From bush to beach, we share the best WA glamping spots.
Seeking to have your Zenful moment with nature at one of WA’s truly unique wilderness settings without roughing it?
We get it.
Not everyone is an outdoorsy person when it comes to calling a two-man tent home for the night. Thankfully, you can combine a night under the stars with the ultra-lush comforts of a hotel room with WA’s ever-growing list of glamping destinations.
From bush to beach, we share the best glamping hideaways pitched around WA suitable for your suitcase (or backpack) all year round.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
It sounds so dreamy: waking up to the sound of the waves gently kissing the shore from a ridiculously comfortable bed (or private hammock) and then diving into another realm to explore a kaleidoscope of colour and have encounters with friendly sea creatures. But at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, you can relieve that dream again and again by actually living it.
This eco-luxe wilderness getaway is perfectly positioned in the dunes of Cape Range National Park just outside Exmouth. Each of the luxury camp’s 15 safari tents boasts views of Ningaloo Reef. With easy access to UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef itself, it makes the four S’s – sleep, swim, snorkel and stargaze – a superb holiday itinerary to surrender to. Upgrade your seascape schedule by adding a guided splash with a humpback whale or whale shark or take part in a guided gorge tour.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Yardie Creek Rd, Cape Range National Park WA 6707
Red Bluff and Quobba Station
Holiday like a Hemsworth with a stay at Red Bluff. Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth had one of his favourite ever holidays at this remote west coast stay and you can too!
Positioned on the shores of WA’s aquamarine playground, Ningaloo Marine Park, barefoot luxury retreats Red Bluff and Quobba Station are for those who care less about staying in and more for those who seek gratification with countless adventures. Fill your holiday schedule with swimming in indigo waters and discovering its abundant marine life, tackling waves surfing, fishing for your next meal, eyeing stunning sunsets and stargazing.
These simple seaside retreats sit along the southern tip of Ningaloo Reef overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose your own adventure with a stay in a beachside retreat, bungalow, former shearing shed, simple cottage and beach shack.
Red Bluff and Quobba Station, Gnarloo Road Quobba Station, Carnarvon WA 6701
El Questro Emma Gorge Resort
This one is a true bucket-list stay. Although it won’t be re-opening until 2021, El Questro Emma Gorge Resort is one worth planning a trip to the Kimberley for.
A stay at one of its 60 safari-style canvas tents complete with sleek modern ensuites allows you to indulge in the stunning vistas millions of years in the making in the Kimberley. Fill your days exploring El Questro’s many spectacular ancient landscapes to the soundtrack of local wildlife. Reward your efforts exploring the awe-inspiring region with a soothing soak in what is possibly Australia’s most stunning natural thermal bath, Zebedee Springs. El Questro takes your mind, body and soul somewhere truly magic, so be sure to experience the Kimberley in 2021.
El Questro Emma Gorge Resort, Gibb River-Wyndham Rd, Durack WA 6743
Eco Beach Resort
Eco Beach Resort is a B-plus getaway. We aren’t talking grades here but for the fact it’s located near Broome and positioned along a brilliantly blue beach, making it an upbeat choice for a seaside escape.
This Kimberley resort, located some 130 km south of Broome consists of oceanfront luxe eco villas, safari-style eco tents and luxury beach houses. Other luxuries include a swimming pool, restaurant and day spa, so consider this to be a remote resort that you may find yourself longing to be back again. (Hot tip: check out its mid-week specials on the resort’s website).
Eco Beach Resort, 323 Great Northern Hwy, Broome WA 6725
Karijini Eco Retreat
Keep calm and carry on to Karijini. Visitors can choose to fly and drive to this remarkable destination, with nearby airports in Newman and Paraburdoo, or make the 14.5-hour road trip from Perth.
The remote Karijini Eco Retreat has been awarded one of Australia’s top glamping spots too, and with an iconic rugged outback backdrop, it is no wonder that many choose to wander their way up north. There are countless outdoor activities on your doorstep, from hiking your way around ancient lands to rewarding yourself with a dip in its picturesque natural pools, like Fern Pool and Fortescue Falls.
Karijini Eco Retreat, Off Weano Rd, Karijini WA 6751
APT Wilderness Lodges – The Kimberley
Tis’ the season to escape the winter chills and there’s no better way to go due north to APT Wilderness Lodges and check out these red-hot destinations in the Kimberley.
