Your guide to the best glamping in Queensland
Looking to escape to nature, but without the hassle of pitching your own tent?
If your idea of a weekend getaway requires a few more creature comforts, you’ve probably already heard of glamping.
It’s got all of the wilderness vibes and opportunity to recharge from the everyday, but you’ll wake up to the sound of birds chirping or waves lapping from your plush bed. And something a little sturdier than a two-man tent over your head.
Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp | Sunshine Coast
Watching eastern grey kangaroos bounce through the bushland and feed on the grass beside your tent at sunset is just one of the reasons you should call Habitat home.
Glamping facilities are available for couples and groups. Plus, Everglades boat and canoe tours departing daily from the accommodation. There’s also an on-site bistro and bar serving Habitat’s own craft beers, Eco Brewing Co.
Alure Stanthorpe | Southern Queensland Country
Want to gaze up at a glowing sky of a billion stars from the comfort of your own spa? Check in to Alure.
On the outskirts of Stanthorpe, Queensland’s fruit bowl and the gateway to wine country, Alure offers five star glamping complete with its own eco-fireplace. More like a hotel cocooned in canvas, your ‘tent’ is equipped with a full kitchen and ensuite bathroom.
By day, discover Stanthorpe like a local. By night, taste your way through the nearby restaurants. Or have Alure’s executive chef whip up a feast for two and deliver it straight to your tent, before sinking into your four-poster bed for a good night’s sleep.
Keswick Island Camping and Glamping | Mackay
There’s no better way to experience the wonders of a Whitsundays island than to glamp under the stars.
Keswick Island is little slice of Great Barrier Reef paradise with big drawcards. Most of the island is national park and sub-tropical rainforest, and is surrounded by vibrant coral gardens teeming with marine life. If you’re a diver, you’re in luck. There are three shipwrecks all from within half an hour of the island to explore.
The glamp site is nestled on a leafy hillside, just a stroll from the tranquil waters of Basil Bay. A more back-to-basics set up, Keswick Island glamping offers a few of life’s creature comforts with the convenience of communal camp bathrooms.
It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind after an adventurous day. Sit by the camp fire, soak up the night air, roast marshmallows and marvel at the stars.
Keswick Island is 32km from Mackay, accessible by air or by boat from Mackay Marina.
Nightfall Wilderness Camp | Gold Coast
Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in nature at Nightfall Wilderness Camp. You’ll find this eco-chic retreat nestled in the ancient forest of Lamington National Park, just a short drive from the Gold Coast.
Here, the only thing to do is sleep, eat, relax, and repeat. Your hosts take care of the cooking, with an organic breakfast and dinner spread served by the babbling Christmas Creek that runs through the property. They don’t forget lunch either. Packed gourmet lunchbox wait for you at breakfast, perfect to throw into a knapsack as you try one of the bush walks nearby.
Did we mention the tent has twin bathtubs? And a fireplace for cooler evenings?
Sanctuary by Sirromet | Brisbane
Ever wanted to camp within a winery?
Just steps from the grapes, and fine-diner Restaurant Lurleen’s, are a collection of luxury safari tents elevated amongst the Laguna paperbark trees and scribble gums.
Sanctuary by Sirromet is perfect for a romantic getaway when you want someone else to sort out dinner. And they’ve got every detail sorted, from a plush king bed, robes, espresso machine, ensuite and of course, a mini bar stocked with their best drops.
Taste your way through the cellar door, take a swing at Supa Golf or go behind-the-scenes for a tour of their environmentally sustainable wine making practices. Or sit back and relax on your balcony surrounded by bushland.
Agnes Water Beach Holidays | Gladstone
Fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping and wake up with mere steps between your bed and the beach.
Absolute beachfront views are the biggest drawcard of the glamping tents at Agnes Water Beach Holidays. Choose from the Treetop or Breakers safari tents, equipped with private ensuites, flat-screen televisions, even air-conditioning (Breakers only).
Spend your days ticking off this Agnes Water to-do-list, or soaking up the sun on the adjacent Agnes Water Surf Beach, which is patrolled by lifeguards year-round.
Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, Carnarvon Gorge
Glamping in Queensland also means luxury digs in an outback oasis.
Carnarvon National Park is one of the state’s most culturally and ecologically significant landmarks, boasting towering sandstone cliffs, prehistoric cycads and more than 2,000 indigenous artworks.
And if you’re here to explore, you’ll want to stay at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge.
Return to your indulgent safari cabin to rest after hiking the 20km Main Gorge Track, which brings you up close to the park’s most significant sights, including The Art Gallery which features over 2000 indigenous engravings and paintings.
Packed with outback charm, the cabins blend in unobtrusively with the natural surrounds. Cool off with a swim in the pool, watch the wildlife from your shady verandah, or feast at the onsite restaurant.
Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping | Fraser Coast
You won’t find a personal butler at this Queensland glamping site, but Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping takes all the pain points out of camping.
Book the ‘pitch and pack’ option and a group of camping specialists will take care of everything for you. They’ll provide a beachside location for up to four people with tent, stretcher beds, chairs, table, gas stove and bottle, esky, barbecue, water container, crockery and cutlery.
All that’s left for you to do is go surfing, swimming, four-wheel driving, boating and golfing. And explore Rainbow Beach like a local.
Castaways Moreton Island | Brisbane
Board the ferry to Moreton Island for a camping adventure where you don’t need to bring your gear.
You’ll find Castaways at Bulwer, 20 minutes from the MICAT ferry drop off point on the island (but there are transfers if you don’t have access to a 4WD).
Here, the recipe for your camping success comes with a queen size bed, ensuite and plush linen. And all the rugged beauty of Moreton Island on your doorstep.
There’s a communal camp kitchen offering access to BBQs, gas stove, microwave and fridge. Plus an on-site convenience store, liquor store and restaurant.
This hassle-free camping option means you’ll have more time to fit in as many island adventures as your weekend can handle.
Spicers Canopy | Scenic Rim
Perched upon the Scenic Rim in Maryvale, where the air is just that little bit crisper, sits ten luxury tents known as Spicers Canopy.
If bushwalking is your activity of choice, you’ll be pleased to know that this glamp site is used exclusively as an overnight stop on the 3-day Scenic Rim Trail. One of the Great Walks of Australia, it connects with sister property, Spicers Peak Lodge.
It’s not all walk, no play. Once you throw off your hiking boots, your private chef creates magic from fresh regional produce and serve it up with great wines too.
With a nightly food coma on the cards, all that’s left to do is retreat to your luxury tent and its king-size bed, plush armchair, polished floorboards and timber deck.
MINJERRIBAH CAMPING, NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
A boho-designer’s dream, these bell-shaped glamping tents at Adder Rock campground feature a mattress suspended on wooden pallets, bamboo deck chairs and Armadillo rugs.
Set within a grove of shady trees, the glamping village is the perfect spot to connect with nature without having to inflate your own mattress. It’s also a great base to explore the beaches and hiking trails around the island, with Cylinder Beach right on your doorstep.
Minjerribah has also introduced Eco Island tents to the campground, which include refrigerator, fans and a BBQ for cooking on the raised deck.
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