Who doesn’t love getting out into the great outdoors? Now is the perfect time to plan that long awaited camping trip: spring is here, the weather is warming up and the hiking trails are filled with wildflowers.
But wait a minute, what about the tent? Someone better be in charge of the camping stove, and what if the heavens open and spring takes a sidestep for the odd rainy day? Never fear, there is a bridge between roughing the elements under a piece of canvas and being tucked away from the sounds of the bush in a hotel room. Enter the one stop solution: glamping.
Glamping adds a touch of glamour to an outdoor expedition while holding onto the heart of a real campout with those things money can’t buy: nights under the stars, special company and an open fire. Gone are the struggles with tent pegs and cold nights thanks to the addition of creature comforts and a helping hand from the experts. The only thing you’ll need to make sure you remember is an ample supply of marshmallows.
Whether your idea of luxury involves a plush doona, a bell tent or a full on bathroom in your outdoor abode, there is a sliding scale on the glamping radar that features something for everyone. Here are some of the top options when it comes to glamping in the Margaret River Region.