Sign in

Register

Forgotten your Password?

Enter your email address below and we'll send instructions and a link to reset your password

 

Unlock Sydney's hidden gems

All the latest and greatest places to eat, drink, stay and play in your city.

 
By signing up, you agree to periodic email marketing from Sitchu to the email address you provided. Terms and Conditions. Privacy Policy.

The Best Glamping in NSW to Sleep Under the Stars in Luxury

Camping not your thing? Well, glamping might well be. For a back-to-basics getaway with a touch of luxe, check out our round-up of the best glamping in NSW.

Bubbletent Australia (Image Credit: @thekiwicouple)

Want to go camping with all your creature comforts? Welcome to glamping. The ultimate back-to-basics getaway, glamping allows you to sleep under the stars while enjoying all of life's little luxuries like, you know, a comfortable bed and hot water.

There’s no pitching tents or lugging around a car’s worth of supplies – all the hard work is done for you, so all you need to do is show up and get ready to feel grounded. Ready yourself for sweet sunsets, nights by the fire, and the simple pleasures of reading, exploring and walking. 

Thanks to our coast-meets-country landscape, there are plenty of plush spots to choose from. This is our pick of the best glamping in NSW.

Sierra Escape

Sierra Escape

If the rolling hills of wine country are calling your name, make your way to Mudgee. The region’s first ‘eco-glamping’ experience and one of the best glamping spots in NSW, Sierra Escape sits on 280 hectares, which is home to kangaroos and other Aussie wildlife, and is just a short drive from vineyards like Lowe Wines and Thistle Hill Wines. After spending the day exploring, come back to your tent, complete with power, a king bed, glass sliding doors, a bath, and basic cooking facilities.

1345 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong

Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp

Just a 2.5-hour drive south of Sydney, Paperpark Camp takes glamping to another level. The safari-style retreat has 12 canvas tents, but these aren’t regular tents: they feature a bed, ensuite showers (and a freestanding bath in some), and a wraparound veranda made for sunset sessions in your robe. The bush setting is beautiful, as are the beaches of Jervis Bay. The food is fresh, locally-sourced and pairs well with wines from NSW vineyards.

571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia

Turon Gates

Turon Gates

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney's CBD at Turon Gates, this luxury accommodation offers complete rest and relaxation. While there's no mobile phone reception, TV or Wi-Fi, there are plenty of ways to get out and explore in nature, with bushwalking, fishing, kayaking and horse riding available. Switching off doesn't mean settling, though: the tent is fitted out with a king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, crackling log fire and private balcony. 

Near Captree, exact location disclosed upon booking

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Wake up to the sounds of animal life at Roar and Snore, Taronga Zoo’s overnight camping package. As the day visitors depart and the gates swing shut, the thrilling, exclusive expedition commences. Enjoy a buffet dinner before a guided moonlit journey led by an expert zookeeper. Here, you'll encounter majestic creatures of the night - from prowling lions to red pandas and captivating sun bears.

Rest easy under the stars in their luxury safari tents, thoughtfully arranged with every comfort to ensure a seamless fusion of nature and convenience. Not to mention, these quarters offer a breathtaking panorama of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, setting the scene for an unforgettable experience. Seriously, glamping in NSW doesn't get much better than this.

Bradley’s Head Road, Mosman

Zoofari Lodge at Western Plains Zoo (Image Credit: Bella Brennan)

Zoofari Lodge at Western Plains Zoo

In keeping with the zoo theme, glamping at Dubbo's Western Plain Zoo will transport you to the heart of the Serengeti without even leaving the state. These modern, well-appointed lodges can sleep up to four to six people, depending on which room you book. They have a massive sofa and overlook an enchanting savannah where giraffes, zebras, and rhinos roam right in front of you. There's also an on-site restaurant and pool, and Dubbo Zoo is just around the corner, so you can easily explore the whole area. 

Obley Road, Dubbo

JR’s Eco Hut, Kimo Estate

JR’s Eco Hut, Kimo Estate

Fancy something a little different? Delve into the depths of the wilderness, but with all the mod cons conveniently on hand – JR’s Eco Hut is the ultimate in luxury glamping.

