This was the year we introduced this category but it’s already clear, from the sheer diversity of nominations, that the glamping industry has taken off in a very big way.
Still, our winner Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay – a longstanding gem that was in 2013, named Australia’s ninth best-kept secret by AT’s 100 Incredible Travel Secrets panel – is utterly deserving of its place (and, apparently, no longer a secret). Make sure you eat at the on-site restaurant The Gunyah, built into the treetops.
Runners-up: Best Glampsite
2. Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT
3. Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, WA
4. Nightfall Wilderness Camp, Lamington National Park, Qld
5. Eco Beach, Broome, WA