Eco Beach Wilderness Glamping

One of the world’s most remarkable destinations, Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat is a unique eco resort set in a pristine and untouched landscape just one hour’s drive south of Broome. The retreat offers guests a perfect parallel of Kimberley beach and bush with the comfort and class of a resort. Accommodation is provided through a variety of beautifully appointed, solar powered Eco Villas and luxurious safari-style Eco Tents. The centrepiece of the retreat is Jack’s Bar, an awesome ocean-front bar, restaurant and pool deck with alluring “infinity pool”.

The Retreat is 130km South West of Broome via the Great Northern Highway and approximately 2200km north east of Perth.

Another top West Australian Glamping Resort, to add to an already impressive list.

Wilson Island – Great Barrier Reef Glamping

Wilson Island is a tiny cay, situated in the Great Barrier Reef.  A real Glampers paradise.

It features 6 permanent tents, all with reef & ocean views, are designed for ultimate comfort.

Solar power allows for hot showers and other creature comforts to be enjoyed in the central amenities building.

Each tent has its own designated private shower and dressing area in the Washhouse, only a short stroll away.

Wilson Island offers exclusively, with only 12 guests on the iskand at a time.  Another fine glamping restort in the Voyages Resorts Suite!

Bamurru Plains Wild Bush Luxury

Bamurru Plains is located just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains. It is a  unique bush camp that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’  and brings a touch of style to a remote and beautiful wilderness.

Bamurru Plains is located on the edge of the Mary River floodplains just a short distance from the coast and the western boundary of Kakadu National Park.

The focus of your stay at Bamurru is in the environment around you and the wildlife and birdlife for whom it is home. Each individual safari suite is designed to blend with the surrounding bush and as such exposes guests to the sights and sounds of the bush around you, whether it is the haunting call of a Whistling Kite, the raucous cacophony from the Blue-winged Kookaburras as dawn breaks or the sound of a full grown buffalo splashing its way through the floodplains just a short distance from your bed.

With just 9 safari suites built amongst the savannah bush fringing the floodplains, the camp is exclusive and guests will not see other tourists on the property.

Each safari suite is ensuite and raised on a timber platform, with space for sitting out the heat of day with a good book or watching the local wildlife.

Glamping in Western Australia

Western Australia is the first state chosen by Luxury Travel & Style Magazine to feature in a series of travel guides on Australia.

The Editor named 10 off the best Luxury Resorts in the State, two of which are the famous glamping resorts Sail Salis Nigaloo Reef and Voyages El Questro Homestead in the Kimberly.

Glamour Camping is growing in following and WA has many other fine locations that will soon be added to this list of luxury stays.

Karijini Eco Retreat

Ideally located in the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park, awaits the new and unique Karijini Eco Retreat – the first and only permanent up-market, luxury accommodation in the Park! Offering quality accommodation and facilities, this much anticipated development is now open and ready to welcome you to a new world of environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia!

The accommodation facility is 100% owned by the local Gumala Aboriginal Corporation which in turn represents the collective interests of the three Aboriginal language groups Niapiali, Bunjima and Innawonga of the Pilbara region.

Accommodation is in the style of eco tents, with choice of standard or deluxe tents. Deluxe units consist of private ensuite facilities.

Attractions are obviously the national park, with particular attention to circular pool, Dales Gorge, Hancock Gorge, Mt Bruce, Red Gorge to name a few.

This is very much an attempt to create a glamping location, West Aussie style. The novelty of luxury tent accommodation, but defientley still maintaining the simpleness and ruralness of the location.

The Pilbara can be is a very pretty part of our country, but is also a very harsh place in Summer. I could not imagine going there in summer, 35-45 degrees with no aircon. Winter camping would be my only option.

This resort definitely encompasses the concept of a great eco resort, owned by the local Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, and with a smattering of glamping elements.

Would not pick it as a typical glamourous camping location, but this would suit a customer that wants to experience the West Australian bush, with a little extra!

