Best Glamping for Groups: Our Top Picks

Best Glamping for Groups: Our Top Picks

Best Glamping for Groups 

Our Top Ten Picks

Looking for a great group getaway?

Glamping may be the perfect answer – all the benefits of group camping, without the hassle of everyone having to drag everything along with you. All you need to do is throw in the minimum: swimming gear, towel, walking shoes if you intend heading out, and a warm blanket for the evenings, as everything is set up for you ready to go.

Glamping in Australia is very popular, so if you are hoping for a specific weekend, you may need to book your group glamping experience well in advance. 

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Glamping at the Cove

Glamping Jervis Bay, NSW. It would be hard to find a more perfect spot for glamping than gorgeous Jervis Bay in NSW. The Cove Jervis Bay is a great coastal glamping venue for groups with direct access to Bherwerre Beach. The safari tents ooze boho-chic – think cream canvas bell tents, Pony Ride cushions, daybeds, and lot sof little lux touches. There is even an open air outdoor bath, which is surrounded by the Booderee national park and offers complete privacy.

The glamping tents have a communal bathroom and there is an outdoor chill out space with a communal table and chairs, BBQ and camp kitchen – perfect for getting together.

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Margaret River Retreat

Glamping Margaret River, Western Australia. The deluxe canvas cabins at Margaret River Retreat are perfect for groups wanting to go glamping in style. Each canvas cabin is sustainably styled with luxury linens, woollen blankets, towels, outdoor furniture, a cool-box, rechargeable guide lights and locally produced organic bathroom amenities.

All guests have access to several bathroom facilities, a glampers kitchen, lounge area, bbq and dining area, communal fire pit and Treetop Yoga space.

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Pebble Point

Glamping Great Ocean Road, Victoria. Pebble Point is an exclusive bush camp nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles. Six spacious safari tents are conveniently situated at the end of the Great Ocean Walk in Princetown.

You will be provided with luxurious king size beds with a natural latex mattress, spacious en-suites bathrooms and a shared communal kitchen area with stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, crockery and cutlery.

Pebble Point is situated in southern Australia, so best enjoyed in the warmer months.

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Habitat Noosa

Habitat Noosa

Glamping near Noosa, Queensland. This eco-friendly glamping property offers a unique experience in the heart of nature and boasts direct access to the great outdoors. Guests can enjoy comfort and modern amenities as well as the sights and sounds of the surrounding national park.

There are two styles of glamping tents suitable for families or groups : Paperbark Tents and Wilderness Tents.
The Paperbark Glamping tents are surrounded by trees, with short walking distance to Lake Cootharaba, offering premium comfort yet within easy access to all the sites facilities. The tents have a private deck and family configurations are available. Size 30m2
The Wilderness Tents feature shared accommodation with shared ablution facilities.
When booked for twin share, maximum 2 person per tent and privacy assured
Size: 24m2

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Crystal Creek

The Escape

Glamping South Coast, NSW. Wake up to views of the Clyde River in these stunning tent-inspired guesthouses complete with queen-size bed, kitchenette and bio-fuel heater. Kayaking, bushwalking, river swimming, watching the abundant wildlife or simply stretching out on your day bed with a good book and a glass of wine is just the start of what is on offer. The custom designed luxury tent accommodation has spectacular views over the river and the food experience is a highlight – definitely at the luxury end of your glamping experience.

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South Coast Retreat

Glamping South Coast NSW. These glamping safari tents are just a minute’s walk from a beach and boat dock on the Crookhaven River and 15 km from Culberra Beach, a well-known surfing spot.

The four luxury glamping tents are complete with modern amenities and furnishings to provide your group with a comfortable and relaxing stay. You can even bring a dog along with you to enjoy your group getaway!

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Truffle Lodge Deck

Truffle Lodge

Glamping in Tasmania. With hand-carved wooden baths, rain-showers, king-sized beds, coffee machines and heating, the tents at Truffle Lodge are better equipped than your average hotel room. Plus, each tent has river frontage and a private deck from which to watch the water rush by.

In addition to the luxurious safari-style tents, there’s The Lodge, connected to the tents via boardwalks, where guests can dine, relax in the bar or sit on the cosy lounges by the fireplace with a book. The Lodge has been designed to be a place of community, with the intimate society of small numbers and enough space to be alone if you so choose.

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Donnybrook Eco retreat

Donnybrook Eco Retreat

Glamping in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Donnybrook Eco Retreat offers two elegant glamping tents with suspended Modwood timber floors, a comfy queen sized bed, your own ensuite and private deck to form the basis of your glamping experience.

The tents are linked by raised bridges and decks and are separated by a quirky twelve sided, cedar clad building (yurt) becoming your kitchen and eating area. The yurt can be shared with guests from the other tent, so if you’d like to hang out with your friends, you can eat inside the yurt, on the deck overlooking the new dam, or down around the campfire. Perfect!

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Ketchups Bank Glamping bed

Ketchup's Bank Glamping

Glamping South East Queensland. Glamping at Ketchup’s Bank enables you to experience the beauty of this extraordinary part of Queensland up close. Enjoy the sounds of the bush at night and marvel at the million stars above as you lay back in your reclining camp chairs.

Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is an award winning authentic Australian bush camping experience with all of your camping and cooking equipment provided.

The luxury eco-tents are permanent tents on decks with private ensuites perfect for couples. The friendly wallabies will almost let you touch them and the views are spectacular.

