Upgrade cold showers for luxurious soaks in deep copper tubs. Swap freeze-dried fare for elevated culinary experiences.
A constellation of glamping spots in Tasmania offers a luxe mix of comfort and camping.
Southwest Wilderness Camp
This is as far from civilisation as you can get without abandoning creature comforts. The remote rainforest campsite in Southwest National Park involves travelling by both small plane and boat to reach the banks of Bathurst Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and tread the forest path back to a comfortable canvas hut. Spot wildlife, walk in otherwise inaccessible mountain landscapes, cruise Port Davey and visit ancient Huon pine forests.
Get to this camp on a chartered flight with Par Avion.
Spring Bay Mill
What was once the world’s biggest wood-chip mill has been transformed into a unique events site and glamping spot, surrounded by 43ha of bushland undergoing restoration. Spend the night in Spring Bay Mill’s beach shacks and wake to views of blue ocean across to Maria Island, while its luxe tents in the glamping field are available for group bookings of four or more tents. Lend a hand with the bush regeneration, catch live music and other events, take a guided tour of the mill, or book adventures from surfing lessons to e-biking on Maria Island.
Spring Bay Mill, near Triabunna, is a 90min drive north-east of Hobart, on the east coast.
Between Rocky Cape National Park and Boat Harbour Beach, Glamp Sandridge is a luxe campsite of just eight glamorous tents surrounded by 200ha of private forest. Claim an Adirondack chair by the fire pit and toast marshmallows in the company of resident wombats. A copper tub is a perfect way to unwind after a day of exploration.
Glamp Sandridge is a 1hr drive north-west of Devonport.
Admire Tasmania's dark and starry skies from beneath a private geodesic dome, surrounded by vines at Swinging Gate Vineyard. Contemplate the changing seasons over a glass of Tamar Valley wine teamed with local produce, take a winery tour or unwind with a massage at the day spa. Insulated for comfort in any season, domes have ensuites and some feature outdoor tubs.
Sidmouth, in the Tamar Valley, is a 35min drive north of Launceston.
Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
Bay of Fires Bush Retreat is a perfect beachside base for exploring the white sands, turquoise water and orange-splashed boulders of Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires. Spend the day exploring by foot, bike or paddleboard, dine fireside with meals and breakfast platters or home-cooked brisket and retire to a serene Scandi-styled bell tent.
Binalong Bay is a 2hr 15min drive east of Launceston.
Styled with steamer trunks, Persian carpets, wood heaters and movie projectors, the scene is set for adventure at Wingtons Glamping. Forage in the fertile north-west region for local produce to take back to your retreat by the Clarence River.
Clarence Point is a 50min drive north of Launceston.
On the banks of the River Derwent is Truffle Lodge, a glam glamp site in one of Australia's first trufferies. Each safari-style tent is kitted out with a king bed, freestanding wooden bath and a rain shower. Wander down to the river's edge to push off in a kayak and paddle with resident platypuses, or settle in an armchair by the fire and listen to vintage LPs.
At Gretna, a 48min drive north-west of Hobart.
Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park
Travelling with the tribe? Tuck them in under the stars in safari-style tents at Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park. Unwind to the ocean soundtrack of Steels Beach, push out on a paddleboard or learn to surf. Take day trips north to the Bay of Fires or south to watch Bicheno's little penguins waddle ashore at dusk.
Scamander is a 2hr drive east of Launceston, on the east coast.