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay

Wake up to the morning birdsong from the comfort of your own luxury tent at Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay. Nestled amongst the towering spotted gums and paperbark trees, you will feel at one with nature as the sun warms the earth, the bush comes alive and colourful parrots and kangaroos pass by. Welcome to the Glamour Camping Paradise of Paperbark!

After a steaming shower, follow the smell of fresh coffee to the Gunyah where you will enjoy a gourmet cooked breakfast whilst planning the day s activities. Paddle on the creek after breakfast, before heading out to the deserted white beaches and spectacular scenery of the Booderee National Park, or take a bike and explore the local towns and beaches, maybe a dolphin cruise or clear bottom sea kayak before heading back and relaxing with a massage, hot soak in the tub or afternoon snooze.

Located just 2.5 hrs drive south of Sydney, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful coastal bush retreat, combining unique tented accommodation with wonderful food & warm hospitality – it’s camping for grown-ups! With advanced eco-accreditation it’s also sustainable, and guests can be sure that by staying at the camp they are minimising their impact on the environment.

The safari tents are discreetly placed in natural clearings on elevated timber platforms, allowing for privacy & security as well as the benefits of natural ventilation and aspect. All tents have timber verandas, private en-suite & solar powered lighting, but for the ultimate in posh camping the four deluxe tents also have free standing bath tubs and larger outdoor lounge areas, perfect for curling up on with a book or enjoying a sundowner in the afternoon sun as the bush starts to quieten at the end of a busy day.

Of course a stay at the camp is not complete without experiencing dinner in the Gunyah. Regularly featured in Australia s best food guides, dinner in our romantic and candle lit tree-top dining room is a highlight. With inspired menus featuring wonderful local produce and nightly entertainment from our resident possum family, it really is a must!

Paperbark Camp is the perfect place from which to explore Jervis Bay, a true paradise for those who love nature and glamping.

Top 10 Glamping Spots

MSNBC released a list of the suggested top 10 Glamping locations around the world.

Take a sticky beak at some of these:

  1. Abercrombie & Kent -Jordan
  2. Banayn Tree -Maldives
  3. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort -Canada
  4. Eco Camp -Chile
  5. El Capitan Canyon -California
  6. Global Expeditions -Arizona
  7. Greystoke Mahale -Tanzania
  8. Resort at Paws Up -Montana
  9. Longitude 131 -Australia
  10. Whitepod -Switerzerland

Without a doubt they missed 2 more that should have made the list, which are:

  1. Paperbark Camp -Jervis Bay Australia
  2. Sal Salis Nigaloo -Western Australia

Sal Salis Ningaloo”Wild Bush Luxury” Glamping

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari Glamping camp in the NW of Western Australia’s Cape Range.
Five spacious wilderness tents are just metres from the water’s edge and the world’s greatest fringing coastal coral reef. Sal Salis accommodation and hosting style exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and Sal Salis guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets – Ningaloo Reef.

Accomadation fitout is simply stunning, ensuite bathrooms equipped with fluffy white towels, native herb soaps and choice of pillows.
THEe camp has been built very wise and takes in to account the fragile enviroment, with solar power generation, and sound water management.

As one would expect, no tv’s, telephones and mini bars! P.S do have blackberry coverage!

Activities are endless, stunning beaches offer opportunioty to snorkel fish filled waters, kayaking and great light stick fishing. Catch would consist of sand whiting, mullet, flathead, with small golden and giant trevally around.

Winter, austumn and early spring are great months to come up. I personally find summer, Jan-March pretty damm hot for my liking.

Glamping at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Longitude 131 resort is one of the Voyages Group Resorts and is simply unique and awesome. Accomodations, food, service and ambiance are all 5-star plus & the resort is all-inclusive.

I have never stayed in any resort like it before. It consists of only 15 individually-designed and brilliantly appointed “tents” and each has a private view of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the extraordinary landscape of the Outback of Central Australia (but still within the Northern Territory).

This all-inclusive resort offers airport transfers, all food, snacks, beverages & wines/spirits, tours and accommodations and is the only resort that can actually view Uluru.