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Glamping in the Aussie Outback

on 01 November 2019 in Local news

As a new kind of camping, glamping offers glamour and comfort with the advantages of seeing Australia’s greatest sites only witnessed when camping.

With glamping, you won’t have to worry about sleeping in uncomfortable sleeping bags or campfire food. Instead, be spoilt with a bed plumped with soft, feather pillows and fine linen followed by decadent three course meals fit for a king.

The only constant is a tent over your head and the amazing views and experience that surrounds you. 

Glamping truly is a five star approach to enjoying the great outdoors without sacrificing your comfort. It’s a new kind of camping, suitable for anyone and everyone. 

 

Mount Isa, Queensland

Located north west of Queensland, Mount Isa is 900 kilometres from Townsville and along the Overlander’s Way. 

Mount Isa is perfect for discovering the Aussie Outback. Learn about the history of miners in the outback and go on the Hard Times Mine Tour where you will be guided by an ex-miner tour guide. Visit Australia’s only underground hospital or explore the Riversleigh Fossil Centre and discover a historic experience never known before.

Wander among the award-winning Adels Grove at Lawn Hill National Park (a.k.a. Boodjamulla). Relax with a picnic and barbecue at Lake Moondarra. 

Whatever experience you wish to unravel, a journey to Mount Isa to discover the best of the Australian Outback is a journey indeed. 

Glamping options include a site at Lake Moondarra, promising spectacular water views nestled between rolling hills and wonderful greenery. Imagine lying on a bed of soft, lush grass as you gaze upon the starry night’s sky. And after the show, you head back to your massive glamorous tent that sports a magnificent king sized bed. 

The Mount Isa City Council has recently released a tourism strategy focused on glamping opportunities for those wishing to discover the Aussie Outback. Specific points for development include Lake Moondarra, which has been marked for reserve development of a glamping eco village.

Development potentials include local indigenous products to be sold as well as fossils being identified as an important aspect of Mount Isa’s tourism, in particular as a gateway to workshop creations at the World Heritage Listed Riversleigh Fossil Site. 

And if you can’t get your hands on glamping accommodations in Mount Isa, don’t give up your hope of experiencing the Aussie Outback from Mount Isa.

There are plenty of quality accommodations such as RedEarth Boutique Hotel. Featuring lush vibes that boasts exceptional customer service that welcomes you with arms wide open, not many hotels come close. It isn’t just an accommodation, a stay at the RedEarth Boutique Hotel is an experience. 

The staff here at the RedEarth Boutique Hotel are prepared to go over and beyond to make sure that your time in Mount Isa is impeccable. It’s strategically located in the heart of town, bringing all of Mount Isa’s spectacular attractions right at your doorstep. 

Not only will you be spoilt with location, the food offered at the Rodeo Bar & Grill and Redearth Restaurant are magnificent. Serving some of the best steaks in town, Asian cuisine, fish and chips, and more, a meal at either will prove to be impressive both in value and quality. 

 

Wudinna, South Australia

A fantastic way to start your glamping streak is none other than the Kangaluna Camp in Wudinna. Offering endless stargazing opportunities nestled within a safari range, the wildlife experience followed by spectacular landscape views is guaranteed. 

The Kangaluna Camp offers an interesting twist to glamping with a reengineered tent topped with an impressive tent and transparent ceiling. Talk about falling asleep while staring up at the starry skies.

A spectacular granite sculpture featuring man and woman, the Mount Wudinna Touring Route, the Gawler Range National Park, and so much more, there’s plenty of things to see and do here. You can get to Wudinna by car, bus, or plane. 

 

Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia

Imagine being spoilt to the extent of having a helicopter overland to view the magnificent landscapes of Mitchell Plateau. 

Well, that’s what the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge has to offer when it takes the concept of glamping to a whole new level. For some splendid serenity, take a peaceful walk from your cabin to see the water of Mitchell Falls come rushing down.

There aren’t many places better to glamp than Mitchell Plateau. And with all the fascinating attractions such as the Mitchell River National Park, Ruby Falls, and HeliSpirit, you’ll be able to capture some memorable moments on camera here.

 

Biboohra, Queensland

Glamping at Biboohra brings to life your imagination of an African-style getaway that is glamorous despite being surrounded by the savannah plains. With freshwater wetlands that are accessible via walking trails, canoeing and kayaking, or eco-cruises, your sense of African adventure in Australia awaits you.

The tents at Jabiru Safari Lodge are set to complete your experience. Set in a tranquil, serene location that falls so close to nature, patrons have complimented their stays with breakfasts next to emus and wallabies.

A true glamping experience in Outback Australia, the Jabiru Safari Lodge is an adventure to be had.

To get here, take the road an hour and a quarter west of Cairns or  Port Douglas. With 2000 hectares of savanna woodland, grassland and wetland, patrons can explore the best of the Outback at all times throughout the day. 

 

Cape Leveque

A unique glamping experience, the Kooljaman wilderness camp at Cape Leveque is owned by the Aboriginals. Located at the tip of the Dampier’s Peninsula, you are spoilt with scenic flights hovering above beautiful horizons, adventurous 4WD tours, and mud crabbing or spear fishing lessons from the experts.

Grab your own glamping safari tent from as low as $275 a night and enjoy the best of Aussie Aboriginal culture tied together with a spectacular Outback experience. 

Beyond glamping at the camp, you can indulge yourself in whale watching, snorkelling, boating, swimming and fishing. Other activities include visiting a pearl farm, going on a cultural tour, or exploring the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve. 

 

 

 

 

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