Top Glamping Accommodations in QLD
Welcome to Queensland, the Sunshine State where the adventure never ends. If you’ve got a thirst for new experiences and the great outdoors, then stick around, because we’re about to explore the world of glamping in this beautiful corner of Australia. You might be wondering: “What’s glamping?” Simply put, it’s glamorous camping – and it’s about to become your new favourite way to travel.
Queensland is a land of contrasts, where the ancient, verdant rainforests of the tropical North share a state with the sun-kissed, sandy beaches of the Gold Coast. It’s a place where you can wake up to the sun glistening off the ocean one day, and fall asleep under a canopy of stars in the outback the next. And it’s all made even more enticing when you add a touch of comfort and luxury to the camping experience.
So grab your Akubra, slap on some sunscreen, and let’s dive into the fabulous world of glamping, Queensland style!
1. Ingenia Holidays Rivershore
Nestled along the serene Maroochy River on the picturesque Sunshine Coast, Ingenia Holidays Rivershore beckons. Recognizing that traditional tenting isn’t for everyone, Rivershore offers a touch of luxury with its glamping accommodations. Opting for glamping allows guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of Rivershore’s scenic environment, all while basking in the familiar comforts of home. It’s the perfect blend of nature’s embrace and homely luxury.
2. Ketchup's Bank Glamping
Discover a haven of luxury, set just 15 minutes from Boonah in the enchanting Scenic Rim. Amidst rolling hills and with breathtaking views of the mountains from World Heritage-listed national parks, lies South East Queensland’s premier couples’ glamping sanctuary. Ketchup’s Bank Glamping was envisioned to seamlessly blend the opulence of luxury accommodations with the timeless romance of stargazing, all while cherishing the environment. It’s a place where nature’s beauty meets refined comfort.
3. Sanctuary by Sirromet
Sanctuary by Sirromet” offers a serene escape nestled within the expansive 560-acre grounds of the Sirromet winery. Here, in the heart of a peaceful Queensland bush setting, guests are invited to unwind and delve into a delightful winery journey. The sanctuary boasts a collection of luxurious pavilions, each radiating elegance and sophisticated comfort. A standout experience is the winery tour, where guests can venture behind the scenes of an active winery and savor a curated selection of Sirromet’s finest wine
4. Starry Nights Luxury Camping
Nestled beside the pristine waters of Petrie Creek, amidst the gentle embrace of the wilderness, Starry Nights Luxury Camping offers a breath of fresh, invigorating air. This tranquil haven, set in the serene forests of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is a mere 10-minute journey to Montville and a tranquil 20-minute drive to the shores of Mooloolaba Beach.
5. Mitchell Grass Retreat
In the soulful heart of Outback Queensland, Longreach, lies the Mitchell Grass Retreat, an idyllic starting point for your Outback journey. The retreat unfolds panoramic vistas at every turn. Within, the luxury ensuite tents beckon, showcasing a spacious design, fine European appliances, a plush King bed draped in exquisite linens, and a lavish bath in the Gidyea Tents. This is the epitome of five-star Outback glamping. As you settle in, uncork a bottle of champagne and unwind on your private deck, letting the vast expanse of the Mitchell Grass Plains soothe your spirit.
6. Mt Mulligan Lodge
Nestled in the wild heart of North Queensland, Mt Mulligan Lodge presents a blend of contemporary ease and untouched outback charm. The expansive tranquility of the lodge reflects the grandeur of its surroundings, from the majestic 18-kilometre long sandstone embrace of Mount Mulligan to the boundless outback skies and the endless eucalyptus woodlands that kiss the horizon.
7. Habitat Noosa
Nestled just 25 minutes from Noosa and enveloped by 65 acres of National Park, Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, celebrated as “Australia’s Best New Tourism Business,” graces the shores of the scenic Lake Cootharaba. Whether you’re drawn to the simplicity of traditional camping, be it powered or unpowered, or the refined charm of glamping tents, there’s a haven here for every traveler’s taste. Along its serene waterfront, a myriad of activities beckon — from stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks to wave skis and tinnie hire. For those seeking a unique blend of sport and nature, the camp also offers the thrill of disc golf amidst a lush bushland backdrop.
8. Rangelands Outback Camp
Perched atop a mesa on Rangelands Station, a bustling cattle property just 10km north of Winton, Queensland, lies the serene Rangelands Outback Camp. Here, guests are invited to journey back in time, experiencing the ancient tales of the outback, all while wrapped in the comforts of the 21st century. Every spacious tent is a haven of luxury, featuring a king-size bed adorned with designer comforts, subtly infused with hints of the land’s rich legacy.
9. Serenità Stanthorpe
Nestled in the heart of the Granite Belt, Queensland’s culinary haven, lies Serenitá Stanthorpe, a glamping experience that stands apart. This retreat seamlessly weaves the tranquility of camping with the indulgence of luxury lodgings. As a destination celebrated for its exquisite wines, gourmet local offerings, and authentic winter ambiance, Serenitá ensures every tent is adorned with five-star resort luxuries. Guests are greeted with a curated selection of local delicacies and a welcoming platter. As evening descends, the allure of an outdoor fire pit beckons, set against the backdrop of the Severn River and a sky embroidered with stars.
10. Clouds Safari
Clouds Safari beckons as the perfect weekend retreat. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Beechmont on the Gold Coast Scenic Rim, it’s a stone’s throw from iconic spots like Lamington National Park, Springbrook, and O’Reilly’s. From here, guests can drink in panoramic views of Ships Stern, Binna Burra, and the serene Numinbah Valley below. Moreover, it serves as a gateway to the hinterland’s cherished attractions and delightful local wineries.
See You Later
And there you have it – a snapshot of the best that Queensland’s glamping scene has to offer. From tropical rainforests and sandy beaches to rolling outback plains, there’s a slice of paradise waiting for everyone. Combining the thrill of camping with the comforts of a luxury stay, glamping offers a unique opportunity to truly immerse yourself in Australia’s beautiful landscapes.
Whether you’re a seasoned bushwalker or a city slicker seeking a tranquil retreat, the Queensland glamping experience will undoubtedly leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation of the Aussie wilderness. So why wait? Pack your swag, stow your stubbies, and set off on a glamping adventure in the Sunshine State. Trust us – you’ll be saying “Good onya!” in no time!
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