Top 10 luxury tents in Victoria, Australia

By Alexis Vega

Despite being the second smallest state in Australia, Victoria is huge when it comes to diversity of regions, outdoor recreation, attractions, and landscapes you have to see to believe. From great nature displays, such as The Twelve Apostles, Yarra Valley, and aboriginal landmarks, to iconic events, like the Australian Grand Prix, Victoria appeals to even the most demanding travelers and makes the perfect destination for an outdoor holiday.

Not just any holiday, though! We are talking luxury, glamour, and style in the great outdoors. Victoria plays host to some great glamping sites, like our top 10 favorite luxury tents, for you to experience nature without giving up any creature comforts. Just imagine sleeping under the stars, watching the sunset, or relaxing in the hot tub at one of these first-class properties! Keep reading to find out the best way to add some luxury to your next outdoor holiday in Victoria.

1. Eco-Friendly Tent in Phillip Island, Victoria

Located in a secluded setting on Phillip Island, this eco-friendly tent boasts off-grid solar power and energy-efficient utilities. Whether you're looking for a couple's getaway, or hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet with a small group of friends, this adorable rental is perfect. It is just 600 meters from one of the best surf breaks and secluded beaches on the island, and what’s more, if you stay here, you'll have the chance to see some of the unique wildlife that calls the area home.

2. Romantic Bell Tent near Stunning Beaches in Ventnor, Victoria

Offering extreme comfort and high-quality bedding, this bell tent is the perfect option for couples who wish to relax in style in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. By picking this rental, you'll be able to enjoy long hikes exploring the incredible surrounding natural beauty, or visit one of the many wonderful wineries Victoria boasts for a day of tours and tastings.

3. Bell Tent with Breathtaking Views on Phillip Island, Victoria

Another great option for couples looking to enjoy a quiet holiday together is this bell tent in Ventnor on Phillip Island. An eco-friendly option, the hosts have ensured that you'll be comfy and cozy with a queen-size bed and plenty of high-quality bedding. In the surrounding nature, you will be able to try out a whole range of great outdoor adventures or spend days relaxing in your own private haven.

4. Bell Tent on the Ovens River in Porepunkah near Bright, Victoria

This brilliantly appointed bell tent is tucked away along the Oven River, just a short drive away from downtown Bright. With a solar-heated swimming pool and plenty of amenities, you will find it hard to leave the glamping site, but since it's ideally placed to enjoy both the great outdoors and some small-town recreation, you won't want to miss out on all this area has to offer!

5. Bell Tent near Daylesford in Victoria, Australia

With a charming interior boasting armchairs, a luxurious queen-size bed, as well as quality blankets, pillows, and throw rugs, this lovely bell tent near Daylesford is in the perfect spot to explore some truly stunning areas of natural beauty in Victoria. While the surrounding area is best known for its mineral springs, there are also several amazing parks and gardens to be explored. You can also enjoy a day in the city with a visit to Melbourne, which is under an hour's drive away.

6. Tent with a Private Chimenea in Inverloch, Victoria

This tent is set in the coastal town of Inverloch and offers an exceptional location for a beach getaway. The tent offers plush bedding and a seven-meter dock with a chimenea, as well as an outdoor campfire. Local attractions include Anderson Inlet, Bunurong Marine National Park, Eagles Nest, and Twin Reefs.

7. Beachfront Tent near Wilsons Promontory National Park in Yanakie, Victoria

Tucked away near the beach in Yanakie and just a 5-minute walk from the entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park, this bell tent sleeps two guests and it’s tastefully decorated, making you feel comfy and cozy in a stylish setting. This rental is perfect if you want to spend your holiday sunbathing and swimming, as you'll be just a short stroll from the nearest beach.

8. Stylish Bell Tent for Two near Hepburn Springs in Victoria, Australia

This gorgeous property with a sleek interior is located near the town of Daylesford and can accommodate two guests. Daylesford is settled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range of Victoria, so anyone staying here will have quick and easy access to some great areas of natural beauty. Hepburn Mineral Springs is just a stone's throw away and is well worth a visit during a stay at this spot.

