glamping spots in Australia.
Cape Range National Park, WA
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No ‘glamping in Australia’ list would be complete without mention of the incredible, all-inclusive Sal Salis. Sitting in the dunes, a quick 50-metre stroll from the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, this remote glamping retreat is home to 16 off-grid safari tents. Blending the outback, rocky ranges and the crystal-clear ocean, words fail to describe the beauty of this place. Trek across the arid terrain of Cape Range National Park before cooling off with a snorkel out front or do nothing but read a book and take midday siestas—the choice is yours.
CUBBY & CO.
Majura, ACT, Australia
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Photo by Jessica Discipio
Combining wine and camping in the most beautiful of ways, Cubby & Co. is home to two bell tents on a picturesque working vineyard, close to Canberra (alongside their compact tiny home, Dinny). Kitted out with goods and furnishings from local and regional designers, the tents, named Frank and Edgar, are the ultimate home-away-from-home. Flaky croissants and coffee in bed are included with your stay, but for a total local taster, opt to have delicious eats from nearby XO Restaurant delivered to your private deck and wash it down with a bottle of wine from Mount Majura Vineyard’s cellar door. This really is glamping at its finest.
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New England’s skies come alive from the cosiness of a linen-draped queen bed, cocooned in a Mirumiru Bubbletent just outside Tenterfield. Translating from both Japanese and Maori to mean “shiny bubble”, the trio of tents (including Australia’s only tiny tent suspended in a tree!) holds the key to a luxurious stargazing adventure for the whole family. This is camping gone fancy; say goodbye to carting and setting up gear and hello to comfy beds, an outdoor bath and everything you need (including a catering menu) so you can truly check in to check out.
Lamington National Park, Qld, Australia
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Conjure up images of glamping somewhere deep in the forest, and it’s likely to look exactly like Nightfall. Rubbing shoulders with the luscious Lamington National Park, this magical collection of five custom-made safari tents is made for couples who want to switch off, get back to nature and indulge a little. Hitting pause and surrendering to a slower pace is simple here with a rotating fireplace, freestanding bathtubs, buttery linen and all organic meals cooked for you by the hosts with fresh, local produce. Turn the pampering up another notch and make time to enjoy a massage by the creek or salute the sun with a private yoga class.
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This duo of dreamy geodesic domes is a Tasmanian glamping hidden gem – quite literally. Tucked among 110 acres of native eucalypt forest, 10 minutes from the sleepy shores of seaside town of Penguin, the property is a masterclass in seclusion. Soak up the luxe touches inside each of the expansive domes – king-sized beds and cosy blankies are just the start – before sinking into the outdoor bath to revel in the awe-inspiring view of the Dial Ranges.
Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia
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Tucked under towering paperbarks and swaying eucalyptus, Paperbark Camp is made for romantic weekend getaways and is one of the best glamping spots in Australia. Located in Jervis Bay, two-and-a-half-hours drive south of Sydney, there are three types of African-inspired canvas tents to choose from, each with king beds, private open-air bathrooms and all your favourite hotel trimmings, like handmade soaps and lotions. Whether you spend your days wandering from bed to deck or exploring nearby Huskisson on the camp’s bikes, be sure to divulge your senses with at least one meal at the on-site restaurant, The Gunyah. You’ve never tasted bush tucker quite like this.
Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Setting the glamping bar excruciatingly high, Evamor Valley in the blessed food and wine region of Mudgee is glamping at its finest. Rest and unwind in one of the three luxury eco tents, filled with locally sourced furnishings, sprawling king-size beds and thoughtful touches, like bathrobes and Leif body products. If you’re ready to explore, an 80-acre farm awaits at your canvas door, ready for adventurers to discover its nooks and crannies. Trek down to the Cudgegong River, check out the Red River Gums and billabong along the way, before returning to a picnic on the jetty. This is the good life.