Five of the cosiest glamping stays in country Vic to get you out and about this winter

Five of the cosiest glamping stays in country Vic to get you out and about this winter

Words by Paddy Coppinger

Taking the discomfort out of camping, but bringing nature to your doorstep

We’re back for lockdown number four. We’ve been here before, and it’s all too familiar. But while it’s essential we stay couped up for the time being, making sure we and our loved ones all get out of this one safely, this lockdown can serve as yet another reminder not to take our time out in the open for granted.

Yes, John Snow, winter is coming. It’s bloody cold out there. But getting outside when it’s safe to do so, out in the country, is the perfect opportunity to get that R&R that you so desperately need, and support some of those local businesses doing it especially tough.

So don’t let those cold winds stop you from getting outside in nature this year because we have just whipped up the perfect glamping list for you and your closest people to experience country Victoria in the ideal mix of comfort and experience.

Put on your scarf, woolie gloves and beanie, cos we’re getting out there this winter.

Daylesford Skyview Bubble Tent

Nestled on the edge of Wombat State Park in Daylesford, rests Victoria’s first Bubble Glamping experience. Run by a pair of dedicated locals Anita and Richard Payne, this luxury getaway features all the cosy bits and bobs perfect for crafting a decadent country getaway, in your own private, secluded bubble. You’ll get a near 360-degree view of the surrounding woodland in the bubble, which boasts a queen bed with high-quality linen, beanbags and tea and coffee facilities.

Outside you’ll be treated to a wooden deck with log fire, and if it couldn’t get any cosier, a pizza oven, BBQ, outdoor shower and kitchen facilities will keep you occupied for your entire stay. Plus you can work on all those lockdown cooking skills you have, right?

Check it out here.

Belgownie Winery Bendigo

 Situated in Bendigo’s oldest operating winery, with views of surrounding bushland and vineyard, is Belgownie’s gorgeous glamping experience, featuring their luxury Bell Tents.

You’ll have a choice of three sizes, with a Bell Tent, Twin Bell or Safari Tent. If you go for their middle ground, Twin Bell, you’ll be treated to a queen bed and high-grade linen, a lounge that can sleep an extra guest, split system air conditioning, a mini bar, coffee and tea and all the trimmings, including rugs, lights and outdoor seating. You’ll have your own separate bathroom equipped with toiletries, and access to beautiful food and wine whilst you soak up all the winery has to offer.

Check it out here.

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Prom Coast Eco Glamping

Experience the beautiful Prom Coast in the South Gippsland region of Victoria with their eco-glamping experience. This kind of glamping is designed for you to have as much or as little input as you like. With their Lotus Belle 5m Deluxe Tent, you can experience independent luxury with crazy amounts of room and space. Fit for 4 people, it’s perfect for all kinds of weather and can be catered to your needs. Maybe you want all the high-quality furnishings and household appliances, or you’d rather have a more camping-style experience? It can all be fitted to your desires.

If you’re going all in though, then you can upgrade with a stargazer roof to watch the night sky pass you by, a deluxe BBQ package, outdoor fire pit, and romance package, where you’ll be greeted with petals, wine and fairy lights to up your date night game. What’s better, all this is done with sustainability in mind, so you’ll be having minimal impact whilst enjoying everything the beautiful Prom Coast can offer.

Check it out here.

5m Lotus Belle Tent - Prom Coast Eco Glamping - Glamping for Rent in Yanakie, VIC, AU | Riparide

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Pebble Point Glamping – Great Ocean Road

A bit closer to home, Pebble Point Glamping offers a secluded cosy hideaway in regenerated coastal woodland, perfect for a rest stop after a day well spent taking in the area’s beautiful scenery, hiking along the southern coast of The Great Ocean Road.

Just out of Princetown, you’ll be treated to a king-sized bed, camp kitchen equipped with fridge, microwave, toaster and cutlery, as well as tea and coffee facilities and private ensuites which will surely make some slow days soaking in the ocean air or resting from a big hike all the more enjoyable.

Check it out here.

Cosy Tents Glamping – Daylesford

 Roughly an hour and a half drive from Geelong, and another entry from the spa capital of Australia on this list, is Cost Tents glamping just out of Daylesford in country Victoria. You’ll of course be able to soak in the surrounding nature and woodland whilst being amongst a seriously long list of additives that’ll make this glamping spot a regular for those who make the trip.

You’ll find queen sized beds with goose down quilts, luxury linen, blankets and throws, bath towels, all the cooking equipment you’d possibly need, in tent lights and seating, a wood-fire stove for the cold season and charging points for your phones. The list goes on but we’re sure this’ll be enough to get you down there and love everything Daylesford and Hepburn springs has to give, whilst being as close as you can to its nature and surrounds. You can also order their brekky boxes so the mornings are a breeze. C’mon guys, what’s not to love.

Check it out here.