Want to go camping without giving up your creature comforts? Enter: glamping. The ultimate back-to-basics getaway, glamping allows you to sleep under the stars while enjoying little luxuries like, you know, a comfortable bed and hot water. There’s no pitching tents or lugging around a car’s worth of supplies – all the hard work is done for you, so all you need to do is show up, and get ready to feel grounded.
Thanks to our coast-meets-country landscape, Sydneysiders have plenty of plush glamping spots to choose from. These are our favourite sites in and around Sydney.
Fancy camping in Sydney Harbour? Stay at Cockatoo Island, where two- to four-person tents are on offer with uninterrupted views of Sydney’s crown jewel. The glamping packages include a Safari Bow tent (pre-erected for your arrival, of course), camping beds and mattresses, crisp linen bedding, towels, sun lounges, a fridge, microwave, Zip boiling system, an esky and a lantern. There are also communal kitchens, BBQ areas and hot showers stocked with complimentary toiletries from Appelles Apothecary.
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
If the rolling hills of wine country are calling your name, make your way to Mudgee. The region’s first ‘eco-glamping’ experience, Sierra Escape sits on 110 hectares, which is home to kangaroos and other Aussie wildlife, and is just a short drive from vineyards like Lowe Wines and Thistle Hill Wines. After spending the day exploring, come back to your tent, complete with power, a king bed, glass sliding doors, a bath, and basic cooking facilities.
1345 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong