Glamping is a great way to experience the outdoors without having to rough it. Here in Australia, we have some of the best glamping spots in the world. Whether you want to be by the beach, in the hinterlands, or in some other beautiful and secluded location, there’s an escape for you.

Balgownie Estate Bendigo deck
Balgownie Estate Bendigo, Maiden Gully, Victoria

What is glamping?

Glamping, coined from “glamorous camping,” is a style of camping that combines the best of both worlds–the comforts of home with the beauty of nature. Compared to traditional camping tents, glamping tents are usually more luxurious and they come equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. More often than not, electricity and running water are available in these luxury camping tents. No need to pitch them by yourself as they’re all ready and waiting for you!

Marramarra Lodge
Glamping tents are usually spacious and well-appointed. You can expect a comfortable bed, furniture, and even a private bathroom in most cases. (In the photo, Marramarra Lodge’s Peninsula Tent)
CABN CANVS Seppeltsfield
CABN CANVS Seppeltsfield features glamping tents complete with a spacious bedroom plus interior seating area, private bathroom, and furnished deck with deep soaking tub.
Wilson Island
Bathroom c/o Wilson Island
Discovery Rottnest Island tent interior
Discovery Rottnest Island’s glamping tents are so spacious, it even has a bunk bed for your family glamping trip!
Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping
Now that’s a luxury camping tent that has everything! (Photo courtesy of Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping)

If you love the outdoors but don’t quite like the challenges that come with traditional camping… i.e., sleeping on the floor of your tent, uncomfortable makeshift bathrooms, and no electricity, glamping is definitely for you. It’s a great way to experience the outdoors without having to rough it. Luxury camping allows you to enjoy all the benefits of traditional camping such as fresh air, peace and quiet, and close proximity to nature without sacrificing your comforts. Furthermore, glamping sites are often located in stunning natural locations. This means that you can enjoy incredible views from the comfort of your glamping tent. When glamping in Australia, you’ll be spoiled for choice! Here are some amazing getaways we’ve handpicked for you…

Balgownie Estate Bendigo vineyard view
A peek of Balgownie Estate Bendigo’s glamping tent through the vines…

In the Vines

Famous for an abundance of wine regions, luxury camping in Australia means spending a night in the vines. If you’re planning a unique romantic getaway, glamping is a way to change things up a little while still being able to enjoy a luxurious escape. At these vineyard hideaways, you won’t just enjoy the beautiful surroundings, but indulgent wines made from the very vines around you!

Domescapes in the Vines
Domescapes in the Vines

Down in Tasmania, you’ll find your private haven in one of the bespoke geodesic domes at Domescapes in the Vines. The domes have en suite bathrooms as well as outdoor baths where you can enjoy sweeping views of the vineyard or the night sky. These crystal-like domes are made to withstand Tasmanian weather, are energy-efficient, and have double insulation and solar vents for maximum comfort. Everything inside the domes looks so comfy and cosy!

Domescapes in the Vines interior
Cosy interiors at Domescapes in the Vines
Balgownie Estate Bendigo tent interior
Understated glamping at Balgownie Estate Bendigo

You’ll find something much closer to the look of traditional camping tents at Balgownie Estate—Bendigo’s oldest winery. The estate, established in 1969, is famed for its Cabernet and Shiraz which you can enjoy at Balgownie Estate Bendigo. You can wine and dine before retreating to your cosy glamping tent. These private glamping tents set on elevated decks are spread out through the vineyards and surrounding bushland so you can enjoy some quiet R and R.

Enjoy a sip of the famed wines at Balgownie Estate Bendigo

Waterfront Glamping

If you love the tranquillity that comes with being near a body of water or enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, luxury camping lakeside or beachside would be perfect for you!

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping waterfront
Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping is an intimate escape in Cowaramup, WA. A boutique retreat set in a romantic 320-acre olive farm, it has spacious open-plan luxury camping tents architecturally designed for maximum comfort. These are equipped with a private ensuite, kitchenette, minibar, and spacious sunset viewing decks. You really wouldn’t feel like it’s a camping tent at all!

Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat location
Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, Roebuck, Western Australia

Wanting to escape the crowds and be steps away from the beach? Stay in one of Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat’s 30 glamping tents! Enjoy the beautiful golden sands of Eco Beach and let the sound of the waves lull you to a peaceful sleep.

Sal Salis starry night
A peek inside one of the tents at Sal Salis
Sal Salis tent interior
Slow down and unwind at Sal Salis
Sal Salis tents at night
Sal Salis glamping tents under the Milky Way

One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Sal Salis is a luxury beachside safari camp nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park and on the shores of Ningaloo Reef. Remote, peaceful, and with the essentials you need while you take some time away from the hectic city life, Sal Salis allows you to slow down, focus on the beauty of the wilderness, and take your time recharging without distraction. (Discover more about Sal Salis in this blog post.)

Island Campsites

Wilson Island
Wilson Island, Queensland

We have two island campsites where you can live your island life daydreams…

Wilson Island is a one-of-a-kind Great Barrier Reef getaway that accommodates a maximum of only 18 guests at a time. Experience that castaway-style island life inside comfortable glamping tents spread throughout the island where one step off your deck leads to the fine white sand and the crystal clear waters beyond.

Wilson Island turtle
Sea turtle sighting ashore on Wilson Island
Discovery Rottnest Island aerial
Aerial view of Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island
Discovery Rottnest Island from inside
Undisturbed ocean views (Photo courtesy of Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island)

Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island behind the sand dunes of Pinkie Beach on the other hand is a delightful destination with luxury camping tents suitable for all types of travellers. These low-impact tents are spacious, comfy, and set in a beautiful beachside location where you might also have the chance to see the happiest animals on earth—the quokkas!

Discovery Rottnest Island tent exterior
One of the tents at Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island

Ultra-Luxe Camping

If you want to channel that camping experience but with an ultra-luxe vibe, Marramarra Lodge is the spot for you. Set in a picturesque location, it has beautiful fully-furnished accommodations and peaceful spots where you can unplug and lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings…

Marramarra Lodge
The Peninsula Tents at Marramarra Lodge, NSW
Marramarra Lodge
Tranquil views from the living area leading out to the private deck, Marramarra Lodge

There are 3 types of accommodation at Marramarra Lodge, but for those going after the glamping vibe, we recommend one of their Peninsula Tents. This reverse-cycle air-conditioned luxury tent has an open-plan layout and luxurious lounging area that leads out to the large outdoor balcony facing the Hawkesbury River, truly letting the outside in. We can already imagine the dewy mornings out on that beautiful balcony! (Get to know Marramarra Lodge more in this blog post.)

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable holiday, glamping in Australia is a great option. For more amazing getaways, check out our full collection.

Image credit: Domescapes in the Vines

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Fascinated by different cultures and the beauty of nature, Stoewie is a globetrotter who loves travelling and observing the world around him. He has a love for language and a penchant for experimenting in the kitchen—often experiencing his Zen moments while creating new culinary delights. Anywhere quiet and "away from crowds" is Stoewie's happy place.