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.