Luxury Airbnb glamping spots in Australia that give hotels a run for their money
Sleeping under the stars has never been more boujee.
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Glamping – it's the art of glamorous camping where instead of sleeping on the ground, there's a bed. And instead of sitting around a campfire, there are comfy chairs and sometimes even a bathroom. Yes, IN YOUR TENT.
If this sounds right up your alley, then take a peek at the Aussie glamping options on Airbnb and other booking sites.
Where is it? Grose Vale, NSW
Located at the rear of a 30-acre property, this bell tent is surrounded by European trees and native wildlife.
It's also right near a dam for those lakeside views.
In the winter, you can light up the indoor fireplace or light up the outdoor fire pit while you gaze up at the stars.
Tanjenong Farmstay Glamping - Bila
Where is it? Taralga, NSW
Set yourself up for a bohemian stay with all the trimmings at this Tanjenong farmstay.
In addition to a tent with a lush bed and views of the southern end of the Great Dividing Range, you'll also receive firewood to start up a fire pit and crockery and cutlery to eat your meals off.
Those bringing a little one can rest easy knowing the tent is large enough to squeeze in another single bed. They're bound to have a ball here, particularly as it's home to a family of alpacas that constantly roam the campgrounds.
Kanimbia Luxury Glamping on 50 acres
Where is it? Obi Obi, Queensland
Feeling more home than tent, this tent could very much rival your own private residence. It comes with an ensuite bedroom with a bathtub that literally sits on the deck.
As an added luxury, bath salts are provided as is a mini bar for you to purchase food and beverages from in case you don't feel like lifting a finger during your trip.
If you do, there's a barbeque at your disposal and a large deck to enjoy your dinner on.
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Where is it? Byron Bay, NSW
Forget cosy bell tents. When in Byron, you need to go all out. This luxury stay combines the structure of a home with the look and feel of a tent.
Inside, you'll discover multiple rooms, including a bedroom, lounge area, kitchenette and bathroom.
It's a farmstay with plenty of cattle, horses and a donkey to wake you up in the morning and meet during the day.
There are five tents on offer, including one with wheelchair access.
Where is it? Osmington, Western Australia
Imagine sleeping under those stars! Magic, right?
The tents at Two Blind Cows are sturdy, spacious and surrounded by 130 acres of land – 30 of which are protected Australian native bush.
Inside the tent are an ensuite and a fully equipped kitchenette meaning no shared facilities, just off-the-grid goodness.
Those keen to get out and explore will be happy to know Two Blind Cows is only a 15-minute drive to Margaret River and its wineries, boutique stores and beaches.
Where is it? Lambs Valley, NSW
Not one for mountain views? Take in this water-view tent instead. It's a permanent fixture on a 100-acre property not a stone's throw away from the relaxing and picturesque Hunter Valley.
The tent itself boasts an ensuite, kitchenette and basic facilities and, as a special treat, you can tap into the farm's supplies to cook up your own breakfast – all while you watch the ducks swim in the dam, naturally.
Where is it? Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW
This list wouldn't be complete without the famous Taronga Zoo glamping experience.
Named Roar and Snore, you get to camp out at the zoo and wake up to million-dollar views of Sydney Harbour and the sounds of the animals.
Breakfast and Wi-Fi access are included and some tents are capable of sleeping up to four to accommodate families.
Bathrooms are shared.
Where is it? Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Expect to wake up to water views from your private glamping tent at Seafront. Each room has a floor-to-ceiling glass entrance and enormous windows to take in all of your natural surrounds.
Each glamp has a queen-sized bed, mini bar, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and Wi-Fi so you don't have to go off the grid with this one.
A swimming pool and barbeque area are on the property and restaurants are a short walk away.
Where is it? Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
If there's a better way to stay in Ningaloo Reef than in a glamping tent on the beach overlooking the reef itself, we honestly can't think of it.
This is for the romantics, the proposers and the overachievers. Packages tend to include all meals, drinks, and national park fees as well as use of equipment for non-motorised water sports such as snorkelling.
At over $1,000 per night, it's not a cheap stay but it's worth every penny.
Where is it? Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Once you're done going ga-ga over the island's wildlife, you'll be going ga-ga over your accommodation.
This luxurious stay has rooms overlooking Pinky Beach with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to ensure you don't miss a moment of its beauty.
The site itself has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and barbeque area.
Where is it? Derwent Valley, Tasmania
As unique, rare and exquisite as its namesake, The Truffle Lodge is made of luxury safari tents that overlook the Derwent River.
Within each is a plush bedroom, rustic ensuite bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The decks are to die for with sun lounges and hammocks moments from the water's edge. Could this be any more perfect?
Where is it? Noosa Everglades, QLD
Sleep under the stars in this glamorous outpost in the Noosa Everglades. The tents are lined up inside 65 acres of bushland and are large enough to accommodate families of four.
Naturally, there are two-people glamps for those who are stealing away for a romantic getaway.
Each tent has proper bedding, chairs and a private deck. Bathroom facilities are shared with the rest of the campground.
Where is it? Cockatoo Island, NSW
Moments from Sydney's Harbour is the historic Cockatoo Island. It's a favourite for day trips with its abandoned buildings and city views. But did you know you can also stay on it?
Now, you could stay in one of the historic homes, but for that outdoor adventure, there are campsites to book where you can pitch up your own tent as well as glamping tents where it's all taken care of for you.
Inside each are two beds, a table, amenities and a deck with chairs attached. Plus, you have prime positioning right on the waterfront. Read our review here for more.
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