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It is no secret that we love our camping. We have now owned our camp trailer for over four years. In that time we have travelled extensively throughout Queensland and New South Wales in that time. Before that, when the kids were little, we camped with a tent a few times which we loved as well.
The last time we stayed in a ‘proper’ motel was for our 10th Wedding Anniversary in 2011. Brenden surprised me with a night at Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise. We had a huge room, with amazing views and a big spa bath.
So, although I love our camper trailer, every now and again I yearn for just a little bit of luxury. You know what I mean – a beautiful big bed, with crisp white linen sheets. A big spa bath with lots of bubbles that I can stretch right out in and soft, fluffy bath towels. Maybe a nice bottle of red with some cheese and biccies in front of an open fire – all delivered by room service of course.
But then I wonder whether I would miss the peace and tranquility of many of the camping spots we go to? Some spots are right in the middle of the bush with nothing but the birds singing to listen to. Other spots are close to the beach and we can hear the waves coming in all night.
So I was trying to figure out how I could get the best of both worlds and I decided that maybe we need to try glamping vs camping!
What is glamping I hear you ask. Well glamping is the term for ‘glamourous camping’ and is basically just the combination of traditional camping with some of the finer things in life.
Glamping is not a new concept and has been around since the early 1900’s when many wealthy people would go on safari to Africa and take their entire household staff along with half of the furniture out of their houses and set up ‘home’ in the bush.
There is a fabulous website called Glamping Hub which has over 80 listings for glamping destinations all over Australia (and even more if you are looking to travel overseas) So far the only trouble I’m having is deciding where I want to go.
Glamping Hub has destinations listed in almost every state. Some as far north as the Daintree or as far south as Tasmania. The best thing is I have discovered that there are loads of places to choose from all within about an hour or so’s drive from the Gold Coast.