There are three glamping lodges to get your Kimberley fix including the Bungle Bungle Range, Bell Gorge and Mitchell Falls. Each lodge is located in amongst a scenic backdrop that could fill its own coffee table book with its unrivalled natural beauty. With all in close proximity to the north west’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, it is hard to look past any of these luxe three for a glamping getaway in the Kimberley.
Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, Purnululu National Park, Kununurra WA 6740
Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, Derby-Gibb River Rd, King Leopold Ranges WA 6728
Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, Mitchell Plateau WA 6740
A stay at Kooljaman is one for the ages.
Aboriginal Bardi Jawi communities run and operate this truly unique remote eco wilderness camp located at Cape Leveque on Native Title land, a short charter flight or 2.5-hour drive from Broome. This could be the most authentic glamping experience one can get while receiving an insight into the remarkable diversity of WA’s unparalleled scenery.
There are various accommodations to choose from to receive a cultural and ecological awakening, including the much-sought deluxe safari and family tents.
Kooljaman, PMB 8, Cape Leveque, Broome WA 6725
Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge
Welcome to the Bungle Bungle Range! If you are going to make a trip to check out WA’s iconic rock stars, you need to do it right with a stay at the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge. Its modern eco-friendly private cabins are top choice to check out what natural beauty awaits within Purnululu National Park, home of the postcard-worthy Bungle Bungle Range ancient rock formations.
It is also considered to be one of Australia’s top spots for stargazing, so enjoy the pure definition of a rock star lifestyle at its finest.
Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, Purnululu WA 6770
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
When you think of glamping stays along with a pristine coastal setting, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm should be at the top of your list.
It’s the type of place where you would laugh and ask yourself if this coastal locale were real as wow, its surroundings are a natural spectacle. Stays in the pearl farm’s safari tents are heaven-sent. Choose to wake up to a sapphire sea in full view or be among a remnant Kimberley rainforest, either way, your glamping experience with nature is as pure as it can get.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Dampier Peninsula WA 6725
Discover your own liquid gold at boutique organic olive grove and glamping hideaway, Olio Bello. This is ‘Tuscany with a twist’ with the glamping surroundings very reminiscent of Italy’s renowned countryside, packed with olive plantations and citrus orchards – and of course, an onsite café with an Italian-inspired menu to boot!
Choose to unwind in one of six bungalows, all equipped with an eco-fireplace. Hard to believe this Margaret River lakeside lodging is classified as glamping with the tents just as spacious as large studio apartments. With a smorgasbord of flavour at your doorstep, this picturesque glamping is as indulgent as it can get!
Olio Bello, Armstrong Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
Two Blind Cows
Try for an offbeat farm stay with a stay at rustic bush-escape, Two Blind Cows.
Three cosy, self-contained canvas tents have been thoughtfully pitched throughout Woolrabunning Farm to take advantage of its stunning trifecta of surrounds; farmland, native forests and rolling vineyards. It’s the perfect balance of luxe living, being a 15-minute drive from Margaret River township and the epicentre of good food and wine.
Two Blind Cows, Woolrabunning Farm, Margaret River
Mile End Glamping
Forget the old glow stars on the roof trick. Mile End Glamping takes your mind to space with its see-through geodesic domes allowing the cosmos into the bedroom. Each dome is equipped with a private kitchen, BBQ and spa bath, making the thought of returning to urban life lightyears away.
Located in bushland in the Margaret River region, Mile End Glamping is only a short 15-minute drive to Dunsborough and Busselton – that’s if you feel like returning back into the WA-stratosphere.
Mile End Glamping, Mile End, 76 Yelverton Rd, Yelverton WA 6280
Discovery Rottnest Island
Get off the mainland and go to WA’s favourite island playground, Rottnest Island. Recent times has seen our beloved ‘Rotto’ change up its lodging offerings with the inclusion of Discovery Rottnest Island’s beachside eco tents and we couldn’t be happier.
Rottnest’s new luxury escape is located along the iconic Pinky Beach, with sweeping vistas across The Basin adding to its allure. Guests can also revel in the resorts’ Pinky’s Beach Club, a chilled place to unwind for an icy cold beverage or feast on bistro bites.
Discovery Rottnest Island, Strue Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161
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