The Best Family Glamping In Victoria And Melbourne
We love glamping! It’s the fun of sleeping in the great outdoors with added comforts – because while my kids love the idea of camping, the whinging that accompanies hot tents, sticky sleeping bags and spiky rocks doesn’t make for much of a relaxing holiday.
Glamping also eliminates the need to set up and pack away a tent – nothing worse than doing that when you’re tired or wet.
Here are the best glamping tent accommodation Melbourne and Victoria that are suitable for families. You can choose from stylish bell tents or safari tents, or glamping pods, but they all fit 2 adults and at least 2 children. Obviously, I’ve left off Melbourne glamping locations that are ‘adults only'.
Best Glamping Victoria
1. Getaway Glamping, Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island
Go glamping in Victoria’s beautiful Phillip Island or the Mornington Peninsula with everything will be taken care of by Getaway Glamping (previously Phillip Island Glamping).
Getaway Glamping will set up a canvas bell tent, with indoor rugs and an outdoor mat, bedding, towels, mini kitchen, a heater and plenty of finishing touches for a luxury camping experience.
A 4 metre tent (suitable for 2 people) costs $160 per night, a 5 metre tent (suitable for 2-4 people) costs from $180 per night and a 6 metre tent (suitable for 4-6 people) costs from $260 per night.
Getaway Glamping, (03) 5910 4805
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2. The Sheltered Glamping Co., Phillip Island
Tucked away on private property on Phillip Island, The Sheltered Glamping Co. provides a sustainable luxury experience close to one of the island’s pristine beaches.
You can choose from bell tents, safari tents and a mini safari tent, all of which have private shower and toilet facilities. All accommodation is furnished with beautiful items made on Phillip Island, and styled with quality soft furnishings and linen.
Tents for glamping Phillip Island start from $220, and a minimum two-night booking is required for weekends.
The Sheltered Glamping Co, 439 Berrys Beach Rd, Ventnor, 0412 222 632
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3. Slumber Safari, Werribee Zoo
Sleep in a luxury safari tent at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with a balcony and en-suite bathroom as part of Slumber Safari at Werribee Zoo. You’ll be close to giraffes, lions, hippos and meerkats and you can wake up and look over the savannah to see the giraffes, zebras and rhinos.
The Melbourne glamping experience includes a guided safari tour that is designed specifically for families with kids, a sumptuous African-inspired dinner and awesome evening activities, a hearty buffet breakfast. The price is $345 per adult and $180 per child and Zoos Victoria members get a 10% discount.
Slumber Safari, Werribee Zoo, K Road, Werribee, 1300 966 784
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4. Happy Glamper, Mornington Peninsula
The team at Happy Glamper will set up your Mornington Peninsula campsite prior to your arrival so you’re all ready to relax!
You book your choice of glamping locations (or see their recommended sites) or you can choose the ultimate luxury tent option at Balnarring Foreshore Reserve, where you can get a 5m Balnarring Bell Tent Deluxe for 2 people for a weekend from $500, with the tent located on an elevated platform.
A 5m bell tent sleeps up to 5 and costs from $400 for 2 people for 2 nights (plus site fees), and those fees include beds and bedding, mats, chairs, styling. Extras available include a bar fridge, fire pit, and picnic pack.
HaHappy Glamper love to travel, and welcome enquiries for large bookings further afield.
Happy Glamper, 1300 911 140
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5. Iluka Retreat, Mornington Peninsula
Glamping near Melbourne is a true getaway at Iluka Retreat, located on the Mornington Peninsula, close to the Shoreham township.
You can head there for a beach glamping weekend getaway, or they accept group and event bookings too.
Bell tents are set up on the 36 acre private property to overlook a wetland lake with rolling hills in the distance, and costs start at $150.
IIluka Retreat is close to local attractions including Shoreham Beach, wineries and the Peninsula Hot Springs. There is also plenty of bird watching, exploring and cooking in the camp kitchen to do at the property.
Iluka Retreat, 20 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, 03 5984 0888
6. Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat and Vineyard, Bendigo
There's a luxurious glamping city with 15 tents throughout the vineyard al Balgownie Estate – a mix of bell tents (sleeps 2), bell tents twin (sleeps 3) and safari tents (sleeps 4). Each has a queen bed and additional guests (where capacity allows) can sleep on a sofa bed.
The well-appointed Safari Tent includes a coffee machine, kettle, bar fridge, fluffy robes and slippers, ensuite and an outdoor bathtub.
Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat and Vineyard, 46 Hermitage Rd, Bendigo, 03 5449 6222
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7. BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Angelsea
You can take your own tent or caravan to BIG4 Anglesea, or you can make it a glamping experience with one of their safari tents or bell tents.
If you're looking for cheap glamping Victoria, the safari tents can sleep up to 6, have a bathroom, and cost from $123.00 per night. And the bell tents can sleep up to 4, and cost from $125 per night.
At the holiday park there are plenty of extras including a heated indoor pool, jumping pillow and adventure playground.
BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, 45 Murray St, Anglesea, 1300 631 640
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8. BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park, Bellarine
Go glamping near Melbourne and stay in luxury in a Safari Tent at the BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park. They sleep up to 6 with all the creature comforts; beds and linens, a balcony / patio, private BBQ, air conditioning and ensuite.
Safari tents cost from $155 per night, and allow guests use of the holiday park facilities. These include an indoor heated pool, BMX track, flying fox, gym and playground.
BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park, 1801 Bellarine Hwy, Bellarine, 1800 455 591
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9. Twilight Glamping, Great Ocean Road
Go glamping in beautiful pop-up accommodation with Twilight Glamping.
They offer luxury camping Victoria-wide, including Geelong and Melbourne, and are based on the Great Ocean Road.
They have multiple tent options, starting at $350, that sleep between 2 and 6. They even have a pet-friendly glamping package! (Only suitable for campsites that allow pets.)
Bell tents include beds, bed linen, towels, blankets, cushions and rugs, a lantern, chairs and heating during the cooler months. You can also choose upgrade packages to enrich your getaway.
You choose your own campsite, with recommended sites including Torquay foreshore, Wye River Caravan Park and Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park.
Twilight Glamping, 03 7036 3335
10. Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats, Lorne
Glamp in the Eco Retreat at Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats for all the fun of camping, with more of the creature comforts. There’s an ensuite, kitchenette, heating, balcony with BBQ facilities and even WiFi!
You’ll be close to the Great Ocean Road, with bushwalks, sights and beaches, but there’s plenty to do at the property as well with wildlife, yabbies in the dam and a children’s adventure playground.
The Eco Retreat start at $1600 per night, and it accommodates up to 4.
Lorne Bush House Cottages & Eco Retreats, 1860 Deans Marsh Rd, Lorne, 0411 471 939
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11. BIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park, Bendigo
Enjoy city glamping and everything Bendigo has to offer with the comfort of a glamping miners tent (options for 4 or 6 people) atBIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park.
There’s far more luxury than the mining lodges of the past, with air conditioning/heating, bathroom, kitchenette, beds and bedding, lounge area and outdoor lounge area. The miners' tents cost from $185 per night.
The holiday park is full of facilities, with a pool, jumping pillow, mini-golf and more.
BIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park, 15 Heinz St, Bendigo, 1800 062 340
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12. Euroa Glamping, Balmattum
Stay on a private property 5 minutes from the heart of Euroa in luxurious glamping tents that sleep 2 or 4 people. Euroa Glamping is happy to accommodate kids, and facilities on-site include a playground.
Tents include bedding and linen, a light, cooking pans, utensils etc, a kettle, table and chairs, a fan during the warmer months and a wood heater during winter.
Costs start at $250, and optional extra packages include breakfast, special moments and spa services.
Euroa Glamping, 575 Balmattum North Rd, Balmattum, 0492 802 452
13. BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park, Castlemaine
Stay in a luxury safari tent or bell tent at BIG4 Castlemaine.
A safari tent sleeps up to 6 people in total comfort, from $255 per night, and has luxury linens, mats and cushions, heating and cooling, a bathroom, kitchenette and an outdoor freestanding bathtub. You’ll be treated to lush views and lots of natural light.
Or the luxury glam camping tents, from $165 per night, are designed to fit two adults, have floor mats, linens including towels, heating and a fan, coffee making facilities and a bar fridge. And you’re treated to views over the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens and Nature Reserve from the deck.
At the holiday park there are BBQ facilities, a pizza oven, jumping pillow, shared firepit, pedal kart hire and more. Castlemaine is within driving distance of Daylesford and Bendigo.
BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park, 1 Doran Ave, Castlemaine, 1300 472 762
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14. BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill, Swan Hill
Explore Victoria glamping at BIG4 Swan Hill and enjoy views of the Murray River.
Their glamping tents cost from $158 per night and sleep up 4 people, and are equipped with a bathroom, 4 poster bed, bunk beds, kitchenette and indoor and outdoor settings.
At the park there is a pump track, pool, jumping pillow and games room and more amenities.
BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill, 1 Monash Dr, Swan Hill, 1800 101 012
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15. BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park, Taggerty
Enjoy glamping out at BIG4 Taggerty with multiple accommodation options to suit families. You’ll be treated to your own bush television (or fire drum) to enjoy the evenings with a few toasted marshmallows and you can even bring your own marshmallow toasting forks! Explore the range of high-quality telescopic marshmallow roasting sticks now available for purchase.
You can unplug with a bell tent with beds and linen to suit 4, or secure a riverfront bell tent with views of Cathedral Mountain, also sleeping 4, with an outdoor setting and 2 lanterns. Bell tents are located on unpowered sites, and cost from $120 per night, or $130 per night for the riverfront location.
If you need to sleep extra people (up to 6) or want to take the luxury up a notch, try the Safari Tents. There is a bathroom, kitchenette and deck with BBQ. Safari tents are from $170 per night.
Also at the holiday park are lots of facilities and activities for families, including a jumping pillow, fire barrels, mini-golf, carts to explore the park on and opportunities for exploring nature and floating in the Acheron River.
BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park, 3380 Maroondah Hwy, Taggerty, 1800 880 895
16. Jamieson Caravan Park, Jamieson
Glamp with up to 4 people in the glamping tent at Jamieson Caravan Park, located on the banks of the Jamieson River.
There are plenty of amenities at the park, including free WiFi, seasonal outdoor pool and table tennis.
Jamieson Caravan Park, 6 Grey St, Jamieson, 03 5777 0567
17. Mansfield Glamping, Mansfield
Stay 5 minutes from Mansfield in a historic farm with Mansfield Glamping. You’ll be treated to fabulous views and wildlife sightings including deer and kangaroos.
Beautifully styled and well-appointed tents are a given, and escape packages start at $450. On-site facilities include showers and toilets, an outdoor kitchen and fire pit. You can also choose upgrades such as breakfast hampers, grazing platters, in-tent massage, cycling, yoga and even chartering a helicopter!
Mansfield Glamping also offers mobile glamping and events including weddings and elopements.
Mansfield Glamping, 299 Rifle Butts Rd, Mansfield, 0488 396 263
18. Alpine Glamping, Falls Creek
Experience Victoria’s High Country and a comfortable nights sleep with Alpine Glamping.
They’ll set up and pack up your campsite, and provide dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch for $500 per night per couple. Children can be accommodated, but it’s recommended that children be over 8.
After a peaceful night of rest, head back to Falls Creek. You have the option to book additional accommodation at Diana Alpine Lodge.
Alpine Glamping, Operated by Diana Alpine Lodge 03 5758 3214 and Frueauf Village 1300 300 709
19. Alpine Nature Experience, Mt Hotham
Did you know you can go Tree Tent Eco-Glamping in Mount Hotham?
During the summer months, you can stay in one of Alpine Nature Experience’s tents suspended between the trees! A family tent starts at $245 per night, and offers an amazing experience.
Breakfast is provided, there’s a communal heated structure, toilets and an outdoor shower with limited hot water at the sustainable and eco-friendly site.
Alpine Nature Experiences also hosts a range of other experiences including overnight winter trips, day trips and outdoor activities.
Alpine Nature Experience, Wire Plain, Great Apline Road, Hotham Heights, 0466 280 603
20. Into The Woods Glamping, Bright
You can hire a single tent for a glamping getaway, or a fleet of tents for an event with Into The Woods Glamping. They service Bright and the High Country in north eastern Victoria; you provide the site and they will provide the glamping tent.
A getaway in a 5m Bell Tent for 4 people is $520 for up to 3 nights including set up and pack up, with a double innerspring pillow-top mattress or singles and all bedding, mats, bedsides, tray table, outdoor table and chair setting and lantern.
Into The Woods Glamping, 0409 384 614
21. BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, Healesville
The family belle tents at BIG4 Yarra Valle are the ultimate luxury glamping Melbourne residents can travel to quickly, with two belle tents, side by side, that share a deck, and each sleeps two people.
There’s a bar fridge, television, bluetooth speaker, USB charger, comfortable beds and linen, with access to a private precinct ensuite. Accommodation for the side-by-side tents is from $224 per night.
At the holiday park there is plenty to keep kids entertained, including a pool, playground, jumping pillow and games area. Read my full review.
BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, 419 Don Rd, Healesville, 03 5962 4328
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22. Wanderlust Glamping, Grampians
Enjoy cosy and comfortable glamping in the Grampians with Wanderlust Glamping. Their tents are perfect for families or group bookings and their recommended campsites are Lake Fyans Holiday Park, Seppelt Winery, Grampians Paradise and NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park.
