Want to get back to nature but don’t want to sacrifice your creature comforts? Glamping may be the perfect option for you!
Think camping with comfortable beds, fully fitted and functional (usually private) bathrooms, and often other comforts like air conditioning/heating, mini-fridges, TVs and more! Many glamping set-ups do include communal areas where you can meet and chat with fellow glampers around a campfire or communal lounge.
Spend a dreamy night under the stars at one of these top glamping spots in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Nestled amongst vines, beside the ocean or somewhere a little more secluded, Victoria has a glamping spot to suit every type of traveller.
Where to go glamping in Melbourne
Perched atop a nondescript car park in Melbourne’s CBD, Notel Melbourne offers a superb and truly unique glamping experience in the city centre.
Six 1970’s airstream trailers have been completely refitted as designer urban accommodation. Each with large comfortable Queen beds, a minibar with complimentary local snacks, beer, and soft drinks, and private ensuites with a shower and toiletries. Inside the airstream, you’ll find a lounge area, complimentary WiFi, and an iPad Pro pre-loaded with Netflix and split system heating and cooling to keep you at the perfect temperature year-round.
You can also book the airstream with benefits, the only one with an open-air Saphire Spa in the prime position at the front of the building, overlooking Melbourne’s famous Flinders Lane.
For local Melburnians or those with a car, Notel Melbourne includes free on-site valet parking while you are glamping in Melbourne!
Location: 388 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Where to go glamping near Melbourne
Nestled among nature just 3-kilometres from the Twelve Apostles, in between three national parks, you’ll find this hidden bush retreat with five luxury tents. Pebble Point is glamping in its most natural form – a spacious tent with all the mod-cons included in its fit-out.
Each tent at Pebble Point has all the glamping ‘usuals’ – king-sized beds, spacious ensuites with full-sized shower and toilet, and a private deck with stretching views of the peaceful valley.
There is also communal facilities – with fridge, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee facilities to refuel and get out exploring again. Oh, and you won’t find WiFi on this property, allowing you to have a digital detox in some of Australia’s most beautiful surrounds. I highly recommend star gazing well into the night!
Pebble Point is the perfect place to stay with its proximity to Port Campbell, the Twelve Apostles, and ideal location for when you travel to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne next.
Location: 20 Old Coach Rd, Princetown VIC 3269
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Glamping at The Grove
Nestled amongst the olive trees in South Gippsland, your stay at Glamping at The Grove will be picturesque as well as comfortable! From the comfort of your tent enjoy the serenity of towering eucalyptus trees and nature on your doorstep. Watch the sunset, a glass of wine in hand, over the rolling green hills of the Bass hinterland.
The Grove Gippsland is an idyllic 60 acre Olive Grove, regenerated eucalyptus forest, and restaurant located high in the hills of the Bass hinterland, 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD, with stunning views across rich farmland of South Gippsland to Western Port Bay.
The property combines spectacular food, produce, scenery and views – the perfect backdrop for relaxing walks and stunning photographs. Whilst staying overnight in the Bell Tents guests can explore the property and view the dams, sculpture park, vegetable garden and wander among the animals that roam the estate.
Be sure to book a table at the srestaurant or a breakfast hamper to indulge in a taste of the seasonal menu showcasing local product, often straight from the gardens!
Location: 27 Uren Rd, Krowera VIC 3945
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Balgownie Estate Winery Glamping
Nestled among the vineyards Balgownie Estate Bendigo offers some of Victoria’s most luxurious glamping tents that dot the winery grounds and offer stunning views of the vineyards and Victorian countryside.
From the bell tents, experience uninterrupted views of the vineyards or bushland as you lounge on your private deck soaking in the views of the sunset with a glass of wine in hand.
Each bell tent has all the ‘glamping’ essentials including luxury queen size beds and linen, split system air conditioning, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, outfitted with furnishings, rugs and lighting. Robes and slippers are provided. They are currently in the process of setting up complimentary wifi for guests.
There is a separate shared bathroom with shower and toilet facilities.
For those travelling as a family or a group, be sure to enquiry about the Safari Tent at Balgownie Estate Winery. These tents can cater up to four-people.
Location: 46 Hermitage Road, Maiden Gully, Victoria, 3551
The Sheltered Glamping Co.
Situated on a 10-acre property just minutes away from one of the most pristine beaches on Phillip Island, The Sheltered Glamping Co. provides a beautiful place for you to escape the daily grind, mixing sustainability and luxury.
Perfect for couples, solo adventurers or families, they have a range of bell tents, a safari tent and our mini safari tent onsite all with private shower and toilet facilities. Their tents are fully furnished with bespoke furniture made here on the island and come with warm lighting, heating/fans and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Sheltered Glamping Co. is located ‘stumbling distance’ from the Phillip Island Winery, known for its locally sourced food and delicious Australian wines. Just a seven-minute drive away is the world-famous Penguin Parade where you can experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. And the islands main town, Cowes is a 10-minute drive from the property.
Relax, unwind and indulge yourself when you go glamping amongst the natural beauty that Phillip Island has to offer!
Location: 493 Berrys Beach Rd, Ventnor VIC 3922
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Gypsy Wagon Glamping
For the wild at heart, Gypsy Wagon Glamping provides an enchanting place to say for your getaway to the Mornington Peninsula. These unique wagons give you an insight into the traditional traveller’s way of life, while also providing comfortable play to go glamping next to the beach.
They are decked out with a comfy queen-size bed, a kitchenette with continental breakfast, linen and towels, a sitting area, a picnic rug and extra blankets so you can cosy up together under stars. It is truly a one of a kind experience.
Rental prices do not include camp ground fees. Simply choose your location and the team will have your wagon set up ready for your arrival!
Location: 106 Bass Meadows Blvd, St Andrews Beach VIC 3941
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Situated on a private luxury campsite, Cosy Tents is a glamping getaway located 1.5 hours from Melbourne and 15 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Nestled amongst the natural country landscape, each of Cosy Tents spacious and comfortable bell tents is beautifully decorated with rich natural tones complementing the surrounding environment. They have recently added Hybrid Tents to the mix. These tents have stunning floor to ceiling windows with views overlooking the surrounding bushland.
All tents are fitted with Double or Queen-sized beds, linen and towels, basic crockery and cutlery, esky, and a furnished deck where you can enjoy a glass and embrace nature. Come summer, your tent will be fitted with a Dyson fan; come winter, a wood fire stove heats the tent so it’s perfectly cosy.
Cosy Tends is an adult-only campsite and is not pet friendly.
Location: 6A Kanga Rd, Yandoit VIC 3461
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