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Zoofari

Glamping Western NSW. Maybe you were planning a safari to Africa and due to Covid, it just wont be happening? Think positive and book ytour group in to Zoofari in Dubbo! You will feel like you’re on safari when you wake up in luxurious Animal View Lodges, nestled on the edge of a vast savannah where giraffe and antelope roam. Zoofari Lodge and the Zoo are set amongst native bushland, allowing you to immerse yourself in the great outdoors and see a number of free ranging native species.

The Zoofari Lodge experience provides the opportunity to see exotic and endangered African wildlife, and even get up close to a number of animals on exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.

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Glamping Experiences near Sydney

Glamping Experiences near Sydney

Glamping near Sydney.

Our top picks for the best luxury camping experiences

 

If going Bear Grylls is simply not your style, yet you still like the idea of sleeping under the stars, then glamping is a fabulous alternative. Glamping is camping with all the hard work done for you. You can experience the great outdoors without sacrificing the luxury. It’s perfect if you’re not an experienced camper but still want to enjoy the freedom of living and sleeping close to nature. With glamping, there’s no need to set up a tent or bedding, just bring your clothes, sometimes your food and drinks, and a sense of adventure!

Glamping is also very popular, so if you are hoping for a specific weekend, you will need to book our top three glamping experiences well in advance. And of course, all the glamping options here are fabulous examples of green travel and sustainable accommodation, so we know you will enjoy responsible tourism at its very best!

“Glamping is camping with all the hard work done for you.”

Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp is Australia’s glamping pioneer and is just a few hours south of Sydney.

It took approximately 10 years of unbelievable patience for Irena and Jeremy Hutchings to achieve the vision of opening Australia’s first luxury tented camp. Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay, is eco-tourism at it’s best, being a low impact, niche-market venture that adheres to the principles of ecologically sustainable tourism.

 

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The original landscape was carefully cleared by hand, so that delicate ecosystems, natural flora and birdlife have been preserved. No major earthworks or clearing were done. All toilet waste and waste water is pumped off the site to protect the pristine Currambene Creek, which now forms part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.

Accommodation consists of twelve elevated canvas tents providing a sturdy haven of simple luxury. Each tent has a steel frame, strong double canvas roof, solar powered lighting, insect screens and is elevated amongst the paperbarks, well above ground level. The spacious interior has comfortable queen beds with high quality linen and towels, lots of pillows and funky, locally crafted furniture.

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Paperbark Camp has a new king deluxe tent. The new tent is nicknamed the “King Parrot” and can sleep six people. With all the eco-friendly touches you’d expect from Paperbark, including solar lighting, bamboo-cotton linen and an outdoor bush shower, the tent is perfect for a small group or family. Also new are stand-up paddleboards for exploring Currambene Creek and a wood-fired oven for pizzas, roasts and fresh bread at Paperbark’s Gunyah treetop restaurant.

King deluxe tent starts from $590 a night including breakfast. Note: Paperbark Camp follows a sustainable philosophy and has Advanced Eco Accreditation. As such, you will not find air-conditioning or heating, TV, bar fridge or power points for your technology (though power and wifi can be accessed in the Gunyah). So switch off and get back to nature!

Find out more about glamping at Paperbark Camp

The Escape

The Escape sits on 80 acres with over two kilometres of private Clyde River frontage, surrounded by National Parks and State Forests. The Escape is located just two hours from Canberra and 3.5 hours from Sydney.

Nestled among the local blue and spotted gums is this quintessentially Australian bush luxury experience. Their unique blend of bush luxury delivers a rare experience for guests who are looking for a catch up with a group of old friends or simply spending some time with your family in a nature based way.

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Wake up to views of the Clyde River in these stunning tent-inspired guesthouses complete with queen-size bed, kitchenette and bio-fuel heater. Kayaking, bushwalking, river swimming, watching the abundant wildlife or simply stretching out on your day bed with a good book and a glass of wine is just the start of what is on offer. The custom designed luxury tent accommodation has spectacular views over the river and the food experience is a highlight – definitely at the luxury end of your glamping experience.

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The Escape combines traditional camping elements with comfortable, contemporary simplicity, making it a fabulous glamping experience. Group bookings only.

Find out more about glamping at The Escape.

Tandara Glamping

Tandara means “here we camp”. This luxury glamping experience is a romantic bush retreat within Lane Cove National Park and Lane Cove River Tourist Caravan Park. It is located in Sydney, so a one night stay is always possible.

The tent itself is a surprise to find, as it is situated in the middle of the main Lane Cove River Tourist Park, with just a rustic wooden fence sectioning the tent off from the rest of the caravan park nearby.

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At Tandara, you can stay in the spacious African safari-style tent, curl up on the bed with a great book, wander down through the bush to the river and cook up a tasty barbecue for two. A wildlife tour is a must: hang out with lorikeets, water dragons, tawny frogmouths, ringtail and brushtail possums, owls, sugar gliders and even endangered bandicoots. You can also make use of the two mountain bikes at Tandara.

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While there is plenty to do during your stay, it is such a lovely private spot you will probably prefer to hang out in the private surroundings of your tent.

Note: Bookings are very heavy because there is only one tent. You will need to book a weekend in the summer months about 6-9 months in advance.

Find out more about glamping at Tandara Eco Tent

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