Why camp when you can glamp!
Yes, glamping is a thing and due to our amazing coastlines, ease of access to our beautiful national parks, forests and bushlands glamping is starting to take over Western Australia.
For those that don’t know what glamping is its ‘glamorous camping = glamping’.
When you are glamping there is no such thing as sharing a small flimsy tent on a blowup mattress in an uncomfortable zip-up sleeping bag – we are talking spacious pre-built tents, comfy beds and plush pillows.
Mile End Glamping
Home sweet dome.
You won’t be sacrificing any luxury – if anything you will be upgrading from your current home when you stay with Mile End Glamping.
Relax and enjoy the wildlife, native bush and river flowing through the estate from your own private dome – perfectly designed for 2.
Mile End Glamping geodesic domes include a private bathroom, kitchen, king bed, adjacent deck with private spa bath and BBQ and much more. and best of all only a 15-minute drive from Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton.
Location: 76 Yelverton Rd, Yelverton, Margaret River (view map)
Time from Perth: 2.5 hours
Whether it is a romantic getaway for a family weekend with the stars, Soul Camping provides the ideal Southwest glamping experience.
How does it work? Customise your experience with Soul Camping numerous packages and then simply arrive at the site of your choosing (locations below) to a unique and luxurious bell tent, complete with fresh white linen and soft fairy lights.
Location(s): Contos Campground, Wharncliffe Mill, Busselton Holiday Park, Yallingup Beach Holiday Park, Prevelley Caravan Park, anywhere in Margaret River region.
Ramada Eco Beach Resort
Traveling to Broome?
Well, you might as well stay there in style!
A tent with an award winning view set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley wilderness. Ramada Eco Tents is the perfect glamping experience for couples and families wanting a unique holiday.
Imagine taking in the stars every night and waking up to the surrounds of the magical Kimberley.
Location: Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Lot 323 Great Northern Highway, Broome (view map)
Time from Perth: 2.5 hours (flight), 22.5 hours (car)
While it’s no dome, WA Wilderness have all the creature comforts you require for a relaxing and glamping getaway. Ideal for couples, families and mates who want to get away from the city. WA Wilderness offer 2 types of glamping experiences which involves you simply rocking up to the campsite with everything already setup.
Stay at Drafty’s Campground located on the banks of the Warren River or for the more experienced, stay at the Yeagarup Hut a fabulous initiative by the Department of Parks and Wildlife with the 4WD Club of WA.
Location: 12 Brockman St, Pemberton (view map)
Time from Perth: 3.5 hours
Karijini Eco Retreat
For the true explorer and adventure seeker let us take you north – approximately 16.5 hours by car.
Karijini Eco Retreat was voted as Australia’s number one glamping spot in 2016.
Located in the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park you will experience a unique, environmentally friendly and authentic outback experience. Just with a few added luxuries as you enjoy a deluxe eco tent with ensuite, continental breakfast and even a packed picnic lunch for two – all while taking in the views of this most striking national park- now that’s my ideas of roughing it in the outback.
Location: Karijini Eco Retreat, Off Weano Road, Karijini National Park (view map)
Time from Perth: 16.5 hours
How do you feel about luxury safari tents?
The Billi in Broome offers you the chance to live like a king in the most glamping of glamping experiences.
As seen in the photo above there is no roughing it in this safari as you enjoy all the comforts of a 5-star hotel, why would you ever go home?
Location: 23 Lullfitz Dr, Cable Beach (view map)
Time from Perth: 2.5 hours (flight), 23.5 hours (car)
Your pop up sanctuary.
While you don’t even have to leave your house to experience glamping with Nomadika – yes it’s true you can set up a backyard glamping experience like no other. However, to get the full glamping experience Nomadika offer the very best bell tents at numerous locations around WA.
Nomadika 4m diameter tents are perfect for group trip, romantic getaway or the perfect family adventure.
Location(s): Your backyard, Lake Brockman, Woodman Point, Swan Valley, Lake Leschenaultia, Margaret River and more.
There’s glamping and then there is Glamping Co. This is truly where nature meets luxury.
Arrange a romantic getaway for 2 or think bigger and create the ultimate glamping village – perfect for a holiday with friends and or a large number of families.
Glamping Co creates an experience of a lifetime including luxurious 5-star hotel mattresses, soft linen and they can even a private chef to cook for you or the village.
Location: Location of your choice.
Kimberley Wilderness Adventures
Looking for true remote glamping accommodation?
Boasting the best locations and offering ‘a touch of luxury’, APT’s network of intimate wilderness lodges continues to lead the way.
Enjoy your stay in comfortable tented cabins featuring twin or king beds, ensuite and private deck to soak in the true Aussie outback and to gaze up into the night sky
Location(s): Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Wild Goose Camping
Escape into the outdoors, without having to think about it.
Wild Goose Camping will pitch a glamorous canvas bell tent for you and provide everything you need: lights, warmth and comforts.
All you have to do is simply arrive, relax, sleep, dream and play.
Location(s): Big Valley Farm Campsite, Gracetown Caravan Park, Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Prevelly Caravan Park, private properties and other campsites within the Margaret River region.
This article was originally published by So Perth.