There’s nothing quite like a night stargazing far away from the city’s light haze. It’s the best way to take in all the glittery splendour of the Milky Way—a window view of the universe not really afforded to those of us living our best city life.
Well, we’ve got great news for all your pending road trips and camping-under-the-stars plans ‘cause we’ve found a glamping experience that’ll blow all other glamping experiences out of the water.
Set on a sprawling 9,000 acre working beef and sheep property in the region of Warialda (just a 5-hour drive from the Gold Coast or Brisbane), Faraway Domes has taken glamping to another dimension.
Created by the property’s owners, the Munsie family, you’ll be able to lap up a little luxury while taking in the serene, rolling hills and crystal-clear skies of Warialda. The township’s name translates to ‘Place of Wild Honey’ in the local First Nations language—so you can imagine it’s pretty picturesque and yes, you should try the local honey or even plan a visit in March for the Warialda Honey Festival.
Faraway Domes is the first geodesic dome of its kind in NSW and features a super comfy four-poster bed, open plan living and kitchen area and private bathroom. There’s also a four-metre-high elevated deck with a private outdoor bath so you can soak while you stargaze too.
The Munsies will also pre-stock the kitchen with ingredients for breakfast, lunch, dinner or picnic hampers so you can skip the grocery shop. As well as the breathtaking southern sky, a tonne of magical bush walks are nearby, and the sunrises and sunset across empty plains have to be seen to be believed.
As you can imagine, the place tends to book out pretty quickly though, so you’ll want to plan ahead and book ASAP.
Looking for something closer to home? Here are the best spots to glamp in South East Queensland.
Image credit: Faraway Dome