A lust list of little-known outback safari retreats that takes your glamping possibilities far into the Australian heartland. 

1. Kangaluna Camp, Gawler Rangers Safaris, Wudinna, SA

Choose a permanent tent among the mallee woodlands, or stay in the glorious ‘Swagon’ – a re-engineered wagon topped with swag-style tent and transparent ceiling… cue endless stargazing. Two nights from $1825 with tours included. gawlerrangessafaris.com

2. Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, Mitchell Plateau, WA

Helicopter overland or take the walk from your cabin to witness the incredible beauty of untouched Mitchell Falls. Open from May to September from $275 per night. kimberleywilderness.com.au

3. Jabiru Safari Lodge, Biboohra, Queensland

These African-style, tented cabins make for a cosy base from which to explore the surrounding savannah and freshwater wetlands via walking trails, eco-cruises, canoeing and more. From $218 per night. jabirusafarilodge.com.au

4. Kooljaman, Cape Leveque, WA

This Aboriginal-owned wilderness camp on the Dampier Peninsula’s tip offers scenic flights, 4WD tours and lessons in mud crabbing and spear fishing. Safari tents from $275 per night. kooljaman.com.au

5. Banu Banu, Bremer Island, NT

Untouched beaches, clear skies, bright starry nights and swimming – all on a tropical island in Arnhem Land. Each of the five permanent tents sleep two. From $280 per person, per day. banubanu.com

6. Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, The Kimberley, WA

Soak up spirituality from the base of the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, dine under stars, and mosey by a sizzling campfire. From $275 per night. kimberlywilderness.com.au

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