The Best Glamping Spots Near Canberra

Glamping is the perfect way to take the “roughing it” out of camping. Allowing everyone to enjoy the great outdoors in style. Just in time for the holiday season, Tim the Yowie Man went in search of the best glamping experiences close to Canberra and we are bringing you his best. Each of these glamping spots are located at the best destinations around the Canberra, offering you the most unique experience in the Australian outdoors. These glamping locations give you a one of a kind adventure in some of the most remote and faraway places, offering you both luxury and comfortable accommodations. Check out Tim’s best experience glamping locations around the Australia for a glamping trip you won’t forget.

The Escape
Bordering the Shavers Fork/Cheat River and the Monongahela National Forest, this quaint cottage is a truly private and relaxing retreat. The Riverside Retreat is built on the bank of the Shaver’s Fork River. The river is well known for excellent fishing or a lazy float down stream. Across the road is the Monongahela National Forest which offers great hiking, cross country skiing, hunting and mountain biking.

Tanja Lagoon Camp
On a beautiful piece of our property this camp is a natural haven for you. They have thoughtfully and lovingly crafted 4 unique and stylish safari tent accommodation structures that will provide you with complete comfort to relax and enjoy the nature of this place.

Paperbark Camp
The Paperback Camp offers a king deluxe tent that can sleep six, this eco friendly tent includes solar lighting, bamboo-cotton linen and outdoor bush shower. Guest can enjoy a new wood fire oven pizzas at the Paperback Treetop Restaurant as well as an included breakfast the following morning.

Island View Resort
Nestled in a large grove of white pines just 14 miles from Duluth on the North Shore Scenic Drive, in the Village of Knife River. The resort features beautiful views of Knife Island and Lake Superior. The cabins on the island offer spectacular views of Lake Superior, while others are situated deeper into the pines, and all are clean and cozy.

Tandara Luxury Eco Tent
Tandara is nestled nearby the beautiful Lane Cove National Park, just north of the Sydney. This glamping retreat is the ultimate luxury camping experience and the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway immersed in nature. Tandara is unique, there is only one! A spacious self-contained canvas tent within its own private sanctuary.

Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island in Sydney, Australia used to be an island that held inmates and little orphaned girls, now this Island has recreated itself into a luxurious glamping destination. Glamping on the Island is camping without all the hard work and with all the luxurious needed for the perfect experience. On Cockatoo Island, the guest’s tents are already set up with bedding, all guest need to bring are clothes, food, non alcoholic drinks and of course a sense of adventure. A glamping package on the island includes a pre-erected Safari bow tent, your choice of either two camp beds or a double bed with linens, towels, sun lounges, a cool box and a lantern.

To learn more about Tim’s experience at each of these glamping destinations, check out his review at the Canberra Times.

Prix Villégiature Awards 2015

Prix Villégiature Awards 2015 have been announced and glamping properties are among the nominees.

The jury of the Villegiature Awards is made up of 22 renowned journalists and foreign correspondents that cover the five continents.

The finalists have been carefully selected from the nominees for the 2015 best hotels in Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East.

Glamping or “glamorous camping,” is a trend that has recently been gaining a lot of popularity!

This trend gives you an opportunity to get in tune with nature and have a one of a kind experience in the great outdoors, with the best amenities as well as plush interiors for all your needed creature comforts.

Check out the glamping destinations that were nominated and are sure to give you the perfect glamping getaway that will leave you wanting more.

Sandat Glamping Tents, Bali – Indonesia
Sandat Glamping Tents in Bali, Indonesia has been selected as a finalist to receive the award for Grand Prix of the Best hotel in Asia. Sandat offers accommodations for a limited number of guests and each one offers you a far away from the world glamorous camping in Bali, an Island that is considered to be one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. Lost in nature are five luxury tents that are nestled in a private and lush tropical garden that overlooks a private infinity pool as well as a forest of coconut palms. Each tent is decorated individually and guests can choose their preference according to the decor. They accommodate up to 3 adults. The tents are equipped with a large indoor bathroom, where originality and elegance continue to characterize the environment. In addition, they have a shower with a flat cross-section of lava stone and ceramic sanitary ware and offer guests a panoramic views over the garden to relish in colors of the surrounding nature. These magnificent eco-designed structures offer a unique experience in contact with nature without giving up the comfort and luxury of sophisticated furnishings that characterize the structure.



Glamping Canonici di San Marco, Mirano – Italy
Glamping Canonici Di San Marco in Mirano, Italy has been nominated and selected as a finalist to receive the award for Grand Prix of the Best Charming Hotel in Europe. The Glamping Canonici di San Marco offers you a delightful and historic environment that is nestled on peaceful countryside between the Venetian Lagoon and the River Brenta. In the charming rural scenery that surrounds it, this glamping resort is set in the context of a seventeenth-century structure where native trees and orchards will make you feel one with nature without giving up modern comforts. After an intense day exploring the surrounding cities, the lodge is intended to be your refuge. This glamping destination is the ideal base for a cultural, social, eno-gastronomic or sporting stay, allowing you to rediscover sacred harmony that only contact with nature can generate!




Six Beautiful Architect Designed Glamping Destinations

These architect-designed dwellings combine the simplicity of camping with the luxurious appeal of a well-designed modern home!

So, for the modernist these six glamping sites offer you outdoors and architecture in the most exquisite settings possible.

Check out the six most well-designed glamping sites around Australia.

Permanent Camping
This place is set on a mountain off the grid, it was inspired by sub-Saharan African mud-brick structures. G3.4

The Humpy, Daintree
This multi-function 4×4-metre shed that locals dubbed “The Humpy” was prefabricated for $65,000 and includes trucking parts from Footscray. The architect made the structure, including a basic shower plus toilet, kitchen and laundry, to make family camping trips extremely comfortable. In addition, the added Rajasthani tent with the gold embroidered mirrors makes for a more romantic experience.

Turon House tent house
This tent-shaped structure is a one-room wooden cabin, its a tribute to the canvas beginning of the nearby gold towns. This Turon House, is currently connected to power and gives you the ultimate place to disconnect.

Dogtrot House
Dogtrot House, located on the South Coast of Australia, is named for the Southern US label. It has a central breezeway between the buildings, which has the kitchen and a shared public room on one side and the other bedrooms and a bathroom on the other. The point of the place was to keep the camping casualness while allowing the guests to have an easy and comfortable time in nature.

Container Campsite
This dwelling is located in Hunter Valley and is the ideal mountain biking terrain. It is repurposed shipping containers that have been turned into a simple-mechanism open-up/close-down campsite. These sound dwellings include a kitchen, bunk-room, bathrooms and utility room in a hard-camp compound that can bunk-sleep six.

Peter Stutchbury’s Tent
The creator of some of Australia’s most admired structures, has been taking his time to consider what he’s going to build on the land he has at Avalon. Using his experience, he has realized how little you need and is now building tent style houses such as these with canvas and a wooden platform for the most luxe experience possible in the great outdoors.

For more information on these well designed glamping structures, check out’s article on these six amazing dwellings.