9. Romantic Tent with Waterfront Views in Yanakie, Victoria

With views of the ocean on one side and stunning countryside on the other, this romantic glamping tent is located in Yanakie, and includes all the essentials for an unforgettable glamping adventure. Stay here, and you will find yourself within easy walking distance of the Yanakie boat ramp at Duck Point, and close to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

10. Romantic Bell Tents near Rosebud, Victoria

These stunning bell tent rentals can be found just outside of Rosebud, Victoria, in a beautiful rural setting. Each one of them comfortably sleeps two guests. The property lies on the Blue Ranges Estate, a vineyard sitting 200 meters above sea level that offers incredible panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait. These stunning vistas create the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.

Book one of these deluxe tents in Victoria, and and start planning your Australian glamping adventure today!

Top 10 winter glamping destinations near Melbourne

By Alexis Vega

When in the thick of winter from June to July in Australia, Melbourne rises up as one of the top cities to spend the cold season in. But why are winters in Melbourne so special? During winter, the city turns into a dreamland, where food festivals, art shows, and markets take place to invite Melburnians and visitors to stay active and have some fun during the season. Outdoor activities, such as skiing, ice skating, and bathing in natural hot springs, are also part of the reason Melbourne is the "Capital of Cool"—and the perfect destination for your winter holidays.

Where to stay

If visiting this amazing Australian city sounds like a plan, wait until you try winter camping here!
The following accommodations are 10 of our most extraordinary, eco-friendly, and glamorous rentals near Melbourne to make sure your stay will be one you'll never forget.

1. Eco-Friendly Villa near Daylesford

Located near Daylesford, Victoria, this eco-friendly villa accommodates up to 15 guests in five, perfectly decorated bedrooms. Large groups will enjoy the spaciousness of two living rooms and a fully-equipped kitchen, where breakfast is served every morning. Outside, you can explore five acres of gardens, enjoy the private, cedar hot tub, and participate at the on-site activities studio, where the hosts run workshops and classes.

2. Luxury Cottage in Yering

This luxurious cottage is located in Yering at a nature reserve in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Accommodating up to four guests, the cottage features two rooms, one bathroom, and a cozy living room with a fireplace—making this cottage perfect for a family getaway. The surrounding valley is not only home to kangaroos, echidnas, and wombats that can be seen wandering around the property, but also to vineyards, wineries, chocolateries, and ice cream shops, which are all within 10 minutes by car.

3. Log Cabin in Woodlands of Yarra Valley

Tucked in the woodlands of the Yarra Valley, this log cabin can comfortably accommodate up to six guests amid its three, beautifully designed bedrooms. Outside, an ample open deck—complete with a covered dining area and a luxurious hot tub—features views of the expansive fields and beautiful scenery that surround the cabin, where wombats and wallabies can be spotted.

4. Oceanfront Cabin with Private Beach in Bass

Uniquely designed to accommodate up to six guests, this vacation rental is located in Bass and boasts panoramic oceanside views, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. This modern cabin has three bedrooms and two living rooms, in addition to a sunny deck, where you can watch the sun rise and set or simply just relax. The best part? There's a private stretch of beach that sits on the property that's all yours to use!

5. Unique Cave in Gippsland Region

Set in the Gippsland region of Victoria, this unique cave is the perfect location for a getaway for two—offering up luxurious decor and a wood-burning fireplace to create a cozy and romantic atmosphere. You and your significant other are sure to enjoy this carved-in-the-hills accommodation and its surrounding dams, creeks, bushland, and native wildlife.

6. Vibrant Barn near Moondarra State Park

This unconventional, yet magnificent, barn is located near Moondarra State Park and accommodates up to five guests. It comes with all the essentials for a fantastic stay, including a delicious breakfast every morning! The barn also features a rustic patio with a barbecue and great views of the green fields that surround the property—an ideal choice for those who seek the peace and serenity that nature provides!

