Why You Should Go Glamping at Tamborine Mountain This Year

Do you have a love-hate relationship with traditional camping?

Being in nature and breathing in the fresh air without the hustle and bustle of the city is appealing - though to some, the lack of convenience and basic amenities is not! 

If you are someone who finds the great outdoors inspiring but is afraid that pitching a tent in the middle of the woods is a bit too rugged for you, we suggest you try luxury glamping instead. Here's what you need to know...

What is Glamping?

As the name implies, glam-ping is the more glamorous version of camping. It is the perfect combination of getting into the great outdoors while keeping the comforts of traditional accommodations such as a toilet, a shower and comfortable beds. When glamping, everything is taken care of; no need to pitch a tent, dig a hole for a toilet or get the fire going - you just have to show up and enjoy your rustic luxury-style accommodation.

When we say glamping, we’re talking about a king-sized bed, a large couch and a TV, all inside a massive tent or cabin (we discuss different types of glamping in the following section). And as the phenomenon has grown around the world, many glamping sites now offer up luxury facilities such as breakfast in bed, spa baths and much more. And you get to enjoy all this while in nature and amongst beautiful surroundings – it is the ultimate way to relax and unwind on a holiday.

Types of Glamping

Glamping comes in many shapes and forms and is available in a variety of destinations across the globe. From cabins, lodges and glamping pods, to safari tents and yurts and tepees, your luxury glamping accommodation can look whichever way you want it to. But how does one pick?

Many people pick the style of accommodation based on the destination. If you’re going to the savannah, a safari tent makes sense. If you’re wanting to enjoy the vistas, a tree house would be your best option. In colder climates, you can even go glamping in igloos, if you’re not scared of frostbite that is. Do your research and enjoy the many quirky accommodation options for the adventurous traveller.

Benefits of Glamping:

So, now we have explored more of what glamping entails and the many different ways your glamping accommodation can look, but are there any more benefits to this hype? Plenty, if you ask us:

The Price

One of the best parts about this type of luxury accommodation is that it typically doesn’t come with the price tag of traditional luxury hotels or resorts. It’s not unusual that glamping sites and tents are run by individuals or small businesses, which means there is no overhead of a big resort property or maintenance and your money goes straight into the local community

Beginner Friendly

You don’t have to be an expert to go glamping, not even close. It will require no prior camping knowledge, neither do you need any camp gear or equipment. Glamping allows you to experience nature on your terms and you can slowly up your level of “roughness” as you get the hang of it – if you want to!

Eco Friendly

Not only does glamping immerse you in nature, it also helps you protect it. Many glamping facilities are using solar power or wind power for their operations and are usually good at mimimising their carbon footprint. As ecotourism rises in demand, glamping stands a great chance to skyrocket in popularity.         


The Woodlands - Glamping

There’s no better way to experience nature than to immerse yourself in it. Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park offers a range of accommodation styles on Tamborine Mountain. It is ideal for family holidays, romantic escapes, conferences and picture-perfect weddings. You can do as much or as little as you like - the choice is yours!

Surrounded by rainforest and overlooking Cedar Creek, the brand-new Woodlands Tents take glamping to the next level with an ensuite allowing you to shower under the stars. 

From $299 per night - 2 nights minimum – Book online & save. 

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