Glamping in NSW

Combine the adventure of sleeping outdoors, with all the comforts of a luxury hotel, at fantastic glamping spots across New South Wales. From intimate getaways under the stars to safari-style tents surrounded by eucalyptus trees, alfresco escapes have never looked more appealing.

Forget about pitching a tent: glamping offers luxury with minimal effort. Most safari tents and tipis come equipped with queen-size beds, stylish ensuites and other amenities, transforming the camping experience into a sumptuous retreat.

Deluxe safari tent interior at Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay, South Coast

South Coast Glamping

Paperbark Camp offers a luxury sustainable camping experience in a bushland setting in the Shoalhaven region, a 2.5hr drive south of Sydney. The 12 safari-style canvas tents are placed strategically among native eucalypts, with hotel-quality linen and amenities.

You can canoe, snorkel, cycle or read a book on the beach by the crystal-blue waters of Jervis Bay, and later head to dinner at onsite tree-top restaurant Gunyah, spotting native wildlife along the way with your torch.

Tanja Lagoon Camp is surrounded by wilderness in Mimosa Rocks National Park between Tathra and Bermagui. The safari tents have well-equipped kitchens, a lounge area and en suite bathrooms. Enjoy a breakfast of local produce and then canoe or kayak on the lagoon.

Tanja Lagoon Camp Safari Tents

Country NSW Glamping

For bushland as far as the eye can see and a memorable five-star glamping stay, Sierra Escape, just 20 minutes from Mudgee, is a magical place to unwind and recharge. Winter is the ideal time to visit Sierra, with the sturdy canvas tents fully insulated against the elements and open campfires to toast marshmallows on.

On the other side of Mudgee, the glamping tents at Glenayr Farm are completely off the grid. Set on a 320-acre sheep farm, there are just four luxurious bell tents as well as a comfortable communal area with a kitchen and fireplace, plus a picturesque wood-fired hot tub.

Or opt for an eco-tent at Evamor Valley, set on an 80-acre farm property alongside Mudgee's Cudgegong River. While away the hours enjoying a self-guided walk, relaxing by the fire pit, sipping on sunset drinks on your private deck, picnicking on the jetty, or simply cosying up in your plush king bed and taking in the bushland views.

Nestled in 60 acres of fertile grape-growing land in the highlands of Orange is the family-owned Nashdale Lane Winery with cellar door and Nashdale Lane Glamping. The wooden, steel and canvas tent structures have a distinctly Aussie flavour and are rustic, yet luxurious. With sweeping vistas of the leafy green canopy of the vines, crisp mountain air and a range of Nashdale wines to sample, this is a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxed Australian country experience.

Sunken day bed & private bbq facilities, Relax and enjoy the sunset at Nashdale Lane Glamping Cabin, Orange

North Coast Glamping

There are a number of beachside glampsites along the Far North Coast near Byron Bay including Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, where you can choose between safari tents, ensuite caravans or luxury cabins.

Glamp by the pristine sands of Cabarita Beach at the Hideaway. The luxury tents feature real beds, furnished with stylish bedding decor, soft lights and fans and heaters. Ramble further north, to seaside Kingscliff, where you can book a surfari tent at Tweed Holiday Parks Kingscliff North.

Glamping Byron Bay

Blue Mountains Glamping

Stargazers and romantics will fall in love with BubbleTent Australia; magical clear domes overlooking the Capertree Valley near Round Swamp. The three transparent spheres sit atop raised wooden decks and give guests a spectacular view of the stars at night and the vast valley during the day.

Inside you’ll find a chic set up with a queen bed with goose-down pillows. Outside, stairs lead to a lower deck, which boasts an outdoor kitchenette and a seating area, an ideal spot to enjoy local wine and drink in the views. One of the tents even has a wood-fired outdoor hot tub.

Twice a year, stylish glamping tents pop up in the grounds of Mayfield Garden in Oberon. Hosted by Simple Pleasures Camping Co, the 15 bell tents are available for a month in spring and autumn. Enjoy dinner and drinks, stargaze by Obelisk Pond, relax around the fire pit and then sleep soundly in a queen size bed. 

Turon Gates Mountain Retreat is a collection of cottages, cabins and glamping tents, dotted within misty valleys and a creek in Capertee. You can spot kangaroos, wombats, platypus, echidnas and possums throughout the property, as well trout in the stream that passes through.

Glamping FAQs

What is the difference between camping and glamping?

The word glamping is short for glamorous camping, and it’s exactly what it sounds like a more glamorous, luxurious camping experience. Glamping is a more comfortable, attractive experience due to its number of bonus amenities that traditional camping does not offer, such as larger tents, electricity, running water and even luxe extras like freestanding bathtubs.

What should I bring on a glamping trip?

While most amenities will normally be provided, it is suggested that you bring standard outdoor gear to most glamping sites including:

  • Hat
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Standard toiletries and clothing you’d include on any trip

Do glamping sites have electricity?

Most glamping sites will be connected to electricity or have their own generators – if electricity is a requirement for you, be sure to check with the operator of the site you are considering booking.

Do glamping sites have toilets?

Most glamping sites with fixed tents/cabins will have attached private toilets and bathrooms for each structure, however some may have shared facilities. You can expect there to at least be a toilet and shower block for the site.