Local Escapes

Check Out Victoria’s Gorgeous New Glamping Retreat

By James Shackell
3rd Dec 2017


Grab the car keys—we’re heading to Bendigo.

We’ll take any excuse to roadtrip outside the city. And as excuses go, luxury bell tents are pretty high up the list...especially when they’re set on a real life working vineyard. Yep, Balgownie Estate have just announced a new style of accommodation for their winery, and it rhymes with ‘shcmamping’.

15 luxury tents are popping up among the vines from February next year, but you can book them as of right now. Each glamp pad comes with a queen sized bed, decked out in baby-soft linen, split system air con, a well-stocked bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities (crucial) and enough rugs, blankets and squishy couches to keep you comfy for days.  

Did we mention one of the tents comes with its own eco-friendly hot tub? Feast your eye-tongues on these:


Bonus points: you’ll also get access to Balgownie Estate’s restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus the opp to try and buy all of the wines at the cellar door. Make sure you head into nearby Bendigo too—the food and drink scene is taking OFF.

Let’s talk finances. Tents start at $205/night, depending on the size and how many hot tubs you want etc. Book one in before 7 December and you’ll also get a cheeky 10% discount. Noice.

The Details

Where: Balgownie Estate, 46 Hermitage Rd Bendigo
When: Available from 1 February 2018
For more info, click here.

Did you hear the news? Melbourne's getting another floating bar this summer...and it looks like a giant fish. 

Image credit: Balgownie Estate 

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