7. Stylish Bell Tent near Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

Located near Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, this stylish bell tent welcomes two guests, with its charming interiors and luxurious furniture and amenities. The property is close to the aforementioned, well-known mineral springs, as well as Wombat State Forest, which makes it an ideal spot for those who want a romantic getaway with plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures.

8. Peaceful Cabin near Mount Toolebewong

This gorgeous eco-friendly cabin is located in Mount Toolebewong and can comfortably accommodate up to two guests. You're sure to love the six large skylights that let in plenty of natural light, as well as the ample deck, from which you can enjoy the views of the forest. The cabin is a TV- and Wi-Fi-free space so you'll have no trouble at all disconnecting from your phone and reconnecting with nature.

9. Luxurious Tree Houses in Rainforest of Olinda

This luxury tree house hotel offers one-bedroom accommodations for two that are the perfect rental for a couple's getaway. The site is situated on two hectares of rainforest and fern gullies in Olinda, Victoria, which can be admired from the comfort of your bed—thanks to the windows in the vaulted ceiling—and the private balcony.

10. Secluded Pod in Healesville

Winer of the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for unique accommodation, this glamping pod in Healesville comfortably accommodates two guests. Tennis courts, a pool, and a heated spa are all available for you to enjoy on-site, while off-site, bird watching is a popular pastime in the area.

To book one of this fantastic accommodations, click here! For more stunning accommodations in Victoria, check out our curated collection!

Glamping and wineries: 10 best places to go wine tasting in Victoria

By Ross Hamilton

Photo courtesy of Visit Victoria.

Rows upon rows of grape-bearing vines can be found in numerous regions in Victoria, Australia, where the landscape is one of the most striking in the world. Australia's love affair with wine traces all the way back to 1788, when Governor Arthur Phillip arrived with the country's first vines. The rest is, as they say, history.

Should you consider yourself an experienced wine connoisseur, you're bound to be impressed by any one of the wineries we've put together for you below. That's not to say you have to be a wine connoisseur, by any means. If it's your first time wine tasting, you might just discover your sophisticated side and your new favorite pastime here in Victoria.

Our list of wineries have been plucked from two popular regions in particular: the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. As it happens, these glamping accommodations in Victoria are the perfect home-away-from-home to return to after a day or two spent wine tasting and learning about the production and history of Australian wine—the fifth biggest exporter in the world.

It's time to plan a glamping trip around our top 10 best wineries to go wine tasting at in Victoria.

Yarra Valley

Photo courtesy of Weekend Notes.

Vineyards were first set up in Yarra Valley in 1837, and by 1880, the region had become the biggest in the colony. Only 50 kilometers east of Melbourne, this region is still considered to be one of the best wine regions in the Port Phillip area, with it's incredibly rich and fertile land that is perfect for growing grapes in particular.

We've done our research and below, you can find out more about the best vineyards in this impressive wine-friendly area.

1. Oakridge Wines

Photo courtesy of Oakridge Wines.

Oakridge Wines is one of the Yarra Valley's most trusted and popular vineyards thanks to an excellent reputation which has been bolstered by numerous awards since 1983. The winery boasts a number of fine vintage wines that have been awarded prize after prize, including their 2006 Vintage, which took home 55 awards. Visitors are also encouraged to try the incredible cuisine, which comes with free wine tasting that is tailored to the dishes themselves. The experience is made all the better with some truly magnificent views of the vineyard and the surrounding Yarra Valley mountain range.

2. Helen & Joey Estate

Photo courtesy of Helen & Joey Estate.

The family-orientated Helen & Joey Estate welcomes guests from all over Australia who come for something more than just a wine tasting experience. Located in the lavish Warramate Hills, a visit to the Cellar Door is where you'll be introduced to a range of excellent wines, including Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The warm atmosphere and playful approach to tasting here are sure to live long in your memory!

