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First time glamping? What to expect

Keen to try glamping but not sure what to expect? Well, you've come to the right place. Glamping allows you to experience the unique blend of adventure and luxury that is glamping. It's the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing on those creature comforts we all love.

In this article, we will explore the world of glamping, why it has become so popular, what to expect on your first glamping trip, tips to make the most out of your experience, why glamping isn't just for couples, the best glamping sites in Australia, and what essentials to pack for a perfect glamping getaway.

What is glamping?

Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is a form of outdoor accommodation that combines the beauty of nature with luxurious amenities. Instead of traditional tents, glamping offers unique accommodations such as bell tents, safari tents, glamping pods, and even shipping containers! These stylish and well-appointed accommodations provide a comfortable and memorable experience, allowing you to enjoy nature without sacrificing modern conveniences.

Why is glamping so popular?

Glamping has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. It offers the perfect balance between adventure and luxury, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying the comforts of a hotel. Glamping provides a unique experience that appeals to both outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a more sophisticated getaway. 

The convenience of pre-set accommodations and access to amenities makes glamping accessible to people of all ages and levels of camping experience, especially those who have next to no experience or tolerance of regular camping. If you don't like pitching a tent or always forget the hammer or tent pegs, then glamping is for you!

What to expect when glamping for the first time

If you're new to glamping, you might be wondering what to expect. First and foremost, prepare to be amazed by the level of comfort and beauty that awaits you. Your glamping accommodation will be thoughtfully designed, complete with cosy beds, furniture, and sometimes even private bathrooms and heating or air-conditioning. 

You'll be surrounded by stunning natural settings, providing a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere. Additionally, you'll have access to various facilities and activities offered by the glamping site, ensuring there's never a dull moment during your stay.

How to make the most out of a glamping trip

To truly make the most of your glamping experience, take the time to connect with nature. Enjoy the serenity of the outdoors, take relaxing walks, or indulge in outdoor adventures such as hiking or kayaking. Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the nearby attractions and landmarks. Don't forget to capture the picturesque surroundings and share your experience on social media. And most importantly, take the time to unwind and appreciate the tranquillity that glamping offers.

Why glamping isn't just for couples

While glamping has gained a reputation as a romantic getaway, it is an excellent option for all types of travellers. Whether you're travelling solo, with friends, or as a family, glamping offers something for everyone. Families can create lasting memories with outdoor activities and bonding around the campfire. Friends can experience the thrill of adventure out and about while afterwards enjoying the comforts of glamping accommodation. Glamping provides a broad appeal to pretty much anyone who either doesn't like traditional camping or wants to try to add a little luxury to their next getaway. 

That being said, if you are after a romantic getaway, glamping is of course perfect for that.

The best glamping in Australia

Australia boasts some of the most incredible glamping sites in the world. From coastal escapes to bushland retreats, there is a glamping destination for everyone. Discover the beauty of the Deniliquin region in New South Wales at BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park, or explore the stunning coastline of South Australia at BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park. For a romantic escape, head to BIG4 Anglesea in Victoria for their Safari Tents. These are just a few examples of the amazing glamping sites available across Australia. Find the best glamping all around Australia.

Pretty as a picture. BIG4 St Helens' Glamping Tents on Tassie's East Coast.

What to take to make your glamping getaway perfect

To ensure a memorable and comfortable glamping experience, it's essential to pack the right items. Remember to bring comfortable clothing, and appropriate footwear for outdoor activities. Make sure to bring your chargers for any phones, laptops, tablets and the like. You won’t be short on power so you can also bring things like hairdryers and straighteners you don’t normally think to bring when going regular camping!

Don't forget your camera to capture the beauty of your surroundings. It's also a good idea to pack some entertainment options such as books or board games for relaxation during downtime. And of course, don't forget any personal items or medications you may need during your stay.

Get out there!

Glamping combines the best of both worlds – the beauty of nature and the comforts of home. It has gained immense popularity for its unique blend of adventure and luxury. Whether you're a first-time glampster or a seasoned adventurer, glamping offers unparalleled experiences that will leave you wanting more. If you're ready to embark on your glamping journey, there's no better place to start than at a BIG4 Holiday Park. Book your glamping trip now and indulge in the ultimate outdoor escape.

Ready to experience the beauty of glamping? Find a park that offers glamping and book your dream glamping getaway with BIG4!

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