Glamping the word is the concatenation of two words, glamorous (glam) and camping. So instead of just camping you are “glam camping”. It coined in the UK around the year 2005 and was finally added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2016.
Now that the technical stuff is over what is Glamping really all about? It is about experiencing nature but not having to do the hard work of lugging a tent around and then putting it up at the end of the day. There is nothing wrong with your run of the mill camping but sometimes you want to be able to just turn up in nature and just enjoy your surroundings. This is what Glamping can offer the traveller.
Glamping accommodation varies a lot in Australia. It can be simple as no set up camping. This form of Glamping is like you are camping but when you get on site you don’t have to put the tent up. The amenities and facilities are standard camping fare. Which can be a marvellous experience! Then at the other end of the spectrum is Longitude 131. This has to be pinnacle of Glamping in Australia. This is a 5 star resort that offers unequalled luxury, yet is still considered Glamping. The Luxury tents all offer views of Uluru or the Bungle Bungles.
While most Glamping is conducted in tents and in particular Glamorous Safari Tents. Other styles of accommodation available are :
Glamping is many things but mostly it is fun! Get out there and experience it!