3. The Riverstone Estate

Photo courtesy of The Riverstone Estate.

The Riverstone Estate is not only a top spot for wine tasting, but also an incredibly popular event space and wedding venue. Based in the center of the Yarra Valley, the estate opens its Cellar Door to the public from Thursday to Sunday, during which you can come and experience one of the most highly-rated wine tours in the region.

The perfect place to come with either friends or family, Riverstone encourages its guests to take advantage of the vineyard's natural setting, too. Sitting with your loved ones with the backdrop of the Valley's rolling hills, a bottle of wine, and some of the best food in region...what could be better?

4. Stone of the Yarra Valley

Photo courtesy of Stones of the Yarra Valley.

Stones of the Yarra Valley has long been one of the go-to wineries in the region. The peace and serenity of this place will make you feel as though you've just stepped into another country entirely. Situated between two Yarra Valley hamlets—Yarra Glen and Healesville—this breathtaking location has all the ingredients to make your day an unforgettable one. This unique space is decorated with crabapple trees, vegetable beds, stone farm houses, and, of course, its grape vines, which are some of the best in the region.

5. Soumah of Yarra Valley

Photo courtesy of Soumah Wine.

At Soumah of Yarra Valley, for just $20, you will be treated to six samples from their most exclusive wines in their impressive Premium Wine Room—designed for the sole purpose of enhancing the guided wine tasting experience. Outside, you are invited to take a stroll around the vineyard, where you can take a seat and bask in that glorious Australian sunshine. Lunch is also on the agenda here at Soumah, and you're welcome to take a seat at their trattoria—looking out across the Warramte Hills—while tucking into a spot of lunch.

Mornington Peninsula

Photo courtesy of Visit Melbourne.

Our remaining five wineries are part of the Mornington Peninsula, where the cool climate is perfect for growing grapes and producing wines that are bursting with flavor. The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration is also worth visiting, which attracts people from all over the world—all of whom are determined to taste the latest and greatest Pinot Noirs the region has to offer.

6. Quealy Winemakers

Photo courtesy of Quealy Winemakers.

Located in Balnarring, Quealy Winemakers has barrels upon barrels of some of the most exquisite Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Grigio on the Mornington Peninsula. In contrast to some of the more grandiose wineries around the world, Quealy has an intimate, family-orientated atmosphere that will put you completely at ease as soon as you walk through the door. With one of the best reputations in the region—and the fact that the wine tasting is free!—visiting this vineyard is a no-brainer.

7. Main Ridge Estate

Photo courtesy of Main Ridge Estate.

Main Ridge Estate sits at an altitude of 230 meters in a small valley in Arthurs Seat. Despite the size of this small, seven-acre vineyard, our seventh choice makes the cut because it operates on the old "quality over quantity" saying. The quality in this case comes in the form of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two wines which make up the majority of the 5,000 vines on the estate.

Using only the fruit grown on the land itself, the wine here is produced with a great deal of love and care, which has rivaled some of the best wineries in the area since 1975. One of the founders, Nat White, is a local legend in the area, too, having achieved a reputation as one of the most talented winemakers in both the Mornington Peninsula and state of Victoria.

8. Stonier Wines

Photo courtesy of Stonier Wines.

Should the weather permit it, a picnic and some wine tasting at Stonier Wines makes for a fantastic day out with either the whole family or just your significant other. This vineyard has the perfect setting for oenophiles of all kinds to kick-back, relax, and enjoy sampling premium Stonier Wines—one of Australia's leading producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. After falling in love with the wines here at Stonier, you're probably going to want a bottle or two of your favorite vintage to take home with you, too!

9. Panton Vineyard

Photo courtesy of Panton Vineyard.

Panton Vineyard is a hidden gem that has forever reaped the benefits of a north-facing location and a moderate altitude, ensuring that the quality of their grapes is some of the best in the Mornington Peninsula. Like many of the other wineries on this list, Panton was also set up with a family spirit driving it.

