Karijini Eco Retreat, Tom Price, WA
Camping is probably the best way to immerse yourself in Australia's natural splendour. But while we all love the romantic notion of sleeping beneath the stars, not all of us enjoy ‘roughing it'. If you're used to travelling in style, the idea of lugging heavy supplies, pitching a tent or cooking tinned food over a campfire can be less than appealing. Enter glamping, or glamour camping, which lets you commune with nature in the comfort of a luxury tent. We're talking fresh linen, private bathrooms, spa treatments and gourmet meals prepared for you. You can glamp in some of Australia's wildest and most remote places - from the Red Centre to the Kimberley and Kakadu.
Imagine waking to uninterrupted views of Uluru from your air-conditioned tent. Or sitting down to a silver service feast beneath a desert sky filled with stars. It's all part of the glamping experience in Australia's Red Centre. You get all-out luxury, in front of Australia's most recognisable natural icon. Sleep in a freshly-made bed, shower in a private ensuite and press a button to raise the blinds on your spectacular outback backdrop. At sunset, perch yourself on a private ochre red sandy spot and watch Uluru's colours deepen and transform with a glass of champagne. Then there is the fine dining - a five-course candlelit meal prepared by chefs wearing head lamps and served by waiters in black-and-white.