Glamping, otherwise known as glamorous camping may be news to you, however it’s gaining popularity in Australia and all over the world – but when did this all start?
It combines camping with the luxury of a home or hotel, like electricity, running water and even a big comfortable bed – so much comfort, in fact, that many newlyweds are choosing glamping destinations for wedding events! Glamping is gaining popularity especially with women; it allows people that may not be comfortable with true bush camping to get closer to nature. Imagine dining beneath a desert star-filled sky and enjoying a silver service feast, prepared by chefs. That’s just one of the many elegant treats you can experiences while glamping in Australia.
One of the greatest things about glamping choices in Australia is that they are eco-friendly and part of the new popular eco-tourism community. These glamping locations reduce ecological footprints and you still get to enjoy the wilderness while having five-star comforts. In Australia there are more than 1000 certified eco-tourism businesses, which is pretty awesome.
There are several different types of glamping locations; barns, cabins, cabooses, campervans, caves, domes, eco-pods, huts, igloos, luxury tents, lodges, on the water, safari tents, tipis, tree houses, villas, and yurts. Each type of glamping has its own unique luxury perks and incomparable access to the amazing natural surroundings.
The Silk Pavilions is a glamping location in the Tweed valley, Northern NSW, with many remarkable reviews. The architectureis designed with the environment and the guest in mind; it is luxury camping at its best. It provides a gorgeous and comfortable place to explore the local area and join the beautiful Australian bush land surroundings. The luxury camping spaces consist of a variety of elevated safari style tents with their own open-air ensuite bathroom, queen size beds, locally made furniture and a wrap around terrace for enjoying the natural surroundings – you can find out more about the remarkable accommodation here. There are no fences around the camp, so as to maintain a wildlife passage, they use solar-powered lighting, recycling and biodegradable products and the air-conditioning are eschewed for natural freshening. For information on meals and the local cuisine, visit this page for our options.
Most places offer all of the frills of a 5-star hotel, but the idea of glamping is to enhance your bond with nature. A glamping site close to the fringes of World Heritage- listed Kakadu National Park; the timber safari suites are located above the flourishing savannah bush. Wake up to the singing of tropical birds and the splashing sounds of buffalos. There is a superior campsite on the edge of Ningaloo Reef; you can spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the clear turquoise water. At night time, enjoy an intense Indian Ocean sunset watching kangaroos and wallaroos.
Australia’s isolated landscapes can be equally unforgettable and harsh, but glamping eliminates the inhospitable aspect of the landscapes completely. It is an incredible environmental wilderness experience; it is luxury at its best while having very little impact on the natural surroundings.
Check out the top 10 global glamping destinations here, and start dreaming about your next getaway!
Already know where you want to go? great! make sure you know what to pack, and get excited for the experience of a lifetime!