The Cellar Door here is packed with some truly special wines, and the owners will invite you to try a variety of wines, such as their 2017 Sangiovese, 2018 Pinot Noir, 2018 Pinot Gris, 2018 Rosé, and 2018 Chardonnay. You can find this magical place tucked away in Shoreham, Victoria, with the ocean at a five-minute drive away.

10. Moorooduc Estate

Photo courtesy of Moorooduc Estate.

Last, but certainly not least, the Moorooduc Estate is another family-run winery where guests can cozy up by the fireplace, snag a glass of first-class wine, and enjoy a rich and enlightening education on Pinot Noir, McIntyre Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. The owners also prepare a delicious lunch menu that is tailored to the rich and fruity flavors of the wines you will be introduced to during the tasting sessions.

Let us know what your favorite vineyards in the area are while you keep exploring your glamping options in Victoria!

Blogger Spotlight: Megan

By Jessica Armstrong

Where will your glamping getaway take you? Why not Australia? Blogger Megan of Lush to Blush was easily convinced that a glamping stay at these eco-friendly cottages in Bombah Point was the best way to dip her toes in glamping waters.


When taking breaks from traveling the world, capturing stunning photos, and bringing her experiences to life through her blog, she likes to enjoy a relaxing vacay, so we can see why this cottage escape was the best way to end her visit to Australia.

To read more about her visit and travels, check out her interview with Glamping Hub below:


Where are your favorite spots to travel?

I love traveling to places that are off the beaten path and aren't filled with tourists.

What is important to you in choosing a travel destination?

I honestly want to go everywhere, but some things that are important to me are friendly locals, rich culture, and good food!


What types of accommodations do you think make great summer spots?

I love anything tropical and beachy. Island life all the way!

How would you prefer to travel to your glamping destination?

I love renting cars and driving around in foreign countries. I think it's the best way to discover unique sites!


What do you look for when choosing an accommodation?

I really love places that are eco-friendly or that give back to the community. I also enjoy luxury, as I'm sure most people do, so my favorite places are those that combine the two.

What blogs do you read, websites do you look at to find more information, or people you consult on your destination before booking?

I don't like reading anything or consulting anyone before trips. I like to discover things on my own in an unbiased way!


What is your favorite part about planning a trip?

I honestly try not to plan too much ahead of time. My favorite thing is just going with the flow once I get to my destination. I don't like being tied down by anything, so I pretty much just plan where I'm staying (if that!) ahead of time and that's it!

For someone who is planning a glamping trip for the first time, what would your main piece of advice for them be?

Remember that it is a form of camping. Things aren't all glitz and glamor, but it's a great authentic way to experience a new place.

To see more of Megan's travels around the globe, follow her blog, Instagram, and Facebook, and do not miss out a stay at the Eco-Friendly Cottages of Bombah Point.

Blogger Spotlight: Jeanette and James

By Jessica Armstrong

Grab your sweetie, and get glamping! That's exactly what Jeanette and James of Traveling Honeybird did this January when catching the last rays of summer in the vineyards of Victoria at some of Australia's most charming bell tents.

If you are still looking for a way to make your summer travels last, then Australia is the place to be! Get the scoop with these two travel extraordinaires from Down Under on how to make your travel goals happen.


Where are your favorite spots to travel?

Oh, this is a tough question! It's almost like asking which one is your favorite child. There are so many different elements that make a spot special. I always love an area that's near water—mountain streams, rivers, or even the simplicity of the ocean. I'm not a great swimmer, but I love getting my toes wet, splashing around, and just enjoying the general beauty around water.


What is important to you in choosing a travel destination?

I am always aware of who I'm traveling with when I'm choosing a travel destination. Not everyone shares our sense of adventure. I like to choose a travel destination that will keep all members entertained and hopefully happy! For James and I, well, we're an active couple. So for us, it's important that a destination has a lot of activity happening. It doesn't always need to be a big, huge, hustlin' bustlin' city. A place that has great food, wine and coffee is always a winner for us. Throw in some culture and maybe some outdoor adventures, and we are in!


