Nine of the region’s best glamping spots for your next getaway

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Nine of the region’s best glamping spots for your next getaway

As Australia begins to re-open and we start our slow journey back to normality, many have been itching for a weekend away from their home and away from their desk.

With rules preventing long-distance car trips finally lifted, and with overnight stays in private residences will be allowed, alongside camping and tourist accommodation (if no use of shared facilities), a weekend getaway could be just what you need to unwind and just ‘get away from it’ all.

While pitching a tent might be special enough for some, glamping is definitely something we’re keen to do this winter season. There’s just something special about adventuring all day and returning home to a snug abode with a warm beverage in hand while curled next to a roaring fire or having a quick soak.

We’ve spent the day dreaming of exactly that, and come up with a few of the best glamping winter getaways in regional Victoria.

Unique Recycled Shipping Container Glamping in Warrnambool
Warrnambool is stunning this time of year and it’s just over a two hour drive from Geelong making it the ideal distance for a weekend away. Glampers will have everything they need to enjoy a comfortable holiday in these eco-friendly containers, boasting impeccable interior with a modern design and there is plenty of space both indoors and outside to enjoy the views of the surrounding fields. Guests have a full kitchen and other handy amenities include cable TV, pocket Wi-Fi, free parking, and a BBQ. This one can accommodate up to eight guests, making it ideal for a girl’s trip or family getaway.

Check it out here.


Romantic Bell Tent in Idyllic Countryside near Castlemaine
What better way to get a taste of adventure this winter season than in a bell tent?! With a creek, cascades, and 25 acres of stunning land to explore, this idyllic bell tent is perfect for a couple to enjoy a romantic glamping getaway together. Close to Castlemaine, guests will also be able to explore stunning areas such as Hepburn Springs which is always a favourite of ours. Inside the tent, there’s a queen-size bed, wicker chairs, and it even has it’s own bathroom nearby – complete with a walk-in shower. This one’s completely off the grid and it’s pretty much perfect if you’re just wanting to escape this crazy world for a little while.

Check it out here.


Cozy Beach Getaway in Port Campbell
This relaxing beach getaway is located near the Great Ocean Road in Port Campbell and is an easy two hour drive from Geelong. Featuring a king-size, pillow-top bed that looks out onto the open layout of the accommodation and provides an airy, clean atmosphere in which glampers can relax and unwind in style – the best way to glamp if you ask us. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a shower, and a spa bath with a panoramic view of the rolling hills and ocean outside, perfect for kicking back in bubbles with a glass of red. The getaway is designed with privacy in mind and has full block out and screen blinds. There’s also a decent sized living area with a gas log fire for cozy nights with your nearest and dearest. There’s even a complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry on site, and a full kitchen for meals in, along with the outdoor electric grill if you prefer to take in the fresh air.
Check it out here.

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Unique and Modern Cave in Gippsland Region
Located in Crossover, a 2-3 hour drive from Geelong, this cave rental is truly like no other. Guests (up to two) are quite literally immersing themselves in nature without sacrificing any luxury amenity. Inside, you’ll find coloured lights, which creates a beautiful glow set against the natural stone. Its grand windows have been carved into the hillside offering magnificent views of the surrounding ranges. Making your winter getaway even better, the cave comes with a wood-burning fireplace as well as gas heating to keep all four guests comfy. If you’re looking for something truly unique, this is it.

Check it out here.


Romantic Tiny House in the Otways
This romantic getaway is the ideal rental for two guests looking for an experience in a tiny house. Located in Gherang, only a half hour drive from Geelong, glampers will be perfectly located to enjoy the beaches of Torquay and Anglesea. The retreat comes with a plush queen-size bed in the loft and linens and towels are also kindly provided by the hosts. The bathroom also comes with a toilet, a sink, and a shower so that’s always a win. Start up the fireplace, curl up with a book and enjoy the stunning surrounds.

Find out more here.

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Luxury Camping near Daylesford and Hepburn Springs
About an hour drive from Geelong is the mesmerising Hepburn Springs, Australia’s largest conservation of mineral springs, and a stone’s throw away from where you’ll find this luxury camping tent. Featuring a luxurious queen-size bed, a plush sofa, a dresser, as well as quality blankets, pillows, and throw rugs, this little gem has everything you could need and want for a weekend away.

Check it out here.


Tiny home in Buckland
This tiny home is the Mount Buffalo accommodation of choice. While it’s a little further away than the others on this list (a 4-5 hour drive from Geelong), it’s perfect if you really need to leave the city and escape to the high country – especially now that snow season is here and the nearby snow fields will soon be open for business. As one of the larger tiny homes we’ve come across, this one’s complete with all the bells and whistles. Inside, two guests will enjoy the open-plan living/kitchen area with a separate bedroom that features a king-size bed. There is even a deep soaking tub with forest views and an extra large shower. Cotton bathrobes, fine linens, and a choice of pillows allow guests to spoil themselves and live in the lap of tiny house luxury.

This one’s a must for the views alone. Check it out here.


Luxurious Treehouses in Olinda
Located in Olinda, which is roughly a two hour drive from G-town, these adorable treehouses are perfect for a winter escape. A tri-level, one-bedroom cottage, they’ve been designed to capture the light, views, and beauty of the natural environment – and trust us, it’s something truly stunning. The king-size bedroom on the top level has windows and a balcony that looks onto the forest canopy – and even the two-person oval spa in the bathrooms has beautiful views of the lush rainforest scenery outside. Secluded, beautiful and relaxing, glampers can even choose to stay in bed and gaze towards the sky through the soaring windows or sit in front of the log fire where they can even share memorable moments on a private treetop balcony while gazing at the wildlife that resides on the grounds! Need we say more?

Check it out here.


Twilight Glamping on the Coast
So this one’s not exactly a spot per se. Instead, Twilight Glamping are Great Ocean Road’s premium pop up accommodation service – meaning you choose what type of tent you want, choose the location and they’ll sort the rest. Whether you want a luxury get away, or have an event or function in mind, Twilight Glamping’s Bell tents are sure to make your getaway one to remember. Decked out with interiors including queen or single beds, linen, towels, cushions, rugs, blankets, rechargeable warm light USB lantern and chairs, and that’s just the start! You wont have to worry about the frosty morning chill along the Surf Coast. What’s more, Twilight Glamping can deliver bell tent/s within serviced areas and they offer set up, pack up and washing or linen and cleaning. Need we say more?

Check it out for yourself at here.

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