25 Jun 2018
You're putting up the poles to your tent with one hand, heating up the BBQ with the other, taking snaps of your site with your third arm, and all the while reminding yourself that this is a holiday so you need to relax.
Ever considered a Safari Tent? We've got four reasons why you should:
1. No setting up
2. Essential amenities
3. Beautiful regional locations
4. A few happy extras
Sound like a fantasy? These tents are as real as the zinc on our faces.
Our tents are scattered across a few all-time favourite destinations in Australia (with a couple more in the works).
Byron Bay, NSW
Where the rainbow tie dye is embraced and the beaches are postcard perfect. Whether it's you and your honey, your best mates, or your Brady Bunch posse, our Safari Tents in Byron Bay are a fun option to see this iconic corner of Australia. With the bushland right behind your tent and a BBQ out on the deck, you get the best of camping with the comforts of a cabin. These sleep 2, 4, or 6.
Chances are, you're here for the phenomenal Taronga Western Plains Zoo. To get into the spirit of close encounters with nature and wildlife, pop your Akubra on the bed of our Deluxe or Economy Safari Tents after a day of exploring. Each tent offers a basic kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor setting - but the Deluxe version throw in a BBQ and some air-conditioning to make things a bit fancy. Discovery Parks - Dubbo have Deluxe Safari Tents that sleep 2 and 6, or an Economy that sleeps 4.
Watch for whales in autumn and spring, fish flathead and bream from the river breakwall, and experience great walks through Crowdy Bay National Park. When your feet are sore and your arms feel heavy, crack a bevvy and sit out on the verandah of your Standard Safari Tent (sleeps 4). We love to keep it simple here: a double bed, bunks, a fridge & microwave, and a private ensuite. To bring your pooch (what's a holiday without Spot!), call Discovery Parks - Harrington directly to discuss if its available.
Barossa Valley, SA
Our first ever Safari Tents outside of our New South Wales parks will be plopped smack bang in one of Australia's most famous wine regions: the Shiraz-lovin' Barossa. Set across a creek in their own private area, these open plan glamping tents feature a king size bed or twin layout option with a view over the neighbouring vineyards. Guests will have exclusive access to a private BBQ area, fire pit, heated swimming pool and spa. Tents are available for bookings from August 2018.
Rottnest Island, WA
Have you heard? By Christmas of 2018, we'll have a full eco-resort up and running on Rottnest Island... run by quokkas! Okay, not exactly, but there are so many of those little guys smiling their cheesy grins around the site that they might as well be. Nestled in the dunes behind Pinky Beach, this retreat will have 83 eco-tents with ensuite pods, a swimming pool, alfresco bar, and licensed dining areas. Located close to the main settlement and jetty at Thomson Bay, guests have the opportunity to sleep (almost) under the stars. Stay tuned for more updates.
Inspired to experience a tent for yourself at one of our parks? Follow the link below.