What types of accommodations do you think would make great summer spots?

I love areas that let you experience summer in all of its glory—the sun, the warm nights, and generally longer days to enjoy yourself. That's the joy of spending the night in a tent and off glamping. You get those little extra nice bits but still have an amazing adventure.

I love any type of accommodation that allows me some peace and quiet to read a book, which is probably why I dislike hotels. The thin flimsy walls and hearing your neighbors—it doesn't always end up with the most relaxing evening away.

How would you prefer to travel to your glamping destination?

Living in Australia, we pretty much have to drive anywhere and everywhere. Long road trips are a part of our regular travel routine. Though I wouldn't say no to arriving on horseback or yak...

What do you look for when choosing an accommodation?

Cleanliness! It really is next to Godliness. I really like to see bright photos that truly represent the accommodation on offer. Not everywhere is going to be five-star, and that's ok! It just needs to be a true representation of what's on offer.


What blogs do you read, websites do you look at to find more information, or people you consult on your destination before booking?

I'm usually the travel directory reference for friends and family. I have to admit to being a bit of a Google fan. If I'm in the travel planning mood then I start to google areas and accommodation options. Throw in a few keywords like "experience" or "review," and you can get some really good blogs and websites to look at.

What is your favorite part about planning a trip?

ALL THE PLANNING. I love planning, plotting, and scheming. And then the final steps of booking everything. I think it's the wonderful dreams that you get to have along the way. I know we won't ever spend $1,000 a night on a hotel, but it doesn't hurt to look and dream.


For someone who is planning a glamping trip for the first time, what would your main piece of advice for them be?

Don't be afraid. You can do all the research in the world, read all the books, and think you're prepared—only to turn up and discover you've forgotten socks, jocks, and your toothbrush. (True story: it's happened to me before.) In the end, it doesn't really matter. Just go out there and enjoy yourself. Life's too short for bad coffee and terrible travel.

Follow along the adventures of Jeanette and James on their blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

To get some more ideas on where to visit Australia, check out these amazing collections here.

Our Best Queensland Travel Ideas

By Chloe Fowler


Australia is one of the most beautiful places to spend a glamping getaway, and Queensland has to be at the top of the list. When it comes to pristine beaches, endless water activities, and the finest attractions out there, how can you possibly say no to snorkeling the exquisite Great Barrier Reef or taking a smooth scenic drive down the Great Ocean Road? If you're feeling like there's room in your agenda for an Australian getaway, let us inspire you with our best Queensland travel ideas.


Let’s start off with these gorgeous glass cabins on the Sunshine Coast. This southern Queensland destination is an ideal place for outdoor sports and recreation. It's also home to stunning beaches that are rimmed with wide stretches of clean, white sand, and a choice of surf or calm bays sparkling with warm water.

These luxury rentals are nestled in the Glass House Mountains of Queensland and are fitted with a luxurious king-size bed and incredible forest views.


Mount Glorious is truly rural and enveloped in endless miles of natural beauty—there really couldn't be a more perfect place to enjoy a getaway with the family or even your partner for a more romantic escape. Either way, you surely would have an unforgettable and exhilarating experience at accommodations like this romantic cottage, which boasts a private veranda and unreal forest views.

This romantic suite and this cozy cottage are surrounded by The D'Aguilar National Park, an excellent choice for hiking, exploring, climbing, and photographing the lush rainforest and its flora and fauna. You can thank us later.


Why pitch up your own tent, waste precious time soaking in the great outdoors, and take up valuable room in your backpack when you can grasp the opportunity to stay in one of these unique and dreamy glamping rentals? They're all equipped to bring you comfort and the luxury amenities found in a hotel, including a snug queen-size bed and cooking equipment, simply perfect for enjoying delicious meals outdoors while being surrounded by picturesque scenery.

