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, but not all the way to hotel resort styles… 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.
The best part is that depending on the area, a lot of these are good to go year-round, depending if you wanna get toasty by the beach or cosy in the woods.
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.
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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.
Photo via @oliobello
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.
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Keen for more adventure? Try these:
“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.
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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.
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Ramada Eco Beach Resort
About an hour south of Broome and set amongst the unique, untouched surrounds of the Kimberley, Ramada Eco Beach Resort is a winner. Once again making sure to have minimal environmental impact, it puts you in the thick of nature but with all the creature comforts you could ask for. Get there mid-week for 50% off before the end of October!
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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.
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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.
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If you really feel like treating yourself, Yallingup Lodge & Spa Retreat has a luxe glamping option set amongst traniquil pine trees, surrounded by orchids and a couple of neighbouring highland cows. They offer breakfast each morning of the stay, or if you’re feeling particularly naughty, chilled cocktails and French champagne. Best of all, it’s dog friendly!
Photo via @omdayspayallingup
The glamping retreats above are found in fixed locations around our delightful state, but there’s also a variety of top tier mobile glamping outfits in WA. Great for events like weddings or picnics and of course weekend getaways, most also offer you perfect location ideas to get you out of the hustle and bustle:
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Header photo via Yallingup Lodge.