The Australian Traveller Guide to Glamping
Here Australian Traveller shows you a ‘glamorous’ approach to camping – glamping! From products to destinations, we show you how camping can be done in style. By Victoria Dalzell
With camping comes drinking, lots of drinking, so you may ask “how do I keep my drink cold when I don’t have a fridge?”, which is where the Camp Luxe Ice Chill Ball is the answer. The frozen Ice Chill Ball clips onto your glass, keeping your drink cool.
To fix a camping hangover, coffee is essential and GSI’s Mini Espresso Maker is just the ticket! This baby is easy to use makes a double shot espresso in 90 seconds.
Alternatively, Girly Gadgets have created a car friendly coffee maker; just plug it into your car (whilst the engine is running) and 20 minutes later 500 ml of freshly brewed coffee.
Keep Calm and Carry On is a glam-per’s best friend. With safety a priority a first aid kit is the perfect addition to any glam-ping collection.
Continuing our red colour theme for the style savvy glam-per is the Foxy Lady Lounger by Coleman. This state of the art lounger comes complete with the world’s first… universal wine holder!
Also in the Coleman Foxy Lady Range is the sleeping bag of all sleeping bags, with a pink and grey body this bag is the ultimate in luxury camping with its unique fur cuffed hood.
Camping is often quite dirty, this is part of the reason men love it and women hate it! Girly Gadgets have created simply solutions to clean up your camp site. Check out Glass Drying Mats an easy way to ensure you’re finest camping plastic stays clean for drinking at all times.
Pink out your tent with Girly Gadgets unique glam-ping tools. This pink diamonte studded water bottle adds a touch of glamour to any camper’s holiday. The Barbeque doesn’t have to be man land anymore with this pink mini barbeque. Girly Gadgets mini barbeques are small, light and compact making them great for camping, check out the matching set of pink cutlery and barbeque utensils.
Forget old school camp fire sing-a-longs and pump up the latest tunes with Girly Gadgets handbag shaped portable radio, and it’s PINK!
If the Foxy Lady Lounger isn’t your style, check out Kathmandu’s Roamer Air Sofa. This Air Sofa really is the latest in Glam-ping and brings style, and comfort to any camp site.
Selk’ Bag Generation 3 Adult is a warm, flexible suit replacing the sleeping bag. This state of the art sleeping system allows you to dress in your sleeping bag, giving maximum mobility and comfort.
Check out the Deluxe Ensuite by Mountain Designs. Complete with a hanging hook, removable mirror that won’t fog or smash and most importantly lots of pockets to help keep your ensuite organised.
This has to be the coolest tent I have ever seen, a sure winner with everyone! The Volkswagen Combi Van tent is a full size replica of the 1965 Summer of Love camper van. While it may not be as easy to set up, this tent will defiantly leave a lasting impression.
It’s dinner time at your camp site, you’ve just sat down in your Roamer Air Sofa, with a glass in one hand and a plate in the other, with no table to rest on, the thought having a glass of wine with your meal seems like a distant memory. That was before the Glass Holders- Party Plate Clips! Simply clip your glass onto your plate and enjoy!
Enjoy some reading with this battery powered book torch. The light has two levels of brightness making it prefect for dusk and night time reading.
Where to take your new Glam-ping Gadgets?
West Alligator Heads, Northern Territory
If you’re looking for remote it doesn’t get much better than this. Spread across three separate sites within the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park; West Alligator Head constructs a whole other meaning to the idea of remoteness. This area of Australia is truly a natural paradise, with sharp contrasting colours evident within the lush green shrubbery and bushland, next too the red dirty. Camping in within West Alligator Head does not require a permit and is free of charge; however you must remain within designated areas.
Memory Cover, South Australia
Situated within Lincoln National Park is the picturesque Memory Cove, one of Australia’s elite travel experiences without the five-star price tag. This remote area is surrounded by pristine beach, lush headlands and granite boulders, accessible by 4WD-only. No more than 15 vehicles are allowed in, at any one time and five campsites are right on the beach. Entry into the park is $8.50 per car, with a camping fee of $6.00 and vehicle per night fee of $16.00.
Noosa North Shore
When Noosa comes to mind most people immediately think bank breaking holiday, however it doesn’t have to be. About 50 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, is a semi remote camping ground offering powered and unpowered sites on an unspoilt beach front setting. Sites range from $22 – 30 per night.
If camping really isn’t your thing, there are ways to easy into it. Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay combines luxury and tented accommodation to create the ultimate camping experience complete with a x star restaurant. Nestled between bushland and coast this idyllic setting will set you back between $395 – 565 per night.