A weekend getaway is the perfect opportunity to see some of the best sites Australia has to offer but spending two nights in a tent amongst the creepy crawlies doesn’t sound too appealing to pretty much anyone.
Enter glamping: the more stylish way appreciate the great outdoors. With a warm bed, delicious food and a flushing toilet, this is definitely the better option for those of us who like our creature comforts.
Our 3 fave Australian glamping destinations
1. St. Jerome’s – The Hotel, Melbourne
Take your city adventure to a new level with at a weekend in the urban-outdoors. These teepee style tents on the rooftop of Melbourne Central at St Jerome’s – The Hotel will give you the more comfortable outdoor experience you’ve always craved. The staff at St. Jerome’s – The Hotel will make sure you get the most out of your morning with a breakfast hamper delivered straight to your tent, your first coffee of the day prepared by their onsite barista and morning meditation classes between 8am and 9am. Talk about starting your morning the right way!
Find out more about St Jerome’s – The Hotel here
2. ‘Roar & Snore’ – Taronga Zoo, Sydney
One of Australia’s most iconic zoos, Taronga, opens its doors each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through the year. With the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s friendliest creatures, this is definitely the ultimate zoo sleepover. After settling into your purpose-built tent, you will enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner before a walk through the Zoo on a one-and-a-half hour night safari.
Find out more about the Roar & Snore here
3. Nightfall – Lamington National Park, Queensland
You’ll truly be nestled amongst nature in one of Nightfall’s intimate safari tents. It’s much more glamorous than it sounds, with each luxurious tent inspired and hand-built by an architect. Your tent-house includes complimentary organic treats for you to enjoy by the fire place in Winter or on your private deck as you watch the sunset after a day spent exploring the National Park.