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BEST GLAMPING SPOTS IN VICTORIA

More people are now embracing the camping lifestyle. With the advent of glamorous camping — aka glamping — even those who don’t want to rough it out can explore the many stunning locations in Victoria. You won’t even have to venture too far off from Melbourne to visit some of these luxurious camping accommodations. If you want to have a relaxing weekend without thinking about camping gear and supplies, here are some of the best glamping spots in Victoria.

PEBBLE POINT, GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Driving the Great Ocean Road can be tiring. After a full day of adventure and exploration along the southwest coast, you can spend the night in one of the best glamping spots in Victoria. Pebble Point is located in the coastal village of Princetown. It’s just 6km from the Twelve Apostles — the iconic limestone stacks that are the highlight of the Great Ocean Road. Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat that features six safari tents. Each one comes with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and a private deck as well as luxe linens and towels. There’s also a shared lounge and dining area with numerous amenities including a fridge, microwave and toaster.

COSY TENTS, DAYLESFORD

Camping isn’t exclusive to the bush setting. It can also be about exploring the many regions of Victoria. If you want a more upscale experience, you should stay in Cosy Tents. It’s located in Daylesford, the spa capital of Australia. The glamping spot provides a hotel-like experience while being surrounded by the Australian bush.

Cosy Tents feature five bell-shaped canvas tents. They’re fully-furnished with plush pillows and goose-down quilts on double or queen-size beds, lanterns, Bose speakers, USB charging ports, eskies, glasses and cutlery, among others. There are also country-style toilets and showers, a fire pit and BBQ facilities. After being served breakfast, you can explore the many spas, restaurants and wineries in the area.

THE YURT ALPINE RETREAT, KING VALLEY

The Yurt Alpine Retreat is one of the best glamping spots in Victoria. It’s situated in the middle of a cattle and sheep farm in the wine region of King Valley. This relaxing retreat features the traditional Mongolian dwelling — a yurt — with glass dome ceilings, Turkish lanterns and ornate furnishings. There’s a small cast iron stove to keep you warm in the winter and a large battery-powered fan to cool you in warmer temperatures. Since this rustic glamping spot is connected to natural bushland, it won’t be unusual to see kangaroos and deer outside your yurt.

PHILLIP ISLAND GLAMPING, PHILLIP ISLAND

Apart from fairy penguins and beautiful beaches, there’s also glamping on Phillip Island. Unlike other glamping spots in Victoria, Phillip Island Glamping is a tent hire service. They’ll set up a stylish bell tent in any location you desire. The canvas tent features a luxe bed, thick doonas, fresh linen and towels. There’s also a mini kitchen, heater, kettle and a lot more luxuries to enjoy. Since you won’t have to worry about anything else, you’ll have a cozy and relaxing weekend at Phillip Island.

SLUMBER SAFARI, WERRIBEE OPEN RANGE ZOO

If you’re camping with little ones, Slumber Safari package of the Werribee Open Range Zoo is the glamping spot for you. It’s only 30 minutes away from Melbourne. You’ll receive zoo entry for two days, so you can have up-close encounters with the animals and exclusive viewings. Your family can dine on sumptuous African-inspired cuisine as well as roast marshmallows over the campfire. The safari camp features eight family-sized tents with en-suite facilities, fans, heaters and electric blankets. There’s also a deck overlooking the savanna landscape.

Glamping allows you to skip most of the planning and preparation involved in a typical camping trip. Instead, you can focus on exploring the great outdoors. After a whole day of outdoor activities, there’s nothing better than relaxing in luxurious accommodations. These five glamping spots in Victoria give you just that. The opportunity to unwind and recharge, so you’ll be able to spend another great day exploring what the region has to offer.

 


 

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Suzy T
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From camping to fishing, to trekking and touring around Australia for lengthy periods of time, Suzy lives it. She also has a passion for pets. Now she is sharing her experiences.