An A-frame tent sits high on a hill with a 360-degree view of the Murrumbidgee River flats and the stunning Kimo Valley. It is an ideal getaway for couples or solo travellers who want to get away from it all and immerse themselves in nature. Bring a good book with you, stoke up the fire, and soak up all those glorious sunsets.

Nangus

The Cove Jervis Bay

The Cove Jervis Bay

If kangaroos hopping about at sunset are the kind of glamping vibe you're after, look no further than The Cove Jervis Bay. Your immersive nature experience won't come at the expense of luxury with a king-size bed, bell tent and day bed, all included. Best of all, you're right on the beach so a morning dip is a must. 

Ellmoos Road, Jervis Bay

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Fancy camping in Sydney Harbour? Stay at Cockatoo Island, where they offer simple but comfortable glamping tents that include bed linen, blankets, towels and toiletries.  Aside from the uninterrupted views of Sydney’s sparkling harbour, you'll also have access to an onsite bar, cafe and tennis court.

Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

Mayfield Garden

Mayfield Garden

Waking up amongst Mayfield's 65 hectares of garden is a bucket list experience. If you've ever fantasised about spending a night in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, we promise this is the next best thing. Their luxury glamping seasons coincide with their autumn, spring and winter festivals so you can take your pick of your favourite season.

A night glamping in Mayfield includes a three-course a la carte dinner at the garden's restaurant as well as a night in their luxe tents. Take the opportunity to enjoy exclusive access to the expansive gardens after hours. Opt for the breakfast picnic to be delivered straight to your tent in the morning for maximum luxury.

530 Mayfield Road, Oberon  

Bubbletent Australia (Image Credit: @nerissajphotography)

Bubbletent Australia 

Nature lovers, rejoice! Your wildest fantasy has come true. Bubbletent Australia is offering up the opportunity to sleep under the stars in a completely transparent tent with sweeping views of the world's second-biggest canyon. There are three tents to choose from, each with varying drawcards like woodfired hot tubs, sunset views and telescopes. Just a stone's throw from Mudgee, you can also combine your stay with a spot of wine tasting. Ideal, no? 

Exact location provided upon booking 

Glenayr Farm

Glenayr Farm

Let this 320-acre working sheep and cattle farm be the backdrop to your next weekend away. Situated in scenic Mudgee, Glenayr Farm's glamping experience is as boutique as they come with only four bell tents on the property. Each tent comes with an egg swing from which you can lap up the iconic Mudgee sunset with a local wine in hand. Stargaze the night away before a day of winery hopping and indulging in the multiple foodie adventures the region has to offer.

1257 Windeyer Road, Windeyer 

Safari Palm Tents

Safari Palm Tents

Safari Palm Tents strike the perfect balance between a laid-back and luxe camping experience. Part of the Ocean Beach Holiday Resort Park at Umina Beach is a popular glamping spot in NSW. The tents sleep up to four people and feature a kitchen, TV and DVD facilities, an ensuite bathroom and an undercover verandah with a BBQ. They’re comfortable and popular among families. There’s bushland (including waterfalls) and a waterpark close by, as well as playgrounds.

Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach

Tanja Lagoon Camp

Tanja Lagoon Camp

On the South Coast of NSW, Tanja Lagoon Camp really takes the glamping experience up a notch. Their four safari-style tents are kitted out with a handcrafted Queen-sized bed, a lounge area, an ensuite, a fully equipped kitchen and a gas barbeque. Then, there is the spacious deck with views of the lagoon and a dining setting. This glamping spot in NSW feels more like a hotel than camping. 

142 Haigh’s Road, Tanja

Now you've ticked off the best glamping in NSW, for more travel inspo, check out the best tiny cabins to book in NSW and the best romantic getaways in NSW for two

Our Sitchu editors work hard to deliver you the best products, events and venues that we hope you will love and each one is selected independently. Sitchu may receive an affiliate commission when you follow some links.

Stay in the loop

Subscribe
LOAD MORE ARTICLES