Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Glamping: where camping meets glamour

From the Feb/Mar issue of Fitness First Magazine

"Glamping is the result of blending glamour with camping and has become popular in Australia over the last few years with properties popping up all over the country. Unlike traditional camping, where you bring and set up your own tent and gear, glamping means all the dirty work is done, and ‘tent’ takes on a whole new meaning."


Located just outside of Stanthorpe, Alure Boutique Villas have one luxury self-contained five-star tent with all the trimmings. With a fully equipped kitchen, 50-inch plasma TV, and on the back deck a BBQ as big as my kitchen and a huge heated spa for stargazing, this property is pretty much as far from traditional camping as you can get! 

The cosy four-poster bed, reverse cycle air conditioning and an ethanol run eco-fireplace won’t have you
battling the elements. The owners have designed and positioned the property to be environmentally friendly, using rainwater and recycling wastewater on the gardens.

The room tariff comes with a breakfast hamper and the homemade bread is baked to order. It’s a great stepping off point for wine tasting in the Granite Belt with over 40 cellar doors close by."

Book your accommodation at Alure Boutique Villas.