Leave the gridlock and grind of Melbourne behind and make your way to Inverloch Glamping Co. Sitting under wide-open South Gippsland skies, just two hours from the CBD, the eco-friendly, adults-only retreat makes for a sensory bubble of calm. The property name – a Maori word “Rongotai”, meaning to “hear, see, smell and taste the ocean” – gives away the scene here, where rolling green pastures meet the untamed beauty of Victoria’s south coast. All of this is in view of a collection of sensitively built beach cabins, a geodesic dome and a duo of bell tents home to queen beds, lush linens and hotel-level mod cons. Further afield, the sensory adventures continue. Live music at cellar doors, coastal treks, craft classes, artisan food and drink plus aromatherapy and yoga sessions are dotted in nearby hamlets like Loch and Meeniyan. Long days exploring are bookended in the communal Camp Kitchen – a cheery, well-kitted out spot to settle onto a cushion with a book or game next to the blue stone fireplace or sit in the sustainably built structure chatting over a sundowner or two.
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