As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit the expansive Capertee Valley already, on a clear night you can also see starry views over the world’s second-largest canyon in a transparent bubble tent and the view is quite literally, out of this world. All thanks to a unique glamping experience that lets you enjoy panoramic views of the valley and endless vistas of the Milky Way in complete seclusion. Sleep under the stars in a clear, cosy bubble tent and gaze in awe at the stunning views both in the sky and ahead of you in this off-the-grid experience by Bubbletent Australia. It’ll be a night you won’t soon forget.
Bubbletent Australia, Capertee Valley
If you haven’t heard of Capertee Valley, it’s a large canyon with sandstone cliffs in the escarpment and sweeping mountain vistas aside from being a haven for birdwatchers and hikers. It’s also notably the widest canyon in the world and longer than the more popular American Grand Canyon. You can read all about it here for more on what to expect. Located west of the Blue Mountains, near Lithgow, Sydneysiders can reach the remarkable NSW spot in around 3 hours. To experience nature in all its fullness at the site, book a stargazing tent and wine and dine as you watch the dazzling display.
Three tents are on offer — Leo which boasts one of the highest points in the entire Valley, Virgo with a wood-fired hot tub and dreamy sunset views and Cancer which engulfs you in the wide expanse of the gully. Whichever you pick, you’ll be mesmerised with the views of the stars from the transparent tent.
Things to do
Since it’s peak summer in Sydney, take advantage of the longer days and crisp evening air and enjoy the sunsets over the valley or look out for unique kinds of birds from the 245 bird species that have been recorded at Capertee Valley, stargaze (duh) or go hiking. Doing nothing at all is perfectly acceptable too.
Bubbletent provides guests with binoculars, a telescope, a hiking map, rechargeable headlamps and electric blankets for frosty nights. Find the full list of everything that will be provided to you and everything you need to bring along here.
Looking for more stargazing adventures? Australia’s first-ever Dark Sky Park is also located right here in NSW.