Experience the Best Luxury Camping Adventures in Australia this Spring

Australia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, peppered with ocean outlooks and desert hideaways. As the land of glamorous camping, or glamping, Australia is where rustic tents are making way for eco-cabins and pre-prepared tents with king size beds, fresh linens, charming balconies and dining under the stars. These getaways are becoming increasingly popular, where you can let your mind and soul wander and get up close with nature in luxurious comfort. Experience the Best Luxury Camping Adventures in Australia this Spring
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Experience the Best Luxury Camping Adventures in Australia this Spring

Glamping is the perfect way to experience Australia’s nature without compromising on comfort.


Australia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, peppered with ocean outlooks and desert hideaways. As the land of glamorous camping, or glamping, Australia is where rustic tents are making way for eco-cabins and pre-prepared tents with king size beds, fresh linens, charming balconies and dining under the stars. These getaways are becoming increasingly popular, where you can let your mind and soul wander and get up close with nature in luxurious comfort. 

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay, NSW

Australian Capital Territory

While not technically within Canberra’s city borders, The Escape at Clyde River is located around two hours from Canberra. The Escape is nestled among the local blue and spotted gums on an 80-acre block and combines traditional camping with the comfort and elegance of a five-star hotel. With tent-inspired wooden guesthouses that blend seamlessly into the bush surroundings, you can sleep in and snuggle in your queen-size bed, then whip up pancakes in your kitchenette before indulging in a morning massage.

Also Try: Tanja Lagoon Camp near Merimbula, 3 ½ hours’ drive from Canberra.

New South Wales

Around 2 ½ hours’ drive south of Sydney, you’ll find Paperbark Camp. The food at the on-site restaurant, The Gunyah, is always fresh and locally produced, with fish caught in the bay, mushrooms plucked from Mittagong and wines sourced from nearby vineyards. With gourmet food, queen-sized beds and the beautiful waters of Jervis Bay close by, you’ll fall in love with the surroundings as much as you will with the intimate, elegant, safari-style tents, complete with wrap-around verandahs.

Also Try: Thou Walla Sunset Retreat on the tip of Soldiers Point, 2 ½ hours’ from Sydney; Tandara in Lane Cove National Park, 10 kilometres north of Sydney’s city; Roar & Snore glamping at Taronga Zoo in Mosman, Sydney.

Northern Territory

For eco-luxury in the middle of the Australian outback immerse yourself in Longitude 131 and take in one of the wonders of the world, Uluru. Located just a short distance from this famous Australian landmark, this glamping adventure allows you to visit the sandstone icon with a guide by day, before dining outdoors under the stars at Table 131. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Also Try: Wildman Wilderness Lodge near Kakadu National Park; Banubanu Wilderness Retreat on the private Bremer Island in the Top End; Bamurru Plains’ Safari Bungalows located west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains; and for those travelers who want a remote glamping experience in the Australian Outback stay at Wiligi Outstation.

Queensland

Located nearly 600 kilometres off the northern Queensland coast, Haggerstone Island is about as secluded as you can get, and offers a holiday experience where screen time goes out the door in favour of fishing, bird-watching and snorkeling. With a coveted recommendation from Conde Nast Traveller as one location that should be on every traveller’s ‘bucket list’, Haggerstone Island is a truly unique place to set up camp. To get to the island you will need to travel via a commercial plane, then a light aircraft and finally a boat but awaiting you is a slice of paradise.

Also Try: Spicers Canopy in the Scenic Rim, two hours' drive from Brisbane; Jabiru Safan Lodge, located 75 minutes west of Cairns in Far North Queensland.

Ikara Safari Camp, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA

South Australia

Sleeping under the stars alongside the river red gums and abundant wildlife at Flinders Ranges National Park is one of the most unique camping adventures you’ll ever have. Thanks to the glamping experience at Ikara Safari Camp, you won’t even have to bring your own equipment and supplies. Choose between 15 premium Safari Tents, each with their own luxurious king size beds, en suited bathrooms, power and even air-conditioning. Creature comforts including hair dryers and reading lamps complete the experience and reinvent the concept of camping in a whole new light.

Also Try: Kangaluna Camp at Gawler Ranges Safaris, 600 kilometres north west of Adelaide on the Eyre Peninsula.

Tasmania

For something a little different, Maria Island off the Tasmania mainland offers glamping and exercise rolled into one. Spend four days walking around the island, stopping for two nights in a wilderness camp and one night in a lodge that once housed convicts in the early days of Australia’s settlement. A guide escorts guests around the island, where you can see rare species introduced in an effort to stave off extinction. This is a must for nature lovers who enjoy immersing themselves in local culture. Bookings are available from October to April.

Also Try: Huon Bush Retreats, 50 minutes from Hobart; Freycinet Eco Lodges in Freycinet, 2 ½ hours from Hobart.

Victoria

Meanwhile at Pebble Point, an exclusive bush retreat hidden behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, is the ideal place to escape to for privacy. With only five spacious tents available at any one time, you can guarantee that you’ll rest your head in luxury, with a king-sized bed, fluffy towels and a spacious en suite bathroom.

Also Try: Happy Glamper on the Mornington Peninsula; Parks Victoria’s Wilderness Retreats at Wilsons Promontory National Park, 2 ½ hours from Melbourne; Cosy Tents, just 10 minutes from the renowned Daylesford Village.

Western Australia

Just an hour north of Broome is the Kimberley region, and it’s here that you’ll find Ramada Eco Beach, a multi award-winning eco resort just moments away from the Indian Ocean. The active and adventurous might like to hike, fish, do yoga or take in a spot of whale watching during their stay, but those who are content to relax and de-stress can just enjoy the surrounds of their eco-villa, which includes a king-size bed and kitchenette.

Also Try: El Questro Wilderness Park or Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge in the Kimberley region; Kooljaman Safari camp, 3 hours north of Broome; Karijini Eco Retreat located in Karijini National Park, the second largest national park in Western Australia; Sal Salis located on the shores of Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park.

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