For an outdoorsy bride-to-be to be a night glamping under the stars is an ideal event

For an outdoorsy bride-to-be to be a night glamping under the stars is an ideal event

Take pleasure in the solitude of nature, in the elegant convenience of glamour camping. Celebrate around the campfire prior to settling into your personal tents total with appropriate beds and all the amenities you might possibly require.

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay

Combining premium tented accommodation with wonderful food warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay – think camping for grownups!

For many of our guests, a stay at Paperbark Camp is a well earned chance to sleep in, enjoy a long lazy breakfast on the verandah with the papers, perhaps a couple of hours on the beach with a good book before heading back for an afternoon snooze and contemplating another candle lit dinner in the Gunyah.

For others, it is a base from which to get busy exploring the spectacular Jervis Bay area with its pristine beaches and award winning national parks, a true playground for the outdoor enthusiast.

Sierra Escape, Mudgee

Sierra Escape – Mudgee’s first and only luxe glamping retreat – is located 260 kilometres north-west of Sydney. The 280-acre property boasts spectacular views and important source is home to wildlife including kangaroos, deer and a variety of native birds. So yeah, basically it’s paradise. The original tent – if you can even call something this opulent a tent – includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-sized bed, a camp stove and fridge, an ethanol fireplace and a separate bathroom complete with freestanding bath, shower and flushing toilet. It’s insulated for all seasons, and there’s even a deck out front where you can kick back and watch the sunset. And, it has company courtesy of two other, newer abodes, including a hilltop tent specifically for couples and another that sleeps seven.

Tandara, Lane Cove National Park

If you love camping and your plus one loathes it, Tandara is neutral ground. This luxury camping option within Lane Cove National Park and Lane Cove River Tourist Caravan Park is a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD via the Gore Hill freeway – so it’s super easy to take a weekend away without the lengthy road trip. The roomy African safari-style tents feature a super stylish get-up, with a TV, good-sized tub and beautiful shower facilities – making it the ideal reading/DVD retreat space for the not-so-keen nature junky. A wildlife tour is a must: hang out with lorikeets, water dragons, tawny frogmouths, ringtail and brushtail possums, owls, sugar gliders and even endangered bandicoots. Tandara boasts beautiful manicured gardens to enjoy with glass of bubbly in hand, and should you pine for news of the outside world, the carrier kookaburras are very reliable.

Nestled near the beautiful Lane Cove National Park, just 10km north of the Sydney CBD, Tandara is the ultimate luxury camping experience and the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway immersed in nature.

Harmoniously integrated into the Australian bush, Tandara offers first class facilities in a serene setting – positioned on the edge of a sandstone shelf with uninterrupted views across the Lane Cove Valley. Here you can do as much or as little as you want; go kayaking in the nearby river, explore the park on any of the many bushwalks available, take a leisurely bike ride or just enjoy a lazy afternoon sipping a glass of fine wine on your private deck.

Make the most of your stay at Tandara – the abundant wildlife includes kookaburras, lorikeets, water dragons, tawny frogmouths, ringtail and brushtail possums, powerful owls, sugar gliders and even endangered bandicoots.

Flash Camp, Coolendel

Located a 2.5-hour drive down the South Coast from Sydney (or thirty minutes from Nowra), the remote glamping campsite offers a true bush experience – complete with no reception. But you won’t be too far from creature comforts, the tents are luxe and stocked with quality wares. They come with comfortable mattress covered in plush bedding, solar lighting, a table and chairs, toiletries and a hand-woven Armadillo Co rug. The glamping site is located within Coolendel’s 52 hectares of bushland along the Shoalhaven River. Nature lovers will be keen on this secluded grassy park, which is an ideal location for spotting wombats, goannas, wallabies and native birds. Apart from nature watching and bushwalking, guests can also try a spot of canoeing, biking and fishing.

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