Want to get back to nature but not a fan of camping? Glamping (glamorous camping) is the perfect solution – you get to experience the great outdoors without compromising on creature comforts. Welcome to the world of super-luxe eco accommodation complete with fine linens, rotating fireplaces, twin bathtubs and an en suite. To immerse yourself in the incredible natural surrounds of the Gold Coast, simply step outside your door.
The Gold Coast plays host to a myriad of modern glamping hotspots from coastal stays to Hinterland escapes, providing options for romantic weekend getaways or family holidays with a difference. We’ve shortlisted the top luxurious Gold Coast glamping destinations guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, with that extra layer of luxury.
In a large and relatively untouched pocket of forest at Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast, Nightfall Camp’s luxury tents sit delicately beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland’s ancient rainforests.
Explore the wilderness of Lamington National Park on bushwalks or take a dip in the bracing, crystal clear waters of the creek and its water holes. Organic meals are cooked on the fire and served under the stars, and the hosts can pack a gourmet picnic for you to take on your bush walking adventures. Back at your styled safari tent, soak in the mineral rich waters of your vintage bathtubs (there’s one each!) with impressive views and a rotating fireplace to keep you cosy when the temperatures drop in the cooler months.
Where: 3009 Christmas Creek Rd, Lamington
LOTUS TENTS AT CEDAR CREEK LODGE
Ideally located in Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland , the Lotus Tents at Cedar Creek Lodges are the latest addition to this stunning property. Popping up in the rainforest surrounds overlooking Cedar Creek, the bell tents are equipped with a luxurious king size bed, comfy couch, a plasma screen, your own BBQ and a very special en suite that gives you the exquisite experience of showering under the stars. At adjoining Thunderbird Park, you can enjoy a variety of onsite adventures including a high ropes course and min golf, plus a kiosk and a restaurant showcasing local produce. Take a tour of the many open farm gates, eateries and wineries Mount Tambourine is renowned for before heading back to your Lotus Tent to enjoy an open fire on your private deck.
Where: Tamborine Mountain Rd and Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Tamborine Mountain
SANCTUARY BY SIRROMET
What better way to end a day at this world-renowned winery than to check in to a luxury glamping pavilion and enjoy sunset from the private balcony? Sanctuary by Sirromet has been designed to take in the vistas at Sirromet Wines, perched high atop Mt Cotton with impressive views across the tree canopy and a tranquil lake.
Your day at Sirromet is set. Visit the cellar door, enjoy an alfresco lunch at the onsite restaurant, or grab a picnic hamper and a bottle of your favourite drop, find a shady spot and relax. If you’re a music lover, time your stay to catch one of Australia’s iconic bands at the regular “A Day on the Green” concerts.
Where: 850 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
BURLEIGH BEACH TOURIST PARK
Hark back to the holidays of yesteryear with a stay in a vintage caravan by the sea. The best bit is, it’s already set up – no parking required! Burleigh Tourist Park is home to a retro caravan kitted out in in the cutest kitsch vibes, with lush furnishings, polished wood interiors and striped pop-up awnings to catch those ocean breezes. Wake up to the sound of waves, and start your day with a swim, surf or a walk around the headland. It’s just a short stroll to bustling James Street for all your boutique shopping needs, global eats and Burleigh Point where you can soak up views of our incredible coastline.
Where: 36 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
JACOBS WELLS TOURIST PARK
Shady, peaceful and situated right on the water, Jacobs Well Tourist Park provides an ideal getaway on the northern Gold Coast. Their swanky safari tents sleep up to four are decked out with all the mod cons like a kitchenette, comfy beds, couch and TV. No hard work required – just check in and put your feet up! Or maybe pour a drink and cook a BBQ dinner on your private deck with views of the water. A home away from home, the jazzed-up tents are an affordable option and Gold Coast’s major theme parks are only a 15 minute drive down the Pacific Highway.
Where: 161 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Jacobs Well
GLAMPING HIRE CO
If mobile glamping is more your jam, the Glamping Hire Co has you covered. Choose from an array of beautiful bell tents styled with bedside tables, lanterns, fairy lights rugs and a very comfortable bed to suit any occasion – they pitch them, set everything up and then pack it away when you’re done. If you’ve ever packed down your campsite after a wet week, you’ll know what an appealing prospect this is! Weddings, parties, retreats, camp out parties – they pop them up and you glamp away. There’s a Birthday Boho option fitted out in a bohemian chic style, a perfect gift or pamper yourself on your special day.
WILD HOUSES AT BINNA BURRA
Coming soon! The good folk at Binna Burra Lodge have plans afoot to launch their new ‘Wild Homes’ early next year. The tiny homes come with incredible views and will be dotted around the picturesque 32-hectare property located in the Gondwana rainforest, Lamington National Park. A stay in this accommodation will give you front row seats to the untamed wilderness of Binna Burra.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, gather your tribe and experience the best glamping spots on the Gold Coast.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.