Gone are the days when ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) referred to an on-site bathroom or electricity outlet by your concrete slab parking space. We’ve even moved beyond simple cabins – welcome to the world of super-luxe eco huts, tented pavilions a stone’s throw away from luscious vineyards, and pop-up e-glamping tents.
The Gold Coast plays host to a myriad of modern glamping hotspots and facilities, from the Hinterland to the beachfront, providing options for romantic weekend getaways and family holiday trips alike.
We’ve shortlisted the top luxurious Gold Coast glamping destinations guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, with that extra layer of luxury.
Nestled around the Laguna paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums, Sanctuary by Sirromet lets you escape the everyday and connect with nature. The tranquil bushland setting houses tented pavilions that offer elegant comfort and style, so you will feel a million miles away. Ah, the serenity!
Sanctuary is conveniently located on the grounds of Sirromet Winery, where you can indulge your senses and dine on fresh, locally sourced produce from one of the three restaurants, or uncover the world of wine whilst you go behind the scenes of a working winery, followed by a tasting of Sirromet’s award-winning Granite Belt vinos.
The 560-acre property captures amazing views across Moreton Bay and sits in the heart of South East Queensland, offering the perfect getaway experience close enough to the Gold Coast and surrounds. The site is also home to a large population of wallabies who graze freely around and under the decks as guests enjoy a glass of wine while the sun goes down. They also have a wheelchair accessible pavilion, designed to be accessible via a ramp, larger floor layout, roll in en-suite, drop down shower chair and rails.
In a large and relatively untouched pocket of forest at Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast, Nightfall’s luxury tents sit delicately beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland’s ancient Lamington National Park rainforests.
The Nightfall glamping experience steps away from the excess and complications of modern life, redefining luxury through architect-inspired, hand-built, permanent safari tents; sumptuous home-cooked organic food and the relaxed feeling of staying with old friends. They’ll give you a detailed map to get to the camp spot and of the surrounding Lamington National Park.
Balance and rejuvenation flow easily in the pared-back surrounds, the pure fresh air and the tranquility of the forest. Heart, body and spirit are nurtured through a tonic of immersion in nature, evocative nights under-the-stars and the intimacy of private luxury tent accommodation – each tent has twin bathtubs and a rotating fireplace. Nightfall is limited to only eight guests at any one time, ensuring privacy, intimacy, and peace and quiet.
Family glamping at its absolute best, Paradise Country’s Farmstay on the Gold Coast is suitable for up to five people and is a unique family camping experience. It’s the perfect way to get back to nature and turn a family day on the farm into a home away from home. Including full access to Paradise Country and Farmstay activities, this is the ultimate family farm getaway, complete with nightly campfire.
Alternatively, the luxurious eco-tents also cater to couples, with the two-person glamping experience made complete by the private ensuite. Paradise Country and Paradise Country Farmstay are located directly behind Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, so you can’t miss the sign for the Farmstay.
Tuckers Retreat is the ultimate couples retreat for luxury glamping. Escape the rush of day-to-day living and retreat instead to a private rural setting in the Scenic Rim. With a rainforest backdrop, here you can enjoy all that peace and tranquility has to offer.
Whether you’re a keen bushwalker, mountain bike rider or simply want to relax and de-stress, Tuckers Retreat is for you, with Luxury Eco Tents set with an executive apartment feel. The team will provide you with a detailed map of how to get to the retreat, and it’s still close enough to visit the local restaurants, cafes and bars in Canungra.
After an active day in the outdoors, you can relax and refresh in the Hydrotherapy Spa with a cold glass of champagne or beer. Each tent is fitted with a hydrotherapy jacuzzi, complete with 87 jets, lighting and fountains. What better way to unwind and escape from the everyday, than enjoying a twilight spa with a drink, watching the local wildlife and birdlife display at dusk!
Plus, experience the otherworldly dragonfruit orchard, with remarkable tentacles reaching across the planted aisles. If you’re lucky enough to stay when the dragonfruit flower or produce spectacular fascia fruit, it is a truly unique experience.
Only a 45-minute drive from the Gold Coast, you can put life on hold and dive into the beauty of Numinbah Valley. Wake up to the sounds of nothing but nature when you go glamping at Numinbah Adventure Trails. Here, campers are on the banks of the Nerang River on beautiful river flats, where the norm becomes sitting around an open fire with a few drinks under the stars, and swimming in the picturesque rock pools and fresh waterholes.
Both the ‘secluded’ and ‘exclusive’ sites feature a luxurious bell tent, complete with crisp white linen and soft fairy lights. Whether you’re whisking a loved one away, hitting the road with your mates, planning a spectacular wedding, or treating the family to an unforgettable adventure, they will tailor a glamping package to suit your needs.
Glamping Hire Co offers a full booking service for glampers, with advice about choosing the perfect campsite for your own needs, extra activities that you can enjoy during your experience and what you’ll need to bring with you. On the day of your glamping holiday, their staff will arrive early in the day to set up your glamping tent.
When you arrive and open the zipper on your tent, it will be like walking into a hotel room…. with a view straight into the great outdoors!
With excellent knowledge of local campgrounds on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, Murwillumbah, Numinbah Valley and beyond, Glamping Hire Co can help you create the perfect escape with your family, a fun-filled weekend with friends or a private escape with your lover.
All glamping villages created by Glamping Hire Co are a two-night minimum stay and include their signature styling of bedside tables, battery-operated lanterns, fairy lights, mirror, rugs and bunting. They have three standard packages available; the blank canvas, the standard and the deluxe with various bedding configurations.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, gather your tribe and visit the Gold Coast to experience the best glamping spots in and around town.
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