Let's face it, camping isn't for everyone. Roughing it requires a certain personality, and you either love it or hate it—there’s really no in-between. That's why glamping has grown in popularity in recent years. It caters to the middle ground, providing those who can't handle a bad night's sleep with a fantastic cosy bed surrounded by items you wouldn't even contemplate taking on a proper glamping trip.
There are a lot of fantastic sites across the state, and most of them aren't too far from the city. Here's Urban List's guide to the best spots for glamping Victoria has on offer for 2024:
Ever wanted to sleep under the stars in comfort? Well, now you can. The Skyview Bubbletent is one of Victoria’s best glamping spots for a weekend escape. Nestled privately on wooded fields in the magnificent Wombat State Forest, expect a luxurious queen-sized bed, with tea and coffee facilities provided, as well as a mini fridge to store your goodies in.
Whip up a meal in your private outdoor cooking zone that comes with a prep table, a sink, a gas barbecue, and even a separate pizza oven. Be sure to take a break and relax on the hammock for a much-needed midday snooze amongst the great outdoors. Book your stay under the stars here.
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Take a road trip through the Yarra Valley to reach one of the best glamping Victoria has to offer. The luxurious Morpheus Glamping offers guests a 6m Belle tent which includes a queen-sized bed and a couples bean bag to get cosy on.
Enjoy indoor amenities including a Nespresso machine, an electric heater and a fan, as well as outdoor appliances such as a Weber barbecue, outdoor heater, seating and an umbrella. Take in the breathtaking views of the gorgeous Yarra Valley Plains with a bottle of vino and some board games—now that’s pure bliss. Book your stay here.
Situated on one of Victoria's most coveted coasts, this glamping spot in Phillip Island is the ideal boujee accommodation amidst the great outdoors, with fantastic beach access making it one of the best glamping spots in Victoria.
The five-metre tent stay offers some serious luxury with a queen-sized bed, rustic beach chic furniture, ceramics, and fairy lights, making it feel like the perfect coastal retreat — and if you feel like a swim day or night, it’s only a short walk away. Book in here.
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Cosy Tents are set up on a secluded site just 15 minutes from Daylesford and come equipped with everything you need, including a fire pit (cue the s'mores) and access to barbeque facilities.
Visitors can also add on packages to their stay, such as breakfast boxes, cheese and wine, Netflix, Möet and chocolate, or a mineral spa at Hepburn Springs. The team has also recently added their a-frame cabins, a stunning perched stay with an in-room fireplace that looks out onto the property.
Moving outside of Bell Tents and into something a bit larger, Wilderness Retreats offers some of the best glamping in Victoria and has a number of glamping sites throughout Gippsland, including Wilsons Promontory, Cape Conran, and Buchan Caves.
Parks Victoria manages Wilderness Retreats, and each retreat has timber flooring, decks, chairs and tables, a fridge, and all the bedding you'll need. They’re the perfect spot to set yourself up before exploring Gippsland’s national parks. Book here.
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Garden Beds Glamping
Just on the fringes of the Lerderderg State Park, Garden Beds is the ideal spot to revitalise after a day of hiking. This picturesque setting features a small lake, sloping hills and plenty of spots to enjoy a cheeky wine (or two). Less than a two-hour drive from Melbourne, you can easily escape here for a weekend of exploring, or a zero-plans kind of trip.
As a guest, you will receive free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, amenities and towels, and access to a kitchenette with a dishwasher. It’s not your average camping kitchen, but it’s definitely some of the best Glamping Victoria is home to, that’s for sure. Book your stay at Garden Beds Glamping night here.
Luxury Safari Tents
Set on the grounds of Castlemaine with sweeping views of the surrounding botanical gardens, the Safari Tents are some of the best glamping in Victoria.
Designed for those who prefer to inject a little more luxe into their getaway, there’s rustic recycled timber wood panelling and flooring, a claw-footed bathtub that looks out onto the surrounding nature as well as a hideaway cabin bed—giving serious enchanted vibes. Rail, hail or shine this glamping spot’s got it all with a split system to heat you up through the winter period or cool you down through the summer months. Book in here.
Created by experienced glampers, Josh and Lucy, these tents have such a cosy atmosphere to them, think indoor plants, macrame, jute rugs and fairy lights. The tents are serviced daily and breakfast is offered every morning during your stay.
During your stay, you can relax beneath the stars or go mountain biking nearby. You'll also be within driving distance of the Delatite River, Lake Eildon, Mansfield Golf Club, and a variety of local restaurants and cafés, so you won't be won’t be struggling for things to do. Book your stay at this scenic gem to experience some of the best glamping Victoria offers.
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Pebble Point, in the Princetown area, is located near the 12 Apostles at the far end of the Great Ocean Road. Pebble Point is a woodland retreat hidden away on a clifftop surrounded by native forests.
On the huge former farm property, they have more sturdily constructed tents for rent, all with decks that face out over the ocean. This venue will bring you and your guest a weekend of tranquillity and peace in the great outdoors—no wonder it’s in the best glamping in Victoria list. Book in over here.
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It’s no surprise Melburnians love the Mornington Peninsula. It’s close to home, full of things to do, and packed with top-quality wineries and gourmet restaurants, and Red Hill is right in the centre, giving you easy access to it all.
You’re within driving distance of the Peninsula Hot Springs, quality bayside beaches, Arthur’s Seat Lookout and the ferry to Queenscliff. Iluka Retreat provides the perfect setting to switch off from city life. One of the unique things about this site is the range of tent sizes. You can book for the standard double, or if you need a weekend away with your mates, you can book tents for up to four people. Lock in your dates and book here for one of the best spots for glamping Victoria has on rotation.
Castlemaine Gardens Luxury Glamping
These tents are seriously Insta-worthy and one of Victoria’s best glamping site options. You might be startled to find these tents in the centre of town, with lovely Persian-style rugs on the floor, colour-coordinated pillows and throws, and vegetation right outside your door.
The tents back onto the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, offering a stunning garden view and access to the shared patio, as well as alfresco Barbecue and dining facilities. Each tent includes wi-fi, a kettle, a fridge, and heating. Within driving distance of Bendigo and Daylesford, it is the perfect perfect adults-only getaway. Book your Castlemaine stay here.
Balgownie Estate Glamping
For the ‘camper’ who loves the finer things in life, Balgownie Estate will have you sorted with a glamping site next to their 1969 winery and new restaurant Cellar Door. Escape 2 hours out of Melbourne to 33 hectares of landscape, with a backdrop of Myer’s Creek at Maiden Gully.
You’ll be able to embrace the great outdoors while relishing in 5-star wine tastings and restaurant-quality charcuterie boards—making it one of the most lux spots for glamping Victoria provides. Book your retreat here.
Get amongst the great outdoors at this unique glamping site that sits in its very own orchard, surrounded by pear, plum, cherry and lime trees. Located in Victoria’s hub of food, wine and scenic walks, this Healesville getaway will have you sorted for a do-nothing escape, to a gin-filled (looking at you Four Pillars) girls’ weekend.
It’s decked out with a fire pit, barn, BBQ, fridge and board games, and to top it off, the hosts will provide fruit, coffee and pastries—brekkie secured. Book in your next glamping trip here.
Phillip Island & Mornington Peninsula
One way to make your visit to Phillip Island or the Mornington Peninsula even better is to add some glamping to the mix. Getaway Glamping has a range of preferred sites across both Phillip Island and the Peninsula, and all you have to do is book via the Getaway Glamping website.
They’ll sort your site and tent out and you’re good to go— with less booking hassle, there’s no doubt this is a strong contender for one of Victoria’s best glamping spots. Book in here.
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