Camping isn’t for everyone, try Glamping instead

If camping isn’t for you, try glamping! Glamping is a new trend where you can have a one of a kind experience in nature with the best amenities and plush interiors for all your needed creature comforts.

It’s a tempting option for those who want to escape the big city and get closer to the great outdoors without sacrificing the city’s comforts.

This new trend has been gaining popularity, and many local destinations are offering some sort of glamping experience for their guests.

If you enjoy the outdoors and want a weekend away, luxury camping is the best option for those willing to spend the money.

The New Daily rounded up some of the best glamping experiences in Australia below, we are sharing them.

Happy Glamper, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Happy Glamper lets you choose your location and they’ll set your campsite up for you. It is $300/per night for two people and glampers can choose to stay in a vintage Airstream silver caravan, Lotus Belle or belle tent.

St. Jerome’s – the hotel, Melbourne, VIC
St. Jerome’s is a new glamping hotel that aims to provide an outdoor urban glamping experience on the rooftop of Melbourne Central train station. Rooms start at $330/per night and feature luxury-style bell tents, fitted with thick quilts, carpet, heating and other plush interior designs.

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay, NSW
Paperbark Camp was conceived by the owners in Africa in the 1980 and was built to disappear into the incredible surrounds of Jervis Bay. Paperbark offers guests deluxe safari tents that start at $395/per night and are fitted with armchairs, wicker furniture, a comfortable bed and shelves stocked with necessities.

Roar and Snore, Taronga Zoo, NSW
At the Roar and Snore guests can shack up at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo for a night. Roar and Snore offers glampers the opportunity to stay in a fully-furnished and spacious tents that overlooks the harbor for $320/per night. Guests can expect a buffet dinner and personal night tour from a zoo keeper for the most safari-like experience Australia has to offer.

Nightfall, Lamington National Park, QLD
Nightfall is nestled in the Lamington National Park and allows guests to truly feel lost. This Australian glamping site has safari tents that are made with solid timbers floors, tasteful timber furniture, a hand-carved stone basin, rain-head shower and a fireplace for winter nights. Each tent comes with complimentary champagne and a gourmet platter and rates start at $455/per tent.

Wilson Island, QLD
Wilson Island is a tiny island on the Great Barrier Reef where only 12 guests can stay at one time. Wilson Island has “designer-inspired” tents that have king-size beds, binoculars for nature watching, robes, toiletries, daily housekeeping and a personal chef to lead you on your dining journey. Rates for this island glamping experience start at $928/per person.

Glamping in Ventura

Go glamping in the stunning California hills at Venture Ranch KOA.

Ventura Ranch is located in Ventura, California on a 76-acre campground situated in the Heritage Valley on the foot of Topa Topa Mountain.

You can enjoy crisp air, a forest setting, rustling of the creek, lots of wildlife, picturesque views and clear star-lit nights.

Today’s expanding travel options now allow people to camp more comfortably, while still pleasing the traditionalists.

The ranch offers four types of accommodations, from the very traditional lodging to luxurious lodging.

They have large tent sites, authentic Indian-styled teepees and dozens of RV spaces with fire pits as well as picnic tables.




The authentic eye- catching Indian-styled teepees come fully furnished with beds, floor mats and wicker chairs.

However, the safari or glamour tents come complete with furniture, linens and electricity.

The modular deluxe cabins have stocked kitchens, lofted sleeping areas, dining and living rooms which round out the menu of lodging.

Each on of the accommodations feature their own unique decorative scheme and have Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, modern appliances, windows and beautiful bathrooms that complete the package.

Activities at the ranch include an outdoor pool, beach, zip-line, nature walks and summertime movies under the stars are among other complimentary programming.

If you are seeking a California adventure, Ventura Ranch KOA is just 15 miles from the beach and is loaded with fun, making it a great glamping experience for the whole family

For a complete run down of how your glamping trip will go, check out “Gone Glamping in Ventura, CALIFORNIA.”




Best of Autumn Glamping

Enjoy a stay at either a coastal cabin, shepherds hut, highland pod or a cabin set in the countryside this autumn for the perfect glamping getaway.

Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Scotland
This Perthshire site, located in Scotland, features stylish timber pods alongside its geo domes, tipis and yurts. You will be surrounded by scenic views of Loch Tay and the Mountain range. All the lodging offers guests, heating, lighting, outdoor picnic area, outdoor seating and a lovely fire pit. It also, In addition, this site offers Wi-Fi, television, game rooms, boathouse restaurant and shower blocks.

Hideaway Huts, Cornwall
Hideaway Huts offer two quaint shepherd huts that offer picturesque views of the river and woodlands. Each hut has it’s own luxury bathroom hut nearby and cozy fire places inside. This glamping location is located just a few miles off the coast and has a lot of serene woodland trails on the 150 acre farm. In addition, the on-site amenities include horse riding, homemade meals, treats, a game room and tennis courts.

Farm Hut, Gwynedd
The Farm Hut is a handcrafted shepherd’s hut, located in Barmouth, North Wales is a new handcrafted hut that offers accomadations fro two. The hut is set on the foothills of a mountain range, and includes a kitchen, butler sink, dining area, double bed, luxury bedding and an en suite bathroom, outside seating area, barbecue and a wood-burning fire pit. Guests can enjoy stunning surrounding views and activities on the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula.

Yealm Cabin, Devon
The Yealm Cabin is located in the South Hams, overlooking the Yealm Valley. This cabin is perfect for couples, families and is even pet friendly. The lodge is set in the countryside, not far from the Mothecombe Beach, where surfing lessons are available. The Yealm cabin is fully equipped with a kithen, bathroom, private courtyard and Wi-Fi. After exploring, guests can stargaze at the on-site observatory. Guests can also arrange stargazing in the company of a local astronomy expert.

For more information on these cozy glamping accommodations and their surroundings check out, “Camping made glamorous: Glamp it up this Autumn.”