Camping done right.
The NSW glamping experience combines the magic of being one with the elements to the luxuries and creature comforts of a hotel that help you unwind and rejuvenate. Where else can you stargaze then wake up to the sweet sounds of waves crashing on the beach… all while sleeping on king-sized beds and air con?
With Sydney now in lockdown for nearly 9 weeks, we’re all pining for an escape from the city. Add these NSW glamping spots to your bucket list for a much-needed escape from the city post-lockdown.
If setting up a tent, not having a shower for days, dealing with spiders and preparing food on an open fire is not really your thing, we suggest you give these glamping experiences a shot.
1. Glenayr Farm, Mudgee
Located in Mudgee, Glenayr Farm is a classic NSW glamping escape, offering unadulterated views of the Australian landscape. The accommodation feels totally remote with little sign of civilisation around.
Glenayr also comes with a hot tub that keeps you nice and toasty on colder days and offers great views of the area. Bonus — you’ll likely be visited by some cute free roaming cows.
Distance from Sydney: 4 hours
📍 1257 Windeyer Rd, Windeyer NSW 2850
2. Roar and Snore, Taronga Zoo
Hard on time and can’t really make the trip out of the city? Roar and Snore in the heart of Sydney offers you the complete glamping experience minus the city hustle. Nestled on the edge of the Sydney Harbour, Roar & Snore gives you the opportunity to experience Sydney’s breathtaking city views on one side and the incredible wildlife of Taronga Zoo on another.
You can hand-feed the giraffes, sleep under the stars and take in informative sessions about the zoo animals. A true Sydney bucket list experience.
Distance from Sydney: 20 minutes
📍 Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
3. The Cove, Jervis Bay
The Cove is an absolute magical retreat in the heart of Jervis Bay. There’s an outdoor bath overlooking some seriously great views, a barbecue, two deck chairs and the tent comes furnished with a king-sized bed.
Animal lovers will be keen to know that the tents are usually visited by a free-roaming kangaroo or two. Another plus point — its pretty secret as far as glamping experiences go and you know we love those. It’s laidback vibe and serene beachfront location surrounded by the Booderee National Park allows you to truly enjoy a moment of pause from the stresses of modern life without escaping the comforts of it.
Distance from Sydney: 3 hours
📍 Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
4. Faraway Domes, Warialda
Up your standard getaway by booking a stay at Faraway Domes (when restrictions permit). An exclusive escape for two offering you and your plus one the true feeling of a romantic escape — Faraway Domes in Warialda are as delightful a luxury camping experience as they come.
The domes come with a kitchen, bed, a comfortable sized couch, a barbecue and views that go for ages. Another plus — an outdoor bath that looks up to the Milky Way. It’s the peace and quiet along with material comforts that give this place a true edge.
Distance from Sydney: 7.5 hours
📍 596 Munsie’s Road, Warialda NSW 2402
5. Turon Gates Mountain Retreat, Blue Mountains
Another well kept secret, the Turon Gates Mountain Retreat located in the Blue Mountains brings you up close with the Australian bush and towering hills.
Complete with a lounge area, a four-poster bed, a classy bathroom and a kitchenette, this is the ideal place if you like your outdoor adventures. Horseriding, canoeing, bush walks and swimming are some activities on offer.
Its dog-friendly and just 2.5 hours away from Sydney with breathtaking late night views.
Distance from Sydney: 2.5 hours
📍 942 Upper Turon Rd, Capertee NSW 2846
6. Sierra Escape, Mudgee
With views for days and sunsets to die for, Sierra Escape is a quintessential NSW glamping experience. Toast marshmallows in the fire, share your breakfast with some kangaroos, take in the sunset with some wine and chocolate and enjoy a relaxing bath to tranquil views of the mountain ranges.
It’s an experience to remember. Another great reason to visit — the Australian-made tents are completely eco-friendly so you can enjoy your stay knowing you did the planet a little good.
Distance from Sydney: 4 hours
📍 1345 Lower Piambong Rd, Piambong NSW 2850
7. Tandara Glamping Tent, Lane Cove National Park
Overlooking Lane Cove National Park, Tandara is unique in that it is just a single tent in a private compound. And they really do take the glam in glamping seriously. It is equipped with a sound system, flat screen television, a king-sized bed and all modern facilities along with a deck overlooking the bush.
Even better, this NSW glamping spot is located just 10km north of Sydney’s CBD and its proximity to the city means you can just head there for a weekend escape without much planning. Although since its just a single tent, you’ll want to do the booking in advance.
Distance from Sydney: 30 minutes
📍 13 Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
8. Bubble Tent Australia, Blue Mountains
One look at Bubble Tent Australia’s Instagram and we guarantee you’ll want to experience it for yourself. Its not your traditional glamping set up, instead with a transparent outer shell, you can actually make sleeping under the stars a reality. There are only three tents, and each tent allows you sprawling views of the Capertee Valley — the world’s second largest canyon.
The tents allow for amazing views out — sunsets, valleys, stargazing and then some but not in. Its an experience like no other and we couldn’t recommend it enough.
Distance from Sydney: Nearly 3 hours
📍 NA, Capertee NSW 2846
9. Zoofari Lodge, Dubbo
A true African-style safari and a haven for animal lovers, Zoofari Lodge in Dubbo allows you to truly get one with nature. You have two lodge styles to choose from — animal and bushland view and the rooms are luxurious, complete with delicious food.
From the 2-day zoo passes to the bike hire to guided tours and striking views from your accommodation, you really get to experience it all at the Zoofari Lodge.
Distance from Sydney: 5 hours
📍 Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830
10. South Coast Retreat, South Coast
Located directly opposite Greenwell Point Beach and Wharf, South Coast Retreat is the ideal place to stay if you’re after waterfront views and luxury safari tents. Your tents come complete with kitchen appliances, a large bathroom and a spacious living area.
A huge incentive for most families is that the South Coast Retreat is also dog friendly so you can bring your furry friend along for the adventure. All tents also come with a deck — perfect spot to watch the sun set.
Distance from Sydney: Nearly 3 hours
📍 121 Greenwell Point Rd, Greenwell Point NSW 2540