Here you’ll find another favorite of ours, complete with a fabric-draped, four-poster bed and a private heated outdoor spa. What's not to love?


Who wouldn't love to take a luxury vacation to a rental that is both eco-friendly and filled with high-end amenities? This accommodation simply exudes a peaceful ambiance that will leave you with only one regret—not staying for longer.

Looking for something a little more intimate? Not to worry—we've got you covered. Located near Australia's Sunshine Coast, this eco-friendly cabana for two makes the perfect glamping getaway for couples. The hammocks are a great place to unwind with your loved one—or perhaps you’d prefer to take smooth drive to the nearby Noosa Beach and the Sunshine Coast's open stretch of coastline!


To wrap up our best of Queensland list, these deluxe beachfront huts are nestled in a tropical garden and equipped with a queen-size bed and luxury toiletries. Best yet? They're located just moments from the beautiful beachside town of Mission Beach!

These huts are perfect for two, and there is also a secluded garden pool with comfy sun loungers and hammocks, where you can while away the hours reliving old memories and creating new ones that will last a lifetime.

For more Queensland accommodations, keep the exploration going on Glamping Hub here!

Road Trip on the Great Ocean Road

By Isabelle Jefferies

There is something seriously satisfying about the thought of the envy on people’s faces when you tell them you’re hitting up the Great Ocean Road for a glamping adventure. It is the road trip of all road trips—insane surfing beaches, a beautiful sunrise somewhere new each morning, and unforgettable nights spent in a unique glamping rental.

Constructed in the early 1900s, the Great Ocean Road spans an amazing 243 kilometers between the cities of Torquay and Allansford. It is the only main road along the Victorian coastline, which is perfect for us glampers since it means we can avoid tedious map reading and focus on more important things (e.g. enjoying the views and picking the best spot for lunch). With all this in mind, Glamping Hub has put together some ideas for you to get planning your road trip and—lucky for you—we have the perfect rentals to complement your busy day spent cruising and exploring.

As a general rule of thumb, we think three days for the road trip is enough to see everything. Of course, the views can be enjoyed from your car to cut it shorter, but we’re convinced that the best way to experience this part of the world is to take things slow and make plenty of stops.

This is the perfect trip to tick a ton of things off your bucket list—whether that means dangling your toes off the edge of a vertical cliff top, trekking through rainforests, or koala-spotting in the street. There really is no limit to the adventures waiting to be had here.

It’s difficult for us to recommend exactly where to stop during the road trip since literally every town you will pass through has so much to offer. However, we’ve picked out a few of our personal highlights of the journey and included some amazing rentals waiting to accommodate you along the way.


The gorgeous seaside town of Torquay is widely known as the official starting point of the Great Ocean Road. It is amazing for surfing, and Bell’s Beach is a definite must-see before you even hit the road. 30 minutes inland, this property is the perfect base for glampers who fancy hanging around in the area a little longer to take advantage of all that there is to see.


From this point, get ready to enjoy some amazing views. Make sure to stop off in the towns of Anglesea and Lorne which offer the chance to explore both national parks and gorgeous beaches. This luxury cabin is located in Kennett River and is ideal for an overnight stay before carrying on down to Apollo Bay.

Upon reaching Apollo Bay, follow the Great Ocean Road into the lush Great Otway National Park. This is a fab place to get close to some native wildlife, especially in the conservation center located just 25 kilometers away. It is also definitely worth heading inland a few kilometers to enjoy a treetop walk with Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Here glampers can also discover Australia’s oldest lighthouse offering incredible vistas of how far you will have come.

About an hour’s drive from this point will lead you to Port Campbell and its famous Twelve Apostles. This is an amazing structure of 12 grand rock stacks that rise up from the ocean close together. It is a magnificent sight that is sure to be a high point of the trip so allocate lots of time for this one! This rental is the perfect base for an overnight stay.


