Camping isn’t for everyone, but there is a unique connection when you are immersed in nature under canvas. If you don’t fancy camping, glamping can give you that nature connection while maintaining a few creature comforts. There are glamping options all over the state.
Nestled in peppermint trees and only a stone’s throw from the calm waters of Nornalup Inlet. This is the idyllic location for luxury ensuite tents at Coal Mine Beach. All the tents face inward, so great for a group of friends. There is a mix of bed setups and levels of luxury. Beautiful comfortable beds in such a serene setting. It’s also a great base to explore the Valley of the Giants and Treetop Walk.
- Discovery Rottnest Island
Pinky’s Beach Club is a village of glamping tents. They are scattered behind sheltering sand dunes next to Pinky’s beach, in the shadow of the Bathurst Lighthouse. Some glamping tents have sweeping views of the bay, while others suit those on a tighter budget. The beach club has a restaurant and bar for a sunset cocktail.
- Karijini Eco Retreat
Karijini National Park is our favourite place in Western Australia, and everyone should go for a visit, If camping isn’t your thing, then the Karijini Eco Retreat is the other option. Camping but in a fancy way. You have a choice of a Deluxe Eco Tent with a king size bed, ensuite and front and back decking to sit and watch the outback sunset. The Standard Eco Tent has a king size bed and two bunks and they have shared bathroom facilities. This is the remote outback, but they have you taken care of; there is a restaurant on site.
- Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef is where the outback reaches the ocean. It is a World Heritage recognised region. If you don’t have your own camping set up, there isn’t anywhere to stay on the western side of Cape Range National Park, except for the gorgeous Sal Salis. There are 16 safari tents (including one honeymoon glamp) right next to the beach. Walk from your tent and straight into the water for snorkelling over beautiful coral.
- Woody Island
Off the coast of Esperance, Woody Island is part of the Recherche Archipelago. The bush covered rock in the middle of the blissful aqua waters, is a 40-minute ferry ride from Esperance jetty. All the accommodation on the island is canvas. You can bring your own or stay in the glamping tents from the basic ones to the luxury couples retreat with amazing views.
- Red Bluff
The glamping at Red Bluff was made somewhat famous when Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon and families stayed there. Poised high overlooking the Red Bluff and bay, the two retreats and three bungalows, have fantastic views. Red Bluff on Quobba Station, north of Carnarvon, is remote and the opportunity to really get away. And the pizza, as it claims, is the best on the west coast.
Between Northam and Toodyay is a property with a grand house built in 1872. Surrounded by rolling hills Buckland Estate is a spectacular wedding venue. It also a glamping village of 20 luxury tents with all the quality fittings.
There you have our top picks for Western Australian Glamping. We would love to see your glamping adventures so don’t forget to tag #perthhappenings