There are permanent 5 and 6 metre bell tents at Seppelt Wines Great Western, or you can choose a site in the region and they’ll set up and pack down a luxury tent for you (minimum 2 night booking).
Optional extras include supplies suitable for a powered site, bar fridge, heater / fan, grazing boxes and hot chocolate kits.
Wanderlust Glamping, Seppelt Wines Great Western, 36 Cemetery Rd, Great Western
23. BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch, Inverloch
Stay in luxury in the Eco Glamping Tents at BIG4 Inverloch with everything you need; a kitchenette, Weber BBQ, ensuite, heating and cooling, couch, with an outdoor setting on the deck. The tents sleep up to 6 and cost from $199 per night.
Other facilities at the park include an indoor pool and splash park, playground, jumping pillow, tennis court and basketball court.
BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch, 2 Cuttriss St, Inverloch, 1800 468 375
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24. Port Fairy Glamping, Port Fairy
Port Fairy Glamping offers luxury glamping experiences in Port Fairy and surrounds. You can book for Southcombe Park and Gardens Caravan Park, or choose another local site and the setup will be completed for your arrival.
Costs for a 5 metre bell tent are from $290.00 for two nights, plus additional nights for $80. Beds, quality linen, towels, rugs, cushions and decor are all provided and styled.
For something a bit different, they also have a vintage caravan, The Little Yorkie, available for $150 setup and from $50 per night.
Port Fairy Glamping, 0434 980 923
25. Prom Coast Eco Glamping, South Gippsland
Glamp in South Gippsland with Prom Coast Eco Glamping!
Their Lotus Belle 5m Deluxe Tent sleeps up to 4 people, and starts at $110 per night with a $200 set up and pack up fee. It’s kitted out with lovely luxury lounge-type styling, although if you’d prefer a more traditional camping aesthetic, that can be arranged too.
Tents can be pitched at Tarra Valley Caravan Park, Yanakie Caravan Park, or on private property if you have access to a location in South Gippsland.
Prom Coast Eco Glamping, 0455 745 658
26. Melbourne Marriott, Melbourne
Marriott Melbourne offers a city glamping experience in their Melbourne CBD hotel, located on the corner of Russell and Lonsdale Streets.
The experience costs from $299 and includes a courtyard room with bedding for 4 set up inside, and a glamping tent set up outside so you can venture outside to sleep under the stars if you wish. This Melbourne glamping experience is one you won't want to miss!
Marriott Melbourne, Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts Melbourne, 03 9662 3900
27. Wilderness Retreats, Wilsons Promontory National Park and Buchan Caves Reserve
Stay in a fabulous Wilderness Retreat inside a Parks Victoria managed park.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is a popular destination to explore nature, with lots of bush walks, hikes and beaches to explore and wildlife to spot.
The Tidal River Accommodation at Wilsons Promontory National Park has safari-style tents that cater for up to 3 people – with a queen bed and a pull-out single bed. Linen and towels are provided for each guest, and there’s heating, a small fridge, a couch and a deck with outdoor chairs. There is also access to a communal kitchen. Prices for Tidal River start at $182 per night.
At Buchan Caves Reserve, you’ll enjoy glamping in the comfortable elevated tent with a queen bed and two pull-out single beds. A fridge, outdoor decking, and bed linen and towels are provided. There is a communal kitchen and shower facilities available.
As well as tours through the fascinating Royal Cave and Fairy Cave, you can explore the reserve with bushwalking and wildlife spotting opportunities. Prices for Buchan Caves start at $195 per night.
Tidal River Accommodation, 32 Ring Rd, Tidal River
Buchan Caves Reserve, Old Buchan Road, Buchan Caves Reserve, Buchan
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28. Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, Halls Gap
Explore the Grampians and glamp at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park. You’ll enjoy the outdoors while staying in luxury and comfort.
There are multiple glamping accommodation options at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park; Bell tents that sleep up to 2 people, safari tents – including the Bellfield, Pinnacle and Safari Tent 5P – that sleep between 4 and 5 people, The Pod that sleeps up to 2 and the Queen Maxima vintage caravan that sleeps up to 3. Glamping accommodation starts at $80 per night.
Depending on which space you choose to glamp in, the inclusions will differ, but all spaces are nicely appointed to ensure a comfortable stay. There are facilities on the property including a camp kitchen, communal kitchen, laundry, playground and communal lounge.
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, 23-27 Tymna Dr, Halls Gap, 03 5336 4281
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