Best Glamping with Kids
Our Top Picks
One of the most requested options to Green Getaways comes from parents looking to get the family out into nature without all the hassles and hard work of packing the car for a camping trip. We hear you! As parents ourselves, we know that getting organized for a camping holiday can be a daunting task with so much paraphenalia required.
This is where glamping can be the ideal option. Glamping with kids is a great way to inspire a love for the outdoors, while creating unforgettable bonding moments for the family beneath the stars around a firepit, or exploring nature trails together.
A family stay in a safari tent is lots of fun and seamlessly blends the rustic charm of bush camping with many of the amenities required to make life easier for parents. These can include kitchenettes, barbecues, and ensuite bathrooms. Many of the options below also offer excellent facilities for children to play in an onsite pool, a playground or even ride a horse, keeping everyone happy and entertained.
South Coast Retreat
Located in NSW, South Coast Retreat offers the perfect opportunity for family camping without lifting a finger. At your waterfront accommodation, you’ll find a fully stocked safari tent that will be awaiting your arrival.
The glamping tents are complete with kitchen facilities, a TV, lounge furniture, and large comfy beds. There are also barbeque areas, access to a pool, a children’s playground, and a fabulous little restaurant.
The area is within easy reach of great local beaches. There is plenty to do here, and without having to set up a campsite, you will have more time for the family to enjoy everything on offer.
Located in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula Hinterland, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Iluka Retreat is nestled amongst beautiful rolling hills and overlooks the lake and wetlands.
Families can stay at the fully furnished safari tents pitched on a wooden deck or at one of the luxury lodges. You will have access to a deck with a BBQ, a spacious bathroom with showers, and a camp kitchen with cooking facilities.
Roar and Snore, Sydney NSW
Did you know that you can escape to the wilderness right in the heart of Sydney? At Roar and Snore, families can spend a night glamping in the Taronga Zoo. This is a fabulous experience, as you will be surrounded by giraffes and elephants. A stay here includes a night tour of the zoo. You’ll also get to enjoy some stunning Sydney Harbour views from your tent.
You may also like to check out the fabulous Zoofari at Taronga Park Wildlife Park, Dubbo.
Castlemaine Gardens Luxury Safari Tents
The safari glamping tents at BIG4 Castlemaine are built on an expansive and private wooden deck and boast views of the stunning Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.
The tents feature a four-poster queen-size bed and a cozy sleeping nook for the little ones that easily converts into a day bed or additional double bed, With a kitchenette, a spacious sofa and a full bathroom, every detail has been thoughtfully designed to ensure your perfect family getaway.
Slumber Safari At Werribee Zoo, Victoria
Wake to the views of the open plains while enjoying two days of fully hosted animal experiences, including a late afternoon safari tour of the stunning open range savannah amongst the beautiful African animals.
Then relax and take in the magnificent sunset views with a glass of sparkling wine on your private safari lodge deck, followed by an African-inspired dinner. Enjoy the rest of your evening by the open campfire toasting marshmallows, with the opportunity to explore the Zoo after dark. Every ticket helps Werribee Open Range Zoo fight wildlife extinction.
Ingenia Holidays Rivershore
Each self-contained safari tent at this family friendly Maroochydore property provides guests with the convenience of ensuite bathrooms, a kitchenette, and scenic river views, ensuring a tranquil and comfortable stay.
Enjoy the natural surroundings while still enjoying the amenities of a hotel. And families can not only enjoy Sunshine Coast’s thirty or so beaches, but your stay at Rivershore holidays offers plenty of on-site entertainment for kids, including a water slide, playground, and mini-golf.
NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort
Surrounded by a stunning national park is the NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort. Just a short drive from Batemans Bay, this beachfront holiday park boasts fabulous glamping safari tents with kitchenettes, verandahs, barbecues and enough space for families of four to spread out.
Outside your air-conditioned tent, kids can splash at the onsite water park or hire pedal karts, keeping them happy while you (hopefully) relax!
Ikara Safari Camp
Set against the backdrop of Wilpena Pound, in the aextraordinary South Australian outback, the 15 glamping tents offer an inimitable accommodation experience where families can connect with the landscape and spend the night beneath the stars. Positioned just a short stroll from the main resort, each Ikara Safari Tent is a comfortable and relaxing space to rest after a fabulous day in the outback.
Family Ikara Safari glamping tents sleep up to 4 people with one king and two single beds.
Maple Park, Kilmore Victoria
Located under an hour north of Melbourne CBD, Maple Park is a family and pet friendly farm stay. Unwind amongst the spacious gardens and myriad of animals waiting to delight children. The safari tents offer a high end glamping option for a farm stays or equestrian clinic..
Maple Park is pet friendly, with the Safari Tent being in a secure yard (prior notification required). The safari tent is furnished with a four poster queen bed, kids bunk room, bathroom and kitchenette. Enjoy the BBQ on the deck, relax on the outdoor lounge on the deck, or around the fire pit below (subject to fire restrictions).
Port Arthur Holiday Park
Located on the Tasman Peninsula, the Stargazing Safari Tents at NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park offer luxury style glamping accommodation set among the trees with glimpses across Stewarts Bay.
Perfect for families, the tents offer one king and two single beds, heating and air-conditioning, kitchenette, bathroom, lounge area with TV, fireplace with seating, an outdoor bath and an outside deck.
Famous for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich convict history, this area offers many opportunities for families to explore Australia’s convict past, as well as enjoy the amazing natural wonders of Tasmania.
The deluxe glamping safari tents at Kolaa sanctuary Port Stephens offer the perfect place to rejuvenate while enjoying a unique nocturnal experience.
Wake up with the koalas in their spectacular natural bushland setting and enjoy everything that the Koala Sanctuary has to offer. Families can enjoy ther use of the resort style swimming pool surrounded by cool inviting lawn that also incorporates a temperate outdoor spa cascading into a small surrounding pool. Located throughout the Sanctuary are several purpose built BBQ stations that offer guests a true aussie BBQ experience.
Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp is located 25 minutes from Noosa, set amongst 65 acres of National Park and perched on the edge of Lake Cootharaba.
The Wilderness and Paperbark family glamping tents are great for families wanting a little bit of comfort in a bush setting. Boasting comfortable beds close to the nearby bistro, camp kitchen and facilities, Habitat Noosa makes a perfect family getaway with loads of number waterfront activities and walking trails.
Cockatoo Island, Sydney
Stay in Cockatoo Island’s award-winning* urban campground to enjoy unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour plus access to picnic spots, waterfront cafés and historic landmarks.
The campground caters for all budgets, group sizes and occasions, including romantic getaways and family vacations. Want a hassle-free stay with your kids? Reserve the basic camping package and check into a pre-erected tent. Desire a little luxury? Book a deluxe package and unwind in a premium tent furnished with creature comforts. And if you would prefer to pitch your own shelter, select the ‘BYO tent’ option for an authentic, DIY camping experience!
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