Righto so you’ve already been camping along the glorious Western Australian coast in your cosy little two-man tent, and now you feel like upgrading…
Enter glamping, which is basically just fancy camping with an eye on your environmental impact as well. As you can probably guess it’s really taken off around WA over the past few years, so we’ve tried to round up as many of them as possible for you to explore:
Willow Wood Glamping Retreat
Willow Wood is a relatively new glamping option in the south west, a 10-tent retreat located on a 100-acre farm and Busselton’s first dedicated glamping locale! The owners have been busy revegetating the farm with natural bushland, and the eco tents are luxuriously kitted out with top-shelf linen, natural fibre rugs, timber floors, electric fires and beautiful decks overlooking the tranquil landscape. There are few different tent options to choose from, with more space and bigger beds the higher end you get.
Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat
If you really feel like treating yourself, Yallingup Lodge & Spa Retreat has a luxe glamping option set amongst tranquil pine trees, surrounded by orchids. They offer breakfast each morning of the stay, or if you’re feeling particularly naughty, chilled cocktails and French champagne. Conversely, you can really look after yourself at their onsite OM Day Spa for some pampering and yoga. Best of all, it’s dog friendly and there’s a very schmick pool if you’re down there in the warmer months.
Wandagar Eco Tent (Pemberton)
Set amongst the pure fresh air and tranquillity of the forest, Wandagar Eco Camp is an adult destination designed to provide an escape from the complexities of modern life. There are 2 tents on the property, with each tent sleeping 2 people in a queen-sized bed. You can book the tents individually or bring your friends and book both.
Opening at the end of 2022, Serenity Gully is a luxury, adults only 100% off-grid eco glamping experience just outside of heritage listed Bridgetown featuring three beautifully-appointed tents that put you smack bang in the middle of natural surroundings – just you, your significant other, the birds and the bees. Oh and maybe a mob of kangaroos or grazing sheep! Each luxury tent is completely solar powered with harvested water – perfect for filling up the unique outdoor stone bathtubs looking out over the misty valleys and rolling hills of Bridgetown! Inside the tents you’ll also enjoy king-sized bed; ensuite with shower, basin and flushing toilet; kitchenette, mini fridge and Nespresso Coffee Maker; designer decor and lounge; private fire pit and gas barbecue; cosy winter fireplace and more.
Heavenly Waters is a Luxury Eco couples camping experience, located along the pioneer heritage trail just an hour from Perth and 15 minute’s drive to the historic town of Toodyay. Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and breathtaking views, Heavenly Waters provides an opportunity to escape from busy city life and engage yourself in the heart of the Avon Valley.
If relaxing and unwinding is more your game, Olio Bello in Margaret River plays host to 6 safari-style bungalows in the middle of a lush certified organic olive farm. With acres of natural landscape to stroll through, wildlife to spot and olives to nibble on in the heart of the southwest wine region, it makes for a great getaway no matter what time of year.
Mile End Glamping
Elsewhere in Margs it’s hard to go past Mile End Glamping’s incredible geodesic dome tents, featuring all the good stuff along with your own private spa bath and BBQ. 15 minutes from all the main down south hubs, it’s actually just going to be really hard to drag yourself away from those stunning views.
Karijini Eco Retreat
Nestled smack bang in the middle of the globally-adored Karijini National Park, Karijini Eco Retreat is your perfect launch pad. They even have a fully licensed restaurant, which means you can book in packed lunches and nab a hearty breakfast before an epic day of exploring one of the world’s true natural wonders.
“Where the outback meets the Ningaloo Reef” is Sal Salis’ pitch, and we don’t think you really need much more info than that. Offering insane views of the sea and Ningaloo Reef, you basically just have to roll out of your hammock and you’re swimming in one of the most biodiverse oceans in the whole world.
Cape Range National Park
Discovery Rottnest Island
When it comes to how you wanna spend a couple of nights on Rottnest Island, instead of passing out on Pinky’s Beach like back in your youth, now you can glamp it up at Discovery Rottnest Island. There’s plenty of different options, plus the resort has its own bar and swimming pool to chill at after a long day smiling with quokkas.
Right on the doorstep of Pemberton’s epic Karri forests in the Warren National Park, Drafty’s is situated on the banks of the Warren River. With customisable glamping options, they’ll have it all set up for you when you arrive, you just need to decide if it’s bushwalking, wineries, galleries, wildlife spotting or max relaxing on the agenda.
Two Blind Cows
Two Blind Cows in Margaret River is perfect for something more intimate, with just three tents spaced generously apart throughout their private paddocks. The eco-friendly tents are kitted out with all the amenities you need, meaning you just need to bring that special someone and a very switched-off phone.