Where to go glamping

18 JANUARY 2023

Like the idea of camping but not sold on the idea of bush toilets, sleeping on the floor and going without life’s luxuries? The good news is that the Brisbane region is filled with plenty of glamping experiences to be had.

Sanctuary by Sirromet, Redlands

Surrounded by paperbark trees and scribbly gums, these newly minted eco tents appear to 'float' above the landscape, giving you private treehouse views from the deck. Located at Sirromet Winery, this is Queensland's only winery 'glamping' experience. Take a winery tour, dine at the award-winning restaurant Lurleens, and take in the beautiful scenery throughout the property.  

The next morning, a locally sourced breakfast hamper of croissants, yoghurt and granola, bagels and smoked salmon plus juice and coffee will be delivered to your door. Slowly take in the tranquil bushland setting over coffee while watching kookaburras laugh and nature wake up with you. This glamping escape is a short 30-minute drive from Brisbane.

Minjerribah Glamping, North Stradbroke Island

Minjerribah Camping has brought luxury back to the shores of North Stradbroke Island/ Minjerribah, installing permanent beachside tents at Adder Rock. Set in their own little grove of shady trees, these super cute bell tents contain a comfortable bed, Armadillo interior rugs, bamboo deck chairs and cosy lighting. Relax in style and fall asleep next to the ocean. Bliss.

Minjerribah Camping has sites all over the island, including eco-cabins at Amity Points and beachfront, dog-friendly BYO tent sites at Flinders Beach and Main Beach.

Nightfall Wilderness Camp, Scenic Rim

For the ultimate luxury glamping experience – Nightfall is the one. Perched beside the crystal-clear Christmas Creek and Lamington National Park, the three large architect-inspired, hand-built safari tents feature king-size beds, organic linen, rain-head showers, vintage meal baths, a wood fireplace and micro-kitchen. 

Staying in never looked so appealing.

Ketchup’s Bank Glamping, Scenic Rim

Experience the romance of camping under the stars at Ketchup's Bank. The luxury tent bush retreat is the perfect spot to take a loved one for a secluded weekend away. The eco-tents are complete with ensuite, quality linen, a private deck, spectacular views plus your own campfire and camp kitchen.

Castaways, Moreton Island

On an island made entirely of sand, sometimes you need a break from just that. Castaways at Bulwer on Moreton Island has a range of accommodation including nine safari tents with wooden deck floors, big beds and a real bathroom. Fall asleep to the calming sounds of the ocean (without the sandy beds).

Spicers Canopy, Scenic Rim

Rest your head in one of Spicers Canopy Luxury Tents for a unique and memorable glamping experience. Deep within a 5,000-acre private nature refuge and mountain ranges as your backdrop and walking trails at your doorstep, you'll be in awe from the moment your arrive. 

Mount Barney Lodge, Scenic Rim

Mount Barney Lodge has it all – from primitive camping to renting out a whole Queensland homestead. On the property there are two rustic cabins for a simple country retreat, or try the deluxe camper trailers fitted out with a gas stove, running water, power and lights for a glamping experience.

Binna Burra Lodge, Scenic Rim

Ditch the hassle of putting up a tent and hire a canvas cabin, the safari-style tent accommodating up to 6 people. Everyone can get a peaceful nights sleep upon their own mattress and be ready for a big day exploring Lamington National Park.

Thunderbird Park Glamping Mount Tambourine, Scenic Rim

Surrounded by rainforest and overlooking Cedar Creek, the Thunderbird Park Lotus Tents take glamping to the next level with an ensuite allowing you to shower under the stars. Relax in comfort with welcome features including a plasma TV, BBQ, refrigerator, kitchen appliances, day bed and a king size Koala bed.

A distant shot of a couple sitting on a tree trunk on a beach