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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.
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.
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? 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.
Where is it? Blewitt Springs, South Australia
Packed full of rustic charm and capturing Aussie bush views, Tent on a Hill is a series of glamping bell tents set on a property in Blewitt Springs.
Sheep constantly roam the property and there are four tents available to book, all of which share facilities.
Whichever you nab, you can expect pristine views of the McLaren Vale wine region from your front door. Our advice? Stock up on the good stuff by day and unwind with it in your tent by night.
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? Phillip Island, Ventor, Victoria
Staying on Phillip Island is a treat in itself, but glamping on Phillip Island is a whole nother experience.
The Sheltered Glamping set-up makes it the ultimate romantic experience with a comfortable bed for two, trees adorned in fairy lights and extras such as a kettle and music speaker to really set the scene.
As part of your camp, you'll have access to an outdoor heated shower, composting toilet and Weber barbeque.
Where is it? Jervis Bay, NSW
Whether you're travelling with a big group of mates or with a multi-generational family, you'll be set for an easy camping adventure at this Jervis Bay gem.
It boasts numerous tents, all side-by-side to one another, luxury outdoor bathrooms and a large kitchen space.
Where is it? Kinglake West, Victoria
Get the ultimate digital detox by getting off the grid and back to nature at this beautiful mountain sanctuary.
The tent houses a bed with luxury linens and a private outdoor bathroom and shower.
Nature activities are a short hop and skip away, with Kinglake National Park and Masons Waterfalls practically on your doorstep.
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? Lake Conjola, NSW
If you have your heart set on a campsite on the South Coast of New South Wales and want a glamorous experience, this could be the answer.
It's a mobile glamping service. All you have to do is book the tent and the camp space and the team will set up a fully furnished tent for you. Pack down is taken care of by them as well.
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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