This company started off providing upmarket tents for festival-goers, but it has graduated from millennials to multi-gens. The luxe tents can be custom pitched (find your own field), but the company also does pop-up holiday accommodation in particular venues such as Kakadu.
Avant-Garde started as an event-hire company when the owner wanted something special for her own wedding. Now Avant-Garde has four permits to operate pop-ups in NSW national parks. The most popular of the glamping sites is the Cattai National Park campground on the Hawkesbury River near Windsor.
In spite of what the kids may think, Gold Coast travel isn’t just about the theme parks. Glamping Days Hire Company, Queensland is run by Fiona Alexander, who started in 2014 with one luxe tent and has grown to meet demand. Tents are pitched in places such as the bush ‘glampsite’ at Numinbah Adventure Trails.
These pop-up glamping experiences in the NSW Southern Highlands have bell tents styled with accessories from local artisans and collectibles from the owner’s world travels. Special packages are created for school holidays, and can include daily yoga or tai chi sessions. Five-star bathroom amenities include an infrared sauna.
Over the past few years Happy Glamper has been setting up luxurious bell tents at Point Leo Foreshore and several other coastal campgrounds on the Mornington Peninsula. There are also vintage caravans available through its sister company, such as the classic 1966 Airstream.
This article appeared in volume 9 of Five Star Kids magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.