Glamping is luxury camping or “glamorous” camping.

Glamping in Australia combines the best of sleeping under the stars, with modern conveniences such as bathrooms, comfortable bedding and deck areas.

The word “glamping” first appeared in the United Kingdom in 2005 and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.

Glamping tents are usually set up as safari-style tents on a semi-permanent basis, enabling services to be brought directly to the tent site. Glamping is perfect for people who love the idea of sleeping outdoors, but aren’t quite so thrilled with the idea of doing without the comforts of home! Luxury camping is a trend that is on the rise throughout the world and Green Getaways offers a superb collection of safari-style tents that are light on the earth and aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Here at Green Getaways we have extended the definition of glamping to incude other styles of accommodation that allow travellers to feel that they are sleeping outside close to nature in semi permanent accommodation. These can include:

A yurt is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. You can stay in a Mongolian style yurt in Victoria’s King Valley.

  • Treehouses

A tree house is a platform or building constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, and observation. You can stay in a treehouse near beautiful Maleny, Queensland.

  • Trailers

A trailer is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer). Used as permanent homes, for holiday or temporary accommodation, they are left often permanently or semi-permanently in one place, but can be moved.  You can stay in a fabulous retro Airstream trailer on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

  • Tipees 

A tipee (also tepee or teepee) is a cone-shaped tent, traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles. A tipi is distinguished from other conical tents by the smoke flaps at the top of the structure. You can stay in a tipee in Tasmania’s Huon Valley.

Book your ecotourism holiday in Australia through Green Getaways and avoid the service fees charged by other companies such as Airbnb. You will be pleasantly surprised at the difference in price when you deal directly with the owners themselves through our direct enquiry form on each property page.

Read our latest blog post about Glamping near Sydney