When you’ve finally had your fill, join the Great Ocean Road once more and head to Warrnambool. As the maritime capital, there is a huge amount of history and culture to absorb because cooling off at Logan's Beach. This is also a great chance to enjoy some whale watching.

The next name on the map is Tower Hill State Park, on the way to Port Fairy. Here glampers can enjoy spotting a range of wildlife including emus and kangaroos while heading through lake-filled craters of an extinct volcano. A little further on, the charming village Port Fairy is famous for fishing and has a lovely, romantic vibe. The river is perfect for a stroll or spend some time exploring the beaches and walking trails along the coast.

This stop officially marks the end of the Great Ocean Road. From here, retrace your steps back home. Make sure to spend some time at the parts you missed and take even more photos at your favorite spots!

P.S. Rumor has it the towns along the Great Ocean Road offer some of the best fish and chips in the world. Glamping Hub is setting you the task of trying as many as you can during your trip—let us know where to find the best!

Accommodations near Hiking Trails in New South Wales

By Laila Outaleb

The time is now—grab your hiking boots and get ready for a unique adventure exploring the beautiful and diverse natural wonders that New South Wales has to offer.

Let us inspire you with some of the best glamping accommodations in the South East region that will have you packing your backpack in no time! Where there’s a trail, there’s a cabin—or a tent, or a yurt—so prepare to ignite the adventurer within and get ready for some fun and challenging hikes down under.

1. Beautifully Designed Eco-Cabins with Views of Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just want to enjoy the views, spend your days discovering the beauty of the Blue Mountains, which is spread over a 45-kilometer route starting from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. With trails to suit every level, enjoy the spectacular scenery and rocky ridges while retreating to this luxury cabin rental mountains and trails. Rest your feet and sit back and relax on the private deck with a glass of wine and a good book to watch the sun set behind the mountain tops.

2. Luxury Tent Rental in NSW near Jervis Bay

Glamping does not get more luxurious than this tent rental that features an outdoor shower for the ultimate jungle experience. For a more relaxed hike, take a stroll along the pristine White Sands Walk in Jervis Bay on the South Coast of NSW and adore the clear waters, scenic landscapes, and three national parks. All of this is within a few mile radius of this glamping site, perfect for you to enjoy peaceful and romantic hour-long walks with the soft ocean breeze along unspoiled beaches.


3. Family-Friendly Luxury Tented Cabins in an Adventure Park in Byron Bay

For those who desire a more challenging hiking trail, stay in this tented cabin rental. With its close proximity to Minyon Falls and its steep inclines and a trail loop of 7.5 kilometers, you can prepare a picnic in the comfort of your glamping accommodation to enjoy it at the end of the hike, on the mountain top.

Rocky Creek Dam also boasts four hiking trails, varying from only a 20-minute walk to almost two hours, so make the most of the beautiful area that surrounds this peaceful and serene glamping site and spend each day on a new trail. This site is also an absolute dream for the kids. Featuring an on-site adventure park, your kids can spend their days swimming and sliding together—in between hikes, of course.

4. Incredibly Romantic Cave Rental in Blue Mountains of Australia

This unique cave rental will provide you with stunning views of the Blue Mountains for an incredibly romantic getaway for two. Be whisked away by the peace and tranquility of this glamping accommodation, with its rock tiles and stone features. Its close proximity to some of Australia's most famous hiking attractions, including the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and the Jenolan Caves, means this is a hiker’s haven after a day of trails.

Does the thought of resting your head after an adventurous day in nature, not excite you? Well, we think it should, and in this rental, you can admire as the night falls over the mountains, soothing you to sleep, ready for a new adventure the next day.

A glamping getaway is waiting for you, and we have just the place to stay, so pack your bags, grab your hiking essentials, and embark on a new adventure with loved ones at one of these gorgeous rentals all across New South Wales. From casual hiking by coastal trails to scaling the sea stacks and volcanic domes, fall in love with the great outdoors and create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.