Camp in luxury at six Glamping Holiday Parks in NSW
Elevate your camping experience in style – glamping offers luxury safari-style tents complete with all the comforts of your own hotel room, while still sleeping under the stars.
The safari tents of Holiday Haven comfortably marry wilderness and comfort, leaving you to enjoy the wilderness in luxury on Lake Conjola in the Shoalhaven region. Wake to the laugh of kookaburras and the rustle of grazing kangaroos, unzip the windows for a breeze then relax with a hot cuppa on the deck, overlooking the lake.
This aquatic paradise is your base for the day, where refreshing dips, stand-up paddleboarding or pedal boating with Walking on Water can quench any water-based craving. Back on land, trace the nearby Burrawang Track from Conjola Beach to Buckleys Point for a fill of landscapes through wetlands, rainforest and rugged coast.
Be transported back to the 1970s at this Port Stephens holiday park with a stay in a retro Airstream. Kitted out like a luxe hotel room, you’ll enjoy a stylish bathroom, comfy double bed for snuggling and a deck with an outdoor kitchen for barbecues on balmy nights.
Post-dinner catch a captivating Soldiers Point sunset and the aptly named Sunset Beach. When the new day approaches, spend it dipping in a few of the 26 beaches and bays of Port Stephens, perfect for languid days by the sea and whale watching in winter via Moonshadow TQC Cruises.
Booti Booti National Park, which borders this holiday park, was named after the Worimi Aboriginal word ‘butibuti’, meaning ‘plenty of honey’. It’s an apt name for this sweet spot, flush with natural beauty. Flit between the sugar-white sands of Seven Mile Beach and turquoise-hued Wallis Lake, and while away time swimming, fishing, boating or surfing along the coast. Back at the park, roll out a picnic rug on the lake’s shore, then at nightfall, climb into the park’s luxe treehouse glamping tents, elevated three metres off the ground and perched among serene rainforest.
Upon arrival at this Sapphire Coast camp, you need only unplug, unwind and unpack. Choose between luxury bellbird tents, perfect for couples to snuggle up in; larger Driftwood Tents with oversized beds and indoor and outdoor amenities; stylishly furnished cabins; and architecturally designed, self-contained Gumnut Pots with reverse-cycle air-conditioning.
When not ensconced in your glamping abode, wander along the Wharf to Wharf Walk, a 27-kilometre track tracing the coast along cliffs, bays and secluded beaches. Take your pick from the region’s 150 beaches, snorkel around the historic Tathra Wharf and sample the region’s sumptuous Sydney Rock oysters.
You need not venture far to find respite from the city. Just 10km from the Sydney CBD, this North Sydney holiday park is cocooned by 1000 acres of bushland. The one-of-a-kind Safari Tent is an exclusive sanctuary, where you swap a sleeping bag for king bed, shared amenities for private bathroom and camp kitchen for a private barbecue area. Relax on your deck and drink in the starry sky then wake to the sound of birdsong.
Located within Lane Cove National Park, there’s ample opportunity to spot native wildlife and plants. Take a guided mindfulness walk with Forest Minds or hire a rowboat or pedal boat with Lane Cove Boatshed down the Lane Cove River.
Boasting absolute ocean frontage and calling Murramarang National Park home, this South Durras holiday park strikes the perfect balance between creature comforts and wild nature. There’s a poolside bar, onsite bistro, and luxe accommodation, such as the beachfront villa with a claw-foot bath on the deck and chic safari tents that come with four-poster beds. Kangaroos are regularly seen lazing and grazing about the park and beach, whose waves will lull you to sleep at night.
Lace up your boots and tackle the new 34-kilometre Murramarang South Coast Walk that traces the dramatic coast between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, through spotted gum forest, to secluded bays and coves, and significant Aboriginal sites.