You’d be hard pressed to find someone against glamping. It’s like puppies, or Italian cuisine, or the smell of fresh leather in a new car—you can’t hate it unless you don’t have a soul.
Combining the luxury of a five-star staycation with the serenity of nature, glamping is the dream treat yo’self getaway (boys, take note).
To celebrate the launch of the brand new Eclipse Cross (ft. leather seats and all the features in the world), we teamed up with Mitsubishi Motors to find all the best glamping spots near Sydney.
Only a short drive from Mudgee, Sierra Escape is home to the oh-so stunning Sierra Glamping Tent. Jam-packed with a luxe king size bed, Insta-worthy freestanding bath, camp stove, wood fireplace and more (yes, really), it’s anything but basic (aka no sleeping bags are involved). Boasting massive glass sliding doors with views for days, we’re telling you now, you’ll never want to leave. Hot tip: take a day trip and cruise control around the countryside all the way to Dubbo.
Anglers Rest Greenwell Point
If you’re after African safari-style tents, prep your best 90s sound track and road trip your way down to Anglers Rest Greenwell Point (FYI 3 hours fly by when the sun roof’s down and you’re pumping Backstreet Boys). Complete with your very own BBQ, on your very own deck, spend your days exploring the Jervis Bay National Park and nights cooking up a storm in total comfort. The best part? It’s pet friendly.
Glamping at Cockatoo Island is a must for every Sydneysider. With one or two bedroom tents (so you can bring your whole gang!), literally the only thing you have to do is show up (but book first, obvs). Treat yourself to 360-degree views of Sydney harbour, enjoy complimentary toiletries from Appelles Apothecary and wake up to the sounds of the Manly ferry starting it’s day.
Bell Tent Rental
Glamping doesn’t get much better than it gets at Seal Rocks. Directly opposite the beach, you book the campsite and the magicians at Bell Tent Rental will set up your (you guessed it) bell tent with everything you could ever need, including bedding, a trendy AF rug, lighting, cookware, esky, table, chairs and more. All you need to do is drop off your bags. Don’t forget to hike up to the lighthouse.
Tandara Luxury Safari
Your ideal home away from home, Tandara Luxury Safari is hidden away at the Lane Cove River Tourist Park (don’t worry, we didn’t know this place existed either). Smack bang in the middle of the Lane Cove National Park, clock off early to make the most of this stylish eco-friendly hotspot, complete with a king size bed, private deck, giant BBQ, a plasma TV and WIFI. Whether you want to Netflix and chill, or make friends with the wildlife, you’ll officially get the best of both worlds.
Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay
More of a retreat than a campsite, Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay nails laid-back luxury. Offering in-room spa and beauty treatments on request, you’ll forget you’re living under a canvas roof and think you’re in a hotel. Bike, canoe or kayak your way around the surrounds but be sure to start your day with an early morning walk to spot kangaroos IRL. Hot tip: drive through Berry on the way down to stock up on those oh-so famous hot doughnuts.
If sleeping under the stars in a clear, inflatable bubble tent doesn’t scream glamping; we don’t know what glamping is. With a wood-fired hot tub, herb garden, and views over the Capertree Valley, The Bubble Tent is so exclusive, no one actually knows where it is. All we know, is that it’s over 200km away from Sydney, with an off-road drive to get to the actual tent. Sign. Us. Up.
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