Glamorous camping - it's the newest, most exciting form of accommodation, combining the best aspects of camping in the wilderness with the comfort of luxury hotels. There's no need to bring any gear or set up your sleeping arrangements, literally everything is done for you so all that's left do is enjoy your time in Mother Nature. Escape the craziness of everyday life in the Shoalhaven with our glamping experts.
Forget what you remember from your childhood about family camping trips. You won't be squished in a tiny tent with all of your siblings or sleeping on uncomfortable air mattresses. Instead, stay in a beautiful tent with plenty of room, a cosy bed and all the extras you would never normally associate with camping. All of this while still enjoying the peaceful sounds of sleeping outdoors. Glamping is a unique getaway, bringing indulgent accommodation straight to your favourite camping spot. Whether it's a short walk from the beach or near a secluded walking track! We have some wonderful options for glamping in the Shoalhaven that will make anyone want to spend more time sleeping under the stars!
South Coast Retreat
Take your family camping vacation up a notch with a stay at South Coast Retreat. The entire squad will feel right at home here - the stunning waterfront location is equipped with bell and safari tents that are both child-friendly and dog-friendly. If you come in winter, you won't have to worry about staying warm, all tents are heated and stocked with alpaca and electric blankets to make sure you stay snug and cosy the entire time. And a visit during summer means that your tent will stay cool in the fresh coastal breeze. Situated in Greenwell Point, there's access to a variety of holiday activities that are just a short drive away. This seaside suburb is famous for having some of the best oysters on the NSW South Coast, so make sure to have a taste of this delicacy while you're here. Seafood lovers will also be pleased to know that NSW's best fish and chips are just a short stroll away as well! For keen kayakers, there are some beautiful scenic loops nearby and anyone who wants to hit the waves can learn how to surf with Culburra Beach Surf School.
Glamping Out is a mobile glamping service that will set up a beautiful outdoor haven for you in the Shoalhaven, with free delivery within a 20km radius of Nowra. You can choose between staying in a retro caravan or beautifully styled bell tent at your glampsite of choice. All you have to do is arrive on the day and be ready for a glamorous and relaxing stay. No need to set up or pack down, how fantastic is that? This is the perfect service for group events such as country weddings, buck's parties or hens weekends. Hop onto Glamping Out's website for a sticky beak at their stunning in-tent decor.
Another brilliant mobile glamping option is Flash Camp. They can set up an entire pop up hotel to cater for 400 people or more, for whatever event you might have. Make your night special with a luxurious bell tent that has been decked out with beautiful creature comforts. The process for your temporary set up is oh so easy, with the Flash Camp team doing all the hard work and pitching the tents for you. The company also offers an amazing South Coast bush camping retreat at Coolendel, a wonderful off-grid campsite that sits along the banks of the glorious Shoalhaven River. Flash Camp is absolutely perfect for those Instagram moments that will make all your friends jealous!
You'll find Paperbark Camp in Falls Creek, a stone's throw from the pristine white sands of Jervis Bay. This is the ultimate rural escape that really makes you feel at one with nature. The beautiful canvas safari tents are elevated above the ground, so you really feel like you are glamping among the treetops! All of the tents at Paperbark have a spacious balcony that's kitted out with outdoor furniture - perfect for sipping a cup of tea and looking out into the wild. Don't forget to grab a delicious bite to eat at the cosy Gunyah Restaurant which lies on-site.
Bangalay Retreat was inspired by a family trip to Kenya, where owners Helen and John were mesmerised by all the luxury, beauty and comfort that can be experienced inside a tent! They decided to bring this concept (alongside 5 tents all the way from Africa!) to the stunning shores of Bawley Point. The retreat almost mimics an African safari, with our native South Coast wildlife often roaming around. Kangaroos can usually be spotted in the area so make sure to keep an eye out! The spacious safari tents are tucked away behind sand dunes and even feature ensuites and kitchenettes for ultimate comfort and convenience. You really get a sense of privacy here so Bangalay is perfect for a romantic couples' getaway. For those who want to experience our wilderness a little bit more, this property is a perfect base to explore the stunning nature walks of Murramarang National Park.
Worrowing Jervis Bay
Escape to Worrowing Estate, a historic farm stay situated on a 250-acre property in the rugged bushland near Jervis Bay. The bell tents here are only available in spring, summer and autumn, so make sure to get in quickly and book so you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Each tent is pitched on a timber platform, tucked away in a gully with incredible views of the surrounding South Coast hinterland. You might even be lucky enough to come across some local wildlife residents during your stay here too! There are 6 tents available and we think it would be pretty awesome to gather a crew of friends and book out each one. Take the time to spend a few days rewilding in the bush with your closest pals, a holiday experience to truly remember. The stunning Jervis Bay coast is a short drive away and the bustling towns of Huskisson and Vincentia are right at your doorstep.
The Cove Jervis Bay
Have the ultimate outdoor adventure at The Cove Jervis Bay. This coastal glamping venue is on the northern side of beautiful Sussex Inlet and even has direct access to Bherwerre Beach. There's plenty of opportunities for fishing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and swimming during your stay - kayaks and stand up paddleboards are even available for guests to use free of charge! The safari tents ooze boho-chic and the property also boasts a barbecue area with pizza ovens, a games garden, day spa and even on-site laundry facilities. With ultimate comfort and amazing amenities right at your fingertips, a longer stay here is an absolute breeze. We think you'll never want to rough it again after visiting The Cove!